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How to Fix the ‘Connected to the DotA 2 Game Coordinator Logging In’ Error

If you've been hit with the Connected to DotA 2 Game Coordinator error, these are some tips to get back in game.

There are a number of errors you can encounter when playing online. From server stability to ISP outages to software requirements, getting into a game can turn into its own mission. For those who want to queue up, this is how to fix the ‘Connected to the DotA 2 Game Coordinator Logging In’ error you may experience.

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Fixes for the ‘Connected to the DotA 2 Game Coordinator Logging In’ Error

This particular error has been cropping up and stopping players since 2019. This is because the error with the Coordinator is usually related to Valve’s servers. When you see this message, it typically means there’s a DotA 2 server outage.

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However, there are a couple of things you can do to confirm this is the case and try to get into the game faster.

  • Check the server status: I personally use Downdetector whenever I want to check a game’s servers. It has all the games I play, so I can just bookmark the site and enter which one is having issues.
  • If the servers are fine, check your Firewall. Sometimes, settings get changed during updates. Double-check to ensure DotA 2 isn’t being blocked.
  • Restart the game.
  • Restart Steam.
  • Restart your device.
  • Restart your router: It could be an ISP issue that a simple restart will fix.
  • Verify game files. In Steam, right click the game and head to Properties. Under Install Files you can verify the integrity of game files. This will check and repair any corrupted or missing information.

Some players found success getting in games simply by changing the server they were trying to connect to. This isn’t possible for everyone, as high ping can make DotA 2 unplayable if the server is too far away. If all else fails, send in an official support ticket to Valve about the issue. Include all the steps you’ve already completed so they don’t ask you to do them again.

That’s how to fix the ‘Connected to DotA 2 Game Coordinator Logging In’ error. For more error fixes, build guides, or update coverage, visit our DotA 2 guide hub.


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