Running into persistent connection issues in any game can be more than a little frustrating. And that’s especially true if it gets in the way of mining or traversing Middle Earth’s depths. Here’s how to fix the lost connection to host issue in Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria.
What Causes the Return to Moria Lost Connection to Host Error?
These errors can arise both from you and your host in Return to Moria, but there are ways to try and fix the problem. In my experience, instances like mismatched game versions between players or a VPN left running in the background are common culprits. Still, there are various other things you can look to.
Potential Ways to Fix the Lost Connection Error
Below, I start with the easiest methods and move to the slightly more tedious ones. I hope at least one works for you and that you can get back to playing with your friends. Return to Moria is way more fun with company. The first two basic things you should try are:
- Restart LotR: Return to Moria: If you haven’t tried this already, turn the game off. Then, relaunch it and reconnect to your host’s server and see if the issue persists.
- Turn off VPN: If you have a VPN running in the background, try turning it off as it can in rare cases mess with your connection.
Download the Latest Update
When a new patch comes out — no matter how small a change it brings — you’ll need to download it to minimize any conflicts. Not downloading a patch can lead to mismatched version errors, where you try to play with someone who has a different version. This can cause the lost connection error.
Download the latest update in by:
- Going to the LotR Return to Moria Epic Game Store page or PlayStation Store/Microsoft Store for consoles.
- Updating the game.
- Relaunching it.
This ensures everything is up to date and that your game version matches the one the other players are using.
Check Your Internet Connection
This one’s pretty self-explanatory, but a fault in your internet connection can naturally disconnect you from the host. Both you and the host should do a speed-test and check the quality of your internet connection.
It might give you a better idea of why you were disconnected if your connection is faulty at the moment. Furthermore, restarting your router by turning it off and on after about 10 seconds can also sometimes help. In extreme cases, hitting the restart button and holding it for a few seconds as it reboots can also sometimes fix certain connection problems.
Repair Game Files
Lastly, in rare cases, your game file integrity can mess with your connection. You can verify your files and potentially fix them through the Epic Game Launcher. Follow these steps:
- Open the Epic Games Launcher and locate LotR Return to Moria.
- Select the three dots on the right.
- Click on “Manage”.
- Select the “Verify” button.
Wait for the validation process to finish and potentially repair your files. This doesn’t include save files so don’t worry about losing progress. If all else fails, verifying files can potentially fix your problem.
Those are some potential ways to fix the lost connection to host issue in LotR Return to Moria. Hopefully, this issue will be fixed and won’t persist. Check out more of our LotR Return to Moria guides, such as how to fix the white screen issue.