Ghost Recon Breakpoint: How to Fix Unable to Detect Uplay Error

Running into the "unable to connect to Uplay" error in Ghost Recon Breakpoint? Here are some potential fixes.

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An always-online game like Ghost Recon Breakpoint can encounter plenty of issues at any given moment. However, some problems aren’t because of a faulty internet connection or the game’s servers being down. Sometimes, errors pop up from the client side. Luckily, there are ways to fix them that are in our control. Here’s how to fix the “unable to detect Uplay” error in Ghost Recon Breakpoint.

How to Fix the Unable to Detect Uplay Error in Ghost Recon Breakpoint

Let’s look at the options for (hopefully) fixing the “unable to detect Uplay” error in Ghost Recon Breakpoint from simplest to hardest.

  • Restart your computer.
  • Make sure you have Uplay installed, even if you’re playing the game through Steam.
  • Download or re-install Ubisoft Connect.
  • Be sure to link your accounts when Uplay asks.
  • Check your Firewall and anti-virus settings to ensure there’s no conflict.
  • Verify the integrity of your game files.
  • Reinstall the game.

Some have mentioned that installing Uplay/Connect and Ghost Recon Breakpoint on the same drive — either an HDD or SSD — fixed their issue with Ubisoft’s distribution platform. However, I’ve not experienced any problems with having games on different drives with either Steam or Uplay/Connect. However, it’s worth a shot if you’re running into this error.

How to Fix the Unable to Detect Uplay Error on Steam Deck

Through a bunch of research, since I don’t own one of Valve’s handhelds, it appears many players are running into the “unable to detect Uplay” error on Steam Deck. And it’s not just for Ghost Recon Breakpoint. Quite a few fixes are floating around out there — on Reddit particularly — and I’ll link them below so you can hop right over to them.

And that’s how to fix the “unable to connect to Uplay” error in Ghost Recon Breakpoint — hopefully. As with any problem like this one, nothing’s 100% guaranteed to work. If worst comes to worst, completely uninstall GRB and Uplay/Connect from your device. Then re-install them. It’s a pain, but it just might work. For more, check out our other guides on the game.

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Jonathan Moore

Jonathan Moore is the Editor-in-Chief of GameSkinny and has been writing about games since 2010. With over 1,200 published articles, he's written about almost every genre, from city builders and ARPGs to third-person shooters and sports titles. While patiently awaiting anything Dino Crisis, he consumes all things Star Wars. He has a BFA in Creative Writing and an MFA in Creative Writing focused on games writing and narrative design. He's previously been a newspaper copy editor, ad writer, and book editor. In his spare time, he enjoys playing music, watching football, and walking his three dogs. He lives on Earth and believes in aliens, thanks to Fox Mulder.