Dragon Ball Legends has finally hit global. And with it come server and update errors because Dragon Ball is as popular as ever. Super‘s on hiatus, and if you’re a fan you’re probably tired of playing Dokkan Battle. You’ve got to get your fix somehow.
Amidst the server issues the game is having thanks to (what seems to be) a very successful launch is the error CR900501, which is hitting users who have downloaded the game directly from Google Play and those who used a VPN to download before it became available in their region.
It appears CR900501 is tied to whether the user’s game is the same version as the server. This normally isn’t an issue since games tend to update when opened or prompt you to go to Google Play to update, but in this case, it is. And it is manageable for most.
If you downloaded from Google Play
If Dragon Ball Legends is available in your region (meaning you did not have to download the APK elsewhere), your best bet to deal with this error is to:
- Open the Play Store
- Search for Dragon Ball Legends
- Update the game if it says an update is available
This only works if you downloaded the APK via Google Play/Play Store. If you downloaded the game APK via another venue, things get trickier and a lot less certain.
If you used a VPN to access the Play Store and download the game that way, you should be able to follow the above steps if you use the same VPN you did to download the game initially.
If you downloaded the APK on its own
This is where things get tricky, because there are a lot of potential reasons you could be getting error CR900501 — all of them tied to the version you have installed, and none of them easy to pinpoint. Chances are you just need to hop onto a VPN and update.
At least one of the APKs floating around in regions where the game is not out yet uses a different directory from the official download.
In these instances, when you go to Google Play to update as outlined in the above section, you’ll be given an entirely separate download of the same game but slightly updated.
I’m not sure what the solution to this issue is other than to figure out the directories, find your save file, and move it over to the new (official) directory. But it’s probably just easier to download the game again and use your same linked account or start all over.
What it all boils down to is that CR900501 means Dragon Ball Legends needs to be updated and it can’t update itself. How hard that is to fix depends on how you downloaded it in the first place.