Fix Phasmophobia “Failed To Connect: InternalRecieveException” Error

Fix Phasmophobia Failed To Connect InternalRecieveException Error

Phasmophobia has had an incredible reception on Steam. Although the game is still in early access and development, which means it susceptible to bugs and error, the good news is we have a lot more good content and features coming our way as the game progresses. One of the error that’s troubling users is the Phasmophobia “Failed To Connect: InternalRecieveException” error. For most errors in the game, the developers have recommended to restart the game, which is what you should do when you encounter the error. If that fails, keep scrolling as we have shared the possible causes of the InternalRecieveException error in Phasmophobia and how you can fix it.

Fix Phasmophobia “Failed To Connect: InternalRecieveException” Error

Besides the Phasmophobia “Failed To Connect: InternalRecieveException” error, the other errors users encounter with Phasmophobia is the chat or the Spirit box not working. If you face a similar problem, browse our category that has all the guides for the problems currently encountered in the game.

For this particular problem, it occurs when your connection to the game servers are hindered to a client setting. Meaning, something on your end is preventing the connection. The first suspect is using a VPN, most websites and servers can easily identify a VPN connection. While it works in some games, it seems Phasmophobia blocks connections originating from a VPN service.

As such, try disabling the VPN and try to play the game, the connection should be established without error. If you are using a proxy, try disabling that as well. It can also have problems with the game. Additionally, sometimes a malware will turn on the proxy settings even when you have disabled it. So, install a reliable antivirus and perform a complete scan of your system.

Finally, the antivirus or the Windows Firewall itself could be blocking your connection to the game. It occurs more often with game than you can think. Therefore, allow Phasmophobia through the Windows Firewall or other antivirus software. Here are the steps.

Windows Firewall

  1. Press Windows Key + I and select Update & Security
  2. Click on Windows Security and select Firewall & network protection
  3. Click on Allow an app through firewall
  4. Locate Phasmophobia and tick both Private and Public
  5. Save the changes.

Kaspersky Internet Security

  • Home >> Settings >> Additional >> Threats and Exclusions >> Exclusions >> Specify Trusted Applications >> Add.


  • Home >> Settings >> Components >> Web Shield >> Exceptions >> Set the exception.

Avast Antivirus

  • Home >> Settings >> General >> Exclusions >> Set the exclusion.

That’s all we have in this guide, hope the Phasmophobia “Failed To Connect: InternalRecieveException” error is resolved.  

Tim Blisz
I am an avid gamer who loves to write about games. When not writing, I like to cook and play first-person shooter video games.


    1. eso pensaba pero no tiene pagina oficial ? sabes tambien me pasa con Apex legends

      1. ¿El mismo error?

    2. If you are getting this error at the time of this comment, it’s because of a problem with the game servers and it’s a problem that’s affect a wide player base. Waiting for a few hours should resolve the issue.

      1. thank you

        1. We will update the comment section when we know the issue to be resolved.

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