Apex Legends ‘attempting connection error’ – How To Fix

Fix "Attempting Connection" error!

Apex Legends updates tend to cause server issues due to the number of players trying to connect or any other issues that can come up for online games. While connecting to an Apex Legends game, you may encounter the "attempting connection" error message and cannot get into a game. Here is how to fix the connection error.

Players may be able to connect to the servers but unable to join a game while matchmaking. You may get the "attempting connection" on matchmaking and be stuck on the screen for a long time. If you receive the error message while matchmaking, it may be due to server issues or your connection. Here is what you can do to fix the error.

  • Check Apex Legends Server Status
  • Restart Apex Legends
  • Disable NAT option on router
  • Use a VPN

To check the Apex Legends server status, you can check DownDetector. If there are any issues, DownDectector will display outage reports and the most reported problems.

Related: Apex Legends Codes

To disable the NAT options on your router, follow these steps:

  • Open your web browser on any device connected to your router.
  • Type in your default gateway IP address in the URL.
  • Enter your Username, then enter your password.
  • Go to Router settings.
  • Go to Networking - Local Networks - Local IP Networks.
  • Choose your IP network where you want to disable NAT.
  • Click Edit.
  • Select IPv4 Settings.
  • Change the IPv4 routing mode from NAT to Standard.
  • Select Save Settings.

You can also follow Respawn on Twitter to receive any updates on server status or issues being addressed by developers.

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About the Author

Bishop Lister is a writer and sports data analyst covering video games since 2019 after graduating from Arizona State University with a bachelor's in Sports Business, minoring in Digital Media Literacy. Bishop enjoys covering RPGs, sports, fighting, strategy titles, and FPS titles, with a focus on Apex Legends.

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