The Smite 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.
Smite is a mobile online battle arena (MOBA) game that you can download for free for your Xbox Series X. In this game you get to control one of the mythical creatures in team based combat. Your team of five members will spawn in a map with three lanes. The aim is to destroy the opposing team’s Phoenixes and Titan.
What to do when you get Smite connection errors on your Xbox console
One of the issues that you might encounter when playing Smite is when you can’t connect to the game servers. Here’s what you need to do to fix this.
- Make sure the Xbox is running on the latest software update.
- Make sure to download the latest Smite game update.
Solution 1: Check for any Xbox Live service outage
The first troubleshooting step you have 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 Xbox Live server
- 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 there are any outages 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
One requirement to play this game is an internet connection. 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.
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 launch Smite. Check if you still get any connection errors.
Having the Smite 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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