Fixed: Fallout 76 “Disconnected From Server” When Joining

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Recently, players have been troubled by the issue of “disconnected from server” when joining on Fallout 76. If you encounter this issue, be calm, as this is very easy to fix. 

In this guide, our technical team will walk you through 6 effective ways to resolve the connection failure issue. So, keep reading!

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Fix #1: Chek Server Status

First of all, we suggest checking the game’s server status. The issue might be due to a server outage. We suggest checking the game’s official website to see if the server is down and when it will be restored. 

Fallout 76 official website

Fix #2: End Other Programs

If you are running various applications that use a lot of bandwidth, such as Dropbox, iCloud, and OneDrive, then it might be the reason why Fallout 76 disconnects from the game server. To end other programs, here’s how:

  1. Open your “Task Manager.”
  2. Right-click “Bandwidth Application.”
  3. From the context menu, select “End Task.”

Fix #3: Reboot Your Internet Connection

The issue with the Fallout 76 server disconnection may be caused by the router. If this happens, you can reboot your network to see if it fixes the issue.

wifi router and cable
  1. Unplug your modem from the power source.
  2. Wait for the modem to cool off (we suggest waiting for about 60 seconds). 
  3. Plug the modem back and wait until the indicator lights turn to normal. 
  4. Then, open Fallout 76 and see if the error is fixed. 

Fix #4: Update Network Drivers

Follow the steps below:

  1. Press Windows and R buttons simultaneously to launch the “Run” dialog. 
  2. In the box, input “devmgmt.msc” and press “OK.”
  3. Locate and right-click the network driver under the “Device Manager” window. Click “Update Driver.”
  4. Select “Search Automatically for Updated Driver Software.”
  5. Then, follow the instructions on-screen to continue. 
update network drivers

After all of the steps are completed, reboot your computer and check if the error that caused the disconnection of the server from the game is fixed.

Fix #5: Reset Winsock

To resolve the problem, you can reset winsock. This works effectively on similar server errors on WoW and Minecraft, so it’s worth trying on Fallout 76. Here’s how:

  1. Launch the “Command Prompt as Administrator.”
  2. Then, input the “netsh winsock reset” command and press “Enter.”
  3. Restart your PC. 

After you follow the steps, check if the issue with the disconnection from the server is fixed.

Fix #6: Flush DNS

If the issue with the server’s IP or DNS is not resolved, then the game will not be able to run. You can resolve the problem by flushing the DNS [1].

cmd prompt flush DNS
  1. Launch the “Command Prompt as Administrator.”
  2. Input the “ipconfig /flushdns” command and click “Enter.”
  3. Then, input the “ipconfig /release” command and click “Enter.”
  4. Finally, input the “ipconfig /renew” command and click “Enter.”

Conclusion

To sum up, you have six effective ways to fix the issue of Fallout 76’s disconnection error when joining a server. Whenever you encounter this issue, you can try all the options above and see which do the trick best. 

Also, we suggest checking out Fallout 76’s official social media accounts for the latest game updates. 

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Matthew Paxton
Matthew Paxton
Mathew has nursed a love of video games since childhood. Now, as an adult, he enjoys playing challenging games as much as he enjoys relating with other gamers. Matthew created Hypernia to give gamers like himself accurate and reliable information about games, servers, communication protocols, and much more.

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