How to Fix Sniper Elite 3 Connection To The Game Failed Error
If you are a fan of Sniper Elite 3, you might have encountered a frustrating error that prevents you from joining or creating a co-op lobby. The error message says \"Connection to the game failed\" and it seems to happen randomly. In this article, we will show you some possible solutions to fix this error and enjoy the game with your friends.
Before trying any of the solutions below, make sure you have the latest version of the game and that your internet connection is stable. You can also try verifying the integrity of the game files through Steam by right-clicking on Sniper Elite 3 in your library, selecting Properties, then Local Files, then Verify Integrity of Game Files. This will check if there are any missing or corrupted files and download them if necessary.
One of the most common causes of this error is a firewall issue. Some firewalls may block the game from connecting to the online servers, so you need to add an exception for Sniper Elite 3 in your firewall settings. Here are the steps to do that:
Open your Windows firewall by typing \"firewall\" in the search box and clicking on Windows Defender Firewall.
On the left panel, click on Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall.
Click on Change settings and enter your administrator password if prompted.
Click on Allow another app and browse for the Sniper Elite 3 executable file. The default location is \"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Steam\\steamapps\\common\\Sniper Elite 3\\bin\\SniperElite3.exe\".
Make sure both Private and Public boxes are checked and click on Add.
Click on OK and close the firewall window.
This solution worked for some users who reported this error[^1^]. If it doesn't work for you, you can try another solution below.
Another possible cause of this error is a network issue. Some users suggested that changing your download region in Steam may help resolve this error. Here are the steps to do that:
Open Steam and click on Steam in the top left corner.
Select Settings and then Downloads.
Under Download Region, select a different region from the drop-down menu. You can try choosing a region that is closer to your location or has more players online.
Click on OK and restart Steam.
This solution may help you find more co-op lobbies or join existing ones without getting the error[^2^]. If it doesn't work for you, you can try another solution below.
A final possible cause of this error is a game bug. Some users reported that this error only happens when they try to play co-op with friends who have a different version of the game. For example, if one player has the base game and another player has the Ultimate Edition, they may not be able to play together. To fix this, you need to make sure that both players have the same version of the game and that they have installed all the updates and DLCs. You can check this by comparing your game properties in Steam with your friend's game properties.
This solution may help you avoid compatibility issues and play co-op with your friends without getting the error. If it doesn't work for you, you may need to contact the game developer or Steam support for further assistance.
We hope this article helped you fix Sniper Elite 3 Connection To The Game Failed error and enjoy the game with your friends. If you have any other solutions or questions, feel free to leave a comment below. 061ffe29dd