Error Updating Data
The game is stuck on startup.
It says : "Error Updating Data - Please check your connection and try again".
Obviously my connection work just fine. I think this is a bug.
Thank you for your time and patience
I've been having this issue for like a month now. i did this yesterday and it fixed it but after i closed my app it broken again .... ... im not doing this every time i want to play arena </3
Flush DNS and Winsock ResetTo do so on a PC:
Close the MTG Arena client
Open a Windows command prompt (cmd.exe) as an administrator
Type ipconfig /flushdns and press enter
Type ipconfig /registerdns and press enter
Type ipconfig /release and press enter
Type ipconfig /renew and press enter
Type netsh winsock reset and press enter
Restart your computer and launch the MTG Arena client
Arena broke for me on PC. Works on Android. I wouldn't spend money on a mobile game I can only play on my phone. Unacceptable outage of service for a product I spent earth dollars on. Hire some laid off workers back on, apologize very nicely, and fix the dang thing.
Getting the Error Updating Data issue on iOS (iPad). Have tried updating iOS, deleting and reinstalling app, nothing works. I can sometimes play but it’ll drop me out of random games frequently. This sucks!
Been haveing this issue for almost 3 weeks now counting this one.
2 weeks ago, before the new set it was inoperable for a week.
Last week I was able to log in to do some dailies on. Thus week I am now yet again locked out of my account I tried reinstalling, uninstalling, and moved over to steam and none of it has fixed the issue. This issue only works on my PC version. What makes it even more aggravating is my redeemed a prerelease code on pc so I am unable to open the packs untill I can get back onto pc.
Had this with the Sparky patch, was off game for over a week, got it back up last Friday... and now it's doing this again. I've done the following:
Computer name not having weird characters
Language set to whatever the beta thing was someone suggested
Direct client instead of steam
so many other reiterations of uninstall, delete cache and registry, restart, reinstall
VPN to force update - works to get me online, then only works when on vpn. turn off vpn, back to the same error.
I'm at a loss, now.
I had this same issue. Solved it by using a VPN.
I used TunnelBear, it has a free version that allows you to update the game.
Do we have a solution to this issue yet?
Ive tried adjusting the time as suggested below but that didnt work sadly. Has stopped working on 2 pcs and my laptop with same error
Still having this problem on iOS, anyone else struggling? It's not the name of the device that's causing it.
I had a different issue - I was stuck at "initializing localization datatbase" which was a big hint from the start that this was a language-based issue.
After looking at the log file and messing with the problematic manifest file, I got to the "Error updating data" instead.
At this point, and after reading the workaround from kazzig#14858 I followed his steps, but also turned EVERYTHING I could from French (I live in France) to English - United States (except for Windows Display Language, and Voice.)
Rebooted as prompted, and I got past the issue !
While I'm downloading the update, here's some data that could maybe help figuring out why the issue is really happening ...
- Windows 10 user
- Fresh MTGA install (right after I first got stuck loading - uninstalled every version, and cleaned every leftover folder, including every appdata subfolder)
- Game language was set to English. I believe that was my last setting after doing some deck importing/exporting, because I usually prefer to have it in French.
- I tried the mobile app and NO ISSUE in there. Game language set to FRENCH.
- Once the game was updated, I went to my Decks, and one of them - a Brawl deck with Rygo as a commander - was showing 1 invalid card. Upon editing the deck, it highlighted NO card as being problematic; back to the Decks menu, warning picto was gone, as if none of this ever happened ... what ?!
I'm waiting for the game to finish updating before trying to turn everything back to my native language (including all of those Windows settings) to see how things go. I'll update here !
Everyone who has this error should check what version of windows they use,
I finally got MTG Arena working after updating my computer windows 8.1 into windows 10...
Maybe older 8.1 and versions don't work anymore after 26th update, and Wizards don't know it
or forgot to mention it...but for me all is good after updating...All the best to All
Got a fix for mine on reddit. uninstall/reinstall didn't clear this part out:
41 min. ago
Have you treid clearing the AppData and the Registry
C:\Users\hattorihanzo\AppData\LocalLow\Wizards Of The Coast
Run command "regedit" go here. Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wizards Of The Coast\MTGA
I've been having this problem for a while too. I tried all the things, deleting the files manually, using the unintstall built in, Kazzigs thing. Installing it on epic games instead, but none of it has worked. I know it's not my internet too since this isn't happening for my brother or his account and we have computers that are basically copies of each other, same windows 10, same processor, pcu, ram etc
I've got the same problem. I've tried kazzig's solution but sadly it doesn't work on my computer.
Has anyone found a solution to this for iOS? I've tried restarting phone, uninstalling the app and redownloading, nothing works.
Hey folks, glad to see my solution reached at least some of you. No need for any medals, that's what the Magic players' community is here for!
King Targaryen#50871 commented
kazzig#14858 thank you very much, it worked in windows 10, not the same path as you said, but the base of the problem is there. i've done what you said, restarted the windows, and the game is updating (8.10GB)
Someone give a statue to this man, i'm at 6 days with this problem and now is working (updating) :-)
kazzig#14858 the hero we needed. thank you so much! Is there an option to honor someone for wizards to reward them?
What version of Windows you all got? Is there someone with Windows 8.1 who can play MTG Arena?
Maybe Wizards put a curse on old systems, they seem to be globalist artifact technocrats!
Thanks kazzig#14858, but didn't work for me. Thunaer#55240 what version of Windows you're running? I got Windows 8.1
Is there people with Windows 8.1 who can play MTG Arena? Maybe Wizards put a spell on Windows 8.1
and I just can't counter it. I put a curse on you Wizards if you did that! You made me a black sorcerer now, used to white blue. Maybe I have to sacrifice my old computer and a summon big creature to eat all Wizards of the Coast!