Fix New World ‘Could Not Connect to Server: Unknown File Version’ Error

New World is about to come out on the Closed Beta after being delayed several times due to the poor response from the gaming community. Since the Alpha last year, the game has undergone huge changes in mechanics. Now that the game is available for select players, it would be an awesome thing to be a part of it. However, the last thing you expect is an error. Some users are reporting seeing the New World “Could not connect to server: Unknown file version” error. The cause of this error is a problem with the game files. In this post, we will list down the solution you can try to fix the error including the recommendations form the developers.   

How to Fix New World ‘Could Not Connect to Server: Unknown File Version’ Error

The most likely cause of the New World Unknown File Version error is a problem with the game files, most likely corruption over time or during installation. The fix recommended by the developers and the one that’s worked for some users is to Verify the integrity of game files.

You may also see the error with the file version on your system does match the server and that’s why it’s failing to connect. The solution is the same. Here is how to validate or verify the game files using the Steam client.

  • Reboot the system and launch Steam
  • Go to Library and right-click on New World, choose Properties
  • Go to the Local Files tab and click on Verify integrity of game files…

Wait for the process to complete and the error should be resolved.

This is the most effective solution to the New World Unknown File Version error. This simple solution would work for more users, but if it fails, let us know in the comments. If something worked for you and we have not covered it in the post, let us know in the comments.

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