Getting the “Login Error: Login Timeout” error in The Elder Scrolls Online? Here’s what to do.
A number of players on The Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) have complained of a notorious error, which typically pops out when they tried to log into the game, with an error-message that reads “Login Error: Login Timeout”.
The cause of this error has been attributed to server maintenance issues, internet/Wi-Fi network issues and/or those associated with the host computer/console.
In any case, herein are some workarounds.
How to Fix the “Login Error: Login Timeout” Error
Basically, the “Login Error: Login Timeout” error is encountered when the game’s servers are undergoing maintenance (check here), in which case, there’s nothing you can do from your end.
However, if the game is not undergoing any form of maintenance and you encounter this error, here are some troubleshooting methods you can try:
Method 1: Troubleshoot Internet Network
As emphasized earlier, this error basically indicates a server/network error. So, the first fix to try is to troubleshoot your internet by power cycling your network.
To do this on a router/Wi-Fi network, follow the steps below:
- Turn off Wi-Fi or internet connection.
- Disconnect router or modem (if any).
- After a few minutes, reconnect router/modem.
- Once connection’s fully established, reboot system.
- Now, try logging in again.
If the error persists, you can proceed with the next method.
Note: The procedure above is exclusive to PC or Mac users.
Method 2: Reset ProgramData
To reset the ProgramData of ESO, follow the steps below:
- Go to ESO’s original directory (via Windows Explorer).
- Locate the Launcher folder and double-click on it.
- Find the ProgramData folder, and right-click it.
- Select Rename, and key in “ProgramDataBackup”.
- Go back and open launcher.
- Download/install updates (via the launcher).
- Once the update is complete, click on Play.
If you’re still unable to log in, you can try a full reinstallation of the game, and see if it works.
Ensure that your router/Wi-Fi network is configured on the appropriate ports. You can check the “ports requirements” of The Elder Scrolls Online here. Also, ensure there is no interfering firewall; if there is, simply disable it or add the game to its list of exceptions.
Hope you fixed the error?