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Despite entering it’s eighth season on September 8, Rocket League’s servers continue to experience connectivity issues that keep people from joining the game. The players have been experiencing the error – “unable to contact matchmaking server error 68“. The error itself is quite confusing to players.

According to a Reddit thread, many Rocket League players are experiencing matchmaking server error 68 related errors and they are kicked out of the game, also some of them can’t find any servers to join after being kicked out of the game, and this can be very frustrating. Let’s check out some solutions to resolve the matchmaking server error 68 on Rocket League.

How to Fix Rocket League Unable to Contact Matchmaking Server Error Code 68

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Launching any online multiplayer game almost exclusively happens after server failure and too many error codes. Rocket League is no exception, and it seems people have been receiving all sorts of error codes on the game, including error code 68.

This error can be quite difficult to troubleshoot properly as it often appears for no apparent reason and has many different causes of the problem, all of which can occur on any console. To resolve the Rocket League unable to contact matchmaking server error code 68, follow the solutions listed down below:

Solution 1: Restart multiple components

Enjoying the game properly without problems can also be achieved by resetting some components until the game starts working. However, you should be aware of the fact that there are quite a few things that should be reset if you want to make sure that everything is running smoothly, since the cause of the problem may be your Internet connection, your console, the Steam client, etc. Follow the steps listed down below to restart all of these components successfully.

To Restart the game on Steam, follow the steps listed down below.

Step 1: Open the Steam client.

Step 2: From the bottom left corner of the screen, select Menu.

Step 3: Then, click Exit option.

Step 4: Wait for the client to shut down completely before opening Steam again.

To Restart Your Device and Your Internet Connection, follow the steps listed down below:

Since the game can be played on various devices such as Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or a PC, below are the necessary steps for properly resetting all consoles which will also delete the cache for PS4 and Xbox One.

It’s important to also reset your Internet connection before turning the consoles on again since it’s recommended to plug out your Internet connection every once in a while, simply to reset it.

For Xbox Users, follow the steps listed down below:

Step 1: Press and hold the power button at the front of the Xbox console until it shuts down completely.

Step 2: Unplug the power cable from the back of the Xbox.

Step 3: Unplug the Ethernet cable from the Xbox One if you are using it to connect to the Internet and let the cable stay unplugged for at least a couple of minutes before plugging it back in.

Step 4: Restart your router and your modem by clicking the Power buttons located on them before you plug the cable back into your device.

Step 5: Plug in the power cable and wait for the power light on the console to change it’s colour from white to orange.

Step 6: Turn Xbox back on as usual.

For PlayStation users, follow the steps listed down below:

Step 1: Turn off the PlayStation 4 completely.

Step 2: Once the console is completely powered off, unplug the power cord from the back of the console.

Step 3: Leave the console unplugged for at least a few minutes. Unplug the Xbox One’s Ethernet cable if you’re using it to connect to the Internet, and leave the cable unplugged for at least a few minutes before plugging it back in.

Step 4: Meanwhile, reboot your router and modem by clicking the power button on them before plugging the cable back into your device.

Step 5: Plug the power cord back into the PS4 and turn it on as usual.

For PC users, follow the steps listed down below:

Step 1: On your PC, click Start menu.

Step 2: From there, select the Shutdown option.

Step 3: After your PC has completely turned off, unplug the Ethernet cable from your PC if you are using it to connect to the Internet and leave the cable unplugged for at least a few minutes before plugging it back in.

Step 4: Meanwhile, restart your router and your modem by pressing the Power buttons located on them before you plug the cable back into the computer.

Step 5: Turn the PC on normally by pressing the power button.

Solution 2: You have been banned

The most obvious cause of error code 68 is that you may have been temporarily banned from playing the game for missing too many matches. For example, if you are in the middle of a match and exit by shutting down or force closing the game, the game sometimes crashes and doesn’t know what to report.

What happens is that you may have received a 15-minute ban warning that prevents you from participating in new games, but the game does not display this information and still generates error code 68. However, most people report that the error code disappears exactly after 15 minutes, so it’s better to wait. However, if you have broken other game rules in the meantime, you can expect the ban to be longer than that.

Solution 3: Check if the server is down

Sometimes servers are the cause, especially if they are too congested leading to various weird error codes. Every game developer suggests that users try connecting again for a few minutes before trying to fix the error code in another way.

In addition, many users confirmed that their patience has paid off and that they resume playing as usual.

Sometimes it’s just the servers under maintenance and sometimes there’s a problem with the account the user is using to play the game. You can always check the status of different servers for any of the available platforms by clicking on the links below:

PlayStation Network Status:

Xbox Live Status:

Rocket League Twitter:

DownDetector for Rocket League:

Solution 4: Change your PC’s MAC address, Windows 10

Changing the MAC address is a slightly advanced process that needs to be done with care but doesn’t take long, and users have reported that it worked for them in some cases. Changing the MAC address can improve the internet traffic and improve the connection to Rocket League’s servers.

Step 1: Press Windows key + X on your keyboard.

Step 2: Then, click on Device Manager.

Step 3: Expand Network Adapters, right click on your Ethernet or wireless adapter.

Step 4: Then, click on Properties.

Step 5: Select the Advanced tab.

Step 6: In the Properties section, scroll down, select Locally Administered Addresses, and then select the Value radio box. There you will see the MAC address of your adapter.

Step 7: Click the Value box, delete it’s contents and enter a new address to edit the address. Remember, A Mac address consists of six pairs of hexadecimal digits.

Step 8: Enter the new set without hyphens.

Step 9: Click OK, then restart your computer.

Step 10: To confirm the change, open Start.

Step 11: Launch run and type: CMD. Right click on CMD, then click Run as administrator.

Step 12: At the command prompt, type: ipconfig /all and then press Enter to verify the physical address.

Solution 5: Verify game files 

Step 1: Open the Epic Games Launcher application on your system by searching for the Epic Games Launcher in the search bar.

Step 2: Select the Epic Games Launcher app from the results.

Step 3: Once the Epic Games launcher is open, click on the Library option from the left panel.

Step 4: Next, click on the three-dot icon of the Rocket League game on the right side.

Step 5: Click Manage in it’s menu.

Step 6: You need to click on the Verify button at the top to verify the game files.

Step 7: Once the verification is done, try to launch the game and see if it works.

Wrapping Up

I hope the above-listed solutions help you in resolving the Rocket League unable to contact matchmaking server error 68. If it did, let us know in the comments section down below.

Experiencing difficulties with your Device, check out our “How To” page on how to resolve some of these issues.


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