How to fix error 68 in Rocket League
Error Code 68 is caused by an unexpected matchmaking error which means you can't join an online game. All of the error code 60's are due to some kind of matchmaking error and which one is usually something specific. For Error Code 68 this means "Start Search Fail. Unable to contact matchmaking server" and explanations for each one can be found on the official support Rocket League website.
What causes Error 68?
For this specific error code, there are two possible causes:
- Server is down
- You're banned from Rocket League servers
If you've had a history of causing problems in Rocket League such as trolling or breaking things in the EULA, then you're probably getting this due to being banned. If you've never caused issues then it's safer to assume there's some kind of issue with the servers or you just can't connect for some reason.
How to easily fix error 68 in Rocket League
It's possible to try to fix both causes for this problem and we'll take a look at some of the solutions you can try to fix this.
Method 1: Banned from Rocket League
The game will usually tell you if you've been banned if it's a chat or a game ban and also how long the ban will last for. For matchmaking bans or permanent bans, there's usually a red banner underneath the matchmaking which says you're banned. If you don't see anything then there's a good chance you're not banned so it's time to look at the other methods instead. Should those not help you then be sure to close the game and restart the device then relaunch the game to try again.
Getting banned doesn't always have much to do with your track record as a single incident can result in a temporary ban. Repeat offenders will eventually be permanently banned. Keep in mind, it's possible to be baited into saying something or into acting badly during a game due to another player. It's important to not be tempted or triggered by other players who are trying to bait players into responding to their trolling or griefing so they can report them for it. One incident can result in you receiving a ban so take care to not take the bait in cases such as this.
Reasons for bans
- Hate speech including racial slurs, sexual slurs, homophobia and transphobia
- Abusive and Toxic language
- Abandoning ranked matches results in an automatic temporary matchmaking ban
- Selling in-game items
- Trolling and toxic behaviour
- Unsportsmanlike conduct
What to do
There's not much you can do if you've been banned. If it's a temporary ban then you'll need to wait for the timer to run out and go play something else for a while instead. The Rocket League support website has more details on this and it's also possible to submit a Support Ticket for help.
Method 2: Check the Current Server Rocket League Status
An issue with the Rocket League servers can also cause Error Code 68 to appear. This usually means the servers are offline so it's not your fault if you get this error. While the Rocket League servers might not be down, it's possible the online servers for the platform are currently down. This could be due to maintenance, updates or there's an issue. This essentially means there's a problem with Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, Steam, or Nintendo Switch Online.
If you can see that the platform servers or the Rocket League servers themselves are down then don't worry about this error. Once the servers are back online you will get access to the game again.
Method 3: Restart or Reset the Router
There's a chance that Rocket League Error Code 68 could be caused by a problem on your end with a weak internet connection. In this case, then you'll need to do some investigating to ensure your internet connection has not been disconnected from the device and in general.
If your internet connection is weak then restarting the router could help improve it and potentially fix this issue as well. Failing this, doing a router reset can also help but you need permission from the house owner to do this since this will send the device back to factory settings.
Method 4: Restart the Device
Restarting your console or PC might not sound very important but doing this can fix a lot of problems and combining this with other methods is a great idea. It's also very simple and straightforward. Most of us already know how to turn our gaming platform of choice on and off but pressing restart is the best option.
If you see Error Code 68 appear when searching for games this doesn't just have to be due to being banned. Server issues can come back with this error which can look frightening when you're unprepared to deal with it. Especially if you've already seen the most common cause is getting banned from the game.
While bans are the most common reason for this error, server problems can also trigger Rocket League Error Code 68. So if you're seeing this without knowing a reason then it's probably due to server issues with the game, the device itself or your internet connection. In this case, you want to go through each of the methods on this list to attempt to fix this problem. Failing that it is possible to contact Rocket League support so that the support team can confirm what's happening to your account.This guide will help you do some troubleshooting and hopefully fix the issue. Failing this, you'll probably want to contact the support team at Rocket League to find out what's happening to your account.