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Redfall: How to Fix Multiplayer Not Working

If your multiplayer isn't working in Redfall, then our guide may help you fix it.

The multiplayer not working error in Redfall can be a bummer, especially if you’ve specifically picked up the game to play with friends. While the issue may simply be progression related, there are some other tricks and troubleshooting methods you can try to get multiplayer working. Here are our recommendations.

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Make Sufficient Progress in Redfall

One important thing to keep in mind is that all members in a multiplayer session should make a certain amount of progress in the game before connecting. Some players have stated that killing some enemies will work, while others have said that reaching and unlocking the base unlocks multiplayer.

Check the Bethesda Status Portal

Our experience shows that the very first thing to do is check the server status for Redfall. This can be done by simply going to the official Bethesda Status Portal webpage. You can see if accounts, matchmaking, and friends services are online in the Live Services section. Alternatively, you can go straight to the Redfall server status at the bottom of the page, where it should state that the game is “Operational.”

Check the Server Status of Your Platform

If you still can’t connect to the multiplayer in Redfall, and the Bethesda Status Portal shows no issues, then you might want to check the server status of your platforms. Here’s where to go:

Note that Steam has weekly maintenance hours every Tuesday, often between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. PDT, which may also cause some connectivity problems. In this case, you simply need to be patient and wait before the servers go back up online.

Let the Player With the Best Connection Host

Some Redfall players have reported that letting someone with the best internet connection be the host of the multiplayer session could easily fix any issues with the connectivity. If you know that a friend has a solid connection, then agree with the rest of the group to let that friend host your games.

Reset Your Network Settings

If none of the steps listed above helped your issue, then the last thing you can do is manually restart your network settings on both PC and Xbox consoles.

Follow these steps to reset network settings on PC:

  1. Press the “Start” button.
  2. Type in “CMD” in the search bar.
  3. Start the command line app.
  4. Type in: ipconfig, and press Enter.
  5. Copy the IP address from the “Default Gateway” line.
  6. Paste the IP address into your internet browser and press Enter.
  7. Log in using “admin” as both your login and password.
  8. Go to “Management” tab.
  9. Press the “Reboot” button.

Follow these steps to reset network settings on Xbox:

  1. Open the console menu by pressing the Xbox button.
  2. Go to the “System” menu.
  3. Go to the “Settings” menu.
  4. Select the “Network” option.
  5. Select the “Network Settings” option.
  6. Select the “Advanced Settings” option.
  7. Press “Clear” in the Alternate MAC address tab
  8. Confirm by pressing “RESTART“.

Restart Your PC or Xbox

Of course, this is a basic troubleshooting method, but a simple system restart can get multiplayer working in Redfall. Microsoft advises that it can “fix many common issues on the platform. And restarting a PC can work wonders for performance and connection issues because it helps with memory leaks and fix network driver problems, among other things.

That’s everything you need to know on how to fix multiplayer not working in Redfall. Stay tuned for more Redfall tips and tricks articles right here.

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