Fix: Failed to Join Requested Game in Conan Exiles

You may fail to join the requested game in Conan Exiles due to the interference from conflicting applications in your system. Moreover, the corrupt installation of Battleye or the game/Steam may also cause the error under discussion.

The affected user encounters the error when he tries to join a server/game. In some cases, the user faced the issue after an update of the game. The issue is reported to occur on the official servers as well as modded ones. The Steam, Xbox and PS4 versions of the game are all reported to be affected.

Failed to Join the Requested Game

Before moving on with the solutions, restart your system/console and networking equipment. Moreover, try to launch the game from the installation directory with the administrator rights and join a single-player game. Then join a multiplayer game to check if the issue is resolved. Additionally, mods should be in the proper order as per the server. Furthermore, make sure you are not banned by Battleye.

Solution 1: Clean Boot Your System

In a Windows environment, applications co-exist and share the system resources. You may encounter the error at hand if a 3rd party program is hindering in the operation of the game. In this scenario, clean booting your system and then launching the game may solve the problem.

  1. Clean boot your Windows PC.
  2. Then check if the Conan Exiles game is clear of the error.

Solution 2: Launch the BattlEye Application as Administrator

The anti-cheat program BattlEye plays a vital role to keep the cheaters away from the game. But if it cannot access files required for its operation (due to UAC control), then it may cause the error under discussion. In this case, launching the Battle Eye as an administrator may solve the problem.

  1. Open the Steam client and navigate to its Library.
    Library of Steam
  2. Now right-click on Conan Exiles and then click on Properties.
    Open Properties of Conan Exiles
  3. Then navigate to the tab of Local Files.
  4. Now click on the Browse Local Files.
    Browse Local Files of Conan Exiles
  5. Now in the File Explorer window, right-click the ConanSandbox_BE.exe (you may have to open the Battleye folder) and then click on Run as Administrator.
  6. Then launch the Conan Exiles and check if it is clear of the error.

Solution 3: Allow Conan Exiles Through the Antivirus/ Firewall Applications

Antivirus and Firewall play a pivotal role in the security of your data and system. But you may encounter the error under discussion if your antivirus/ firewall applications are hindering in the operation of game/ launcher. In this context, allowing the game/ launcher through the antivirus and firewall applications may solve the problem.

Warning: Proceed at your own risk as changing settings of your antivirus/firewall applications may expose your system to threats like trojans, viruses, etc.

  1. Temporarily disable your antivirus and firewall. Make sure Windows Defender is not taking up the role of antivirus/firewall and if so, disable it as well.
  2. Also, check if any of the game-related files are in the quarantine settings of your antivirus. If so, then restore the files to the original location.
    Restoring a file from Virus Chest (Quarantine)
  3. You can also opt to add the following game-related folders in the exclusion list  (add the exclusion in Private and Public both profiles) of your antivirus/ firewall:
    C:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Conan Exiles
    
    C:\Program Files\Steam\
    
    C:\Program Files\Steam (x86)\SteamApps\
  4. Then check if Conan Exiles is clear of the error.

Solution 4: Use or Remove the VPN Client

The use of a VPN client to overcome any network limitations is a common norm in the gaming world. And the same can be used to bypass ISP’s restrictions and thus solve the error under discussion. But for some users, the use of a VPN was the root cause of the problem. In this context, trying a VPN client (and if you are already using it, disabling it) may solve the problem.

  1. Download and install a VPN client of your choice.
  2. Now connect to a preferred location. It will better to choose a location close to your and the server. If you are already using a VPN client, then disable it.
  3. Then check if you can join a multiplayer game in Conan Exiles.

Solution 5: Disable Steam Overlay

The Steam overlay lets users access the chat, friends list, etc. while in the game. But it can hinder the operation of Conan Exiles and thus cause the issue at hand. In this case, disabling the Steam Overlay may solve the problem.

  1. Launch the Steam application and open the Steam Menu.
  2. Then click on Settings.
  3. Now in the left pane of the window, click on In-Game.
  4. Then disable the Steam Overlay by unchecking the option of Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game.
    Uncheck the Option of Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game
  5. Now launch the Conan Exiles and check if it is clear of the error.

Solution 6: Repair the Installation of Visual C ++ Redistributable

Visual C++ Redistributable is essential for the operation of the game and launcher. You may encounter the error under discussion if the installation of Visual C++ Redistributable is corrupt. In this context, repairing the Visual C++ installation may solve the problem.

  1. Exit the game and launcher.
  2. Type Settings in the Windows Search box and then in the list of results, click on Settings.
    Open Settings in Windows Search
  3. Then click on Apps.
    Open Apps in Windows Settings
  4. Now expand Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable (X64) and then click on the Modify button.
    Modify the Installation of Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable (X64)
  5. Then click on the Repair button and wait for the completion of the repair process.
    Repair the Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable (X86) Installation
  6. Then repeat the process for Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable (X86).
    Repair the Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable (X86) Installation
  7. Now restart your system and then launch the game to check if you can join the game.

Solution 7: Optimize Graphics Settings of Your System

You may encounter the error under discussion if the drivers of your system are not updated. Moreover, if the graphics settings of your system are not optimal, it can also result in the error under discussion. In this context, updating the drivers or optimizing the graphics settings through the graphics control panel may solve the problem. For illustration, we will discuss the process for Nvidia GeForce Experience.

  1. Exit the game and launcher.
  2. Update the Windows (many OEMs use Windows Update channel to update the drivers) and device drivers of your system to the latest build.
  3. Then open GeForce Experience and in the Games tab, select Conan Exiles.
  4. Now in the right pane of the window, click on the Optimize button.
    Optimize the Graphics Settings of Conan Exiles
  5. Then launch the Conan Exiles game and check if it is clear of the error.
  6. If not, then disable Discord and check again if the issue is resolved.

Solution 8: Change NAT Type of Your Connection to Open

The Conan Exiles game, like many other games, require NAT type of your connection to be open. You may encounter the error at hand if the NAT type is not open and a successful connection cannot be established. In this case, changing the NAT type to open may solve the problem.

  1. Change the NAT type of your system to open.
  2. Forwarding the following ports for the game:
    Playstation 
    
    TCP: 1935,3478-3480
    
    UDP: 3074,3478-3479
    
    Xbox One
    
    TCP: 3074
    
    UDP: 88,500,3074,3544,4500
    
    Steam
    
    TCP: 25575,27015-27030,27036-27037
    
    UDP: 4380,7777-7780,27000-27031,27036
  3. Then launch the Conan Exiles game to check if it is operating fine.

Solution 9: Change the Default Ping Settings of the Steam Client

In the gaming world, ping is the network latency between a player’s computer/gaming client to the game’s server or another client (peer). You may encounter the error under discussion if the ping value of your gaming client is not as per server or is too high. In this context, changing the ping value as per the server or lowering the ping may solve the problem.

  1. Exit the game.
  2. Then launch the Steam client and go to the game Options.
  3. Now in the left pane of the window, click on In-game.
  4. Then in the Downloads + Cloud tab, change the default ping value to 500.
    Change Default Ping Value of the Steam Client
  5. Now launch the game and check if the issue is resolved.
  6. If not, then change the default value to 140 and check if the Conan Exiles is clear of the error.

Solution 10: Delete the Conan Saved Folder

This issue can also occur if the settings and configurations of your game are corrupt. In this scenario, resetting the settings and configurations to the defaults may solve the problem.

  1. Exit the game/launcher and make sure no game/launcher-related process is running in the Task Manager.
  2. Now open the File Explorer and navigate to the following path:
    C:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Conan Exiles\ConanSandbox\
  3. Then backup the Saved folder to a safe location.
  4. Now delete the Saved folder. This will delete all of the local saves and configurations.
  5. Then launch the Conan Exiles game and check if you can join a multiplayer game.

Solution 11: Launch the Steam Client as Administrator and Reinstall Battleye

Microsoft has enhanced security and privacy in the recent versions of Windows by protecting the essential system files through UAC. Moreover, the corrupt installation of Battleye may also cause the current issue. In this context, opening the Steam launcher with the administrator rights and reinstalling Battleye may solve the problem.

  1. Right-click on the shortcut of the Stam client and click on Run as Administrator.
    Run Steam as Administrator
  2. Then check if the issue is resolved.
  3. If not, open the Steam Library.
  4. Now right-click on the icon of Conan Exiles and then click on Uninstall Battleye.
    Uninstall Battleye for Conan Exiles
  5. Then exit the Steam client and restart your system.
  6. Upon restart, launch the Steam client and navigate to its Library.
  7. Now right-click on the icon of Conan Exiles and then click on Install Battleye.
    Install Battleye for Conan Exiles
  8. Now restart the Steam client and then the game to check if you can join a multiplayer game.

Solution 12: Reinstall the Game and Steam

If nothing has helped you so far, then the issue is a result of the corrupt installation of the game or the Steam client. In this case, reinstalling the game and Steam client may solve the problem.

  1. Backup the following folder
    C:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Conan Exiles\ConanSandbox\Saved
  2. Launch the Steam client and open its Library.
  3. Now right-click Conan Exiles and then click on Uninstall.
    Uninstall Conan Exiles
  4. Wait for the completion of the uninstallation of Conan Exile.
  5. Then restart your system and upon restart, open the File Explorer and navigate to the following path:
    C:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\
  6. Now delete the Conan Exiles folder.
  7. Then launch Steam and reinstall the game to check if you can join a multiplayer game. If so, then restore the saved folder to its location.
  8. If not, launch the Steam client and open the Steam menu.
  9. Then select Backup and Restore Games.
    Open Backup and Restore Games in the Steam Client
  10. Now backup the games to a safe place and then exit the Steam client.
  11. Now, type Settings in the Windows Search box (on the Taskbar of your system) and then click on Settings.
  12. Then click on Apps.
  13. Now expand Steam and then click on Uninstall.
    Uninstall Steam
  14. Then follow the prompts on your screen to uninstall Steam.
  15. Now restart your system and upon restart, reinstall the Steam client.
  16. Then reinstall the Conan Exiles and check if you can join a multiplayer game.

If you are still encountering the issue, try to reinstall mods. If the issue persists, reinstall the dedicated server. Even then the issue is not resolved, you may have to reset your router or reinstall Windows.

Kevin Arrows
Kevin is a dynamic and self-motivated information technology professional, with a Thorough knowledge of all facets pertaining to network infrastructure design, implementation and administration. Superior record of delivering simultaneous large-scale mission critical projects on time and under budget.

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