Far Cry Primal Error 88500014: Ubisoft Delivers An Official Workaround
Far Cry Primal has been officially launched on PC, but majority of players are unable to play the game thanks to a pesky error code.
On Primal’s Steam page, dozens of players have reported experiencing Error 88500014, which locks them out of the game when they try to start it. Although Ubisoft has released a Day One patch for the PC version weighing 860MB patch, it doesn’t seem to resolve the issue as many gamers are still receiving the error message: “Sorry, Something Went Wrong” followed by the error code 88500014.
It turns out that the issue is triggered by a firewall that’s blocking the connection between your PC to Ubisoft’s online servers. Luckily, a Ubisoft Developer on Steam has provided a workaround to resolve Far Cry Primal Error Code 88500014. The developer said on Steam:
You receive this error because your firewall is blocking the connection. The connection with the server is needed for an one time online activation only.
If the game cannot establish an online connection, please ensure that your firewall does not block outgoing TCP connections from “FCPrimal.exe, UbisoftGameLauncher64.exe and UplayService.exe.”
If you need any help doing this, you can check your firewall manufacturer’s website:
Once you’ve followed these steps, if you’re still encountering problems, please contact our Technical Support Team. Please be sure to provide as much information about your issue, including details on what firewall you’re currently using.