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How to Fix Nightingale Connection Error When Using Portals

This guide covers tested solutions to fix the Nightingale connection error when using portals and offers tips to prevent future occurrences.

How to Fix Nightingale Connection Error When Using Portals

Here are the best solutions for resolving the Nightingale connection error when using portals.

1. Relaunch the game. Force-close Nightingale and relaunch it to clear temporary glitches.

2. Run Nightingale as an administrator. To avoid conflicts, run Nightingale as an administrator.

  • Go to the game directory.
  • Right-click Nightingale.exe.
  • Choose Properties > Compatibility.
  • Check Run this program as an administrator.
  • Click Apply > OK to save changes.

3. Check the internet connection. Check your internet connection to ensure no network issues exist. A slow or unstable connection can cause server-related problems.

Switch between wired and wireless connections or try a different network. Power cycle your Wi-Fi router to fix networking glitches.

4. Update Nightingale. Outdated game patches can cause issues with game startup and progress. Follow these steps to manually check for updates.

For Steam:

  • Open Steam and navigate to the Library.
  • Select Nightingale from the left pane.
  • If an update is available, click Update.
  • Wait for the update to complete, then reboot your PC.

For Epic Games Launcher:

  • Open the Epic Games Launcher and go to the Library.
  • Click the three-dot icon next to Nightingale.
  • Turn on Auto Update.
  • The available update should install automatically.

5. Repair the game files. Missing or corrupted game files can lead to networking glitches and server connectivity errors. To fix this issue.

For Steam:

  • Launch Steam and go to the Library.
  • Right-click on Nightingale.
  • Select Properties > Local Files.
  • Click Verify Integrity of Game Files.
  • Wait for the process to complete, then reboot your PC.

For Epic Games Launcher:

  • Open the Epic Games Launcher and go to the Library.
  • Click on the three dots next to Nightingale.
  • Select Verify.
  • Wait for the process to complete.
  • Restart your system and launch the game again.

6. Try creating a new character. Some Nightingale players have discovered that creating a new in-game character can be helpful. Feel free to try this step before moving on to the next solution.

7. Check the server status. For the latest server updates, check @PlayNightingale on X (formerly Twitter). If there’s a server issue, wait a couple of hours before trying again. You’ll also get patch update notifications. If everything’s okay, move to the next solution.

8. Update the network driver. Network adapter issues can cause connectivity problems. Update your network adapter driver by:

  • Press Win+X to open the Quick Link Menu.
  • Click on Device Manager.
  • Double-click Network adapters.
  • Right-click your network device.
  • Select Update driver > Search automatically for drivers.
  • If an update is available, it’ll download and install automatically.
  • Reboot your system for the changes to take effect.

9. Close unnecessary background tasks. To improve game performance, close unnecessary background tasks on your PC.

  • Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open Task Manager.
  • Navigate to Processes.
  • Right-click on the task and select End Task.
  • Repeat for each unnecessary third-party task.
  • Reboot your PC to apply changes.

10. Whitelist Nightingale in Windows Firewall. To prevent connection issues with the Nightingale server, whitelist the game in Windows Firewall.

  • Open Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Firewall.
  • Select Allow an app through Windows Firewall.
  • Click Change Settings > Allow another app.
  • Browse and select Nightingale.
  • Click Add and Save Changes.

11. Turn off antivirus. To disable antivirus protection manually.

  • Press Win+I to open Windows Settings.
  • Navigate to Update & Security > Windows Security.
  • Click on Virus & Threat Protection.
  • Select Manage Settings and toggle off Real-time Protection.
  • If using third-party antivirus, disable its real-time protection feature as well.

12. Disable VPN. Many players have successfully avoided server connectivity issues by turning off their VPN temporarily. Try disabling your VPN for a short time to see if it resolves the problem.

13. Contact support. If none of the solutions work, reach out to Steam support, Epic Games Support, or @PlayNightingale X for dedicated assistance. Submit a support ticket for developers to investigate the issue further.

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