How to fix "Unknown error while communicating with Rocket League servers" issue


How to fix "Unknown error while communicating with Rocket League servers" issue

Is the "Unknown error while communicating with Rocket League servers" error message plaguing your rocket-powered football experience?

Since its launch, Rocket League has become an enormously popular arcade-style game around the world. However, issues such as error code 67, error code 42, and error code 71 have been causing frustration among players.

In this article, we will explore some simple solutions that can help fix this server connection issue and get you back to playing Rocket League in no time.

What causes the "Unknown error while communicating with Rocket League servers" issue?

If you've seen this error pop-up, then there is a communication breakdown between the players' system, and the game servers.

As with many online games that rely on central servers, connection problems cause a number of issues on Rocket League. As well as the Error Communicating with Servers, users may see variations on this theme, such as:

  • You are currently not connected to the Rocket League servers
  • Not logged in to Rocket League Servers
  • No servers online, please try again later

Generally, these are all caused by similar issues. These connectivity problems can be caused by a number of different issues, such as a bad internet connection, a server not working, and other devices competing for bandwidth, to highlight a few.

So what, if anything, can be done to address this, should it happen to you?

How to fix the "Unknown error while communicating with Rocket League servers" issue on PC

Thankfully, Psyonix has created a very thorough troubleshooting guide, in case you are experiencing these issues.

Overall, you might want to restart your router, delete the Rocket League cache or try connecting to a different region (using a VPN for example).

This is a full list of tips:

  •  Check your region to improve connection performance and speed. Generally speaking, the region closest to you is the one you should choose. Using a VPN may cause your connection to jump to a more distant server.
  • Make sure you are not in a restricted region
  • Restart your router to improve the connection
  • Try deleting the Rocket League cache
  • Make sure you are playing on a wired connection
  • Disconnect other devices from the network to improve connection performance. If multiple devices and apps are competing for bandwidth, this can cause issues.
  • Synchronize Windows Clock to avoid time conflicts with Rocket League Servers
  • Add an exception to Windows Firewall to ensure your computer can connect properly
  •  Update Internet Explorer security protocol
  • Enable Port Forwarding
  • Use Google Public DNS

This is a very comprehensive list of possible fixes for your PC. Work down the list, as it is in order of what seems to most commonly resolve server communication errors.

How to fix the "Unknown error while communicating with Rocket League servers" issue on Xbox

As with the PC, Psyonix has plenty of solutions to try to circumvent this error. Work down the list, as they are in order of the most effective remedies:

  • Check the Xbox Server Status in case the server is down. If it is, you'll need to wait until it is back up and running.
  • Check your region to improve connection performance and speed. If you are using a VPN, you may not be connecting to your nearest server.
  • Make sure you are not in a restricted region
  • Restart your router to improve the connection
  • Make sure you are playing on a wired connection
  • Disconnect other devices from the network to improve connection performance. If other devices are competing for bandwidth, this can reduce performance.
  • Enable port forwarding
  • Use Google Public DNS
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How to fix the "Unknown error while communicating with Rocket League servers" issue on PlayStation

There are a number of possible fixes that Psyonix has suggested for PlayStation users who are encountering this error. As above, it is advisable to work through these in order, as they are listed with the most common fixes first.

  • Check the PlayStation Server Status. If the server is down, you need to wait.
  • Check your region to improve connection performance and speed. If you are using a VPN, you may be using a server from further away, which can cause issues.
  • Make sure you are not in a Restricted region
  • Restart your router to improve the connection
  • Make sure you are playing on a Wired connection
  • Disconnect other devices from the network to improve connection performance. We keep saying this, but it bears repeating. Having lots of apps and devices all fighting over bandwidth can cause connection problems.
  • Enable Port Forwarding
  • Use Google Public DNS or one of the best DNS servers for PS4 and PS5.

How to fix the "Unknown error while communicating with Rocket League servers" issue on Switch

Last, and by no means least, is a list of possible remedies for the Nintendo Switch, starting with the most effective:

This is all you need to know on how to fix the unknown connection error in Rocket League. For more tips and tricks on the game, check out our guides on how to fix connection timed out error and how to accept license agreement.

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