Why can’t I find my friends Non dedicated server ark?

Answered by Jarrod Smith

Finding a friend’s non-dedicated server in Ark can sometimes be a bit tricky, but don’t worry, I’m here to help you out! The first thing you need to understand is that the server browser in the game is specifically for dedicated servers only. So if your friend is hosting a non-dedicated session, you won’t be able to find it through the in-game server browser.

To join your friend’s non-dedicated session, your friend will need to close the game completely. Once the game is closed, you can follow these steps:

1. Make sure your friend has their non-dedicated session up and running. They can do this by launching the game and selecting the “Host/Local” option.

2. Once your friend has their non-dedicated session running, they need to open their Steam friend list.

3. Find your friend in the Steam friend list and right-click on their name. From the options that appear, select “Join Game”.

4. Steam will then launch Ark and automatically redirect you to your friend’s non-dedicated session. You should now be able to join their game and play together.

It’s important to note that the host of the non-dedicated session needs to have a stable internet connection and a decent gaming setup to ensure a smooth experience for everyone. Non-dedicated sessions can sometimes have limitations, such as a limited range from the host player, so make sure to stay close to your friend to avoid getting disconnected.

I understand that this process might seem a bit inconvenient, but it’s the only way to join a non-dedicated session in Ark. Hopefully, the developers will improve this in the future to make it easier for players to connect with their friends.

I hope this explanation helps you find and join your friend’s non-dedicated server in Ark. If you have any further questions or need clarification, feel free to ask. Happy gaming!