"You have been disconnected from Red Dead Online due to a fault on Rockstar game services. (Error: 0x20010006).”

Submitted by Dave Won. on Mon, 12/17/2018 - 13:44

By now you are probably one of the 10’s of millions of people that have purchased Red Dead Redemption 2 and have been playing the game on a daily basis as I am, but are a little frustrated by the Online Beta with constant disconnections depending on where you are located in the world. The one message in particular that I have been experiencing myself more than any other disconnection is 0x20010006, the whole error message is: “You have been disconnected from Red Dead Online due to a fault on Rockstar game services. (Error: 0x20010006).”

Unfortunately the truth is there’s no work around for this error until Rockstar fixes the server load issues because due too many connections on the multiplayer servers. That is hence why it is called an online Beta because it is not how the final online experience will be. When the online Beta finishes or gets close to finishing disconnection error messages such as 0x20010006 should go away. If this is still occurring after the beta program finishes then you might want to have a look at your connection.

If you are reading this and the Beta program has finished here is a list of best practices for the best online gaming experience.

  • Use a wired connection directly to the router.
  • Avoid downloading games or updates in the background during gameplay.
  • Make sure if using wireless, you have a good signal level and the game system is free of interference.

Another error message comes up in similar situations here for more information:  [Error: 0x99350000]