Animal Crossing Pocket Camp is out today worldwide, a day earlier than originally expected. Many users excited to play this surprisingly deep sim mobile game are installing it only to be met with a communication error code, such as 802-4809, 802-4009 and 802-2509.
This is unfortunate, as it is preventing anyone that receives it from being able to play online. Animal Crossing Pocket Camp communication error codes have to do with your connection to Nintendo's servers, rendering this online-only game unplayable. However, there is a common fix for these errors.
Animal Crossing Pocket Camp Communication Error Codes Explained
The error codes are not a result of your phone's internet connection or anything like that, but is instead due to a couple of different factors. The most common reason is that the servers are too overloaded with players trying to access the game all at once. Like Call of Duty WW2, this results in a backup that prevents most people from connecting.
The other potential reason applies mostly to Android users only. If you have a rooted phone or if you downloaded an APK file to play Animal Crossing Pocket Camp a month early - like us - using the Australia version, these Pocket Camp communication error codes can occur. Thankfully, there is a fix for both of these.
How to Fix Animal Crossing Pocket Camp Communication Error Codes
For the first Animal Crossing Pocket Camp Communication Error code issue, there is a simple but potentially frustrating fix. Since the game is overloaded with so many players, you will just have to close out of the game entirely and reopen it. Thankfully, this only seems to affect new players as we have tried multiple times and haven't had a single problem accessing our already created campsite.
As for Android users that downloaded the game early, there is also a fix. Upon opening the game back up, Animal Crossing Pocket Camp will prompt you to update the game with a significant patch if you haven't already. If possible, we recommend updating, backing up your save by linking it to a Nintendo account, and uninstalling it entirely.
Then, go to the Google Play store and download the official version of Animal Crossing Pocket Camp. Link it to your Nintendo account and you'll be able to continue from where you left off. This is the best fix for that problem, especially since you no longer require the APK.