Fix: Arma Reforger Connectivity Issue

It seems that the newly released action strategic FPS simulator video game Arma Reforger has multiple issues or bugs that developers will have to fix as earlier as possible. Apart from the crashing, lagging, or multiplayer not working issue, reports are coming out that the Arma Reforger players are also facing the connectivity issue on the Windows PC while trying to get into the game servers via the multiplayer mode. It becomes a widespread issue right now.

Well, it’s one of the most common issues among PC gamers when it comes to online multiplayer video games. No matter whether the title is newly released or an older one, this particular problem is frustrating a lot. So, if you’re also experiencing the same issue for a while then don’t worry because here we’ve shared a couple of possible workarounds for you that should gonna help in most cases. Now, without wasting any more time, let’s jump into it.

Fix: Arma Reforger Connectivity Issue

Fix: Arma Reforger Connectivity Issue

Here the connectivity issue indicates server connectivity or the online multiplayer connectivity issue and nothing else. This particular issue may appear due to multiple reasons such as the corrupted or missing game files, outdated game versions, issues with the server operations, internet connectivity issues, and more. While using a VPN or Proxy server, issues with the BattleEye Service, blocking via the antivirus protection, etc can trigger such an error in most cases.

You can also check out our in-depth video tutorial for the same if you don’t want to go through this article.

1. Reboot the Arma Reforger Game

First of all, you should try restarting the game properly on your PC to check whether the problem has been fixed or not. Sometimes a normal reboot of the game can resolve multiple glitches or cache data issues. If not, you should reboot the PC too.

2. Run the game as an administrator

The next thing you can do is to just give the proper admin access to your specific game executable file from the installed game folder to allow all the ongoing connections easily. To do so:

  • Right-click on Arma Reforger exe shortcut file on your PC.
  • Now, select Properties > Click on the Compatibility tab.

  • Make sure to click on the Run this program as an administrator checkbox to checkmark it.
  • Click on Apply and select OK to save changes.

If you’re using the Steam launcher on your PC to play the Arma Reforger game then make sure to do the same steps for your Steam client to allow the admin access.

3. Check Arma Reforger Server Status

It’s also highly recommended to check out the Arma Reforger server status at that moment whether the game servers are having some issue with the downtime or maintenance. You should follow the official @ArmaPlatform Twitter handle for all the server-related info directly from the developers. You can also get to know whether other players are facing the same issue as you or not. So, following the page, and enabling notifications will come in handy.

If there is an outage with the server, you should keep waiting for at least a couple of hours before jumping into the game again. If in case, there is no server issue then make sure to follow the next method.

4. Check your Internet Connection

You should try checking out the internet network status at your end because a slow internet speed or an unstable signal strength can also trigger multiple issues with the game servers. So, connecting to the game server will always require a good internet network. If you’re using a wired (ethernet) connection then try switching to Wi-Fi or vice versa to cross-check the issue. You can also try using a different Wi-Fi network or a mobile data hotspot to ensure it.

5. Don’t Use a VPN or Proxy Server

Try not to use any VPN apps or proxy servers on your PC or even with your Wi-Fi router because it may occur server connectivity issues a lot. Though VPNs are useful for accessing geo-restricted content or game servers, it eventually increases server connectivity time or you can say high latency whatsoever. Higher ping or latency can trigger server connectivity errors, request timed out, can’t connect to the servers, etc issues.

6. Update Arma Reforger

It’s also suggested to check for the available game update if you haven’t updated your game version for a while. An outdated game version or a specific patch version may have some bugs or stability issues whatsoever. You should install the latest update of the game (if available). To do so:

  • Open the Steam client > Go to Library > Click on Arma Reforger from the left pane.
  • It’ll automatically search for the available update. If there is an update available, make sure to click on Update.
  • It may take some time to install the update > Once done, make sure to close the Steam client.
  • Finally, reboot your PC to apply changes and launch the game again.

7. Verify and Repair Game Files

Sometimes a corrupted or missing game files on the PC may also cause several conflicts with the game launching or even connecting to the servers. You should always verify and repair the game files via the Steam launcher by following the steps below to ensure there is no issue with the installed game files.

  • Launch Steam > Click on Library.
  • Right-click on Arma Reforger from the list of installed games.
  • Now, click on Properties > Go to Local Files.

  • Click on Verify Integrity of Game Files.
  • You’ll have to wait for the process until it gets completed.
  • Once done, just restart your computer.

8. Set Correct Date and Time

It becomes common these days that an incorrect date & time configuration on your Windows PC may trigger the server connectivity issue with the games. Depending on the selected region and its time format, you may face server connectivity errors if the configuration isn’t set properly. To do so:

  • Press the Windows + I keys to open Settings.
  • Click on Time & Language from the left pane > Click on Date & Time.
  • Here make sure to select the actual Timezone as per your country.
  • You can click on Sync Now to automatically set the time & date.
  • Now, manually adjust the time & date as per your selected region.
  • Once done, you should enable the Set time automatically option.
  • Finally, reboot the PC to apply changes.

9. Enable BattleEye Service

Well, BattleEye is one of the popular in-game anti-cheat software that automatically detects and blocks unauthorized access to the game servers apart from preventing hacking, cheating, banning players, and more. So, you should enable and restart the BattleEye service on the Windows PC to ensure the in-game anti-cheat system isn’t blocking your ongoing connection. To do that:

  • Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog box.
  • Now, type services.msc and hit Enter to open Services.
  • Here you’ll have to find out the BattleEye Service from the list.
  • Double-click on the BattleEye Service > Select Automatic from the Startup Type.
  • Then click on Start to enable this service > Next, click on Restart Service from the left pane.
  • Once done, make sure to reboot the PC to apply changes.

10. Whitelist the Arma Reforger Game to Antivirus

It’s also worth mentioning to allow the game exe file to the antivirus software or you can say whitelist the game file to properly run it on the PC. Aggressive antivirus software can eventually block the doubtful game files to run and connect to the game servers. To do it:

  • Press the Windows + I keys to open Settings.
  • Click on Privacy & Security from the left pane.
  • Click on Windows Security > Go to Virus & threat protection.
  • Go to Manage Ransomware Protection from the bottom of the page.
  • Make sure to Enable the Controlled folder access toggle > Now, go to Firewall & network protection.
  • Then select Allow an app through firewall > Here click on Change settings.
  • Click on the Allow another app… button and click on Browse.
  • You’ll have to add the specific ArmaReforger.exe application file from the installed game directory.
  • Once selected, click on Open then click on Add > Finally, try launching the game and connecting to the servers.

11. Enable Windows Auto Tuning

You should always keep the Windows Auto Tuning feature enabled on your PC. Window Auto-Tuning feature is a program to automatically improve the performance of programs that receive TCP data over a network. To do so:

  • Click on the Windows icon from the taskbar to open the Start Menu.
  • Now, type cmd > Search for Command Prompt.
  • Right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator. If prompted by UAC, click on Yes to proceed.
  • Once the command prompt window appears, just copy-paste the following command line then hit Enter to execute it:
netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=normal
  • You’ll receive the ‘OK’ message then head over to the next method. Don’t close the command prompt window.

12. Flush DNS Cache and Reset IP Config

Make sure to flush the DNS cache on your computer to easily remove stored cache files related to the internet configuration. It can also help the PC and the internet settings to freshly connect with the game servers without any corrupted or older cache data. To do that:

  • Press the Windows key on the keyboard to open the Start menu > Type Command Prompt and search for it.
  • Now, right-click on Command Prompt > Select Run as administrator.
  • Click on Yes to run with the admin access > Once the command prompt window opens, type the following command and hit Enter:
ipconfig /flushdns
  • A successful message will appear > Close the command prompt window.
  • Once done, make sure to run the following command line by copy-pasting and pressing the Enter key one by one:
ipconfig /release

ipconfig /renew

netsh winsock reset

netsh int ip reset

netsh interface ipv4 reset

netsh interface ipv6 reset

netsh interface tcp reset
  • Once all is done, you should reboot the PC to apply changes.

13. Disable Proxy Manually (If Applicable)

Try turning off the Proxy server on your Windows PC if you’re using it. Just like the VPN service, a proxy server can conflict with the online game servers while connecting. To disable proxy:

  • Press the Windows + I keys to open Settings.
  • Click on Network & Internet from the left pane.
  • Go to Proxy > Make sure to Turn OFF Proxy Server Settings.
  • You should also turn off the Automatically detect settings toggle.
  • Now, you can try launching the Arma Reforger game, and connecting to the servers to check for the issue.

14. Run the Network Troubleshooter

Sometimes issues with the networking connectivity on your PC might not get detected easily. In that scenario, the Windows system offers the inbuilt internet troubleshooting option that you can try by following the steps below:

  • Press the Windows + I keys to open Settings.
  • Click on System from the left pane.
  • Now, click on Troubleshoot > Go to Other troubleshooters.
  • Here you’ll find a list of troubleshooting options. Just find out the Internet Connections option.
  • Click on the Run button next to the Internet Connections option.
  • Wait for the system troubleshooting process to complete.
  • If nothing is found problematic then make sure to click on Run troubleshooter for Network Adapter too.
  • Again if you found something conflicting with the internet connection or your networking adapter then you should update it by following the next method which is important.

15. Update Network Adapter

You should also try checking for the network adapter update and installing the update (if available) on your PC. An outdated or corrupted networking adapter driver may conflict with the ongoing connections to the game server. To do so:

  • Right-click on the Start Menu to open up the Quick Access Menu.
  • Click on Device Manager from the list.
  • Now, double-click on the Network adapters category to expand the list.
  • Then right-click on the specific networking device that you’re using.
  • Select Update driver > Choose Search automatically for drivers.
  • If there is an update available, it’ll automatically download and install the latest version.
  • Once done, make sure to reboot your computer to change the effects.

However, if there is no update available then make sure to manually download and install the latest version of the networking driver on your computer directly from the official website. Well, head over to the specific manufacturer’s website of your laptop or networking device and then proceed respective to the particular model number (if any). Once downloaded, just run the file and complete the installation process. Finally, reboot the PC to apply changes.

16. Update Windows

You should also check for the available Windows update on your computer because Microsoft keeps releasing a new security patch update or the cumulative feature update to the latest Windows OS version quite often. If in case, you haven’t updated your Windows system for a while then make sure to follow the steps below to do so. An outdated or corrupted system version may conflict with the game launching or connecting to the game servers.

  • Press Windows + I keys to open up the Windows Settings menu.
  • Next, click on Update & Security > Select Check for updates under the Windows Update section.Windows Update Windows 11
  • If there is a feature update available, select Download and install.
  • It may take a while to complete the update.
  • Once done, restart your computer to install the update.

17. Check for Optional Updates

If none of the methods worked for you and nothing is found on the Windows Update page to be installed then don’t worry. Sometimes Microsoft pushes a feature update or any kind of optional update to a separate location that most users don’t even know so far. You should also check for the optional updates by following the steps below to ensure there is no driver or security patch update pending. To do that:

  • Press Windows + I keys to open up the Windows Settings menu.
  • Click on Windows Update from the left pane > Click on Advanced Options.
  • Now, scroll down a bit, and you’ll find the Additional options section.
  • Click on Optional updates > If there is an update available, make sure to select the update.
  • Click on Download & install > Once the update is installed, reboot the system.
  • Finally, you can launch the Arma Reforger game on the PC to check if the can’t connect to servers error is still bothering you or not.

That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For further queries, you can comment below.

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