Please note that Expansive World's does not maintain any multiplayer servers and that all multiplayer instances are peer-to-peer connections. As such, issues you experience in multiplayer are directly a result of the differences between your machine set-up and others'.
We have tried to create a list of possible points of concern and steps you may be able to take to resolve the problem.
Note: If you have a STEAM limited account (an account with value less than $5.00 or never spent any money), you will not be able to play multiplayer. This is a STEAM platform design decision and has nothing to do with theHunter: Call of the Wild.
Depending on the host and guest configuration, you may experience problems when connecting to some games. The following NAT types can affect online connectivity:
Open: can connect to any of the three types.
Moderate: can only connect to open and moderate.
Strict: can ONLY connect to open.
Since most people don't have open NATs, the player with a strict NAT won't be able to find many joinable games. Another problem is that sometimes the ISP still acts as a strict NAT.
What can the host and guest do to connect to solve a connection problem?
Restart your PC and simply try again (best way to start troubleshooting any issue).
Unplug your router for 10 minutes and plug it back in. Some older routers degrade in performance over time until it is rebooted, similar to a PC.
Enable uPnP (universal plug and play) on your router.
Make sure your router's firmware is upgraded to the latest version.
Disable any firewall or other network filtering for the game (add an exception).
- Try (not)using a VPN.
- Connect through a third party software such as Hamachi.
- Make sure your machine is using automatic time settings.