How to Fix You Broke Reddit Error

Having the You Broke Reddit error pop up when trying to access the site? Here's what to do.

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It’s first thing in the morning and you load up your PC or phone, ready to scroll through a variety of Reddit threads. Today, however, you’ve been hit with a You Broke Reddit error. You refresh and refresh to no avail, as the same message keeps blocking you from your favorite subreddits. If this is you, you’re not alone. Here’s what the You Broke Reddit error means and how to fix it.

What is the You Broke Reddit error?

It appears that the You Broke Reddit error actually has very little to do with you and more to do with Reddit. This is what comes up when the Reddit servers have an issue or a subreddit comes down, often in relation to your connection to the server timing out.

As for 12, 2023 Reddit is aware of the issues with the site. This may come from the Reddit protests or from another source of trouble for the site.

Is There a Fix for You Broke Reddit error?

Since this is more of a Reddit side error than a personal error, there’s only a few different things you can do while Reddit finds a resolution. Aside from constantly refreshing the site hoping for your content to appear, try these steps for a possible fix:

  • Check Reddit’s status: I personally like to use as it lists known issues with the site and is specifically designed for Reddit. This’ll let you know if it’s a you issue or a Reddit issue.
  • Log out of your account then log back in: This can reset the error and get you to your content.
  • Clear Browser’s Cache: Sometimes having a full cache can cause things to time out. Clear your cache, close your browser, wait a few moments then try again to see if the issue was resolved.
  • Reinstall the App: If you’re using the Reddit app on your mobile device you can try uninstalling and reinstalling it. Check to see if there’s an update first, as that can potentially resolve the issue.
  • Restart your PC: Like restarting your browser, restarting your PC could take care of the You Broke Reddit Error.
  • Wait: If all else fails, you may need to wait for Reddit to find a solution to the issue and fix it on their end.

While there are a couple potential fixes for the You Broke Reddit error, the main course of action is for Reddit to fix the problem on their side. You’ll want to check what’s going on with the site first, before determining any course of action. If the issue is with Reddit, finding a solution may need a little luck.

If you’re struggling to get on to Reddit and looking for content, check out our various guides for games like Diablo 4, news coverage, and more.

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Ashley Erickson

Ashley, otherwise known as Glitchiee, is an avid gamer of RPGs, TTRPGS, farming sims, The Sims, and a variety of games in between. Playing on the NES and SNES, collecting 1st gen Pokemon cards, and playing on her Gameboy color are some of her favorite memories from early childhood. Combined with a passion for writing, Ashley is focused on bringing the best news, guides, reviews and lists the industry has to offer.