Far Cry 4 Co-Op / Multiplayer Not Working, How to Fix?

From the Himalayan country of Kyrat (a fictional place), the game follows the whole chaos where players will have to combat and explore. In this title, players take part in battle with enemy soldiers and dangerous wildlife with the help of a wide range of weapons. Ubisoft has done a tremendous job by releasing this title with enough optimizations. But somehow it seems that there are several issues with the online matchmaking process. Recently, multiple players started reporting about the Far Cry 4 Co-Op or Multiplayer Not Working issue.

As the in-game server connectivity issue becomes a common thing these days, players won’t mind it. However, the consistent multiplayer conflicts or getting kicked out of the game servers in the matchmaking might be frustrating enough. If we take a quick look at some of the forum reports, Far Cry 4 doesn’t allow players to get into the co-op mode until they have already played a couple of main missions and eventually meet a character ‘Hurk’ after completing Act 1. He can be found on the map next to the ‘H’ marker.

Additionally, players have to sign into a Ubisoft account. Only then the co-op mode can be unlocked individually. Otherwise, an infinite loading screen will appear on the screen and won’t go away which will lead to failure in joining multiplayer sessions at any cost. Do keep in mind that the invited person in the Far Cry 4 game will also have to log into a Ubisoft account to be able to join the lobby whatsoever. The main irritating part is that Ubisoft doesn’t give you a notice regarding the account sign-in during the infinite loading with multiplayer sessions. But that’s what most of the players are experiencing.

Far Cry 4 Co-Op / Multiplayer Not Working, How to Fix?

How to Fix Far Cry 4 Co-Op / Multiplayer Not Working?

Well, several other applicable reasons might play a big role in the co-op not working issue for Far Cry 4 such as a poor internet connection, an outdated game patch version, missing game files, temporary game or system glitches, VPN-related conflicts, etc. Incorrect crossplay settings, port forwarding issues, conflicts with the DNS cache on the PC, unnecessary background tasks, issues with the security programs, an outdated network driver, platform service outage, and more can also trouble you a lot.

Luckily, here we’ve shared with you some workarounds that should come in handy. Make sure to follow all troubleshooting methods until the problem has been fixed. So, without wasting any more time, let’s jump into it.

1. Force Close and Relaunch the Game

It’s always recommended to our readers to force close the Far Cry 4 game and then relaunch it to ensure there is no issue with the temporary game cache. No matter if you’re using a Windows computer or a gaming console like PlayStation or Xbox, you should try this step to check for the issue.

2. Restart the Gaming Device

The second thing you’ll need to do is restart the specific gaming device to clear potential system glitches in most cases. It’ll not only fix the overall system performance but also improve the program running experience to some extent. So, irrespective of your gaming device, you should shut down the system & boot it again.

3. Check Your Internet Connection

We’ll ask our readers to test out the internet connection properly. However, some affected console users may ask about the relationship between the internet and game launching. A poor or unstable internet connection can cause several issues with the multiplayer connectivity. If you’re using a Wi-Fi network then try switching to a wired ethernet network or vice versa to check for the issue. You might also need to use a different network or a mobile hotspot to run the game.

If the issue persists then contact your service provider for technical assistance on it. Sometimes the low data bandwidth or conflicts with the IP address can trigger online co-op connecting issues.

4. Run Far Cry 4 as an Administrator

It seems that the game application you’re running lacks system admin access on the PC. If the game application isn’t running properly then you might encounter server connectivity errors up to some extent.

  • Right-click on the Far Cry 4 app on your PC.
  • Select Properties > Click on the Compatibility tab.

  • Turn On the Run this program as an administrator option.
  • Click on Apply and select OK to save changes.

You should also run the Steam or Ubisoft Launcher or Epic Games Launcher as an administrator to ensure there is no issue with the system admin access for the game client.

5. Sign Out of Ubisoft Account and Log Back In

Another thing you’ll need to do is sign out of your Ubisoft account and then log back into the account again. This specific trick will help in fixing the multiplayer connectivity error in most cases.

  • Open the Ubisoft Connect app.
  • Click on the menu in the top left corner.
  • Select Logout > The app will restart automatically.
  • Now, log into your account again using the email and password.

If you’ve already signed out, use the correct credentials to easily log into the account. Use the valid account which has been used to purchase the game.

6. Check for Far Cry 4 Updates

It’s highly suggested to check for the Far Cry 4 updates manually on your respective gaming device by following the steps below. An outdated game patch version can trigger multiple issues with the game launching and server connectivity to some extent.

For Ubisoft Connect:

  • Open Ubisoft Connect > Click on the hamburger menu icon.
  • Click on Settings > Go to Downloads.
  • Enable automatic game updates for recently played games.
  • Once done, select Far Cry 4 in your library.
  • Then click on Update > Wait for the update to be completed.
  • Restart your PC to apply changes.

For Steam:

  • Open the Steam client > Go to Library.
  • Right-click on Far Cry 4.
  • Click on Properties > Click on Updates.
  • Go to Automatic Updates.
  • Choose Only update this game when I launch it.
  • Now, run the game to check for the issue.


For Epic Games:

  • Open the Epic Games Launcher > Head over to Library.
  • Click on three dots of Far Cry 4.
  • Enable the Auto Update option.

For Xbox:

  • Navigate to the Xbox Dashboard menu.
  • Go to My Games and Apps.
  • Select Manage > Go to Updates.
  • If the Far Cry 4 game update is available.
  • Press the A button on the controller to start it.

For PlayStation:

  • Go to the Home screen.
  • Navigate to Games > Select Far Cry 4.
  • Press the Options button on your controller.
  • Hit Check for Update to get notified.
  • If an update is available, download & install it.

7. Scan and Repair the Game Files

Sometimes corrupted or missing game files can cause several issues with the game launching or can trigger multiple errors whatsoever. To fix this issue:

For Ubisoft Connect:

  • Launch Ubisoft Connect on the PC.
  • Log in to the valid Ubisoft account.
  • Click on Games > Click on Far Cry 4.
  • Select Properties in the menu.
  • Under Local Files, click on Verify Files.
  • If prompted, click on Repair.
  • Wait for the process to be completed.
  • Once done, restart the PC, and run the game again.

For Epic Games:

  • Launch the Epic Games Launcher > Go to Library.
  • Click on the three dots of Far Cry 4.
  • Select Manage > Click on Verify files.
  • Wait for it to complete and relaunch the game.

For Steam:

  • Open the Steam client > Go to Library.
  • Right-click on Far Cry 4.
  • Go to Properties > Click on Installed Files.
  • Now, click on Verify integrity of game files.
  • Wait for the process to complete.
  • Once done, you should relaunch the game.

8. Retry Hosting or Joining a Co-Op Match

You should also retry joining or hosting an online co-op match in Far Cry 4 multiple times to ensure there is no issue with the multiplayer matchmaking. To do so, you can follow the steps below.

  • Launch Far Cry 4 > Open the specific Map.
  • Switch to the Co-Op tab > Select Invite Friends.
  • Next, select Join Co-Op in the Far Cry 4 main menu.
  • Wait for the game to join a random player to check for the issue.

9. Close Unwanted Programs

Another thing you can do is simply close unnecessary background tasks on your PC to ensure there is no additional consumption of system resources happening in the background whatsoever. Make sure to close Far Cry 4, Ubisoft/Steam/Epic Games, and other third-party tasks manually from Task Manager. You can check the following steps to close unwanted programs.

  • Press the Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys to open Task Manager.
  • Click on Processes > Select the unnecessary task.
    • Such as Steam.exe, Epic Games Launcher.exe, Far Cry 4.exe, Ubisoft Connect.exe, etc tasks.
  • Now, click on End Task.
  • Close all unnecessary third-party tasks manually one by one.
  • Once done, reboot the system to apply changes.

10. Update the Network Driver

You should try updating the network adapter driver on the PC to ensure there is no conflict happening with the networking connectivity. Sometimes your internet connection might have a good signal or speed but the network adapter may trouble you due to driver-related issues. To fix it:

  • Press the Win+X keys to open the Quick Link Menu.
  • Click on Device Manager from the list.
  • Double-click on the Network adapters segment.
  • Right-click on the specific network device.

  • Click on Update driver > Choose Search automatically for drivers.
  • If an update is available, it’ll automatically download and install the latest version.
  • Once done, restart your PC to change the effects.

11. Clear the DNS Cache

The chances are high that somehow your stored DNS cache data can get corrupted over some time on the Windows computer. It may cause several issues with the network connectivity or multiplayer connection whatsoever. It’s better to flush DNS manually to check if the login queue error has been fixed or not.

  • Open the Start menu > Search cmd.
  • Right-click on Command Prompt from the search result.
  • Now, click on Run as administrator > Click on Yes, if UAC prompts.
  • Then type the following command and hit Enter to flush DNS:
ipconfig /flushdns

  • You’ll get the ‘Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache. message.
  • Now, type the following command and hit Enter to register DNS:
ipconfig /registerdns
  • Then type the following command and hit Enter to release the ipconfig:
ipconfig /release
  • Now, type the following command and hit Enter to renew the ipconfig:
ipconfig /renew
  • Make sure to type the following command and hit Enter to reset Winsock:
netsh winsock reset
  • Once done, close the command prompt window.
  • Finally, reboot the PC to apply changes.

12. Avoid Using a VPN

Do not use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) service at your end to get into the multiplayer connectivity error in Far Cry 4. Sometimes a VPN service can help in accessing geo-restricted content or connecting to the game servers but it’ll eventually increase the ping delay which will end up with a server request timed-out error. So, try to avoid the VPN service to check for the issue.

13. Check the Far Cry 4 Service Status

You should try checking out the Far Cry 4 Server Status by visiting the official Far Cry 4 Help for current server alerts. The chances are high that somehow the game servers are going through outages. At the time of writing this article, there is no server downtime with all compatible platforms. But if you’re seeing any server outage report then wait for at least a couple of hours and try again later.

Far Cry 4 Co-Op / Multiplayer Not Working, How to Fix?

14. Temporarily Disable Antivirus

You might also try turning off the antivirus protection on your PC no matter whether you’re using a stock Windows Defender antivirus or a third-party antivirus. It’s possible that somehow your antivirus scanner is aggressive enough to block game applications while launching on the PC.

  • Press the Win+I keys to open Windows Settings.
  • Click on Update & Security.
  • Click on Windows Security from the left pane.
  • Now, go to Open Windows Security.
  • Go to Virus & Threat Protection.
  • Click on Manage Settings.
  • Turn Off the Real-time Protection toggle.
  • If prompted by UAC, click on Yes to proceed further.

Please Note: If you’re using any other third-party antivirus program then make sure to manually disable the real-time protection option temporarily.

15. Try Port Forwarding

If you are still experiencing the multiplayer connectivity issue in Far Cry 4 then the chances are high that your NAT Type is problematic. Your NAT Type should be Open or Single first of all. You may need to forward ports to your networking device. For the NAT-type issue, you can contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to get further assistance.

When it comes to Port Forwarding, it usually improves the overall network connectivity by routing any unexpected incoming traffic from your Wi-Fi Router. This is a common thing with the Peer-to-Peer (P2P) based video games. So, whenever you ask your friend to connect with you in the game, your Wi-Fi router may identify the specific incoming connection as an unexpected one and immediately reject it. That’s why you won’t be able to join a lobby or complete a matchmaking process.

Therefore, you should try using the Port Forwarding method for the Far Cry 4 game on your Wi-Fi Router to ensure proper routing of the incoming traffic. Depending on your particular Wi-Fi Router model and brand, you can check the user manual or contact the brand support to add the port forwarding.

PC UDP: 9000, 21120
PlayStation 4 TCP: 80, 443
UDP: 9000, 21120
Xbox One TCP: 80, 443
UDP: 9000, 21120

16. Contact Ubisoft Help

If none of the aforementioned troubleshooting methods worked for you, be sure to contact Ubisoft Support for further assistance on the same issue. You should also create a support ticket to get a quick response to it. Creating a support ticket will help in allowing the game developers to investigate the issue further.

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

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