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How to fix Roblox Error Code 272: Reasons and step-by-step help

Have you been trying to play Roblox, but keep getting the annoying Error Code 272? Take a look at this guide to see what the problem is and how to fix it.

How to fix Roblox Error Code 272: Reasons and step-by-step help

Roblox has undeniably become one of the most popular and successful games in the history of entertainment. With millions of players logging in, creating games and experiences, and potentially generating actual real life money, you can also bet that their security measures should be up to the task. So at this moment you might already be getting an idea as to what is happening if you’re seeing Error Code 272 when trying to log into the game.

What is Error Code 272 in Roblox?

Roblox Error Code 272 will trigger every time the game’s launcher detects something in the files that could potentially alter the way the service works. This could be anything from actual exploits of the service, to simple graphical mods or custom accessibility alterations. Simply put, the error pops up when there is a “security key mismatch”, which means it believes there might be illicit software running in the back like cheats, hacks, bot scripts or other types of programs meant to exploit the online game.

If you’re using something of this sort, then the simple answer is to close those programs up, uninstall them, and reinstall Roblox in your computer. If that’s not the case, and you believe there’s a mistake, then there are a few possibilities as to figuring out what is happening.

How to fix Error Code 272 in Roblox?

There’s a few possibilities as for why this specific error is popping up when you try to launch Roblox if its true that you’re not trying to use any cheats or illegal software to alter exploit the game. Below we’ll leave you with what these are and some ways to fix them.

Option 1: some other program is triggering the Error

It could be that something else in your computer has triggered the security alert. This is what you need to do:

  • Close down the Roblox launcher.
  • Check to see all the other programs currently running in the background through the Windows Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del, then click on Task Manager)
  • Select all the programs under the “Apps” category, and click on the “End Task” button at the bottom right side of the window
  • Try to launch Roblox

Should the error persist, try the other options

Option 2: A previously working mod is no longer supported

If you’re already using mods and have never had Error 272 appear before, it might mean that one of your mods are no longer supported. In this case all you need to do is uninstall said mod. Try clearing out all of the external modifications you might have added to the game and reinstalling Roblox, and code 272 should no longer be a problem.

Option 3: A Roblox game file might be corrupted

If none of the above worked and the error code continues to appear when trying to launch, it might just be that the game files were corrupted. There’s no need to worry, as this is a fairly common issue with any Windows program, and can be easily fixed by following these steps:

  • Head to Settings on your computer
  • Click on the Apps tab
  • In the list that appears, find and click on Roblox
  • Select the Advanced Options tab, and click on the “Reset” button.

If done correctly, your computer will automatically find, re-download, and reinstall any game file that might be causing the error.


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