How To Fix Error Code 525 In Roblox [Updated]

Use this guide to discover the cause behind Roblox error code 525 and learn effective solutions to resolve it.

Error Code 525 is one of the most frustrating errors you can encounter in Roblox. This error will likely appear when you try to open or join a Roblox server. Occasionally, you might even see it when interacting with any website on your browser. This makes error code 525 especially aggravating.

The error 525 in Roblox states: Roblox server is undergoing routine maintenance or unexpected issues.
Roblox Error 525
Roblox Error 525 (Image by eXputer)
Key Takeaways

To fix Roblox error code 525, try out all of these methods:

  • First, make sure to set the correct TLS/SSL protocol for your PC. If the Roblox server does not support the protocol you are using, you can run into error code 525.
  • Also, disable your VPN connections and other 3rd party browser extensions. 
  • If you are using the Roblox application, use Windows to verify and fix any game files that are potentially corrupted or missing.
  • Furthermore, clear your browser or app cache and confirm if your internet is fast enough to run Roblox.
  • Ultimately, you can try to wait it out, as the problem could be on the server’s end.

Precaution: Note down any network-related setting that you change. This is to ensure you don’t make a mistake you can’t take back.

Set The Correct TLS/SSL Protocol

An SSL handshake failure often happens because of a conflicting TLS/SSL protocol. This happens because there is a clear protocol discrepancy, leading to miscommunications. Use this website to find any additional networking information about Roblox. 

Fortunately, you can easily configure your PC to support the correct protocol. I’ve also encountered an SSL Handshake error for a few other websites and managed to fix it by assigning the correct protocols for my PC

However, before taking that step, it is important to confirm whether this is the cause of error code 525. Here is how you check your supported protocols:

  1. Type Control Panel in the start menu > click the result.
  2. Once in, click on Network and Internet > Internet Option.
  3. This will open your internet properties. From here, navigate to the Advanced tab.
  4. Scroll down until you find the SSL/TLS options.
Roblox error code 525 fixed
Advanced Network Settings (Image by Exputer)

You can simply see whether the correct protocol’s box is checked. If it is already checked, then a protocol conflict is likely not the cause behind Roblox error code.

But if you see that TLS 1.3 is not checked, you should go ahead and click on it. Once done, click OK and restart your PC so the settings take effect. 

Disable VPN Connections & 3rd Party Browser Extensions

If you use a VPN connection or proxy/network tunneling tool, disabling them is a good idea. Even the official Roblox Support article confirms that disabling any third-party browser extension is crucial to resolving your connection issues with the game.

A lot of the time, these 3rd party applications can interfere with your connection, which can interrupt the SSL handshake process. These 3rd party tools can also be misinterpreted as malicious or risky, making your connection to the server appear unsafe. This includes any browser extensions like ad-blockers or translators.

After disabling these tools, try to start Roblox and see if error code 525 is fixed.

If you cannot keep your VPN connection disabled for privacy or latency reasons, contact your VPN service provider and discuss this error code. On the other hand, if the error persists despite disabling all 3rd party tools, move on to the next solution.

Repair Roblox In Windows

I’ve suggested this solution specifically for players getting error code 525 in the Roblox application.

While this error generally only occurs in browsers, you might also encounter it if you are using the Microsoft Store version of Roblox. The error will likely show up when you try to join a server. The pop-up prompt reads, “This server is currently busy. Please try again. (Error code: 525)”

The cause is likely to be missing or corrupted game files. However, the solution is quick and easy. Windows can easily verify and repair any missing or corrupted game files by seamlessly replacing them. This is how you do it:

  1. Open the Windows settings > Apps.
  2. Scroll through the list until you find Roblox.
  3. Click on it and then go to Advanced Options.
  4. In Advanced Options, scroll down to the reset section > Repair.
repair roblox game files
Repair Windows Applications (Copyrighted by Exputer)

Clear Roblox & Browser Cache

While it is true that a well-utilized cache can improve an application’s performance, it is important to be aware of its potential to accumulate excessively over time. Some websites refuse to load for me because of excessive cache build-up. Clearing this cache has been an effective solution in my experience.

This excessive cache can lead to several issues within an application, including error code 525 in Roblox. Although excessive cache is not a common cause of error code 525, it is worth looking into.

My Thoughts On The Roblox Error?

Roblox is one of the most versatile games available in the market right now, with a massive amount of user-generated content. Some of the content includes games inspired by popular anime series like Demon Slayer and My Hero Academia. There is even a game that combines characters from different series called Anime Warriors. Needless to say, the potential for content in Roblox is almost unlimited.

Running into an error code in a game with content spanning multiple communities can be incredibly frustrating. Fortunately, I’ve solved many SSL handshake errors and used this experience to list all the methods mentioned in this guide. After following these solutions, you will never encounter another SSL handshake error.

FAQs

What is error 525 in Roblox?

Error code 525 in Roblox usually refers to a Cloudflare SSL handshake error. This means the connection between you and the server was insecure, and you were denied access.

Is error code 525 a ban in Roblox?

No, this error code does not mean you are banned from Roblox.

Next:

Did you find this article helpful?

Thanks! Do share your feedback with us. ⚡

How can we make this post better? Your help would be appreciated. ✍

Get up-to-speed gaming updates delivered right to your inbox.

We don’t spam! Read more in our privacy policy.


Ayyoun is a Senior Writer & Editor for Error Fixes, and Game Settings guides on eXputer. He’s been passionate about games and technology since he got his hands on the PlayStation 1. He has a software engineering background and loves to play games from a technical perspective. He has a knack for uncovering solutions for the latest games and presenting them in easy-to-follow guides for his audience. You can keep up with his gaming activity on his Steam profile.

Experience: 7+ years || Worked For VeryAli Gaming and IGN || Education: B.S Software Engineering, Editing Mastery from Udemy.

Related Articles