Chivalry 2 has been released on Steam and many players have already started facing connectivity problems and errors in the game. In this guide, we will tell you how to fix the lost connection to server error in the game.
Chivalry 2: How to Fix Lost Connection to Host
Many players are greeted by an error that says “Lost Connection to Host” after they start the matchmaking process in the game. This issue isn’t restricted to a particular platform and seems widespread as many people are facing it.
While the developers are yet to issue a fix for it, here are a few things that you can do that might potentially fix the problem:
1. Restart Steam: The most basic thing you can do is restart Steam by exiting it and then launching it again. If there is any update available for Steam then let it complete before launching the game.
2. Restart your PC: Sometimes a simple restart of your computer can fix many problems so it’s always recommended that you restart your PC if you come across any problems
3. Verify the game files: Corrupt or incomplete game files can often result in errors while launching or playing the game. In order to verify the game files, right-click on Chivalry 2 in your Steam Library and choose the Properties option. Click on the Local Files option and select the Verify integrity of game files option.
4. Make sure that the date, time, time zone and region are correct on your computer: Sometimes an incorrect time or wrong selection of time zone or region in your Windows Settings can result in an error while playing the game as the server is unable to synchronize with the time or date settings of your computer.
In order to fix this issue, right-click on the clock in the bottom right corner and select the Adjust date/time option. Here you need to ensure that the Set time automatically and Set time zone automatically options are toggled on. You can also click Sync now to synchronize your clock and fix any potential discrepancies. Also, make sure that the right region and country are selected in the Settings.
5. Whitelist the game’s exe file in your Antivirus program and Windows Security/Firewall: While having an antivirus installed on your computer is great, it can also cause problems when it tries to block the connection of any application with the internet to protect your computer. You will need to whitelist Chivalry 2 in your anti-virus settings so the game can run properly.
In case you don’t have an anti-virus installed then you will need to allow the game in Windows Security and Firewall settings. In order to do so, open Windows Security and click on Virus & Threat Protection option and scroll down and select Manage Ransomware Protection.
Now, choose to allow an app through Controlled Folder Access. Click on the Add an allowed app option and select the Chivalry2Launcher.exe and Chivalry2-Win64-Shipping.exe found in its directory.
You also need to add Chivalry2-Win64-Shipping.exe found in the steamapps/common/Chivalry 2/TBL/Binaries/Win64 folder inside the game’s directory.
Next, open up Windows Firewall and select the Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall option.
Now add the same files that we selected before in Windows Defender settings to this list. Once you have added all the files, try launching the game to see if the problem is fixed or not.
6. Open CMD and run these commands: Search for CMD in the Window’s search bar and select the Run as Administrator option.
After the command prompt window gets opened, copy and paste these commands there: netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=normal
7. Disable Manual Proxy: Go to the Start Menu and then click on Settings-> Network and Internet->Proxy option. Click on the Use a Proxy Server toggle to disable it if it’s already enabled.
8. Run Network Troubleshooter: Open the Troubleshoot menu in Windows Settings and click on the Additional Troubleshooters option.
Select the Network Adapter option and click on Run the Troubleshooter. It will try to automatically detect problems on your computer and then try to fix them on its own.
9. Run these commands in Command Prompt: Search for CMD in the Windows Search and right-click on it and then choose the Run as Administrator option. Now copy and paste these commands in the CMD window:
netsh winsock reset
netsh int ip reset
netsh interface ipv4 reset
netsh interface ipv6 reset
netsh interface tcp reset
You will need to run these commands one by one so don’t copy all of them at once, instead copy each one individually then press enter and then copy the next one.
10. Perform Network Reset: Open the Windows Settings and select the Network & Internet option. Scroll down and click on the Network Reset option, click Reset Now and then select Yes when prompted. Make sure you have your Wi-Fi password with you when you reset your settings otherwise you won’t be able to connect back again.
11. Switch to a different network: There are chances that your current network might be resulting in errors while playing the game.Click on the Wi-Fi option at bottom right corner of your taskbar and then connect to a different network from there.
12. Use Ethernet Connection: If you are facing problems with your Wi-Fi network then you can always use a Ethernet cable to connect your computer directly to your router for a more stable and faster internet experience.
13. Update Windows: Running an outdated version of Windows can sometimes also result in errors while playing games so it is recommended that you should always use the latest version of the Operating System.
In order to update your computer, open Windows Settings and then click on the Update & Security option. Click on Check for Updates and Windows will automatically update your computer to the latest version available.
That’s it, these are all the various steps you can perform to fix any connectivity issues you face in Chivalry 2.