Modern games are getting increasingly complicated, and this requires developers to come up with new technologies to keep these massive digital worlds running smoothly, especially during multiplayer play, where the game has to sync up for everyone on the server. That said, just like everything tech, games aren’t immune to random bugs and glitches from time to time.
In this article, we’re talking about the “Playfab network error in session issue”, its causes and what you can do to fix the problem.
What causes this issue?
Several things can trigger this error. Common causes include:
- Internet connectivity issues.
- Firewall or router blocking network access.
- The game doesn’t have administrative access.
- Corrupt or missing game files.
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How to fix this?
Here are eight fixes you can try out.
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.
Restart your game
One of the easiest ways to fix the problem is to restart the game. Restarting games and programs often resolves temporary bugs that can cause crashes or connectivity issues. Once the game is stopped completely (you can verify this using the Task Manager), relaunch it using the Steam launcher, and it should work just fine.
Change Steam ping limit
Another thing that can keep you from launching into the game can be the Steam ping limit. Here’s how you can change it in Steam settings.
Step 1: Open Steam, click the Steam menu in the top left, followed by Settings.
Step 2: Head to the In-game tab and change the Server Browser Pings / Minute drop-down to under 500. Remember that you might have to play around with different values to see which one works for you.
Additionally, this can break some features on other games as well, so we recommend only using this solution as a temporary workaround.
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If you’re using a VPN while gaming, some games can experience issues due to geo-restricted content policies. Disable it and try rerunning the game if you’re on a VPN. It should work just fine. The same goes for any firewalls you might have as well.
Sometimes the Windows Firewall can get in the way of programs trying to access the internet, which can very well be the case here. Try temporarily disabling your firewall to see if Darktide starts working properly.
You can check out how to use the Windows Firewall here
Change NAT type
If your router has a NAT type 3, otherwise called strict, you will run into problems with a game, as strict NAT types often block internet traffic to non-essential programs. If you have admin access to your network, try changing the NAT type to see if that resolves your error.
Check out our detailed guide on how to change NAT type on consoles here
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Verify Game Files
Corrupted game files can often lead to issues like this. This can be resolved by reinstalling the game or if you’ve downloaded the game using a client like Steam, by verifying the integrity of game files.
Step 1: Head over to your Steam Library, right-click on Darktide and select Properties.
Step 2: Head over to the Local Files tab.
Step 3: Click on Verify integrity of local files… and let Steam do its thing.
Now try relaunching the game.
If checking the game files didn’t work out, your best bet is to delete the game from Steam and reinstall it from scratch. Ensure to overwrite your game save with the new installation, as corrupt saved files can also cause this issue.
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