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Are Ark: Survival Ascended Servers Down? Here’s How to Check

Running into issues with connection? Here's how to check the servers.

If you’re having trouble connecting to Ark: Survival Ascended servers and have already tried other fixes to joining errors to no avail, then most likely, their servers are down. If you’d like to know for sure it’s not just a ‘you’ problem, here are some ways to check the server status.

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How to Check Ark: Survival Ascended Servers

We know just how frustrating it is to experience problems with a game as you’re trying to enjoy it. It’s even more frustrating when you can’t even get into the game. Don’t start panicking too soon, though, because it’s most likely related to the actual game servers and has nothing to do with anything on your end.

If you’d like to find out for sure, there are some ways to check if the servers are down:

  • ARK: Survival Ascended Twitter — Unlike most games, ARK: Survival Ascended doesn’t have an official forum with the server status. If there is a sudden maintenance that has closed the servers or other outages, you can check their official Twitter instead for any news.
  • Steam or Reddit — If the team hasn’t announced anything on Twitter, but there’s still a problem, you can check the unofficial forums on Steam or Reddit, where other players tend to report any obstacles or outages as they happen. At least you’ll know you aren’t the only one.
  • Downdetector — Another way to check the game’s status is to use an official server status site, like Downdetector. You can see if there were any reported outages for the game this way.

From these options, you’ll likely get the answer you’re looking for about the servers. With a server outage, it’ll usually take a few hours for the team to get things back up and running. If the servers are down for routine maintenance, maybe even less time than that. The key is patience.

If you don’t see anything about the servers being down, try restarting your game and device and checking for any available updates. This usually helps refresh things and get them right back up and running again.

Want more gameplay tips? Check out GameSkinny’s ARK: Survival Ascended hub!

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Abby Smith is a super nerd and video game fanatic who grew up playing games on a variety of platforms. Since graduating, she has worked in the online journalism field for over three years. She likes to spend her free time binge-watching Netflix, reading all genres of novels, and playing all the best new video games. She is currently a full-time Staff Writer for GameSkinny, and as an alumni from Full Sail University, also enjoys dabbling in creative writing such as short stories, scripts, and comics on the side.