Fix: Squad Not Showing Servers

Offworld Industries has done a great job by releasing a realistic military tactical FPS multiplayer video game called ‘Squad‘ that offers stunning military combat gameplay experiences in a co-op mode with up to 100 players with a bunch of weapons, base building, VoIP system, etc. Though the title has received plenty of positive reviews on Steam, it seems that plenty of players are encountering the Squad Not Showing Servers error while getting into it.

Now, if you’re also one of the victims to encounter such an issue then make sure to follow this troubleshooting guide completely to fix it. Several reports are claiming that Squad players are receiving the ‘servers not available’ or ‘not connecting to the server’ error while trying to load into the multiplayer sessions. Even after retrying the process doesn’t come in handy. Maybe there is an issue with the internet connection or the Squad server outage happening.

Fix: Squad Not Showing Servers

Fix: Squad Not Showing Servers

It seems that sometimes the corrupted networking configuration at your end or a temporary firmware glitch with the system is causing such conflicts. Whereas antivirus software prevents ongoing connections, an outdated or corrupted game version, missing game files, etc can be another possible reason behind the game servers not appearing issue at your end. Well, there are a couple of workarounds mentioned below that should come in handy.

1. Check your Internet Connection

You should always cross-check your internet connection because a poor or unstable network can eventually trigger plenty of issues while connecting to the game servers online. Make sure to disconnect other devices from the same network which are unnecessary to avoid slow internet speed. If in case, your internet network isn’t stable or fast enough then make sure to contact your service provider for further technical assistance.

It’s also recommended to try performing a power cycle method on your Wi-Fi router because temporary glitches can also cause issues with the network connectivity whatsoever. To do so, power off the router and unplug the power adapter from the power source > Wait for around 30 seconds then plug back the power cable in > Turn on the Wi-Fi router to check for the issue.

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2. Check Squad Server Status

The second thing you should do is to check the Squad game server status by visiting the @JoinSquad Twitter handle for real-time updates and info regarding the server as well as the game patch version. If in case, there is an issue with the server then make sure to wait for a couple of hours and then try playing again. If you’re not facing any kind of server-related issue then you can skip to the next method.

3. Reboot the PC

Make sure to restart the PC to refresh the system glitch (if any). Though it’s a basic thing, some players did find this useful in a few scenarios.

4. Update Squad

It’s also recommended to update the Squad game on your PC to ensure there is no conflict with the outdated game patch version. To do so:

For Steam:

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  • Open the Steam client > Go to Library.
  • Right-click on Squad from the list > Click on Manage.
  • Select Properties > Click on the Updates tab > Click on Automatic Updates.
  • If it’s enabled, whenever there is a new update available, the Steam client will do the job for you.

For Epic Games Launcher:

  • Open the Epic Games Launcher > Head over to Library.
  • Now, click on the three dots icon next to Squad.
  • Make sure the Auto Update option is turned on.

5. Verify and Repair Game Files

You should also verify and repair the game files on your Windows computer to ensure there is no corrupted or missing game file troubling you to get into the game server. To do that:

For Steam:

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  • Launch Steam > Click on Library.
  • Right-click on Squad 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 to apply changes.

For Epic Games Launcher:

  • Open the Epic Games Launcher > Click on Library.
  • Click on the three-dots icon next to Squad.
  • Click on Verify > Wait for the process to complete and restart the launcher.

6. Update System Software

In most cases, it’s also possible that your specific device software version becomes outdated for a while. Obviously, an outdated system version or build can cause multiple issues with the program running in some cases. To do this:

  • Press the Windows + I keys to open up the Windows Settings menu.
  • Next, click on Update & Security > Select Check for updates under the Windows Update section.
  • 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.

7. Delete Local App Data Folder of Squad

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If in case, you’re still encountering the servers not showing up issue at your end then make sure to follow the steps below to delete the game’s local app data folder to refresh it.

  • Press the Windows + R keys on the keyboard to open the Run dialog box.
  • Now, type %appdata% and click on OK to open up the AppData folder under the Local folder.
  • Look for the Steam folder and double-click to open it. [Note: if you’re using Epic Games Launcher then do the same for the Epic Games folder]
  • Next, search for the Squad folder and delete it.
  • Once done, reboot the PC to apply changes.

8. Flush DNS Cache

You should delete the corrupted DNS cache that consists of the internet protocol configuration on your PC by following the steps below. Sometimes outdated or corrupted DNS cache data can eventually cause some issues with the networking connectivity whatsoever. To do that:

  • Press the Windows key to open the Start menu > Type and search Command Prompt.
  • Now, right-click on Command Prompt > Select Run as administrator.
  • If prompted by UAC, click on Yes to allow the admin access.
  • Now, type the following command line inside the command prompt window and hit Enter to run it:
ipconfig /flushdns
  • Once done, you’ll see a successful message > Just close the command prompt window.
  • Next, restart the PC to apply changes immediately.

9. Disable IPv6 Protocol

We should suggest you disable the IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6) on the Windows PC under the network properties section to avoid server connectivity issues. These days most of the service providers offer IPv4 protocol so IPv6 protocol might conflict a lot. You can follow the steps below to do so:

  • Press the Windows + I keys to open Windows Settings.
  • Click on Network and Internet from the left pane window.
  • Go to Status > Click on Change Adapter Options.
  • Now, right-click on the network connection that you’re currently using.
  • Select Properties > Search for the Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) option from the list.
  • Make sure to uncheck or disable the option and click on OK to save changes.
  • Finally, reboot your PC to apply changes.

10. Sign Out and Sign Back In

You should also make sure to sign out and sign back into your game profile account to cross-check whether there was a temporary glitch with the account or not. Some affected Squad players did find this trick helpful.

11. Reset Winsock

Netsh is a command-line utility tool that basically helps Windows users to restore network connectivity on the PC. ‘Winsock’ means ‘Windows Sockets’. It’s a set of files that allow Windows programs to easily connect to the internet and other computers. If you’re unexpectedly seeing no servers at your end then you can follow this method. To do it:

  • Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog box.
  • Type cmd and hit Enter to open the Command Prompt. [If prompted by UAC, click on Yes to allow the permission]
  • Now, input the following command and hit Enter to reset the full network stack on your PC:
netsh winsock reset
  • Once done, restart your computer to apply changes.

12. Scan for Adware or Malware

It’s also better to scan for potential adware or malware viruses on your computer to make sure there are no harmful files available on your system. Such virus files will affect the system files to run properly and eventually block ongoing connections from the system which will lead to server connectivity issues. Whatever security software you’re using, just make sure to perform a deep scan to check for the issue. Otherwise, you can use Windows Defender by default.

13. Disable Antivirus and Firewall Program

You can also try turning off the Windows Defender option on your PC to ensure there is no antivirus software blocking the game files to run properly.

  • Press Windows + I shortcut keys to open the Windows Settings menu.
  • Click on Update & Security > Click on Windows Security from the left pane.
  • Now, click on the Open Windows Security button.
  • Go to Virus & threat protection > Click on Manage settings.
  • Next, you’ll need to turn off the Real-time protection toggle.
  • If prompted, click on Yes to proceed further.

If in case, you’re using any third-party antivirus program on your PC then just turn it off. Additionally, try disabling the firewall protection on your PC because it can block ongoing connectivity.

  • Click on the Start Menu > Type Firewall.
  • Select Windows Defender Firewall from the search result.
  • Now, click on Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off from the left pane.
  • Select the Turn off Windows Defender Firewall (not recommended) option for both the Private & Public Network Settings.
  • Once selected, click on OK to save changes.

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

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