If you’re trying to play XDefiant, but are met with the MIKE-01 error code, we’ve got they why and how you can get around it.

XDefiant is a free-to-play first-person shooter, and of course, you must be online at all times to play it. There are moments where that issue may not be your fault, especially if you receive the XDefiant MIKE-01 error code.

There's a slight chance it is on your end, but more often than not, MIKE-01 is a problem with Ubisoft directly. And it is a common code among its games, with The Division and The Division 2 employing the code first.

If you're getting this error, let us walk you through how to fix it.

Why are you getting the XDefiant MIKE-01 error code?

(Image via Ubisoft)
(Image via Ubisoft)

Here is a list of reasons as to why you might receive the MIKE-01 error code when trying to load into XDefiant:

  • The game is not available in your region
  • You are not properly connected to the internet
  • You do not have the latest XDefiant update or patch installed
  • The XDefiant servers are down due to a Ubisoft issue or possible maintanence

That's really all there is to it. MIKE-01 appears in XDefiant whenever you can't connect to the servers, for whatever reason that may be.

How to fix the MIKE-01 error in XDefiant

If you're frustrated with the MIKE-01 error code in XDefiant, we've got a few tips on how to resolve it. These aren't foolproof methods, as there truly isn't one, but they should at least help you understand what is causing the problem.

Try these fixes out and see how they do:

  • Ensure you are connected to the internet
  • Restart your PC or console
  • Update XDefiant to the latest patch
  • Verify the integrity of the game file
  • Completely uninstall and reinstall the game incase the files became corrupt in any way
  • Double check to see if the game has a server or is even allowed in your region
    • Use a VPN to bypass it if you have to
  • Look to official XDefiant or Ubisoft websites and social media accounts for any indication of server issues or ongoing server maintenance that has taken the game down

If you ask any XDefiant player, 9/10 times MIKE-01 appears simply because the servers are down. You can try all of the other fixes, but nothing will truly resolve the matter if Ubisoft has taken them offline. At that point, patience is the name of the game.

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