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How To Fix ‘Disconnected From Host' Error In Dead By Daylight

If you received the 'Disconnection from Host' error in Dead by Daylight, here is how to fix it quickly.
How To Fix ‘Disconnected From Host' Error In Dead By Daylight

The horror game Dead by Daylight might have its fair share of players, but it certainly also has its fair share of bugs and glitches. One of the most common glitches Dead by Daylight players tend to face is the 'Disconnection from Host' error that will immediately end your trial.

Let's go over how to fix the annoying 'Disconnection from Host' error that occurs in Dead by Daylight so you no longer have to deal with this problem.

Why Does Dead By Daylight Keep Disconnecting From Host?

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The 'Disconnect from Host' error can happen for various reasons. (Picture: Behaviour Interactive)

The Dead by Daylight 'Disconnection from Host' error tends to happen to PC players on Steam. This error can happen due to issues with your wifi connection, your hardware, or your game.

Here are several issues that might cause Dead by Daylight to disconnect from host:

  • Wifi connectivity issues
  • Insufficient PC specifications to run Dead by Daylight
  • Unverified game files

How To Fix Dead By Daylight 'Disconnection From Host' Error

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Both survivors and the killer can receive the 'Disconnection from Host' error in Dead by Daylight. (Picture: Behaviour Interactive)

The Dead by Daylight 'Disconnection From Host' error can happen for several reasons, but it can usually be resolved through some basic troubleshooting. Let's review how to fix this problem with a few simple steps.

Check System Requirements

If your system doesn't fit the minimum requirements to run Dead by Daylight, you might run into errors during installation, and you might also see problems if you can open the game.

To prevent issues, ensure that your system at least fits these minimum specifications:

  • OS: 64-bit Operating System - Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-4170 or AMD FX-8120
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DX11 Compatible GeForce GTX 460 1GB or AMD HD 6850 1GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection (High-speed Internet)
  • Storage: 15 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DX11 compatible

If your computer doesn't fit these specifications, you will likely run into issues downloading, running, and playing Dead by Daylight.

Verify Your Game Files

Unverified game files on a PC can cause various issues with your game, including the 'Disconnection from Host' error.

To verify your game files, complete these steps:

  1. Open Steam
  2. Go to your Steam Library
  3. Right-click on "Dead By Daylight" and select "Properties"
  4. Click "Local Files"
  5. Click on the "Verify Integrity of Game Cache..." button
  6. Allow Steam to re-download corrupted files, if necessary

Then, open the game, start up a trial, and check if you still get the 'Disconnection from Host' error. If you still see the error message, something else might be causing the problem.

Check Internet Connection

Perhaps the most common reason for the 'Disconnection from Host' bug in Dead by Daylight is a poor internet connection. If you have lost connection to the internet during your match or you do not stay connected to Dead by Daylight's servers during a trial, you will be disconnected. As such, it is important to double-check the integrity of your internet connection if you're seeing the 'Disconnection from Host' error message. You can use an ethernet cable for an even more stable, speedy connection.

That's everything you need to know about how to fix the 'Disconnection from Host' bug in Dead By Daylight. For more Dead by Daylight news be sure to check out our dedicated section, or some of our Guides & Tutorials, just below:

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Featured image courtesy of Behaviour Interactive.

For more Dead by Daylight news be sure to check out our dedicated section, or some of our Guides & Tutorials, just below:

DBD Seasons, Updates, Patch Notes and Roadmap Updates
DBD Tier Lists & Best Perks
DBD Killer Builds
DBD Survivor Builds
DBD Game Guides
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