Possible Fixes for Fall Guys Error Code 200_1040

Are you getting session expired error code 200_1040 in Fall Guys? One of these steps may help.

Fall Guys is now available for free on both consoles and PC via Epic Games Store. It's an exciting time for anyone who's put off trying it, but a portion are getting an 200_1040 session expired error message when trying to play the game.

There could be many reasons for this. Our guide will provide you with the possible fixes for Fall Guys error code 200_1040 regardless of cause. It could be a simple case of corrupted files, or problems with connectivity. In any case, follow our tips below.

Check System Requirements

Before you attempt to fix anything, it is important to really check if your PC is capable of running Fall Guys in its new free to play format.

Minimum System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 / AMD equivalent
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 660 / AMD Radeon HD 7950
  • HDD: 2 GB

Recommended System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 / AMD equivalent
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB / AMD RX 470
  • HDD: 2 GB

Verify Your Game Files

The first thing you should do is verify the integrity of your files in the Epic Games launcher:

  1. Start Epic Games app
  2. Go to "Library" menu
  3. Select Fall Guys from the list
  4. Click on the "..." (three dots) under the game title
  5. Select "Verify" option

Once the verification is complete, it is also recommended to restart your PC before launching the game. You may need to repeat this action each time you launch Fall Guys if the error persists.

Update Your Graphics Card Drivers

Follow these instructions to update Nvidia graphics drivers:

  1. Download the latest Nvidia graphics drivers from the official website.
  2. Start the installation process.
  3. Restart your PC when finished.

Follow these instructions to update ATI Radeon graphics drivers:

  1. Download the latest ATI Radeon graphics drivers from the official website.
  2. Start the installation process.
  3. Restart your PC when finished.

Laptop Users May Need to Switch Graphics Cards

Laptop players may still be using their integrated graphics card even if their laptop is equipped with a separate graphics card. If you want Fall Guys to run properly and are receiving this error on your laptop, you may need to switch to your primary GPU manually.

Here's what you need to do:

  1. Press the Start button.
  2. Go to "System Settings" menu in Windows.
  3. Select "Graphics Settings" option.
  4. Click on "Browse" button in "Add an App" field.
  5. Browse for "/Program Files/Epic Games/epic_launcher.exe" file.

If you have to take this route, you may notice that not only the error code 200_1040 has disappeared, but your games in general perform much better.

Flush Your DNS System

DNS system is responsible for managing your internet protocols, and if something goes awry like in-game error codes, flushing your DNS may be a way to get the game running.

Follow these steps to flush your DNS:

  1. Press the Start button.
  2. Type in "CMD" in the search prompt.
  3. Right-click on the Command Prompt app.
  4. Select "Run as administrator" option.
  5. Enter commands in the following order:
    • ipconfig/flushdns
    • ipconfig/registerdns
    • ipconfig/release
    • ipconfig/renew
    • netsh winsock reset

Finally, restart your PC and try to start Fall Guys to see if the error message has disappeared.

Launch the Game Through Epic Website

It is also possible that Fall Guys may be attempting to connect to servers via the Epic Games website instead of the launcher app. In this case it is advisable to try and log-in through the Epic website.

  1. Close the game and restart PC.
  2. Go to official Epic Games website.
  3. Sign-in and search for Fall Guys.
  4. Launch the game through browser when ready.

If the game launched successfully, you can try to launch it via the Epic Games app once again to see if the problem is gone.

Check Server Status

The switch to free to play has brought a whole tidal wave of new players to Fall Guys, bringing with it new heights of server strain.

One potential reason for error code 200_1040 or similar is the unavailability of free servers, which can be easily checked by going to the Epic Games Server Status webpage, and opening the Fall Guys server status folder at the very bottom of the list.

If any of the servers shows Degraded Performance status, it means that you simply need to wait it out before the servers go back online.

Hopefully, our tips helped you fix the error code 200_1040 in Fall Guys. If this article was useful, please consider sharing it with your friends!


Sergey has been a freelancer in the video games industry for more than five years, writing for various publications around the world. His favorite games are MtG, Dark Souls, Diablo, and Divinity: Original Sin.

Published Jun. 23rd 2022

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