Joining Failed could not retrieve address

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  • Okay so I just rented a server, not my first time, and I set everything up and when I tried joining it always says Joining failed could not retrieve address. I've restarted and reinstalled the server multiple times but the outcome is always the same. Joining failed could not retrieve address. I don't know if it has to do with an update to the servers that just hasn't reached mine yet or what.

  • Hello,


    If you are still having issues, some basic things to do:

    (1) Restart the server. If is hangs, about 5-10m a button appears to forcestop, then restart.

    (2) Check out the server logs. If you see crashstack, that more likely is a corrupted gamefile. It happens with ARK. Sadly the resolution is to rollback to the last known saved file. And no way knowing which one is bad. Some folks that do not feel comfortable trying this- you can contact Support.

    (3) If this is a new server, try a reinstall. *note: sometimes this happens after a game update. Wildcard suggests to do a recovery backup.

    (4) If all the above fails, please contact Nitrado Support to further investigate. If you already have please continue to be patient. We are unable to assist you here in the forums.

    Moderators have no access to servers or accounts. We are volunteers and able to share experiences just like the rest as this is a Community Support Forum for Gamers and Admins just like you and I.


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