New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on September 22, 2023) follows:

Players of Payday 3 are reporting that they are facing ‘Nebula connection error’ that is making the game almost unplayable.

Players took to social media to share their experiences with the issue in hopes of finding a passible solution.

Payday 3 nebula error

took me 4 hours to get into my first match, and then now it won’t even let me connect to my nebula. 15 hours post launch and still unplayable. Going for a record?(Source)

Is there any update on the Nebula Data Error? Have tried to unlink/link my xbox account multiple times but continue to get the data error message.(Source)

In order to play Payday 3, players must need a Starbreeze Nebula account. But reports (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) are suggesting that current Nebula connection outage has been making it impossible to play.

Many game developers require players to create user accounts on their respective official networks. Publishers such as Bethesda and Ubisoft, in particular, have gained notoriety for implementing this practice.

Payday 3 matchmaking not working

Starbreeze Studios, the developers of Payday 3, also follow this trend. They mandate players to create an account to access the game, which they refer to as a ‘Nebula’ account.

Payday 3 reportedly unplayable due to Nebula data/connection error

However, according to recent reports, Nebula accounts are experiencing data or connection errors.

I am on xbox series s and when I am at the loading screen, shows “Nebula Connection Error” how long should It take to fix?, I checked my internet is fine, I tried playing fortnite on the other hand it worked but payday 3 isn’t working. (Source)

Previously, the game was reportedly plagued by severe matchmaking issues, rendering it unplayable.

While the matchmaking issue has been acknowledged, Nebula account error is still developing and there hasn’t been any official statement regarding it so far.

We have deployed some fixes, but we’re still seeing instability in the matchmaking. We’re continuing investigation and will keep working on addressing this.(Source)

We’ll keep track of the situation and post an update if and when there are any further developments on the matter.

Update 1 (September 23, 2023)

06:43 pm (IST): Amid an apparent new server outage, more Payday 3 players are reporting that the annoying Payday 3 ‘Nebula data’ connection error is showing up (1, 2, 3).

Update 2 (September 25, 2023)

09:02 am (IST): The Payday 3 ‘Nebula data’ connection error is present again (1, 2, 3) due to the server issues that affect players today.

Update 3 (September 26, 2023)

03:48 am (IST): The constant appearance of the Payday 3 ‘Nebula data’ connection error is causing many players to demand an offline mode. More in that here.

Update 4 (September 27, 2023)

10:00 am (IST): The Payday 3 ‘Nebula data error’ appears to have been fixed as related reports stopped appearing since yesterday.

Feature image source: Payday 3

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