Divinity Original Sin 2 Multiplayer Not Working: How to Fix
Are you having trouble with Divinity Original Sin 2 Multiplayer not working? We have many solutions ready! 👌
Divinity Original Sin 2 multiplayer not working is an issue when a player cannot connect to the game hosted by another player. The typical causes of this issue are:
- Outdated network drivers
- Misconfigured security settings
- Damaged game files
- Misconfigured network adapters
Some players also experience crashes while playing this game. If you are among them, check our guide on fixing crashes in Divinity 2.
How do I load a multiplayer game Divinity 2?
Sometimes problems with Divinity Original Sin 2 multiplayer happen because a player doesn’t have their character ready. Before troubleshooting technical issues, make sure that all of the players have their characters created.
- Update network drivers
- Configure security software exceptions
- Verify game files
- Reset network adapters
1. Update network drivers
If you are wondering why is Divinity Original Sin 2 multiplayer not working, one answer might be outdated network drivers. Windows has a good database of drivers, and you can use it to update your network drivers.
- Click on the Windows icon and type Device Manager.
- Select the Device Manager from the search results.
- Double-click the Network adapters title on the list to expand this panel.
- Right-click on the network device you are using and select Update drivers
- After a new window pops up, select Search automatically for drivers option and wait until the scan is completed.
- Repeat this process for all network devices.
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2. Configure security software exceptions
Security programs and/or Windows Security might block the connection to the multiplayer server. To avoid this, you can add exceptions for executable files Divinity 2 uses for multiplayer.
- Click on the Windows icon and use search to find the following files on your device:
(Default location: C:\Program Files (x86)\GOG GALAXY\GalaxyClient.exe)
(Default location: C:\Program Files (x86)\GOG GALAXY\GalaxyClientService.exe)
(Default location: C:\ProgramData\GOG.com\Galaxy\redists\GalaxyCommunication.exe)
- Verify that file locations match the default locations.
- Right-click on the file and select Properties. Under Location, you can see the file location on your device.
- Once you are certain about location of all files, add them as exceptions to your security software and/or Windows Security.
- Click on the Windows icon and type Virus & threat protection.
- Select Virus & threat protection from the search results.
- Click on Manage Settings
- Scroll down until you find the Exclusions title. Click on Add or remove exclusions.
- Click the Add an exclusion button and select File from the dropdown menu.
- Navigate to the file you are adding and click on it to select it.
- Repeat the process for three files needed for Divinity Original Sin 2 Multiplayer.
3. Verify game files
Divinity Original Sin 2 comes on Steam and GOG. Both platforms offer quick game file verification.
For Steam users:
- Launch Steam and click on the Library tab.
- Click on Divinity: Original Sin 2 and select Properties.
- Select the Local Files tab and click on the Verify integrity of game files button.
For GOG users:
- Open GOG and click on Owned games.
- Right-click on Divinity Original Sin 2, select Manage installation and click Verify / Repair.
- The process will start, and you can monitor it from the Downloads.
4. Reset network adapters
- Click on the Windows icon and search for Command Prompt.
- Right-click on Command Prompt in the search results and select Run as administrator.
- Type netsh winsock reset and hit Enter. Wait until the process is completed, and you get a message that it was successful.
- Type exit and hit Enter.
- Restart your computer.
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