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Hood: Outlaws & Legends network issues - How to fix

If you are running into network or Easy Anti-Cheat issues while trying to play Hood: Outlaws & Legends, we've got several fixes for you to try.
Hood: Outlaws & Legends network issues - How to fix
From developer Sumo Digital and publisher Focus Home Interactive comes Hood: Outlaws & Legends, a brand-new PvPvE title where players perform heists in a brutal medieval world. While the world and the combat of Hood: Outlaws & Legends is brutal, so can be network issues, stopping some players from experiencing the game. In this guide, we will walk you through the steps of fixing any Hood: Outlaws & Legends network issues, as well as those pertaining to the Easy Anti-Cheat system.

Check for Hood: Outlaws & Legends server downtime

Before you start trying to fix your PC or router, you should always check if there is any Hood: Outlaws & Legends server downtime.

This is by far the easiest way to know if it is your gaming setup giving issues, or if the developers are simply working on the servers.

Hood Outlaws & Legends server issues how to fix easy anti-cheat install repair(Picture: Sumo Digital via Twitter)

To check for Hood: Outlaws & Legends server downtime or issues, simply head on over to the game's official Twitter account, which announces these issues and a general ETA of when they will be fixed.

Hood: Outlaws & Legends - How to fix network issues

Before we get to ways you can fix the Hood: Outlaws & Legends network issues, please keep in mind the steps below are directly from developer Sumo Digital. 

Proceed at your own risk, as these steps can become quite technical.

Hood Outlaws & Legends server issues how to fix easy anti-cheat install repair(Picture: Focus Home Interactive)

With the warning out of the way, if you are experiencing network issues and can't connect to the Hood: Outlaws & Legends servers, you can follow one or all of the troubleshooting guides below.

Resetting your Winsock:

Winsock is a technical specification that defines how Windows network application software should access network services, especially TCP/IP.

  • Right-click on the Windows Start button > Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  • Enter the following command: netsh winsock reset
  • Press Enter.
  • Restart the computer.

Resetting your TCP/IP Protocol:

TCP/IP stands for Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. TCP/IP is a set of standardized rules that allow computers to communicate on a network.

  • Right-click on the Windows Start button > Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  • Enter the following command: netsh int ip reset
  • Press Enter.
  • Restart the computer.

Flushing your DNS Cache

DNS (Domain Name System) is an Internet service that translates domain names into IP addresses. Flushing the DNS cache can resolve DNS related issues such as outdated or corrupted IP addresses.

  • Right-click on the Windows Start button > Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  • Enter the following command: ipconfig /flushdns
  • Press Enter.
  • Restart the computer.

Enabling UPnP in Windows 10

UPnP stands for Universal Plug and Play. UPnP consists of several protocols or rules that enable networked devices to communicate and connect with each other.

  • Right-click on the Windows Start button > Settings > Network & Internet.
  • Click Network and Sharing Center.
  • In the left pane, click Change advanced sharing settings.
  • In the Network Discovery section, tick Turn on network discovery.
  • Click the Save changes button.
 

Hood: Outlaws & Legends - How to fix Easy Anti-Cheat issues

Hood: Outlaws & Legends uses the Easy Anti-Cheat system, and while it is usually automatically installed, some players might run into issues. This is generally due to the Easy Anti-Cheat system not installing properly, which means you won't be able to play the game.

Hood Outlaws & Legends server issues how to fix easy anti-cheat install repair(Picture: Focus Home Interactive)

Follow the steps below to install or repair Hood: Outlaws & Legends' Anti-Cheat system.

On Steam:

  • Right-click on Hood: Outlaws & Legends > Manage > Browse local files.
  • Navigate to Hood > EasyAntiCheat.
  • Right-click on EasyAntiCheat_Setup.exe application > Run as administrator.
  • Select Hood: Outlaws & Legends and click Install Easy Anti-Cheat.

On Epic Games Store:

  • Navigate to Epic Games > Hood > EasyAntiCheat.
  • Right-click on EasyAntiCheat_Setup.exe application > Run as administrator.
  • Select Hood: Outlaws & Legends and click Install Easy Anti-Cheat.

Repair Easy Anti-Cheat Steam:

  • Right-click on Hood: Outlaws & Legends > Manage > Browse local files.
  • Navigate to Hood > EasyAntiCheat.
  • Right-click on EasyAntiCheat_Setup.exe application > Run as administrator.
  • Select Hood: Outlaws & Legends and click Repair Service.

Repair Easy Anti-Cheat EGS:

  • Navigate to Epic Games > Hood > EasyAntiCheat.
  • Right-click on EasyAntiCheat_Setup.exe application > Run as administrator.
  • Select Hood: Outlaws & Legends and click Repair Service.

So there you have it, the official network and Anti-Cheat issue solutions for Hood: Outlaws & Legends as per Sumo Digital and Focus Home Interactive.

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