Seeing a ‘Sent 6 pings that remote has not responded to’ error message a few seconds after joining a game on Among Us?
Recently, Among Us has been plagued with various error messages due to its servers. The game has received a lot of attention for the past couple of months, and the volume of players coming into its servers was not able to handle the traffic.
The main reason for this is that Among Us’ developers Innersloth did not anticipate the sudden rise of the game to popularity given its disappointing release in 2018 where it only had an average of 2.3 players for the first month.
The game developers are currently doing all they can to accommodate the volume of players on their servers without encountering any errors. However, there is still a random occurrence of errors like the ‘Sent 6 pings that remote has not responded to’ message.
Today, we are going to show you a few workarounds that you can do to fix or lessen the occurrence of these errors until the developers can offer a permanent solution to the problem.
1. Stop Other Applications.
The key to lessening the occurrence of error messages in Among Us is to have a fast and stable internet connection. To achieve this, you can try closing other applications on your device, which can steal internet bandwidth from the game.
On desktops and laptops, finding network hungry applications is a lot easier. Check out the steps below to guide you through the process:
- On your keyboard, press on Windows key + X to open the Quick Access Menu.
- Next, click on Task Manager to open it.
- Inside the Task Manager, click on the Processes tab and then click on Network to display the apps that use the most bandwidth on top.
- Finally, click the network hungry apps and hit the End Task button to stop it from running.
For mobile devices, simply close the applications that you are not using on the app switcher to ensure that all the bandwidth would be available for Among Us. Check out our guide on how to close applications on both Android and iOS.
Once you’ve stopped unnecessary applications from running, go back to Among Us and try joining another game to see if the error message would still occur.
2. Change Your Server.
The main reason for issues on Among Us is their servers. If you are playing the game on a server with a lot of players, there is a high chance that it is already slowing down, which causes delays and lags.
To fix this, try joining a server that has a different time zone compared to your region where users are unlikely to play on that given time.
- First, open Among Us on your device (PC, Android, iOS). On the main menu, tap on Online.
- Now, click on the world icon from the bottom right corner of your screen.
- Lastly, select another server from the list.
Now that you’ve changed your server, go back to the game and try playing once again to check if the error message would still occur.
If this is the case, proceed to the next method below to try and fix the problem.
3. Use a VPN.
For some unknown reason, many players from subreddit pages were reporting that their problem was fixed after using a VPN service while playing Among Us.
VPN services redirect your traffic to a server from another country where there is a high chance that fewer players are playing as of the moment.
To make this work effectively, be sure to connect to a server on your VPN that has a different timezone from your location. If you have no idea which VPN to use, check out our guide about the best VPN services to use not only for Among Us but also for streaming Netflix US outside the region.
4. Check Your Internet Connection.
A slow or unstable internet connection while playing Among Us can only worsen the situation with its servers as the game would have a harder time connecting to its server due to your network.
To verify if your internet is having problems, try running a basic speed test using a third-party site like Fast.com. It is a simple tool that is effective for measuring your internet upload and download speed.
If the speed test result comes out slow or not close to the speed bandwidth indicated to your monthly subscription, you can try restarting your router.
Restarting your router should help in re-establishing a proper connection between your router and your ISP (Internet Service Provider). To restart your router, locate the power cable of your router and unplug it. After that, wait for 5 to 10 seconds and plug back in the power cable to turn on your router.
Once your router has restarted, run another speed test to verify if the issue is already fixed. However, if you are still having problems with your network, you should contact your ISP right away to inform them about the issue with their service.
In addition, you can also try using a wired connection if you are on a desktop or laptop for a much stable internet. For mobile devices, you can try moving closer to your router to improve your Wi-Fi signal.
This ends our guide on how to fix the ‘Sent 6 pings that remote has not responded to’ error on Among Us. If you know other solutions to fix this problem in the game, kindly share it in the comment section below.
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