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How to Fix “Failed to connect to server” Error in Helldivers 2

Helldivers 2 is the galaxy’s last line of defense and combat the imminent threat to freedom.

In this fast-paced third-person shooter, assemble squads of up to four Helldivers.

Choose diverse load-outs, from raining down freedom to charging head-first into combat.

Friendly fire is a challenge, emphasizing the importance of teamwork for victory.

The galaxy’s fate rests on the actions of all involved—stand together or fall apart.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix the “Failed to connect to server. Please contact support if problem persists” error in Helldivers 2 on PC, PlayStation, or Xbox.

How to Fix “Failed to connect to server” Error in Helldivers 2

If you get the “Failed to connect to server” error, it means that the maximum number of login requests for that particular minute has exceeded.

Otherwise, the servers are full and will require someone to log out before allowing new players in.

If you get the issue, you can try rebooting the game to increase the chances of it being reset.

This is due to the high traffic leading to rewards not being tracked correctly by the game’s servers.

Fix 1: Restart the game

  1. Press “CTRL” + “ALT” + “DEL” on your keyboard.
  2. Select “Task Manager”.
  3. End the task for “Helldivers 2” and “Steam”.
  4. Open Steam, launch Helldivers 2, and allow the cutscene/intro to play.

Fix 2: Keep spamming any button

  1. Press any button (spam “X” on the console or any button on the PC).
  2. If you get the “Failed to connect to server” error, press any button again.
  3. Keep pressing any button until you manage to connect to the game.

Fix 3: Flush your DNS

  1. Search for “cmd” using Windows Search and run it as an administrator.
  2. Type these three codes and press enter after each one:
  3. netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt
  4. netsh winsock reset
  5. ipconfig /flushdns
  6. Launch Helldivers 2.

Fix 4: Verify the integrity of game files

  1. Navigate to your Steam library.
  2. Right-click Helldivers 2 > Properties > Local Files.
  3. Click on “Verify integrity of game files”.
  4. Launch Helldivers 2.

Further reading

How to Fix Error Code 5 1 503 in Helldivers 2

How to Fix Helldivers 2 Failed to Join Game Lobby Error

How to Fix Helldivers 2 Crashing on Launch


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