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Splatoon 3: A Communication Error Has Occurred Explained

Another day, another error.

It’s natural with any online game to experience weird disconnects, error messages, and general connectivity problems. It’s an unfortunate side effect of online gaming. Splatoon 3 is no different, and you’ve probably come across some errors; it would explain how you ended up here. Here’s an explanation of “A Communication Error Has Occurred” in Splatoon 3.

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Splatoon 3: A Communication Error Has Occurred Explained

If you’ve been playing Splatoon 3, you’ve undoubtedly seen this error more than a few times. Either you are getting ripped out of matchmaking or never being able to get into a match in the first place. It’s a vague term; a communication error could mean many different things.

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A huge influx of players seems to be the cause of this. A ton of players hitting the servers all at once put a lot of strain on it. This is always the case on launch day. These woes will hopefully be sorted out with some updates and server fixes on Nintendo’s end.

In fact, this exact error has been going on since the very first Splatoon. They even have their support troubleshooting page still open if you want to take a look.

There’s nothing that can really be done to fix the issue. You can always try the normal troubleshooting steps for internet issues.

  • Unplug and retsart your router.
  • Plug into ethernet if you can. The Switch is more difficult if you don’t have the OLED dock.
  • Check on the Splatoon Twitter account.

Well, that’s everything you need to know about “A Communication Error Has Occurred.” We have plenty of other insightful Splatoon 3 guides to help you get over any hurdles you might be having. Do you need to know how to start the single-player in Splatoon 3? Or maybe you want to know how to team up with your friends.

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Jesse Vitelli
Jesse loves most games, but he really loves games that he can play together with friends and family. This usually means late nights in Destiny 2 or FFXIV. You can also find him thinking about his ever-expanding backlog of games he won't play and being constantly dehydrated. Do not contact him.