Doom Eternal has been out for over a month now, the game has garnered over 43k reviews on Steam. The rating is also not bad, with over 92% very positive reviews this might be one of the most successful single player games of this year. As for the gameplay, it wasn’t that great, I did play the game for more than 5-6 hours, but didn’t enjoy it. Overall, Doom Eternal didn’t feel like an upgrade probably due to the usage of the old engine.

Enough about the game, let’s talk about the new error people are getting called ‘Unable to Contact Game Services’. In this article, we will find out the cause and ways to fix this.


How To Fix – Doom Eternal ‘Unable to Contact Game Services’ Error

The full error message appears when you start the game, the error is “Unable to contact game services. Online rewards, XP, and other online progress will not be saved and online features will be unavailable until the game returns online.”

Let’s figure out how to fix it.

Fix Your Internet Connection

Most of these issues arise when there are problems with your internet connection. Try rebooting your router, check for packet loss, check if you can use a wired connection. Also check for Windows update, Windows is notorious for updating in the background when users are doing other things.

Disable Antivirus and Firewall

Antivirus programs are known for causing troubles with games. The connections are blocked by firewalls to the game servers, leading to sync related issues. You can try to whitelist Doom Eternal to fix this issue.

Update Doom Eternal

Multiple updates have been pushed by Bethesda since the release of the game. Make sure you are running the latest version of the game.

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