How to Fix Rust Error: Disconnected or Connection Attempt Failed

Rust is a superb multiplayer survival game for those who love to fight hard in the wildest place where you have to survive from nature, zombies, and then other participants. The gameplay, graphics, storyline, and concept is very engaging to the players but somehow the Rust PC version is getting buggy with each and every day. Windows users are finding it difficult to even launch the game over Steam. So, if you’re also facing Rust Error: Disconnected or Connection Attempt Failed problem, then check this troubleshooting guide.

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Either the game crashes at startup or EAC disconnection error or connection attempt failed error, etc are one of the most common issues these days for the PC users mostly. Meanwhile, reinstalling the game, updating the graphics driver, updating the Windows version won’t come in handy. Luckily, we’ve provided some of the possible workarounds for you in order to solve the issue completely. So, let’s get into it.

How to Fix Rust Error Disconnected or Connection Attempt Failed

How to Fix Rust Error: Disconnected or Connection Attempt Failed

First of all, make sure that your Rust game is updated to the latest version and the Steam client is also updated. All you need to do is heading over to the Task Manager and close all the Rust or Steam processes completely. Once the background processes are cleared, restart the Steam launcher and it will get updated. Next, click on the Rust game and you will find Update option (if update available).

1. Check Internet Connection

This is one of the most common issues in online games. Most of the users don’t even care about it but the lower internet speed or unstable connection can cause game launching error or disconnected error. So, check the internet connection speed at first before heading over to other methods. If you’re using a router, then we will recommend to power cycle it or simply reset it. Once done, set-up the router connection again and try running the game.

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2. Verify Game Files

It may possible that your game files become corrupted or missing and that’s why the game isn’t running properly. If you also feel that may possible, then check out the below steps to verify game files.

  • Launch Steam on the computer.
  • Go to Library > Right-click on the Rust from the Games list.
  • Click on Properties > Go to Local Files.
  • Click on Verify Integrity of Game Files…
  • It may take a while to complete the verifying process.
  • Finally, restart the Steam and launch the game.

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3. Check Rust Server is Up/Down

It may also happen that due to some technical or maintenance issues, the Rust server is down or unstable. If none of the above methods worked for you, then you can always go to the Down Detector website and search for Rust. It will tell you whether the game server is up or down or if there are any possible issues as well.

Still, the issue persists? Then you should contact to Rust support team and report about the issue. We hope that you’ve found this guide helpful. For any queries, let us know in the comment below.

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