How To Fix 'couldn't Connect To Outdated Client' Error In Minecraft

Updates are pretty normal for a big and active game like Minecraft. It’s a welcomed part of the game, because it means something new: either a new item, new characters, new skin, equipment, or balance patches. But sometimes, there’s a con to updates. Changes in the game sometimes result in bugs, crashes, and other errors. One of these errors is the annoying Couldn’t Connect to Outdated Client error. If you’re one of the players annoyed by this, you don’t have to worry. Here’s how to fix the ‘Couldn’t Connect to Outdated Client’ error in Minecraft.

How to fix ‘Couldn’t Connect to Outdated Client’ error in Minecraft

This error is pretty straightforward. It happens when there’s a new game version, and your client somehow skipped updating yours. There are two ways to fix this: the automated and the manual approach. This will depend on what platform you’re using.

For the automated approach, you must pause the game and click Check for Update. Your game will automatically download the latest version, and you’ll play again in no time. This works for Xbox and PlayStation.

How to fix Couldn't Connect to Outdated Client error in Minecraft client

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Things are slightly different if you’re playing on a PC, mobile device, or Nintendo Switch. For PC users, all you have to do is restart the game and launcher. If you open it again, the ‘Play’ button will be replaced with ‘Update.’ Click the update button, and the game will update automatically.

If you’re using a Nintendo Switch, follow these steps:

  1. Go to your menu
  2. Hover your cursor over the Minecraft Icon
  3. Press ‘+’ button
  4. Click ‘Software Update’
  5. Select ‘Via Internet’

Go to Google Playstore or Apple Appstore and update the game for mobile devices.¬†Players should look out for the “Update” button on the home screen of Minecraft.

And that’s how to fix the ‘Couldn’t Connect to Outdated Client’ error in Minecraft. If you’ve done things correctly, it will be replaced by ‘Play,’ and you’re good to go.

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