Like any other online multiplayer game, Rocket League sometimes has connection issues. Since the game is intended for online play, the fun factor drops to zero if you can’t connect to servers. These kinds of issues can take many forms, but not all of them come down to problems with your home network. Here’s what to do when you’re having trouble connecting to Rocket League servers.
How to fix connection issues in Rocket League
Connection issues in Rocket League typically boil down to a few basic factors. The game may be experiencing server outages, there may be scheduled maintenance underway, or you may have home network problems. The best way to fix connection issues is to figure out where the problem stems from.
If you can’t connect to Rocket League servers, your first step should be to check the official Rocket League Twitter account. There, the team will detail whether or not there are any planned or unplanned server outages. You can also check websites like DownDetector to see if other players are experiencing problems connecting.
Rocket League players on all platforms may have trouble getting into online matches. Updates to follow. https://t.co/O2YQNtTbcG
— Rocket League (@RocketLeague) December 1, 2020
When outages occur, you won’t be able to connect to game servers. It sounds bad, but the news is good: There’s nothing wrong with your connection or network. Instead, you’ll have to wait for the developers to fix the problem preventing players from logging in.
However, if the servers are online and functioning, your connection issues may be caused by your in-house network. These problems are a lot harder to address, but there are a few things you can do to rule out most common issues:
- Restart your PC or console
- Power cycle your modem and/or WiFi router
- Double-check that your internet connection is working on another computer or console
- Disable any devices that may cause WiFi interference, such as tablets or mobile phones
- If possible, connect your PC or console through an Ethernet cable
In most cases, Rocket League connection issues come down to server outages. Planned or unplanned, sometimes servers simply go down. In those cases, the only way to fix the problem is to wait for someone else to fix the problem. Otherwise, you may need to do some basic troubleshooting to diagnose common home network issues.