Rocket League is an online game that requires the users to be connected to the internet at all times. As with most online games, errors are common with Rocket League. Recently, users on all platforms have been facing the Rocket League error 67 with the message “timed out waiting for connection to the server.” If you are here reading the blog that means you would have tried all the network troubleshooting in an attempt to root out the error in connection but failed. No-fuss! We will help you resolve this error in a few simple but little technical steps. In frustration, you would want to blame the game server, but surprisingly the cause of error 67 is local.
Let’s look at the causes of the error.
Reasons that Cause Rocket League Error 67
After thorough research on user cases and observing the fixes that resolved the error, we conclude there are several things that can cause this error. Here is a brief on them.
Steam Client without Admin Authorization
Without the admin permission, the Steam client cannot open certain ports that are only opened when you provide admin privileges to Steam. This prevents the server from communicating with the client effectively and leads to the error. If this is the reason behind your error, the fix is straightforward, provide admin permission to Steam.
UPnP Might be Disabled
Nearly all games that require you to maintain a connection with the server use UPnP technology. UPnP allows your computer to be discovered by the server and vice versa to easily perform network services such as data sharing, entertainment, and communications. So, needless to say, the UPnP should be enabled on your router. A large proportion of users who encountered the error 67 simply had their UPnP settings disabled on the router.
Old Router Requiring Port Forwarding
Sometimes the old router might not support UPnP and you may need to manually forward ports for the game to work. You can do this by logging into the default gateway IP and manually opening certain ports under the port forwarding settings.
Certain antivirus software is known to block third-party server access to protect you, but it may also be preventing you from connecting with the game and downloading the necessary objects. Setting the protection to low or moderate can fix this problem. If that does not work, you can define rules for the antivirus to allow you to play the games.
Using PeerBlock, PeerGurdian, or Similar Applications
If you use either PeerBlock or PeerGurdian, the possible cause can be the software. Both software allow you to block packets coming in and going to specific IPs. Several users have reported that the software prevented them from connecting with the Rocket League server. In such a case, simply uninstalling the programs will allow you to connect to the server and eliminate Rocket League error 67.
If you are struggling with the error, the possible cause is one or more of the above, the fix is simple. Read further and we will help you fix the problem and return to playing in no time.
Fix 1: Run Steam as Administrator
A large number of PC users were able to resolve the problem by providing admin privileges to Steam. This is a simple step and does not take more than a few seconds. Although there is no explanation from the developers as to why this works; users suggest certain ports are not opened without the admin permission. So, to run Steam as administrator follow the below steps.
- Close Steam completely even from the tray bar.
- Go to the desktop shortcut and right-click
- Select Run as administrator
If you are able to play the game while running as an administrator, you should ensure that the game always starts with the admin permission. To do so, follow the below steps.
- Go to the desktop shortcut of Steam and right-click
- Select Properties >> Compatibility
- Toggle on Run this program as an administrator
- Click Apply >> Ok.
Once you have performed this step, the Stem client will always open as administrator. Regardless of this fixes the Rocket League error 67 or not, you should perform this step so you don’t encounter problems with other games. If this did not work, try our other fixes.
Fix 2: Uninstall PeerBlock and PeerGurdian
If you have one of this software installed on your computer, uninstall them and check if the game works. You can uninstall PeerBlock or PeerGurdian the same way you uninstall any other software. Go to Control Panel > Programs > Program and Features > Select the application > right-click and select uninstall. Follow the onscreen instruction. Once the software is uninstalled, restart the computer and play the game. If it works great, if not, try the below fixes.
Fix 3: Turn on Network Discovery (PC Users)
For some users playing the Rocket League on Windows, simply turning on network discovery has allowed them to eliminate the error from the game. To do this, follow the below steps.
- Press Windows Key + I to go to Windows Settings
- Click on Network & Internet
- Scroll down and find Network and Sharing Center
- From the left pane, click on Change advanced sharing settings
- Toggle Turn on network discovery and Save changes.
- Launch the game and try playing.
Fix 4: Adding Exception in Firewall and Disabling Antivirus
If you rely on the Windows Firewall for your malware protection, the issue can be with the application blocking the Rocket League. A lot of users solved the problem by disabling the firewall. The same can be said about the antivirus program. If you use a third-party anti-virus program, we recommend you uninstall the program to check if the game works.
In the case of a Firewall, you do not have to disable the firewall as it can put your system under risk. Adding Rocket League to the exception and exclusion list of Firewall and Defender can help solve the problem.
Allow Rocket League through Windows Defender Firewall
- In the Windows Search tab, type Windows Defender Firewall.
- From the left pane, select Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall
- Click on Change settings
- Ensure both the Public and Private options are toggled-on for Steam
- Click ok and check if the Rocket League error still appears.
Add Exclusion in Virus & Threat Protection (Windows 10)
- In the Windows Search tab search for Windows Security
- Click on Virus & threat protection
- Under Virus & threat protection settings select Manage settings
- Scroll down to locate Exclusions
- Click on Add or remove exclusions
- Click on Add an exclusion >> select file and go the .exe file of Rocket League
- Click on the .exe file and select ok.
- Try playing the game and check if Rocket League error 67 is gone.
Fix 5: Enabling UPnP for P2P Network Services
Not all routers allow UPnP by default, you have to set it manually. However, as different ISP have their own interface, this step can vary, but the basics remain the same. So, use this step as a guide to finding the right settings. Additionally, we recommend that you open the hardware manufacturer’s guide open in a tap for reference. Follow the procedure to find the settings and enable UPnP on your router.
- Paste the default gateway address of your ISP and log-in with your credentials. The default address appears something like this 192.168.5.2
- Once logged-in, locate UPnP, which is commonly located under Forwarding or Advanced Settings.
- After you have located UPnP, simply enabling or turning on does the trick.
Restart the computer or the console and try connecting with the game. Check if the error 67 still appears.
Fix 6: Suspend CUP-intensive Programs
Some users were also able to fix the problem by closing other games and programs that run in the background. Ensure that no online games are open that can reduce the bandwidth for Rocket League leading to the error.
Fix 7: Port Forwarding
If you are using an old router, port forwarding might fix the issue. A lot of users who faced the problem resolved error 67 by opening some ports that are closed by default. Follow the below steps to open Rocket League ports.
- Open your browser and type or paste the default IP address or the gateway address. Log-in with your credentials. (search online or contact your ISP for username and password)
- Locate Port Forwarding (It should be in the advanced settings or NAT forwarding. At this point having the manual of the hardware manufacturer or ISP to guide you with the steps comes handy. You can also perform a google search to find the port forwarding settings for your modem type).
Once you find the port forwarding options, the ports to open for Rocket League are:
TCP: 27015-27030, 27036-27037
UDP: 4380, 27000-27031, 27036
TCP: 6667, 12400, 28910, 29900, 29901, 29920
TCP: 1935, 3478-3480
UDP: 3074, 3478-3479
After entering the ports, save the changes and restart the router and the computer.
This should eliminate the Rocket League error 67.