Unable to join your friend’s SWAT team? Well, fortunately (and unfortunately), you are not the only one running into this issue. The multiplayer mode of Ready or Not was bugged during its release on December 17, 2021; players took to Steam’s Community Hub to report the problem at that time. According to reports, players were unable to join a friend’s lobby in-game or even via Steam. Not only this, but the players also faced performance and connectivity issues. According to the new patch notes, error messages like “Connection Lost to Host” or “Server Full” should no longer appear. Make sure you update Ready or Not to the latest available version, otherwise the error will persist.
But as it happens, players still run into issues while trying to accept a friend’s lobby request. Sometimes, accepting a request from Steam does nothing- no error messages or actions. Thankfully, there are some workarounds players can try in order to fix this situation. Not being able to join a friend’s lobby may not always point to an internal issue. It could be a simple network issue or even a corrupted game file that is causing the problem. Keep reading this article to know how to fix Ready or Not’s ‘can’t join friend’s game’ issue.
How to fix Ready or Not can’t join friend’s game issue?
Here’s how you can work around this problem:
1) Update your game: As mentioned before, VOID Interactive has released a series of updates (content and fixes). The patch notes imply that connection issues have been addressed, and multiple crash fixes have been deployed. So, if you haven’t updated your game yet, do so immediately. Usually, Steam automatically updates your games, but it’s a different story if you have set it to manual.
2) Restart the Steam Client: The officials have suggested trying to restart the Steam Client and try to join a lobby later.
3) Verify integrity of game files: Another widely suggested workaround for this issue is to verify the integrity of Ready or Not’s files. To perform this workaround properly, disable your anti-virus program or firewall first. Anti-virus programs tend to corrupt files sometimes, but unintentionally. So, it’s better you disable it and attempt to verify the integrity of the game files. Open Steam and head over to Steam Library. Then, right-click on Ready or Not in the list of games, and select Properties. Navigate to the Local Files tab and select the Verify integrity of game files option. Allow the process to complete before restarting the game.
4) Troubleshoot internet connection: The final thing you can check is the stability of your internet connection. Online video games like Ready or Not require a stable internet connection for their multiplayer modes. Restart your router and modem to fix an unstable network. Use a direct/wired connection if possible. You can also ring up your ISP for further help in stabilizing the network.
That’s all you can try to fix the Ready or Not can’t join friend’s game issue. Being in early access, the game is expected to show turbulent behavior sometimes. In such cases, hit the designated button to send an in-game report to the developers. For more articles, stay tuned to Androidgram!