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Fall Guys Authentication Failure Error - How to Fix

Since Fall Guys has been made free for all, a lot of new and existing users have been complaining about Authentication Failure Errors.
Fall Guys Authentication Failure Error - How to Fix

Earlier in May 2022, the publishers of Mediatonic announced that Fall Guys would be available for free to play for all the major platforms from June 21 onwards. Since the game was made available for free in Epic Games Store, the servers of the game couldn't handle the huge amount of traffic, and it kept crashing. The developers recognized and addressed this issue and provided a quick fix for everyone.

Many users have been complaining that they are receiving an 'Authentication Failure Error.' this error is usually caused due to Epic Games can't authenticate your account. The Authentication Failure Error happens when many players try to log into the game and play, but the server cannot handle the traffic. Although there are a few potential fixes to this issue but no need to worry nothing happened to your account.

How to fix Fall Guys Authentication Failure Error

Players have been complaining about Fall Guys Authentication Failure Error.
Players have been complaining about Fall Guys Authentication Failure Error. (Picture: Mediatonic)

There is no particular fix to this issue, but this can be caused majorly because of the massive server traffic; but there might be some issues from your side as well. We have listed a few fixes that might help you resolve your 'Fall Guys Authentication Failure Error.' 

Check Mediatonic's Server's Status

As mentioned earlier, this can be mainly caused by the game server's end; therefore, make sure to check if the servers are up and running. If the servers are down due to any maintenance or any issue, the developers usually address the issue on their official Twitter account. You can have a look at the server issues. Or else you can also have a look at the Downdetector site where players have similar issues.


If you find everyone facing a similar issue, there isn't much you can do about it. All you can do is wait for the server to get stable again and try again.

Check Your Internet Connectivity

Reinstalling the game might help to fix the issue
Reinstalling the game might help to fix the issue. (Picture: Mediatonic)

If your issue is not resolved by the above-given fix, you can check your internet connectivity. Make sure you have a stable internet connection to run the game smoothly. There are different ways to check your internet connectivity, depending upon the platform you are playing the game on. Here are some steps to check your internet connectivity on:

Windows 10

  1. Go to the Search bar, type 'CMD,' and open Command Prompt.
  2. After opening Command Prompt, type 'ping google.com'
  3. This will let you know how stable is your internet connection.


  1. Press the Xbox button and open the guide menu.
  2. Go to Profile and System and select Settings, then General.
  3. Open network settings and go to Test network connection.
  4. Run the test.


  1. Go to the Settings option from the Homescreen.
  2. Go to Network and select Test Internet Connection.
  3. Run the test.

If you receive an error while running these tasks, try restarting your router and the devices. After restarting, try again to launch the game; most likely, your issue must be fixed.

Uninstalling and Reinstalling Fall Guys

If non of the above-mentioned fixes have worked for you, try uninstalling and reinstalling Fall Guys. We suggest this fix as sometimes, there might be some issues while installing the game, and sometimes a few files that are required to run the game aren't appropriately installed; therefore, reinstalling the game might be very useful.

Once reinstalled, try relaunching Fall Guys, and most likely, you will be able to play the game.

For more on the game, check our section dedicated to Fall Guys news, guides, features, and more.

Featured image courtesy of Mediatonic.