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Gears 5 Ragani Error: What Is It and Who’s Affected

Seeing an unexpected error message come up in multiplayer? We break down the Gears 5 Ragani Error so you don't have to worry that it's your fault.
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If you’ve been waiting to find time to crack into Gears 5 and its multiplayer, especially after perhaps reading our guide on how experienced players can Re-Up, you might need to wait a little longer. There’s been a particular error encountered by those trying to get up to some good, old-fashioned PvP shenanigans. Our breakdown of the Gears 5 Ragani error should give you some clarity if you’re still wondering why you can’t make it into matches.

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Gears 5 Ragani Error: What Is It and Who’s Affected

If you’re someone who’s encountered the Gears 5 Ragani error, then rejoice! Or not, since widespread reports of it being around probably mean that everyone’s enjoying a sub-par in-game experience right now. That’s right, the Ragani error code has been popping up for anyone trying to queue into Horde or Escape mode matches.

For those who are confused as to what this means since the official Gears 5 support page isn’t extremely clear, the Ragani error code is in-game speak for the fact that the lobby service closed whatever lobby you may have been queued into because it failed to allocate a server. Essentially, this isn’t a player-side problem that you can do anything about. It has been affecting players in all regions, so whether or not you’re playing in Europe or the United States of America really has no bearing on being safe from this. The error code will have you constantly restarting the matchmaking process and it’ll keep you in a loop.

The Coalition has started rolling out fixes for this after widespread reporting from the community about encountering this error. It looks like it’s been around in some form since earlier in the year when people were in the beta, so it’s not entirely new but it can be jarring to see if you’re encountering it for the first time. If the Gears 5 Ragani error is still giving you trouble, at least you can rest assured that it isn’t some kind of problem with your internet provider or the game. Once everything’s sorted out server-side for the title, you’ll be able to jump right back into multiplayer with your mates. 


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Ginny hails from just south of Mordor, and when she's not debating others about the One Ring then she's probably glued to an MMO or a JRPG. With Final Fantasy XIV, Destiny 2, and World of Warcraft on her plate, she's always got something to chat about and a sneaky guide up her sleeve. If writing's not on the cards, then she's probably drinking way too much coffee.