Outrider is the new multiplayer title from Square Enix. It is one of the most awaited games of the year. If you want to try the game before it releases on 1st April, there is good news, the game’s unlimited demo is out. However, players who downloaded the demo and attempted to play are facing a few problems one of them is the Outrider ‘Could Not Connect to Outrider’s Servers’ error. This error can mean one of two things, either there is a problem with the client’s network or internet connection, or the servers are facing difficulty.
How to Fix Outrider ‘Could Not Connect to Outrider’s Servers’
Fortunately, at this time if you are seeing the error and it’s preventing you from playing the demo, it’s due to a problem on the server end and no fault of your client or network. The developers have acknowledged the issue on Twitter. It’s common for new games to experience server problems when unexpectedly large number of players attempt to play the game.
As Outrider is this year’s biggest game by far, it natural for large number of player to flock the server, which is causing strain as the server is failing to cater to the large number of players. As this is a problem on the server end, there is nothing you can do but wait for the problem to be fix by the developers.
You can monitor the situation by visiting the above Twitter thread to check if the issues with the server are fixed. Another great website to identify server problems is Downdetector. You will also find user problems listed in the comments, so that’s a place you can look. Needless to say, Square Enix is working on expanding the server and the Outrider server problems should be solved in a day or two.
While currently, the cause of the problem is the servers, there is a chance the problem may be on your end or on a later date, in such a case, you will have to troubleshoot your connection as the client is unable to communicate to the servers. Here are some of the troubleshooting steps you can try to fix the Outrider ‘Could Not Connect to Outrider’s Servers.’
Here are some network troubleshooting you can consider.
- Switch to a wired internet connection such as Powerline, Ethernet Cable, or MoCA. Using Wi-Fi or mobile hotspot can be the cause of several errors in games.
- For Console Players, clear the cache if you are on Xbox and PS4 players hard reset the console. Users on PC, reboot the system and try playing the game.
- Reset the internet router or modem
- Cable connections, fiber, and DSL offer the best gaming experience. On the other hand, internet service providers such as satellite, wireless, and cellular are less reliable for online gaming.
- If a wired internet connection is not an option, consider:
- Changing the channel on your wireless router; ideally, the one that is used the least.
- Try shifting from 2.4GHz to 5GHz or vice versa.
- Ensure that the router is placed closer to the console or PC and not blocked by a wall or other obstacles that can block the Wi-Fi signal.
- Adjust the router’s antennae.
- Change your network connection. Try using a different internet connection. If you are using Wi-Fi, try playing the game through your mobile internet.
- Do not use other devices on the same network such as tablets, cell phones, etc. while playing Outriders.
- Terminate bandwidth-intensive tasks such as Netflix, YouTube, or other video streaming services, file transfer (torrents), etc.
- Ensure you are using the latest hardware and firmware. Get in touch with your ISP and ensure the network equipment such as modems, cables, routers, switches, etc. are all up-to-date and working as intended.
- Ensure your NAT type is Open.
- Call the ISP for help with the problem.
That’s all we have for now. We hope you have your resolution to the Outrider ‘Could Not Connect to Outrider’s servers’ error.