Fans of fighting games are rejoicing – Tekken 7 has finally released worldwide. However, like many online competitive games, it’s experiencing its fair share of server troubles. Players are having a hard time getting into matches, with some reporting streaks of up to ten failed connections. Some also see “The Connection To The Opponent Has Been Lost” error message. There could be several possible reasons for these issues.
Most online games these days tend to experience connection problems and, unfortunately, Tekken 7 is no different. According to the players, the game is dropping connections left and right like it’s using Verizon. To be fair to the developers, at least part of the issues might be on the side of the players, not the game itself. Here are a couple of things that might be the cause of the issues.
For one, it might be that the servers aren’t yet up for everybody, because the game hasn’t yet come out everywhere, and that’s causing problems. To get around it, try connecting with players from the same region that you are in.
On the player’s side, there could be several causes. The first one is that your game might not be up to date. Make sure you have the Tekken 7 Day 1 update. Try again after updating your game. On the other hand, it might be that your Internet connection isn’t up to snuff, especially if you’re using wireless. Using a wired connection might help with the problem. Note, however, that these fixes won’t necessarily help. you might have to wait for Namco to repair the issues on their end.
As for The Connection To The Opponent Has Been Lost error message, a lot of players have been reporting it popping up. Fortunately (or not so fortunately, I guess), that’s not up to you. That just means that your opponent has declined the match. Either that, or they’ve lost the connection. Yes, the matchmaking is currently a bit of a mess, but they’ll probably fix it soon enough.
Tekken 7 is now out on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. If you need more info on the game, check out some of our other Tekken 7 articles, like How to Beat Akuma, Best Ways to Get Items, Treasures and Weapons, and the Tekken 7 Achievements List.