Ghost Recon Wildlands error code Ribera-40002 or unable to connect

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New updates are added at the bottom of this story…….

The original story (published July 4, 2022) follows:

Part of the decades-old Ghost Recon franchise, Wildlands is a third-person tactical shooter released in March 2017.

Based on a fictionalized version of Bolivia, the open-world title spans multiple terrains like mountains, salt flats, and even deserts.

And while the game was praised for its expansive open world and visual fidelity, many criticized it for being empty and repetitive. In May of this year, many also complained that stats were not appearing or resetting after a server crash.

Adding to the issue, Ghost Recon: Wildlands players are now reporting receiving a Ribera-40002 error message and cannot connect to the server (1,2,3,4,5).

Some have tried setting up their router and port forwarding, others have disabled overlays, and a bunch of players have tried reinstalling the game, but nothing seems to help fix the problem.

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I bought this game for me and three of my friends…we can’t even log in to play. I’m brand new to this game…Why is TF such a disaster online? Are all Ubisoft games like this? Typical connection issues. Ribera’s errors. I’ve spent countless hours digging into my router. I tried all the tricks in the book. We haven’t been able to have a single successful game since I bought it a week ago. I feel like a sucker for buying it FOUR times. What joke.
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Completely unplayable CO-OP. Most of the time I can’t connect to the servers, I get a “Ribera-40002” error, and when I finally connect, I go to invite and I get a “Ribera-1000B” error. Friends and I bought the game a few days ago and it makes me incredibly angry that we can’t even play it.
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Luckily, Ubisoft Support commented on the issue and said that the developers are aware of the Ghost Recon: Wildlands issue where many are getting the Ribera-40002 error message or unable to connect.

Hi Dan! We are aware of this issue and have reported it to the team so they can investigate further. We apologize for the inconvenience, but once we have updates to share, they will be posted on our official social media.
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However, they did not share an ETA on when it will be fixed. With some reports dating back several months, we hope Ubisoft resolves the issue soon so Wildlands players can play the game.

When they do, we’ll update the article to let you know, so keep checking this space.

Update 1 (July 11)

10:33 a.m. (IST): A Redditor has suggested a workaround that might help you fix the ‘Ribera-40002’ error code issue. You can check it below.

Workaround:

I just clicked on team privacy (because that seems to be something that “changes” when we finally log in in the past)…and as soon as I clicked on team privacy my status changed changed to what I expected (moderate where I am now) and was able to participate directly.

you still need to be online for a minute or two before it works, otherwise you run into another long term issue where it prepares the session for a minute. (Source)

Update 2 (August 3)

09:05 (IST): Many gamers have taken to social platforms such as Twitter to report that they are getting the “Ribera-40002” error again.

@UbisoftSupport why is my Tom Clancy Wildland getting Ribera-40002. Everything else works Rainbow Six Siege works (Source)

@Ubisoft are the servers for #ghostrecon woodlands down? I’m trying to connect with friends, but I keep getting a server unavailable error code (Ribera-40002) Help (Source)

Fortunately, Ubisoft has confirmed they are aware of the issue and it is something they are currently investigating. The team also indicates that restarting the game could be a potential solution to the problem.

Hi Adam! We are currently investigating Ribera-40002 errors, but in the meantime you can try restarting the game whenever you encounter them, as this has worked as a temporary workaround for some players. (Source)

Update 3 (August 04)

11:29 a.m. (IST): The game was under maintenance for an hour yesterday. However, it did not fix the ‘Ribera-40002’ error as new reports (1, 2, 3) always arrive.

Update 4 (August 05)

10:27 a.m. (IST): In the latest status update, Ubisoft Support confirmed that they are working to resolve error code ‘Ribera-40002’ as soon as possible. However, there is still no ETA for the patch.

Hello Ghosts, We are aware of an issue affecting connectivity in #GhostReconWildlands and our teams are working to resolve it as soon as possible. Please keep an eye on our official discussion forums for any other news or updates (Source)

Update 5 (Aug 08)

3:23 p.m. (IST): Ubisoft recently fixed the connectivity issue with Far Cry 6 within hours.

And now Ghost Recon Wildlands players are furious and have taken to Twitter (1, 2, 3) to mock the game’s creator for taking too long to fix the same issue with his game. However, Ubisoft support said they are investigating.

Hi! Thank you for contacting us. The team is investigating this issue! Please check our post here for any future updates. >> (Source)

Update 6 (August 09)

11:30 a.m. (IST): In the recent status update regarding the connectivity issue, Ubisoft support said they are still investigating. And yet, there is no ETA for the fix.

Update 08/08/2022 5:30 PM EST: We are still investigating connectivity issues in Ghost Recon Wildlands. Thank you for your patience. Please continue to watch this link for further updates. >> (Source)

Update 7 (August 10)

1:15 p.m. (IST): Some of the affected people are now reporting (1, 2, 3, 4) that the issue with the Ribera error has been resolved.

Update 8 (August 11)

6:02 p.m. (IST): Shortly after players started reporting that they could access the game, it looks like the connectivity issue started showing up again.

This probably happened due to the servers being overloaded after players checked if the game was working fine on their end.

Update 9 (August 12)

4:50 p.m. (IST): Here is a video tutorial on how you can fix the Ribera error in Ghost Recon Wildlands.

Update 10 (August 15)

10:25 a.m. (IST): Ubisoft recently confirmed that it has fixed the server degradation issue with several games.

However, it looks like they haven’t fixed the issue with Ghost Recon Wildlands as the server issues with the game persist.

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Update 11 (August 16)

1:12 p.m. (IST): Ubisoft Support is now responding (1, 2, 3) to those affected by asking them what type of error they encounter while playing Ghost Recon Wildlands and in which region they play. Also, there is no ETA for the patch.

Update 12 (August 19)

6:08 p.m. (IST): In a recent acknowledgement, Ubisoft asked those affected to restart the game to fix the Ribera error. Also, they are investigating the issue and there is still no ETA for the fix.

Heya Nelly, we haven’t taken the Wildlands servers down, but some players are reporting multiplayer connection issues. We are currently investigating, but if you receive a Ribera error, you may be able to log in successfully by restarting the game. (Source)

Update 13 (August 22)

09:41 (IST): It seems there is a failure in progress with Ghost Recon Wildlands servers and many players are currently unable to access the game.

Unfortunately, Ubisoft support has not yet acknowledged the issue. However, we’ll keep you posted on the latest developments if and when we come across anything noteworthy.

Update 14 (August 23)

5:47 p.m. (IST): Here is a potential workaround that might help you resolve the Ribera error. You can also check the YouTube video for better understanding.

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To note: We have more stories like this in our dedicated Ubisoft section, so be sure to follow those as well.

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