Online Multiplayer Connection Woes

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JustAnotherDoug

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« on: February 12, 2021, 01:25:56 PM »
Let me start by saying I think PGA Tour 2K21 is a fantastic game and I love it. But trying to get a game in multiplayer mode is my biggest source of frustration. "Connecting to Players" - it just spins forever. "Joining match" - it just spins forever. I can see the player icons pop up in the background so I know there are always people trying to join a game. So many times I can't connect and I have to cancel and try over and over to connect before I finally get in. Can't HB Studios fix this? Man, that would be great!

FRSTDWN

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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2021, 02:06:53 PM »
Private matches are way better with people you know.  You also get to pick the course and the settings.

I would suggest joining a society that plays the game like you do then make some friends to play PMs with.
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JustAnotherDoug

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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2021, 11:42:15 AM »
I just discovered that a big part of the problem I was having connecting to matchmaking games was because my NAT type was "Strict". I changed the NAT type to "Open" and connecting is way easier. https://support.xbox.com/en-CA/help/hardware-network/connect-network/xbox-one-nat-error describes NAT type functionality and how to change the type to "Open".
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JustAnotherDoug

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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2021, 01:16:56 PM »
When I started up my xbox one today I saw that the NAT type had changed back from "Open" to "Strict". Any ideas as to why?

JustAnotherDoug

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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2021, 04:29:11 PM »
Contacted MS. The support person had me change some network settings (DNS, port #) and it's all fixed now. NAT type is "Open".

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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2021, 11:15:16 PM »
Set router to dmz for xbox.
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