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Dahtay (Ben R) Jun 21, 2013 @ 6:13am
Error Code 53 (Steam Servers Too Busy)
Every time I try to run BL2, I get an error code 53, Steam Servers are too busy. I tried turning off steam synchronization, as well as verifying integrity of game cache. Is there an easy fix for this? Thanks.
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Zippit Jun 21, 2013 @ 6:21am 
I've been experiencing this as well since the last patch (2 days ago). I've tried different download servers, different times of day (it's currently morning on the east coast of Canada). Same error.
Zippit Jun 21, 2013 @ 6:56am 
Fixed. It was my virus scanner (McAfee). I just disabled real-time scanning temporarily, started BL2. It did the "completing install" and launched just fine. I also tried turning McAfee back on again and it works now that the installer has completed.

So good to go.
Dahtay (Ben R) Jun 21, 2013 @ 8:24am 
Thanks Zippit! Worked like a charm. =)
Veroku Chan Jun 21, 2013 @ 8:27am 
This seems to be popping up alot lately with people, I ran into it once myself. Would be great if we could get this info added to the sticky for tech related issues.
cisticola Jun 21, 2013 @ 2:48pm 
Thanks Zippit, been trying to get it working for days now......Happy now!!
130 Jun 26, 2013 @ 10:25am 
Thanks Zippit, I had exactly the same problem and it now works :)
|C A K E|Dethcrow Jun 28, 2013 @ 2:57pm 
You know, you'd think this would be an issue that's easily solvable by looking up the support FAQ that's associated with this error code. But no. It takes over 12 hours of troubleshooting using methods that just don't work because Google is effing ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ and won't put the right Steam Community thread on the first damn page so I can find the proper solution the FIRST FRACKING TIME. Thank you, though, Zippit, for your wisdom and insight. AND DAMN YOU, MCAFEE, FOR BLOCKING ME FROM MY GAME FOR 12 HOURS
Oldlink Jul 1, 2013 @ 10:36am 
Thanks Zippit, solved an infuriating problem for me, you rock!
:-)
snappy Jul 1, 2013 @ 9:20pm 
Thanks so much, you can turn McAfee real time scanning back on after this correct?
Last edited by snappy; Jul 1, 2013 @ 9:21pm
Zippit Jul 2, 2013 @ 1:47pm 
Yep. Turn McAfee back on once the patch has been applied and everything works fine together again.
[CHU]bacca Jul 2, 2013 @ 3:07pm 
Worked immediately. THANK YOU!!!!!
Rife Jul 3, 2013 @ 10:57am 
Thank you Zippit, I've had this problem on my laptop and it's been infuriating me.
Mavis Jul 4, 2013 @ 1:00am 
I had to wipe my PC 2 times. reinstall steam 5 times. Reinstall my games 7 times. But I had to ♥♥♥♥ing disable McAfee to allow it to work.....Thanks c:
BuNz Jul 5, 2013 @ 3:59pm 
How does it work for AVG free, cuz i didnt see any realtime scanning that i can turn off.
Tealus Jul 6, 2013 @ 7:38am 
Norton and Mcafee will do this often. A error 53 can be two different errors, an actual error connecting to the Steam download servers (which is very rare) or your anti-virus is being a ♥♥♥♥.
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Date Posted: Jun 21, 2013 @ 6:13am
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