Elite Dangerous, like all games, has a number of error codes that can appear when players actually try to play the game. Unfortunately, the Orange Sidewinder error is quite common. As developers attempt to implement new content, Elite Dangerous will tend to increase activity around this bug code, especially in major DLC releases and updates.
The error itself is quite general and seems to indicate a general problem with the connection to the server. In principle, you cannot connect to the game server to load your profile, and it was even known that this happened during the flight. Traditional potential repairs may be common with this error.
Players will want to take the following steps to see if this resolves the issue:
- Restart the computer or console
- Restart the router
If the problem persists, players should contact Border support services and record the problem. Sadly, at this point, all you can do is wait for the developers to fix the problem, and try logging in every hour to see if it’s fixed. It may also be helpful to monitor the clerk Elite dangerous Twitter account to keep track of all updates.