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Discord awaiting endpoint: 5 Fixes

Discord is a top-rated VOIP program initially built for gamers in mind but has evolved to include a much wider userbase since then. The program has video and voice calls, group chats, DMs and uses two-factor authentication to keep its users safe.

In this article, we’re talking about the “awaiting endpoint” error on Discord.


What causes the Discord awaiting endpoint error?

The “awaiting endpoint” error usually occurs when Discord is waiting to establish a stable connection with its servers. It can be triggered because of several reasons like

  • Slow or unstable internet connection.
  • Server outage.
  • Outdated Discord client. 
  • Any network issues on your end.

Also read: How to turn off auto emoji on Discord?


How to fix the Discord awaiting endpoint error?

Here are a few solutions you can try out to see if your problem gets solved. 

Restart Discord

Restarting Discord can help freshen things up for the program and might help it connect to the servers. If not, it’ll highlight the problem further as Discord won’t load unless you have an active internet connection.

Check out our detailed guide on how to restart Discord here.

Check for outages

Another thing you can do is check for any outages on Discord servers. If a server has been down in your region, you either won’t connect to Discord or will be redirected to another server. Either way, you’ll see the “awaiting endpoint” error here. You can check Discord Twitter or a site like DownDetector to check Discord servers’ status. 

Discord has also automated the server selection process, meaning users can’t manually select what servers they want to connect to anymore. If this is the case, your best bet is to sit tight until Discord comes back online.

Also read: How to restart Discord?


Check your internet 

Discord requires an active internet connection to work. If you have an unstable internet connection, chances are you’re going to miss out on notifications. Suppose you’re on WiFi check to see if you’ve got internet access and strong signals. If you’re on mobile data, check to see if data is enabled and that you’ve got good network coverage.


Update Discord

The issue you’re facing may have already been fixed in an update you haven’t installed yet. Once you’ve launched Discord, press Ctrl + R. Discord will restart, download any pending updates, and probably fix the issue.


Reinstall Discord

If all else fails, your best bet is to reinstall Discord from scratch.

Step 1: Press Windows key + X to open the Quick Access menu and click on Apps & Features. 

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Step 2: Find Discord in this list and click on Uninstall. 

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Once the program has been removed, restart your PC, reinstall Discord and try launching it again.

Also read: Discord desktop mode: Everything you need to know

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