The Dirt 5 connection error on your Xbox Series X can be caused by several factors. There might be an Xbox Live service outage, the internet connection might be down, or there might be a software glitch. To fix this you need to perform several troubleshooting steps on the console.
Dirt 5 is the latest racing video game to be made available on the Xbox Game Pass subscription service. It is developed by the Codemasters software company and was first released in November 2020. The game lets players do off-road racing and compete in different locations worldwide.
What to do when you get Dirt 5 connection errors on your Xbox console
One of the issues that you might encounter when playing this racing game is when you are unable to access the online game. Here’s what you need to do to fix this.
- Make sure the Xbox is running on the latest software update.
- Make sure to have the latest version of Dirt 5 installed.
Solution 1: Check for any Xbox Live service outage
The first thing you need to do is to check the status of the Xbox Live server. If there is an outage or if maintenance is being conducted then this might be what’s causing the problem. Here’s what you need to do to check if there is a server outage.
Time needed: 5 minutes.
Check the server status
- Open a web browser.
You can do this from your computer or from your Xbox console.
- Go to the Xbox server status home page.
You can check details on the status of Xbox server issues if any from here.
If an outage is being reported then you will need to wait for this to be fixed. Microsoft will usually indicate the time when the issue will be resolved.
Solution 2: Restart the router or modem
You will need to have an internet connection to play the online features of this game. If there is an issue with your internet connection then this might be what’s causing the problem. To fix this, you could try to restart the router or modem that you are using. Unplug the router from the power outlet and wait for a minute before plugging it back in then check if the problem still occurs. If your Xbox is using a wireless connection to the router then you can also try checking if a wired connection will fix the problem.
Solution 3: Perform a network test
Try checking the internet connection your Xbox is getting. This will give you an idea if the issue is caused by the internet connection.
- Press the Xbox button on your Xbox controller.
- Select Profile & system.
- Select Settings menu.
- Select General.
- Select Network settings.
- Select Test network connection.
- Select Continue.
- Select Test network speed & statistics.
Compare the results you get with Microsoft’s recommended speed for online gaming.
- Minimum download speed of 3 Mbps (or 3,000 Kbps).
- Minimum upload speed of 0.5 Mbps (or 500 Kbps).
- Ping of less than 150 milliseconds.
Solution 4: Power cycle the Xbox Series X
One way to remove any corrupted temporary data in our Xbox that could be causing this problem is to restart the console. To do this, just press the Xbox button on the console for 10 seconds or until it turns off. Unplug its power cord then wait for a minute before plugging it back in. Turn on the Xbox after a few seconds then run Dirt 5. Check if you still get any connection errors.
Having the Dirt 5 connection error in your Xbox Series X can be a frustrating experience. Hopefully, this solution will help you fix the problem.
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