How to Fix Nebula Data Error on PayDay 3

Logging out an into the Nebula account worked for many

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The Nebula Data error on PayDay 3: Failed To Fetch Game Config Data error message while starting the game indicates an overload at the server end as too many players are trying to access the game at the same time. This may also be due to an unstable internet connection or Firewall blocking the game.

How do I fix the Nebula data error in PayDay 3?

1. Login to your game using the Starbreeze account

If you have linked the game to the Steam account, log out from it, type in the username and password for your Starbreeze account, and then try playing the game.

However, if you are logged in using the Starbreeze Nebula account, try logging out from it and link your game to Steam, then check if it helps!

In case this doesn’t help, you can try creating a new Starbreeze account to access the game, provided you are yet to play the game.

2. Add PayDay 3 to the Windows Firewall

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Before moving with the steps below, check if PayDay3 is blocked by the Windows Firewall using our guide.
  1. Press the Windows key, type control panel in the search box, and click Open.Control Panel start menu -nebula data error payday 3
  2. Select Category for View by and click System and Security.System and Security
  3. Under Windows Defender Firewall, choose Allow an app through Windows Firewall.aLLOW AN APP THROUGH FIREWALL
  4. On the Allowed apps page, click the Change settings button, then select Allow another app.Change app
  5. Click Browse and locate the PayDay 3 executable file on your computer.Browse1
  6. Click Add.ADD
  7. On the Allowed apps window, you will see PayDay3 added to the list; place a checkmark next to Private and Public, and click OK to confirm the changes.

Making sure the game is allowed by the Windows Firewall can help you fix other similar issues like PayDay 2 failed joining game error.

3. Verify the game files’ integrity

  1. Press the Windows key, type steam, and click Open.
  2. Locate and right-click PayDay 3, and select Properties.
  3. Select the Local files tab and click Verify integrity of game files.Verify-Integrity-of-games-files -nebula data error payday 3
  4. Steam will verify the game files; if there is an issue, click Repair to allow the broken files to be fixed.

Verifying the game files can help you repair & recover the missing files of the game and is a common solution for issues like PayDay 2 Access Violation Crash.

4. Reset your network settings

  1. Press Windows + I to open the Settings app.
  2. Click the Network & Internet from the left pane, then select Advanced network settings.Network Internet - nebula data error payday 3
  3. Under More settings, locate and click Network reset.Network Reset` 1
  4. On the next page, click the Reset now button.Reset now 1
  5. Click Yes to confirm the selection.Reset confirmation

Your computer will restart in 5 minutes after resetting the network, so make sure you save your work before it reboots.

Can you play PayDay 3 without Nebula?

No, you need a Nebula account to access PayDay3; however, you can link it to your existing Steam account.

Remember, there are no certain fixes for this issue, and developers are working to fix it; however, you can try the above-mentioned workarounds.

In case you are facing other issues related to PayDay, like PayDay 2 mods not working, read this guide to learn the solutions. You should also check the X account for the server issues with PayDay 3 guide because it will offer additional information.

If nothing worked for you, you may need to contact the game’s official support channels for further assistance.

Did we miss a step that helped you? Don’t hesitate to mention it in the comments section below. We will happily add it to the list.

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