I keep getting this error. I get into a server for a few seconds and then I get kicked out and this error pops up. After trying to enter a server again, I just get a black screen. I saw other people getting this error and tried the suggestions they gave to fix it, but none of them worked. I can’t tell if I’m banned or something. Can I please get some suggestions to fix this? Or at the very least, confirmation if I’m banned or not? Please and thank you.
Update (FIX): I fixed the issue by repairing the Steam service. I could’ve sworn I already tried this but I guess not. Thank you to everyone attempting to help.
Make sure you have a connection with Steam. This error occurs when your Steam client cannot make a connection to the Steam backend servers.
I’m not sure I quite understand. Can you please explain in further detail? Preferably, instructions on making this “connection”?
I don’t have any specific instructions as each network is different and the cause could be from various issues. I would just make sure there is nothing preventing Steam from having a connection to Valves servers, as that is what causes the error.
Could be worth checking to see if your firewall is denying some kind of access or antivirus maybe. the antivirus i use requires me to re-enable internet access to tower unite whenever it gets an update. i don’t know if something similar might be happening on your end but it’s worth a check
He means to look at the top right corner of the main menu and see if it says Connected