Helldivers 2 Failed to Join Lobby (Server Error): How to Fix

Can’t seem to join Helldivers 2 lobby due to a pesky “Failed to join” error? This guide will walk you through troubleshooting solutions to resolve the problem on both PC and PS5 platforms. Let’s get you back in the co-op action!

What Causes the Failed to Join Error?

Helldivers “Failed to join” error indicates an issue connecting to game servers to sync match data. Network connectivity glitches, corrupted files, driver conflicts, or matchmaking errors can all be potential culprits.

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How to Fix Helldivers Failed to Join Error

How to fix Helldivers 2 Failed to Join Lobby (Server Error)

Follow these troubleshooting steps to get Helldivers 2 back online:

1. Reset Your Network Hardware

Simply unplugging and reconnecting your modem, router and console can clear out any software bugs or updates causing connection issues.

2. Run an Internet Speed Test

Go to Speedtest.net and run a test. If speeds are low, contact your ISP. For Helldivers 2 you need at least 5 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload.

3. Port Forward Your Router

Log into your router settings and forward ports 3659, 443, and 3658 which Madden uses to connect online. Refer to your router manual for exact steps.

4. Allow Helldivers 2 Through Your Firewall

Ensure Helldivers 2 is allowed through any active firewall or security software on your PC or console. Refer to the software guide for instructions.

5. Switch to a Wired Connection

For the most stable connection, play Helldivers 2 using a wired Ethernet cable connected to your console or PC rather than over WiFi.

Contact EA Support – February 8, 2024

If you still see the error after trying these steps, reach out to Helldivers 2 support team for further troubleshooting. Provide any error codes shown.

Also Read: How to Fix Helldivers 2 Server Request Failed Error

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