Stuck at waiting for server
Whenever I try to login using my account, the launcher will go through preparing assets then it will give me an orange spinning ring that says waiting for server.
My Husband also has MTGA so I had him see if his game works, it does. his works fine on his computer. Except if i try to login on his computer it prepares assets then gets stuck at waiting for server again.
I spent 3 days going back and forth with tech support, changing settings, uninstalling, reinstalling, using different internet connections. They checked to make sure I don't have any bans or whatever, and then they sent me here.
It started on April 16th, the day of an update.
me too, just opened the game and its stuck at waiting for the server. Its not my internet since i can play other games with good ping. Fix your game Wizards of the coast !
I too am endlessly "Waiting for the Server".
Got to play one game of JumpStart and my opponent didn't do anything and timed out. I've already tried an uninstall/reinstall. No change.
Also stuck on Waiting for the Server after login. Was able to play one game earlier today but when it went back to main screen it stayed on Waiting for the Server for an hour. Restarted the game and now that's all it does, stays on Waiting for the Server. Have been waiting most of the day.
Edit - Rebooting my machine did not help. On a wild hair, I started the game in compatibility mode for a previous version of Windows (8), and was able to play one game. Now I'm once again "Waiting for the Server..."
Der Krazy Kraut#28417 commented
I´m stuck at the "waiting for server" forever. It worked all the time and i changed nothing and now i can´t play for already 4 days. I tried all steps for troubleshooting but nothing helped. I even reinstalled the complete game but still same issue...
For three days now when I zry to open arena, it loads normaly, and I log in, and after that it is sguck on waiting for the server, and it does not matter how long I wait, it is stuck on that.
Same problem happening for me. Reinstalled several times, video drivers are up to date, all other games work perfectly but trying to boot arena forces me to hard reset and the game never stops preparing assets.
same problem for about 2 days
I haven't been able to play for three days.
Same here, cant log in. It stucks on waiting for de server for ever.
Yvon Morfler#57640 commented
same problem here
Hi, I'm having the same issue as you all, all at the same time. It looks as though the August 6th update has left us all just waiting to connect to the server. I'm glad to hear that AncientSpartan#83955 had luck just waiting it out. My data in/out is also showing that MTGA is downloading something while the "waiting for server" icon blinks, however I've been stopping my client to troubleshoot after a maximum of 10 minutes waiting. If this is just an update and it's not announcing itself as such, then maybe waiting it out will help.
However, im frustrated that my logs show that my client specifically isn't checking for updates, so instead I'm experiencing something like this. Why isn't my client checking for updates? I have no idea, I didn't chose any settings to do that, I just have previously had to reinstall the whole 4gig file every time a 6mb update comes out. I love magic, but I wouldn't be playing arena with these kind of client issues if I hadn't been in lockdown since early March.
This has been happening for me too. Just waiting for the server forever and all the reboots, reinstalls and basic networking stuff fixes it. Does anyone know the server IP? i wouldn't mind trying to ping it.
cant log in, waiting for server it says. the game has worked fine for over a year for me but now i cant log in, and the status page states that everything is supposed to be working correctly. g-*******.
Hi I've just had this same problem last night. A friend in the USA (I'm in Africa) was able to log into my account from the US. Nothing I've tried works, and i think I've tried all the recommendations. I'm using windows 10. I'm busy trying to remove any recent software installed since August to see if that helps.
I have found this after some research:
I may have located the issue, I am not sure. MTG Arena is downloading data into C:\Program Files\Wizards of the Coast\MTGA\MTGA_Data\Downloads\AssetBundle while the "Waiting for server" circle keeps looping. So at least something is happening.
There are files streaming in continuously.
It seems as though the game is waiting for a download to complete, maybe this is some kind of background update? Most of the files appear to be 176KB large as they come in.
I found this useful link which made me go look at the folder.
The AssetBundleFolder is nearly 12Gb large and is increasing. The reddit link suggested just waiting the process out.
Perhaps this is correct or perhaps something is wrong. I will feedback later again after everything hopefully finishes.
Ok it is finished. I guess it took about an hour and a half to complete from when it started. Faster internet speeds will help! I think im 10Mbps but maybe only 4Mbps! :(.
I am back in the game.
Good luck everyone!
Same problem from yesterday . I have a Windows pc
I'm having the same exact issue. Was yours on a Mac?
Exact same issue and no amount of reinstalling or updating laptop helps. It worked fine when I first started playing fast forward 3 months and it’s almost unplayable. Help!
It's been lagging badly since the launch of Ikoria, but now it's really unplayable. Nothing is working.
Stuck on "waiting for server" when trying to queue for a game. It takes forever to log in too and i can't really touch anything on the menus or it will just go black. Their site tells the servers are fine though. Weird.
21-6-2020 the same problem; I redowloaded Arena and it stucks in checking assets till a message says it crushes. I have even restaured twice my computer.