Fix Roblox Error 524

When you don't have permission to join a game!

Unlike some other Roblox problem codes, error 524 is relatively easy to diagnose and fix. When this error appears, it is almost always due to one of the following cases:

  • Roblox's servers are having issues.
  • You don't have permission to join the server (e.g. it is a VIP server).
  • You are trying to join a server as a guest.

Below we have outlined the most common situations and how to fix them.

You're Trying to Join a Friend on a VIP / Private Server

If you're trying to join a friend's VIP server and you're getting this error, you will usually see the following message:

You do not have permission to join this game. (Error Code: 524)

The reason you are having trouble connecting is because the friend has not properly configured the VIP server.

You will need to ask your friend to do the following:

Visit the game page and click the Servers tab:

The servers tab to create a Roblox VIP server

Then, on their Private Server that you wish to join, click the ellipsis and then click Configure:

Configure private server button

Next, they must either:

  • Check Friends Allowed and then press Save.
  • Enter your username into the Invited Players: field and click Add, and then press Save.

In the below image, you can see both of these settings highlighted:

Settings to allow or inviting invite friends to a Roblox Private Server

You will then be able to join your friend on their VIP or Private Server.

You're Trying to Play as a Guest

When trying to play as a guest on a server, you will get the following error:

Not authorized to join this game. (Error Code: 524)

This is because the guest account feature was removed back in 2017. To resolve this error, you will need to create a Roblox account. It is no longer possible to play as a guest.