Tarkov: Error on Post [FIXED 2024]

Tired of the Tarkov Error on Post? Try waiting for the servers to come back, using a VPN, changing the DNS settings and more!

Are you one of the many affected by the error on post Tarkov issue? Many reports have been detailing how players cannot log into the first-person shooter’s online servers. As it turns out, there are a bunch of different measures you can take to get right back into playing.

The error is mostly caused by the servers being overloaded, meaning too many players are trying to log in at the same time. This usually happens because of high player traffic, such as after a new patch release, when everyone wants to jump in and experience the new content.

The error message says: “ERROR on Post. https://launcher.escape fromtarkov.com/launcher/login?launcherVersion=12.11.1.1846. Status code = Forbidden.”
Error on Post
Error on Post (image by eXputer)
Key Highlights

To fix the Tarkov Error on Post issue, try the following steps:

  1. Wait out the server downtime.
  2. Change DNS settings.
  3. Switch to a wired connection like Ethernet.
  4. Delete the Escape From Tarkov Logs.

Wait For A Patch

As it turns out, the multiplayer Tarkov servers cannot bear the load of an immense number of players trying to log into the game at the same time. Somewhere along those lines spur up the error prompt on your end, thereby locking you out of the FPS altogether. 

That is why I recommend waiting out the server downtime so the problem can get fixed by them and you can start enjoying the game again. Players on the official Tarkov forums said the same thing.

Fortunately, the developers—Battlestate Games—are already aware of the technical turmoil that Tarkov is under. They’ve taken to their official Twitter handle and have posted the following, encouraging the concerned user base that things will be all right soon. 

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Battlestate Games on Twitter (image by eXputer)

The best course of action, therefore, is to sit tight until the matter is resolved from the side of the developers. Sadly, there’s not much that you can do apart from checking the Tarkov server status at the moment because the servers are suffering from downtime. 

However, since work has already begun on issuing a patch for error on post Escape From Tarkov, it won’t be long until the servers are up and running again. I strongly advise staying up to speed with updates that the developer drops on its social signals.

Use Alternate DNS Settings

DNS is short for Doman Name System and is a crucial component of computing devices that can use an internet connection. It makes access to different IP addresses possible and allows devices to communicate with the internet, thus the alternative name “Phonebook.” 

There is a high probability that the solution to the bothersome Tarkov issue rests within changing your DNS settings. I suggest using different DNS settings to resolve the issue. After that, I suggest restarting your PC afterward to apply the changes to your system properly.

Delete the Tarkov Logs

Corrupted or outdated log files can sometimes interfere with the game’s launch process, leading to errors like Error on Post. This is why I recommend doing it as this is what worked for me and it also helped players online.

Perform the following steps to delete the logs:

  1. Open the Escape from Tarkov launcher.
  2. Locate the drop-down menu below your profile name. It’s typically found in the top right corner of the launcher.
    EFT Launcher
    EFT Launcher (image by eXputer)
  3. Click on “Logs” from the drop-down menu. This will open a File Explorer window containing the log files.
  4. Select all of the log files by pressing Ctrl + A. 
  5. Press the Delete key on your keyboard or right-click and select “Delete.”
  6. Empty your recycle bin to ensure complete removal of the files.

My Thoughts on the Tarkov Error on Post

The developers of Escape from Tarkov are a relatively small studio so it makes sense for the servers to not be on par with other major titles. However, the servers aren’t entirely at fault as a large number of players enjoy the game which overloads the servers.

People can be seen complaining about it on forums like the Escape From Tarkov Forums, and Reddit.

The developers have addressed some server issues in their patch notes and have tried to make the server experience better through these patches. That being said the error has yet to be resolved completely.

Patch Notes
Patch Notes (image by eXputer)

People can still be seen experiencing the error and reporting about it on Twitter.

FAQs

What is the Tarkov Error on Post?

The error occurs due to the servers being down for maintenance in which case it is best to just wait it out.

How can I fix the Tarkov Error on Post?

You can fix the error by waiting for the servers to come back online. If the servers are working according to Down Detector then you should check your internet connection.

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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 PS1. He’s got a Software Engineering background and loves to play games for entertainment and understand them 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 || Senior Editor For Game Errors & Settings

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