Tiny Tina's Wonderlands 'Failed to Connect' Error: How to Fix

We've collected some of the best ways to fix Tina Tiny's Wonderlands' "Failed to Connect" error.
We've collected some of the best ways to fix Tina Tiny's Wonderlands' "Failed to Connect" error. / Gearbox Software

We've collected some of the best ways to fix Tina Tiny's Wonderlands' "Failed to Connect" error.

Unfortunately, the launch of Tina Tiny's Wonderlands has been anything but for Borderlands fans. The game has been plagued with server issues since its release, causing many to encounter the most dreaded enemy in the Game Master's handbook: a "Failed to Connect" error message.

That's where we come in. Here are some of the best fixes players can try to get their game back on track.

Tiny Tina's Wonderland 'Failed to Connect' Error: How to Fix

Before we dive into those fixes, we should mention that Gearbox Software has already acknowledged and assumed responsibility for locating a fix. The developer is giving its audience live updates via the verified SHiFT network Twitter account (@SHiFTstatus). We encourage players to tune in there or to their trusted news sources to keep up to date with the latest developments.

This, for better or worse, means that the issue is mostly on the developer side⁠—meaning players may not see any improvement should they attempt any of the below fixes. Some may just have to wait until Gearbox can get its servers under control.

Without further ado, here are some of the fixes for Tiny Tina's Wonderlands failure to connect:

  1. Restart the game software.
  2. Restart your device⁠—a simple but effective fix for (most) computer issues.
  3. Disable and re-enable your internet connection drivers.
  4. Check if your internet connection drivers are up to date⁠ and functioning—this may warrant a complete reinstallation of your internet connection drivers altogether.
  5. Use a wired connection (if possible).
  6. Restart your physical router box⁠—accomplished by turning it off, waiting at least 30 seconds, and then turning it back on.
  7. Contact your internet service provider (ISP) regarding outages in your area.

If players find themselves able to connect at random intervals, we've also included some ways to mitigate traffic errors:

  1. Avoid peak playing times⁠—typically, this is anywhere between 5 p.m. and 2 a.m. with the biggest influx around 8-11 p.m.
  2. Do not engage in cross platform play.
  3. Close any other software applications that may be eating up bandwidth⁠—you may also want to take any other unnecessary devices offline such as your smart phone or tablet.
  4. Play with those exclusively connected to your network⁠—siblings, friends who brought their own laptops, etc.

Here's hoping a full improvement is on the horizon.