League of Legends has been the undisputed king of MOBAs for over a decade. Ever since its release, and eventual rise in popularity, millions and millions of players cycle through its servers on a regular basis. But as always, with that many players playing the game, sometimes, you're bound to run across some issues.
These problems usually come in the form of in-game bugs, errors, and the like, and can range from minor to absolutely game-breaking, sometimes not even allowing players to get into the game. One of these issues is the infamous "Unable to Connect to Server" error
Here's how to fix the League of Legends "Unable to Connect to Server" error.
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What is the "Unable to Connect to Server" error in League of Legends?
League of Legends' "Unable to Connect to Server" error prevents players from connecting to the game's servers.
The error usually appears when players try to join a server that is either full, temporarily down, or experiencing issues.
Upon encountering the error, players can log into League of Legends but aren't able to get into the game's servers, which means that they won't be able to play the game.
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How to fix League of Legends "Unable to Connect to Server" error
There are several ways to go about fixing the League of Legends "Unable to Connect to Server" error
Here is what we've found to work best.
Check League of Legends' Server Status
The first thing you can do is check League of Legends' server status. Seeing as how the error sometimes occurs because League of Legends' servers are struggling, it's worth going through this solution before any other.
You can check League of Legends' server status through two methods: Riot's Official Server Status website and downdetector.com
Learn how to check League of Legends' server status by visiting our "How to check server status" guide.
Check Your Internet Connection
If you checked League of Legends' server status and found that the servers are up, then the next thing up is restarting your internet connection. One of the oldest tricks in the book.
First and foremost, check if your PC or console is connected to the internet, if not, connect it, if so, move on to restarting your router. You can restart your router by unplugging it for 10 seconds and then plugging it back in. Once that's done, reload the game.
Swapping to a different DNS
If you've tried all of the above and are still experiencing issues try swapping your Domain Name Server or DNS.
Here are the steps:
- Press WIN + R to open the control box and type in ncpa.cpl
- Right-click your internet connection when Network Connections appear
- Click on Properties
- Double Click on Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)
- Select "Use the following DNS server addresses"
- Type in 220.127.116.11 for "Preferred DNS server" and 18.104.22.168 for "Alternative DNS server"
- Click OK and restart your PC
Restart your PC
Tried everything stated above and it didn't work? Try restarting your PC/
You can do the regular restart by pressing the restart button (PC) for about 30 seconds to a minute. Once you've waited the time allotted, turn your PC back on and try to connect to a match in League of Legends.
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If all else fails, just uninstall and re-install League of Legends.
To uninstall League of Legends follow these steps
- Open your Start Menu and type in "Add or Remove Programs"
- Search for League of Legends through the Apps & features list
- Click Uninstall
- That's it!
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