Rocket League players are encountering an error message stating, “Having problems communicating with Epic Online Services. Please try again in a few minutes.” After confirming this message, users then get a second error stating, “You are currently not connected to Epic Online Services. Would you like to reconnect?” Some are also encountering a “Checking privileges” message when trying to access their friends list in Rocket League. Fortunately, these errors are easy to fix, though it does take some patience.
How to fix Rocket League having problems communicating with Epic Online Services and checking privileges errors
If you’re having issues connecting with Epic Online Services when trying to play Rocket League, it’s probably not an issue on your end. Right now, Both the official Rocket League Twitter and the Epic Online Services Status Twitter have acknowledged a problem and are working on a fix.
This is impacting Rocket League online access, updates to follow as needed. https://t.co/LYdKYtmOjl
— Rocket League (@RocketLeague) September 24, 2020
While these errors are likely occurring because of Epic’s servers being down, you can always double-check things on your end. If you think the problem may be on your end, perform these actions in order of priority and recheck the game after each:
- Restart your computer.
- Restart your router and modem.
- Try a wired connection if playing over Wi-Fi.
- Reinstall Rocket League entirely.
Other than the above suggestions, there’s not much you can do on your end to clear up problems communicating with Epic Online Services. It’s been reported that if you wait on the menu when these messages occur and click “Yes” when the game asks if you’d like to reconnect that you may be able to get through and play. However, this will largely depend on the server load and whether or not Epic Games has been able to mitigate the issues on its end.
For now, the best fix for these Rocket League errors is to sit tight and keep an eye on Epic Games Service Support for further updates.