Well, it’s a new day, and The Finals players have encountered yet another bug/error! These issues are making the overall experience of the game way worse, so it’s about time the developers release a fix for them. A huge number of players have been experiencing random bugs in the game since the open beta went live. Well, it’s open beta, so that was expected. Anyway, if you want some workarounds for the “We Cannot Connect You to a Match” server not responding error in The Finals, consider reading until the end.
The reason for this error could be anything. Maybe the server is under maintenance, or maybe your internet connection is to blame. Since there is no proper way to pinpoint the cause, you will have to try a bunch of potential workarounds to deal with this issue. We have mentioned some of the most effective ones, so make sure to give them a try.
The Finals Server Not Responding ‘We Cannot Connect You to a Match’ Error: Is there any fix yet
Change In-Game Settings (Crossplay/Matchmaking Region)
The Matchmaking Region and Crossplay settings can play a big role in the occurrence of this error. So, it is best to toggle them on/off based on their current state. Here’s how to do so:
- First, launch the game, and click on the Settings option.
- Next, head over to the Gameplay tab.
- Here, find the Crossplay option under Network, and toggle it Off. If it was already set to Off, switch it to On.
- Next, access the Matchmaking Region option above it, and change it to a server closest to your geographical location.
Restart the game after doing all that, and this error should no longer persist. If it does, try the next method.
Disable Game Overlays
Disable any third-party game overlays, like HudSight. The game will detect these third-party apps as malicious tools and can shadow-ban you from entering any match. So, consider disabling such applications, and try launching the game again.
Check file integrity
This is the most common workaround that has a slightly higher chance of fixing the issue. To verify the game files on Steam, head over to the Library, and right-click on The Finals. Now, select the Properties option, and click on Installed Files. After this, select the Verify Integrity of Game Files option. The time taken to verify will vary depending on your hardware. Anyway, it shouldn’t take long; once the verification is complete, launch the game, and check whether the issue persists.
Check the Internet connection
Make sure your internet connection is stable and fast. Without a stable connection, the chances of running into server not responding errors are significantly increased. So, if your network connection is indeed slow, switch to a wired connection or try using mobile data.
Check the server status
Go to the official X page of The Finals and check for updates regarding server status. If a server maintenance is going on, then all you can do is wait.
Use a VPN
This issue can also occur if the region you live in doesn’t have official support for the Finals. The most common workaround for this situation is a VPN service. Just open the Microsoft Store and download any trusted VPN service, like Tunnel Bear or ExpressVPN. Connect to a network, and then launch the game.
Reinstall the game
If none of the methods fix the issue, then all there’s left to do is reinstall the game. After a fresh installation, the chances of running into this error are significantly reduced.
This was our complete guide on the best workarounds to fix the ‘We Cannot Connect You to a Match’ error in The Finals. If you find this guide informative, make sure to follow Android Gram for more. Also read: The Finals Stuck in Character Creation Bug: Is there any fix yet