Back 4 Blood Failed to Sign in Error Fix

How to deal with (and potentially fix) the failed to sign in error in Back 4 Blood.

The Failed to Sign In error message in Back 4 Blood has been plaguing some players of the co-op horror game, as well as B4B not launching for some

In this tips and tricks guide, we'll go over how to fix the Failed to Sign in error in Back 4 Blood, as it has been addressed on an official level by the developer.

How to Fix Failed to Sign In Error in Back 4 Blood

How to Fix the Error on PC

This error message usually appears to players who have been trying to play Back 4 Blood through Game Pass. If that's your case, then you can fix the Failed to Sign in issue by following these steps:

  1. Exit Back 4 Blood
  2. Press "Start" button
  3. Go to "Microsoft Store" app
  4. Click on "Back 4 Blood" game in the list
  5. Wait for the auto-update to finish

The developer has released a patched version of the game for all Game Pass users that fixes the Failed to Sign in error. After the update your game should be version 1.2.14.0.

In case your game doesn't auto-update, you can force the update manually by doing the following:

  1. Press "Start" button
  2. Go to "Microsoft Store" app
  3. Click on the three dots (...) on top of the "Back 4 Blood" icon
  4. Select "Get Updates" option
  5. Wait for the update to finish

If you're not the Game Pass user, but you have the similar issue on Steam, then you can do the following:

  1. Open Steam app
  2. Click on "Settings" in the top menu
  3. Select "Downloads" option
  4. Click on "Clear Download Cache" feature

How to Fix the Error on Xbox One/X/S

If you've tried to play the game on one of the Xbox consoles, then you can apply a similar method of auto-update by hard resetting your console:

  1. Hold the power button on your console for at least 5 seconds
  2. Unplug your console
  3. Wait for at least 1 minute
  4. Plug it back in and press the power button

But this isn't it yet, as now you need to make sure that your profile is visible online:

  1. Press the Xbox Guide button on your gamepad
  2. Select your profile
  3. Check the "Appear Online/Offline" feature on the bottom
  4. If it's set to Offline, switch it to Online instead

Finally, you need to make sure that your security settings allow your visibility online:

  1. Press the Xbox Guide button on your gamepad
  2. Go to "Settings" menu
  3. Select "Online Safety and Family" option
  4. Go to "Privacy and Online Safety" menu
  5. Select "Xbox Privacy" tab
  6. Select "View Details and Customize" option
  7. Check the "Online Status and History" log
  8. Your “Others can see if you are online” setting should be "Everybody"
  9. If not, then switch it to "Everybody"

Now, when you start Back 4 Blood again on your console, it should auto-update without any problems, fixing the issue.

That's all you need to know on how to fix failed to sign in error in Back 4 Blood. For more related guides check out our dedicated hub page. Also, be sure to read our official review of the game.

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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 Oct. 14th 2021

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