3 Common ARK Server Issues and How To Solve Them

Playing ARK is fun and exciting, but not until you will encounter some server issues that would interrupt your focus on the game. These issues can really cause stress, most especially when it happens in the middle of the game. 

Since ARK was created in 2017, which is relatively new, encountering few problems is expected. Many ARK players around the world experience these issues, which is why multiple solutions have been provided to its users that would immediately fix these problems. 

So, if you are a fan of ARK or you’re new to this game, you might come across these three common server issues in the future. But hey, there’s no need to panic because a compilation of solutions with a step-by-step procedure will be provided in this article. 

Here are some of them that you can use as your own reference:

1. ARK Server Not Responding 

One of the most common issues experienced by many users is ARK Server Not Responding. So, why does this happen? After understanding the cases reported by many users, there are a lot of factors why this specific issue occurs. It could be because of installed anti-virus software, corrupt game files, steam ports, and other existing programs. Here’s how to fix these possible causes. 

  • Add the game to the allowed applications or exception list. From your Windows Menu, search for the firewall. Select Windows Defender Firewall from the list. Navigate through the options and click Allow an app or feature through Windows Firewall. Find ARK and select the checkbox, click OK, then restart your computer to run the update. 
  • Confirm the integrity of your game file. Go to your steam client, select the library tab, find ARK Survival from the list, then right-click and select properties. From there, launch the local files and select Verify Integrity of Game Files so it will instantly replace the corrupted game files for smooth gameplay.

2. ARK Crashing Issues 

If you have been experiencing this issue multiple times now, you’re not the only one. There are many reports about it almost every day where many players have been asking about what to do if ARK crashes when joining the server. This is why immediate action was taken to create multiple solutions. Here are some guidelines:

  • Try re-installing the ARK; Survival Evolve and make sure it has completed the process to avoid corrupted files. 
  • Make sure that you’re using a device that met the requirements of ARK. 
  • Download and install the latest ARK Patch and verify its the game file’s integrity upon launching. 
  • Try updating your graphics driver. 

3. ARK: No Sessions Found 

Another usual problem of ARK is No Sessions Found. However, this is commonly experienced by PS4 users. This issue pertains to that a player can’t find an available server. Here’s what to do; 

  • Ask a friend to send you an invite to the game and check if you can join. 
  • Give your PS4 a quick restart. 
  • Sign out and sign back in on your PlayStation Network to enable a quick update. 
  • Check your WiFi connection as it could be the root cause. 

Final Words

Truly, experiencing these troublesome issues countless times could be very annoying. But, when it comes to video and online games such as ARK, it is something that you should expect. Besides, there’s not a single game out there that doesn’t have certain issues. What’s important is, when there’s a problem, there’s always a solution. So, just use all the provided procedures mentioned above to obtain seamless gameplay. 

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