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How to Fix Helldivers 2 Failed to Join Game Lobby Error

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

In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix the “Failed to Join Game Lobby” error in Helldivers 2 on PC, PlayStation, or Xbox.

How to Fix Helldivers 2 Failed to Join Game Lobby Error

If you get the “Failed to Join Game Lobby” error, it means the servers are overloaded and you’re prevented from joining the lobby.

However, you can bypass this by turning off crossplay and spam-clicking the “Quickplay” button.

Fix 1: Turn off crossplay

  1. Pause menu > Options > Gameplay.
  2. Crossplay > Off > Save your changes.
  3. Try joining a game lobby again.

Fix 2: Spam the “Quickplay” button

  1. Click on the “Quickplay” button.
  2. If you get the “Failed to Join Game Lobby” error, click on the “Quickplay” button again.
  3. Keep clicking on the button until you manage to join a game lobby.

Fix 3: Join friends directly

  1. Use friend codes to play.
  2. Join friends directly (people you already know or friend codes you’ve shared on social media).

Fix 4: Travel to a planet with fewer players

  1. Quickplay might work if you travel to a planet with fewer players on it.
  2. Fewer players are on the Automaton planets, so you can try flying there and then attempting.

Further reading

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