How to Fix Twitch Leecher Error

Some users have been having issues using Twitch Leecher when attempting to use it to download content from Twitch. Affected users are encountering various different error codes, but the most common of them is Twitch Leecher Error 410.

Twitch Leecher Error

After investigating this issue, it turns out that there are multiple causes that might be behind this particular error code with Twitch Leecher:

  • Internal Twitch infrastructure issue – It’s completely possible that Twitch Leecher throws this error because of a Twitch issue that is entirely beyond your control. In the past when this issue occurred, the entire infrastructure was down, including SteamLink. If you’re encountering this issue, there is no fix. All you can do is wait for this problem to be resolved.
  • Outdated Twitch Leecher version – As it turns out, it’s also possible that the version of Twitch Leecher that you’re using is no longer working as Twitch made an infrastructure change that broke the download function. In this case, if the developer has updated Twitch Leecher, you can fix the issue by uninstalling the current version and updating it to the latest.

Now that you know every potential cause of this Twitch leecher error, here’s a list of methods that other affected users have successfully used to get to the bottom of this issue:

Method 1: Install the Latest Version of Twitch Leecher

Keep in mind that Twitch Leecher is a freeware developed by an independent developer that uses some workarounds to facilitate the download of the content you can find inside the platform.

So whenever Twitch does a significant change to the way data streams are handled, this tool might break temporarily until the developer manages to get around the breaking changes.

As of writing this, the developer is still actively supporting the project. If you are seeing this error, the first thing you should do is to ensure you are running on the latest version available.

A good place to start is the TwitchLeecher depository on GritHubCrosscheck the latest version here and see if the version that you are actively using is older. If that’s the case, follow the instructions below to uninstall the current version and Twitch Leecher and install the latest version:

  1. Press Windows key + R to open up a Run dialog box. Next, type ‘appwiz.cpl’ and press Enter to open the Programs and Features menu of the classic Control Panel interface.
    Opening the Programs and Features menu

    Note: If you’re prompted by the UAC (User Account Control), click Yes to grant admin access.

  2. Once you’re inside the Programs and Features menu, scroll down through the list of installed programs and locate your current installation of Twitch Leecher. When you see it, right-click on it and choose Uninstall from the context menu.
    Uninstalling the old version of Twitch Leecher
  3. Next, follow the on-screen prompts to complete the uninstallation of the current version of Twitch Leecher.
  4. Open your browser, access the TwitchLeecher GitHub listing, go to the Releases tab, then click on the executable belonging to the latest version of Twitch Leecher to download it on your computer.
    Downloading the latest version of Twitch Leecher
  5. Once the download is complete, open the installation executable and click Yes once the UAC (User Account Prompt) pops up to grant admin access.
  6. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation of the latest version, then reboot your computer once the process is complete.
    Downloading the latest version of Twitch Leecher

    Note: When asked to accept the EULA, check the box associated with I accept the Terms of the above License Agreement. 

  7. Launch the newly installed version of Twitch Leecher and see if the issue is now fixed.

In case this same problem is still occurring, move down to the next method below.

Method 2: Wait the issue out

Keep in mind that this particular issue is not new. If none of the fixes above have worked for you, and you don’t want to use another alternative of downloading Twitch content, consider the fact that this particular issue might be beyond your control.

Keep in mind that this issue happened in the past a couple of times, and in most cases, the Twitch Leecher Error occurred for reasons outside the scope of Twitch Leecher. And whenever this issue occurred because the entire infrastructure of Twitch was down, SteamLink was also down.

In case none of the methods above have worked for you, our advice is to wait for a couple of hours and see whether the error code goes away on its own.

Method 3: Use a 3rd-party Alternative

If you don’t want to wait for the developer to fix this tool, you might want to consider another 3rd party alternative. But keep in mind that most of these tools are developed by independent developers. So when Twitch makes a change that breaks download, each of them will break as they tend to use the same kind of approach.

However, for the sake of giving you options, here’s a list of tools that will allow you to download content from Twitch:

All of the tools mentioned above worked flawlessly at the time of writing this article, but given how Twitch is known to make changes that will break the functionality of these types of tools, these might stop working as well.


Kevin Arrows

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