Multiplayer games are a great way to spend time with friends or just dive into your fantasy world of choice. However, as immersive as they might be, they don’t always work as intended and depending on the game you’re playing, that can be a rather frustrating experience.
In this article, we’re talking about constant connection errors that players are facing in Elden Ring, why they happen and what you can do to fix them.
What causes these connection problems?
Honestly, with something as complicated as an online game, the reason can be anything from the game servers being down to your ISP blocking port access. Regardless, some of the most popular reasons are as follows.
- Elden Ring servers are down.
- Connection issues on your end.
- Incorrect DNS settings.
- Blocked ports.
- Corrupt or outdated network drivers.
13 ways to fix the ‘constant connection error’ in Elden Ring
Here are 13 fixes you can try to fix your constant connection errors in Elden Ring.
Restart your router
Restarting your router can help eliminate any unseen network or connectivity issues you may face. You have to turn off your router, wait a bit, and then turn it back on again.
As convenient as it might be, WiFi can sometimes be unstable, especially when playing online games. Try using a wired connection between your router and PC or console to see if that solves the constant connection error in Elden Rings.
Disabling any proxies or VPNs that you might be using
Another relatively common reason people run into this issue is when they’re trying to connect to a host through a proxy or a VPN connection, and the host keeps on denying the connection request.
Several high-profile sites, including video games, often block connections coming over VPN to ensure a consistent gameplay experience. In such cases, the solution is pretty straightforward. You disable your proxy or VPN client and try connecting to the host again.
Open the required ports
Many games use specific ports to securely communicate with their respective servers. If these ports are blocked on your router, you won’t be able to play online. You need the following ports open to play Elden Ring online properly.
- UDP: 27015, 27031, 27032, 27033, 27034, 27035, 27036.
- TCP: 27015, 27036.
Since every router configuration is different, you’ll have to figure out your router settings on your own. We recommend checking the manual or visiting the router manufacturer’s site for instructions on opening ports on your particular router.
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Change your DNS settings
Using a different DNS can also help avoid connection errors. There are multiple free DNS providers using whom you can fix this issue. In this example, we’re going to use Google’s DNS.
Step 1: Press the Windows key + I to open the Windows settings and click on Network & Internet.
Step 2: Click on Change adaptor options.
Step 3: Right-click on your active network (WiFi or LAN) and click Properties.
Step 4: Find Internet Protocol Version 4 in the list, click on it, and click Properties.
Step 5: Check the Use the following DNS server addresses radio button and type in 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 in the preferred and alternative DNS addresses, respectively.
Reset network settings
Resetting your PC’s network or DNS settings can also clear up several such errors, including the constant connection error in Elden Rings.
Step 1: Press Windows key + R, type cmd, and hit Enter.
Step 2: Type in ipconfig /flushdns to reset DNS settings to default.
If the above command doesn’t help, try entering these commands in the Command Prompt one at a time.
netsh winsock reset netsh int ip reset
If you suspect an issue with your router’s DHCP assignment, use these commands to release your old IP and request a new one.
ipconfig /release ipconfig /renew
If this doesn’t work, use the following commands to reset your network stack.
ipconfig/flushdns nbtstat -R nbtstat -RR netsh int ip reset C:\resetlog.txt netsh winsock reset
Disable voice chat
Although the real reason behind this isn’t exactly known, some players have reported that the in-game voice chat function was causing the constant connection error.
Head to the game settings and disable voice chat under the Network tab. Keep in mind that this setting is only accessible when you’re in-game and connected online.
Check your drivers
Your network adaptor’s drivers could be causing connectivity issues. Try connecting to the internet using either an ethernet connection or any other alternatives, and follow these steps to get your drivers in place.
Step 1: Press Windows key + R, type in devmgmt.msc and hit enter.
Step 2: Double click Network adaptors to expand it and right-click your WiFi card or ethernet adaptor, depending upon what you need to fix. Click on Update driver.
Step 3: Select Search automatically for drivers, and Windows will find and install any available updates.
Now restart your PC and try again.
Run Steam as an administrator
Running Steam with administrator privileges can help you get around any permission issues that might be hampering the platform’s functionality, especially regarding online connectivity. Try running Steam as an administrator and relaunching your game to see if that fixes the problem.
Use a password
If you’re setting up multiplayer games without passwords, try using one to see if that solves your error. Passwords are generally meant to protect your game against uninvited players, but in this case, they can force a connection to the server, solving your connection problems.
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Use another character
As weird as it sounds, sometimes switching characters can help resolve connection issues. This is a rather unfortunate solution as you’ll lose all progress on your current character, and any upgrade or build might cause the connection problems to come back again.
If you’re going to do this, we recommend using the Respec feature in the game, enabled after defeating Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon. The feature lets you reset all your stats and start afresh. However, if you’re frustrated by Elden Rings’ constant connection issues, this fix is worth a shot.
Reset the summoning system
Elden Rings has an in-built summoning system that helps players invite other players to their games. You can reset the summoning system by using the Furlcalling Finger remedy twice in a row. As soon as the gold-coloured summoning rings get disabled, try summoning your friend again to see if that works.
If nothing else works, reach out to Bandai Namco support on their website and raise a ticket for your issue. Hopefully, someone will get back to you with more guidance on fixing the problem.
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