How To Fix “Failed to Join Game Lobby” Error in Helldivers 2

Why can't you join a game?

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Helldivers 2 is a blast and a half — once you can get the game to play as intended. Let’s see what we can do to get you back into the game, and see if there is a solid fix for the Failed to Join Game Lobby error.

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How To Fix “Failed To Join Game Lobby” Glitch in Helldivers 2

If you’re encountering this error, there are a few different things that you could try before going nuclear on your copy of Helldivers 2. Let’s dig into the trenches and see what could be causing this issue for you and your friends, regardless of where they’re playing.

1) Restart Your System & Your Router

One of the main reasons that things like this happen is due to internet issues or just general glitchiness with technology. If you haven’t rebooted your PlayStation console or your PC in a while, now may be the perfect time to do that. While you’re waiting for your system to come back on, you’ll want to restart your router, as well. This may take a few minutes to boot back up, so it gives you ample time to get back into the swing of things and get Helldivers 2 ready for action.

2) Check The Server Status & Social Media Pages

If you’ve gone ahead and restarted your console and router, but are still experiencing issues, it’s time to see if the official teams have said anything. You can keep your eyes peeled on the following pages for updates for Helldivers 2;

While there is not an official DownDetector page for Helldivers 2 just yet, one may pop up in the days following its release. Keeping up to date with what the developers are letting players know about these particular errors could save you a headache, so be sure to keep your eyes on these pages if you want to be the first to know about any issues.

3) Wait For A Hotfix To Resolve The Issue

Helldivers 2 looks to be much more popular than originally anticipated, so there is a chance that these issues could be resolved by a hotfix or some server maintenance. While having to wait after just purchasing a game is never ideal, online games do sometimes run into this particular issue — we may just need to wait it out before we can finally jump in and start squashing some bugs. It’s the least ideal situation, but it may be the only option we have for the time being.

As Helldivers 2 continues to grow and mature, be sure to keep your eyes peeled on our section below to learn more about the game. Find out if you can play for free with PlayStation + before determining where you want to pick up your copy.

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Shaun Cichacki

As a fan of RPGs, Action & Retro titles, Shaun has been gaming since he was a young boy. With an overwhelming obsession involving Metal Gear Solid and Pizza Tower, you know you're in for a wild ride when it comes to things he's writing about.