Fix Roblox Error 524
When you don't have permission to join a game!
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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
Then, on their Private Server that you wish to join, click the ellipsis and then click
Next, they must either:
Friends Allowedand then press
- Enter your username into the
Invited Players:field and click
Add, and then press
In the below image, you can see both of these settings highlighted:
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.