Tired of seeing the “Servers are too busy, please try again later” error when you want to play PUBG? You’re not alone, many PUBG players are facing this issue right now. Today we will cover some methods to fix this issue and after following them you won’t be facing this issue on a regular basis…
Players Unkown Battlegrounds also known as PUBG is the most popular Battle Royale game right now, sorry Fortnite. Personally, I too play PUBG a lot but the mobile version while it does have its problems it’s also pretty addictive. But to get the best PUBG experience I believe one must play the Steam Version of the game.
I have been playing the PC Version for quite some time now and there’s a problem that I face a lot. It’s the “Servers are too busy, please try again later” error this gets on my nerves many times. Troubled by this problem I visited many forums, sites and finally found some good solutions to this issue.
After applying these methods, this issue has almost become non-existent to me. Before we get to the solutions you should know why this issue comes up. So before the methods here are some reasons why you get the PUBG Servers too busy error…
Reasons For PUBG Servers Getting Too Busy
Many People From The Same Region
This is one of the main reasons why “Servers are too busy, please try again later” error comes when you play PUBG. Servers are created in such a way that they can only handle a limited amount of players at a given time. Suppose you’re playing at peak times like Sundays, evenings or at night.
These are the times when there are too many people playing the game. And it’s possible that due to many people playing from the same region the servers can’t handle that. Although it’s rare it can happen anytime.
Servers Going Into Maintenance
Another possible reason for getting the “Servers are too busy, please try again” error is because the developers might be updating the game. To update the game they have to put the game under maintenance mode. However, the players are notified beforehand of any of the server maintenance.
Low Internet Speed
This is the most common reason for getting the – servers are too busy error. You might not notice it but there could be a problem with your internet connection. Most of the time when I play with a weak internet connection I get all kinds of errors. You need a stable internet connection to play this game.
6 Working Method To Fix “Servers are too busy, please try again later” Error on PUBG
First Of All, Try Reconnecting
So, whenever you get the “Servers are too busy, please try again later” error you’ll see that there’s a big Reconnect connection button. If by any chance you had forgotten about clicking on that make sure to do that one more time. It may sound silly but there are times when people forget about that and look for more complex fixes.
Who knows just one time pressing at the reconnecting button may solve your issue. In case, you have tried reconnecting several times then the only way out for you would be using the fixes given below.
Restart The Game & Your Internet Connection
There are times when the game and your internet connection would be the possible reason for the “Servers are too busy” PUBG error. Like I said in the above method the internet is one of the most important things to keep in mind if you want to play this game without any issues. The game also sometimes acts weird.
Either you can restart the game or internet connection one at a time or you can shut them both down and start them. It depends, sometimes it will start working right when you restart the internet or when you restart the game. So try till you get it working. If these don’t work try the other methods.
Check Your Modem For Possible Issues
Apart from your hardware and an internet connection, another possible cause could be that your modem isn’t connected properly to the internet that’s why your game couldn’t be starting properly. And, you would then see the Servers are too busy, please try again later issue in PUBG.
All you will need to do is just reset your modem by turning it off and on. It will fix the problem of it’s due to a poor internet connection. You can also press a tiny reset hole at the back of the modem, it will be a much efficient way to reset it. Many players have reported that resetting the modem solved their issue.
Turn Off Proxy Settings In Windows 10
Another reason why that you could be facing this issue is can be because of your proxy settings. All you gotta do is turn off proxy settings and see if things work out for you.
Here are the steps you need to follow –
- Go to Windows Search & just type “Proxy”.
- It will show the change Proxy settings options. If it somehow doesn’t then click on search. Click Open, it’s just below the change proxy settings.
- Here you will see both manual and automatic proxy options. You just need to turn off -> automatically detect options. It will be under Automatic proxy setup and use a Proxy which is under Manual Proxy Setup.
After you have applied these settings, just restart PUBG. There are chances that you won’t be seeing the error again. Now, let’s move on to the next method.
Turn Off Firewall On Your PC
Finding the root cause of PUBG Servers Error isn’t an easy task and we have to look at every possible reason that would be interfering with your gaming experience. Many times the Firewall on your PC can be that reason. It could be blocking the game from accessing the servers so we just have to switch it off.
While there are benefits of using a firewall and it’s an important part of your system’s defense. But if it is the reason that you aren’t able to play any games then there would not be many benefits of keeping it on. Of course, you’re not going to do crazy stuff when you’ve disabled your firewall. Are you?
If you’re worried about turning off your pc firewall you can just switch it on after playing the game. It only takes 10 minutes for firewall to be switched on.
Here’s how to easily turn off firewall on a Windows PC –
- Open Control Panel. Select System & Security.
- After that, select the Windows Defender Firewall.
- At the left-hand sidebar, you will see – Turn Windows Defender Firewall On or Off. Click on this option.
- Check on Turn Off Windows Defender under all network settings. At last, hit OK.
Make Sure To Close These Apps
There are a few apps that cause problems when you run them with Steam. You should close those apps if nothing else is working for you –
1. Anti-Virus Programs
While there’s no denying that anti-viruses stop huge amounts of malware but some of them also block steam client id or don’t allow steam to receive updates and connect to the servers from your PC. Some of the anti-viruses which are known to do this are – Avast, Norton, AVG, etc.
You should disable anti-viruses when playing the game. After you’re done with your playing you can re-start them. The Windows Defender is great on its own if you’re frustrated with anti-viruses that slow down your PC. You just need to be extra cautious while surfing the net.
Are you using a VPN on your PC? There are tons of great ones like TunnelBear, NordVPN, etc. for some private work but are they important while playing any game? We think they are not!
If you’re using a VPN and then start steam, it will prevent the steam client from connecting to the main servers. Sure, it works sometimes by luck but are you ready to bet that it will work every time flawlessly?
You should turn off any VPN when you’re playing PUBG as it needs a solid internet connection for the best experience. So, if you’re using any VPNs just stop!
3. P2P (Peer-to-Peer) Clients or File Sharing Softwares
If you’re using P2P clients like Skype, Discord, etc. for voice chat that then you stop them. The reason is that they consume a lot of data which can be the cause of the game not being able to be connected to the servers. The same goes for BitTorrent clients. If you’re using them, just close them.
These were some methods by which you can fix the PUBG servers are too busy error. However, these are just temporary fixes as there’s no permanent solution to this issue because it depends on so many reasons. There are many factors that are the cause of this issue.
You can fix everything from your end but what can you do from the game devs end? If the servers can’t handle the issue from there end you just gotta pray for this issue to go. Just kidding, use the above methods they work most of the time and you need really bad luck for all of them to not work.
So which method worked for you? Are you still facing this issue? Do you know about any other method for solving the PUBG Servers are too busy error? Let us know in the comments below…