Trying to play Titanfall 2 multiplayer mode but can’t seem to? Don’t worry, as loads of other players of the game have complained of this. Titanfall 2 has been known for its single-player mode, mostly receiving critical acclaim for the mode’s execution and design. However, Titanfall 2 has a multiplayer mode as well, which is, of course, a try to maintain its legacy. But, it seems the multiplayer mode is now glitched. Many players cannot access it. An error is displayed when the multiplayer mode is accessed. Why is this happening?
Titanfall 2 multiplayer not working: Why the error?
Players have been blaming a lot of different triggers for this error. However, most players have pointed their fingers at DDoS attacks and hackers for bugging Titanfall 2’s servers. Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks block data servers and don’t allow you to access them, and has been bugging the Titanfall community for quite some time.
If it is a case of the DDoS attack, well, it isn’t going to be resolved soon as the history of Respawn’s activity suggests! Respawn is known for developing Titanfall and Apex Legends.
However, the DDoS attacks on Titanfall’s servers signal that the servers are not secure sufficiently and need fixing. The hacker’s intent was probably the same; to bring this insufficiency to the developers’ notice. But, it has been months, and Respawn hasn’t yet been able to stop the DDoS attack on Titanfall 1.
Respawn is completely helpless and ignorant
It is also known that Respawn’s biggest title, Apex Legends was also under a DDoS attack a few days back where a message “SaveTitanfall.com — TF1 is being attacked so is Apex.” Apex was hacked to bring the limelight to Titanfall. Although the hacker’s motive was to bring the “dire” state of Titanfall to the notice of developers, the developers have neither been able to fix the issue nor take the game down. Titanfall 1 is still available for users to pay and download, even though the game’s servers are blocked for months now due to a DDoS attack. So, an unplayable game is still being distributed among the community.
Meanwhile, the developers have worked all weekend to fix Apex Legends, and the game is now up and running again. Umm, what about Titanfall, Respawn?
The ignorance of the developers is simply irritating and brings attention to a question: how safe is our data when we connect to Titanfall or Apex Legends’ servers? This question answers for itself when we consider the DDoS attacks and how active the developers are. If you want to know more about what Titanfall is going through, you may visit this website.
Apparently, the attackers have now freed the servers of Titanfall 2, and you can play the game, hopefully. But isn’t it a matter of time until another disruption?
Today, Titanfall 2 was made completely unplayable on all servers.
The supposed hacker/DDoSer has now apparently 'freed' the servers so you can play again, but no idea how long that will last.
— Apex Legends News (@alphaINTEL) July 12, 2021
How to solve Titanfall 2 multiplayer not working issue?
If you are having trouble with the multiplayer mode of Titanfall 2, here’s a fix that may work for you.
- Open File Explorer.
- Right-click on This PC.
- Select Properties.
- Then, select Advanced System Settings.
- Click on Environment Variables in the Advanced tab.
- Click on New… under System variables.
- Type the following text:
OPENSSL_i132cap in the Variable Name textbox
~0x200000200000000 in the Variable Value textbox
- Then, click on OK.
- See in the list of variables whether the value you entered is present or not.
- Click on OK after confirming.
- Restart the system.
- Re-launch the game.
The above fix is suggested by the Reddit user, cowhousetheweird.
The above steps may solve the error for you; however, they may also not work for you. Try the steps to see whether it works. Else, you may want to wait until Respawn comes up with a solution.