[Solved] How to fix Not Connecting to Server in Rust (7 Working Methods)

The error on the loading screen in Rust servers can be quite annoying. Let's see how we can eliminate this problem together.
[Solved] How to fix Not Connecting to Server in Rust (7 Working Methods)




There may be multiple reasons why the loading screens of servers in Rust take a long time or give errors while loading. Your game files may be corrupt or missing, virtual memory may be insufficient, your graphics driver may be outdated, and many other issues may be causing this problem.

Let us examine step by step how this problem should be eliminated.

Method #1: Verify the Rust Files

Although it may seem like a classic method, this method can save you from many headaches and solve your problem without hassle. This is usually the first method you should try. You can fix rust crashing issues by verifying local files.

  1. Enter the Steam library and right-click on Rust and select the Properties option.
  2. Go to the Local Files tab and click Verify integrity of game files.

The Verify integrity of game files option starts a full scan of your game files and can find corrupt or missing game files and fix the problem. Therefore, your Rust crashes can be fixed.

Method #2: Run the Compatibility Troubleshooter

The problem of servers not loading or throwing errors while loading can often occur due to compatibility issues. These connection issues may be due to simple compatibility issues.

  1. Enter the Steam library and right-click on Rust and select the Properties option.
  2. Go to the Local Files tab and click Browse.
  3. Right-click on Rust.exe and select Properties.
  4. Go to the compatibility tab and check Run in 640 x 480 Screen Resolution and Run This Program as an Administrator.
  5. After doing all this you still get the same error, run the compatibility troubleshooter for the Rust game.

Method #3: Update Your Graphics Driver

Updating graphics drivers is more important than you might think. Especially if you are playing a new game, you should update your graphics card as soon as a driver is released.

This is because it is highly likely that the latest driver will be optimized for the game you are playing. Most Rust crashes can be caused by graphics drivers. Even if you can enter the game, if your game keeps crashing on the loading screen or while playing the game, it is very likely that your graphics drivers are the cause.

You can update these drivers from the AMD or NVIDIA cards' own driver programs. Or they can be updated through Windows.

Updating Graphics Drivers Through Windows

  1. Press the Windows logo key and type Device Manager in the search.
  2. Under Display Adapters, right-click on your video card and select Search automatically for drivers.

Or you can install a program like Driver Easy if you want to easily resolve your driver problem. Driver Easy will automatically download all the missing drivers on your computer.

Method #4: Run Rust at High Performance

If you are getting errors while loading servers or Rust won't open at all, it may be because your computer's system requirements are not enough. Make sure your PC meets the minimum system requirements for Rust.

This method will increase your gaming performance and make your game run more stable and powerful.

  1. Press the Windows logo key and type Graphics settings in the search.
  2. You will see the option Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling, activate it.
  3. Restart your computer.
  4. Then scroll down from the same menu and add the Rust launcher file from the Browse section. After adding Rust, click Settings and select High performance.

Running Rust at high performance can save you from some errors like Rust not responding. These errors are usually due to system requirements not being met or the computer overheating. So first make sure that the error is not hardware related.

Method #5: Make Sure Your Internet Connection is Stable

Another reason for getting errors on loading screens in Rust is an unstable internet connection. If you have an unstable or extremely slow internet connection, your game may crash or you may receive errors when joining the servers. If your internet connection is slow and unstable, you can update your network adapters in the device manager.

  1. Type Device Manager in the Windows search.
  2. Update your network adapter that appears in the Network Adapters section by right-clicking on it.

Updating your network adapters can help you to have a more stable and faster internet connection, and can solve your connectivity issues.

Method #6: Reinstall Rust

If your Rust crashing problems have not been resolved so far, there may be corrupt or missing files that Steam cannot detect. So sometimes it's always best to start fresh. Reinstalling Rust may be the answer to your problem.

  1. Open Steam and right-click on Rust from the library. Then select Uninstall option under the Manage section.
  2. After that reinstall Rust.
  3. Then launch the Rust game.

Sometimes your custom file settings can break the game files and Steam may not detect it. In these cases, the solution is to delete and reinstall the game.

Method #7: Determine if the Error is Hardware

If you are still getting errors on the loading screen on servers in Rust, your problem is most likely related to hardware.

First of all, go to the Rust store page on Steam and look at the system requirements for Rust. Compare your own computer specs with Rust's requirements. If your computer does not meet the desired requirements, then this is the cause of your problem. In addition to all this, if you have less than 16GB of RAM, this may be why you are getting errors on the loading screen.

If your system meets these requirements, let's dive deeper. To understand the cause, open the Task Manager while the game is open and look at the percentages Rust uses. If Rust is using a lot of CPU and Memory, this may be the source of the problem.

If you still don't see a problem, download software to see the temperature of your graphics card and CPU. Check the temperature values while the game is open, if the temperatures are at high levels, this may be the cause of slow loading screens in Rust. You may consider cleaning your graphics card and processor and changing the thermal paste.

If you still have problems, there is a small windows settings in addition to the solutions above. Type advanced system settings in the windows search and in the performance section set your computer to the best performance. And also try turning off the windows defender firewall.



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