Payday 3 matchmaking not working – how to fix

Payday 3 matchmaking not working – how to fix
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It appears PayDay 3 is having issues with servers and matchmaking at the time of writing. Here’s how to fix any issues with Payday 3’s matchmaking not working.

Following the launch of Payday 3, major issues were seen with the game’s account servers not functioning properly, alongside issues with matchmaking. It seems many of the issues spanned from issues with server load, though now that the game’s official launch has passed let’s see how they stand up.

Players looking to get onto Payday 3 have been waiting years for this final moment, and for it all to come crashing down just before entering matchmaking has disappointed many. Here’s what you can do to solve the issue.

Possible fixes to try for Payday 3 matchmaking not working

Payday 3’s matchmaking might not be working due to the massive load of players trying to access the game at once. Despite there already having been online stress tests, it seems the actual demand for the game has far exceeded expectations. This is a good thing! Sort of.

The servers can’t handle the game, but at least people want to play it.

Here’s what you can do to try and fix the issue.

  • Allow Payday 3 through firewall and anti-virus
  • Wait for networking fix
  • Restart your PC and network

These aren’t sure-fixes, and likely won’t solve Payday 3’s matchmaking issues straight away, though they’re certainly worth a try.

Payday 3’s matchmaking issues have been fixed, apparently

After what seemed to be a disastrous technical launch for a game that was, in all honesty, quite great, the developers of the game tweeted out an update on the server related issues that had been hampering players from enjoying the game.

“Things are starting to look better,” according to their X account, “you still might have a few issues, bear with us while we focus on stabilising.” It’s not necessarily clear what exactly was changed, though it’s likely related to upgraded servers and better network management systems in place.

While it looks as though there’s not necessarily a down-right fix for Payday 3’s matchmaking issues, it seems as though far less people are going to be affected by them at this point.

In the meantime, you might be interested in the best graphics settings for Payday 3, learning about the different heists, weapons, skills the game will take you through.