Want to play Among Us to have fun, but instead, you get fed up due to the annoying ‘The game you tried to join is full’ error message?
Among Us is often mistaken to be a new game, but it was released way back in 2018. With the on-going lockdowns and quarantine due to COVID-19, Among Us has caught a lot of attention thanks to its gameplay that gave way to socialization without the need to go out.
While the sudden attention with the game is a positive sign for the developers, it also caused problems with their servers which were not able to handle the sudden spike in user traffic.
A good problem, you might say? Maybe just on the developer’s side.
Since the developers were not able to anticipate the huge spike in the number of players, their servers were not prepared to accommodate all the players around the world who wish to play the game.
This resulted in random disconnections, lags, and difficulty joining rooms in-game.
If you are among the players who are seeing the error message ‘The game you tried to join is full’, then you should continue reading.
Today, we are going to show you a couple of solutions on how to fix the Among Us ‘The game you tried to join is full’ error message.
- 1. Keep on Trying.
- 2. Check Among Us Servers.
- 3. Join a Room With Fewer Players.
- 4. Change Your Server.
- 5. Check Your Intenet Connection.
- 6. Reconfigure Your IP and DNS.
1. Keep on Trying.
The first thing that you should do to fix this issue on Among Us is to just keep trying. This may sound dumb, but for some unknown reason, the error message eventually disappears after a couple of tries.
Try to join a room for at least ten tries to see if you are able to join the game successfully.
However, if you still see the error message after ten tries, then you can go ahead and proceed to the next method below.
2. Check Among Us Servers.
Before tweaking your settings, try to check the status of Among Us servers since this is the primary culprit for the errors on the game. You can visit Innersloth’s Twitter account where the developers of Among Us gives constant updates regarding the status of their servers.
Do know we're super duper aware of the server issues, things are being done! In the mean time, please make sure you are playing in the correct region and are on the current v2020.9.9 !— Innersloth (@InnerslothDevs) September 17, 2020
If there is an issue, the only thing that you can do for now is to wait until they fix the problem on their side. Check their account from time to time so that you are informed once their servers are up and running.
3. Join a Room with Fewer Players.
Most players would prefer to join a room with 6-8 players already so that they won’t wait for a long time before the game begins. It is possible that some players were able to join the room faster than you and occupied the remaining slots for that specific room.
To avoid this, try scrolling down and joining a room that has fewer players. Rooms with 1 to 3 players should be enough for you to join a game without encountering the error message.
4. Change Your Server.
If you can’t find a room on your current server that has fewer players, what you can do next is to change your server to a different one. Luckily, Among Us has three servers which should be enough for you to find an ideal room.
To change servers on Among Us, check out the guide below:
- 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.
After changing your server, click on Find Game again and see if you are able to find a room with fewer players.
5. Check Your Internet Connection.
Given that Among Us servers are already having a hard time accommodating the volume of players, it is important that you have a stable internet connection to minimize the occurrence of errors in the game.
To check if your connection is not having any issues, try to run a simple speed test using Fast.com which effectively measures your internet upload and download speed.
If the speed test result comes out to be slow or not close to the speed bandwidth indicated on your monthly subscription plan, you can try restarting your router. First, locate the power cable of your router, which is usually at the back. Unplug the power cable to turn off the router. Once done, wait for 5 to 10 seconds and plug back in the power cable to turn on your router.
Wait for your router to startup, then run another speed test to verify if the restart was able to fix the issue with your internet connection.
However, if you are still having problems with your internet, we suggest that you contact your ISP (Internet Service Provider) right away and report to them the issue you are having with their service.
6. Reconfigure Your IP and DNS.
Now, this solution may be a long shot since the issue on the game is mainly caused by their servers. However, there is no harm in trying, right?
Try to reconfigure your IP and DNS settings by executing a few commands on CMD, which can eliminate any underlying problems with your network connection. Check out the steps below to guide you through the process:
- First, press Windows key + S on your computer and search for Command Prompt.
- After that, click on Run as Administrator.
- Inside the Command Prompt, type the following commands one by one and hit Enter to execute it.
netsh int ip reset netsh advforewall reset netsh winsock reset ipconfig /flushdns ipconfig /release
- Finally, exit Command Prompt and restart your computer.
Go back to Among Us and try to join a game to see if the error message would still occur.
This wraps up our guide on how to fix Among Us ‘The game you tried to join is full’ error message. If you know other methods on how to deal with this kind of issue, kindly share it in the comment section below and we would give you credit once we update this article.
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