Payday 3 matchmaking not working – possible fixes to try

Payday 3 matchmaking not working – possible fixes to try
Amaar Chowdhury Updated on by

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.

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.