Synced is a futuristic shooting game that has been widely known for not just its gameplay but also its game-breaking bugs. In one of our recent guides, we discussed a bug that has crashed the game simultaneously for thousands of players. Click here to learn more. However, the REALMAUTHFAILED error, on the other hand, is yet another issue that prevents players from logging in to the game. So, if you have been struggling to get rid of this problem, consider reading this guide until the end.
Since the game just released on September 8, 2023, seeing this many major bugs isn’t quite surprising. As for the REALMAUTHFAILED error, we don’t know for certain if this is an issue directly related to the game’s servers or some connection problem on the player’s end. So, we have shared a bunch of potential workarounds that you should try to fix this issue.
Synced REALMAUTHFAILED Error: Is there any fix yet?
Synced has been developed by NeXT Studios, the real mind behind some classic games like Iris.Fall and Crown Trick. While the past games were far less graphically intensive, that shows why the latest one has all the big problems. However, the good news is that the developers are aware of this issue and are currently investigating it. So expect an official fix soon. Until then, you can try the following workarounds:
Update your game
The patch 1.0.97 for Synced has just landed on September 11. If you are reading this guide, chances are that you haven’t updated your game to the latest version. So, what you should do is update the game immediately. It is possible that by the time you read this guide, another patch will have been released that fixes this issue for good. If you are unable to update the game, restart the Steam client, and try again.
Check file integrity
The next best thing you can do is check the game file’s integrity. Sometimes, during updates or bad internet connections, some files may go missing or be straight-up corrupt. If that happens, then the only way to find out is by checking for the integrity of files. Simply go to the library page of Steam and right-click on Synced. Then, press Properties and go to the Installed File tab. Now, select the last option that will verify the integrity of the downloaded files. Once the scan is complete, restart the Steam client and then launch the game.
Use a VPN
Another workaround you can try is using a VPN. There is a chance that your operator or country has banned or temporarily blocked Synced. On many occasions, if a game fails to comply with any regional law, it’ll be blocked temporarily or even permanently. In that case, open the Microsoft Store and download any trusted VPN that you see. We will recommend NordVPN, ExpressVPN, and IPVanish. Try one of these, change your region to something else, and check if the issue persists.
Check server status
Since Synced is an online multiplayer experience, it might be undergoing server maintenance on several occasions. So, if you encounter this error while trying to play the game, head to the official Twitter (X) page of Synced to check for updates on its server status. If the servers are indeed down, you will have to wait for them to come back online.
Here is a list of some optional workarounds that you should try if the previous fixes don’t work.
- Reboot your system: The process varies from system to system. For Windows, it’s Alt+F4, then you can choose reboot or restart from the new popup menu.
- Redownload the game: If the issue persists, you will eventually have to reinstall the game on a different drive and then check if the issue persists.
- Restart your modem: Since this is a connection-related issue, consider restarting your router and then checking whether the issue persists. If it does, switch to a different network. Mobile hotspots can work too.