Let’s get you connected.

The Helldivers 2 unable to establish connection to game error is a surefire way to stop you in your tracks. 

There are plenty of errors in Helldivers 2. Unfortunately, the vast majority of them will stop your gameplay session before it starts. Some are fixable. But, most aren’t your fault. So, let’s make sure it’s not on you.

How to fix the “Unable to establish a connection to game” error in Helldivers 2?

(Image via Arrowhead Game Studios)
(Image via Arrowhead Game Studios)

The unable to establish a connection to game error in Helldivers 2 fix is down to a few possible problems.

  • Your connection
  • Helldivers 2 servers

So, here are a few possible fixes:

Restart your console or PC

This is the method attached to every solution article ever—and for good reason. It works a surprising amount of the time. Try this, then let’s go to the next step. Also, don’t forget to restart your router as well. Just in case.

Reset your Network

This has been reported as a potential fix by the glorious Helldivers 2 player base, thank you JanssenDalt on Reddit. The steps are:

  • Press Windows Key and type CMD, then run as administrator
  • Enter these commands in order
    • Netsh winssock reset
    • Netsh in ip reset all
    • Netsh winhttp reset proxy
    • ipconfig /flushdns
  • Restart your PC and try again

Check Helldivers 2 and Arrowhead Games Studios Socials

Another simple thing to do is to check if there are any updates. A large amount of the time, it’s the fault of updates getting in the way. Fear not, these are usually fixed within a few hours and might require you to play another game in the meantime.

With some luck, it’ll all be over and you’ll be playing Helldivers 2 with your best buds once again.