Street Fighter 6 Beta Communication Error [Proven Fixes]

This guide contains some of the most effective methods that can instantly fix the Street Fighter 6 Beta communication error.

Almost everyone that played the open beta ran into the Street Fighter 6 beta communication error. This error occurs in several places, usually on the title screen or when you try to join an arcade station online. The primary indication of the error suggests that something has disrupted the connection between you and the Street Fighter 6 servers. This something can either be on your end or server-related.

The error message says, “A communication error has occurred. Error code: 50200-20011 S9052-YAD-W79J.”

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Communication Error Message (Screenshot by eXputer)
Key Takeaways

Follow these methods to solve the Street Fighter 6 communication error:

  1. First, verify whether the beta is undergoing scheduled maintenance. 
  2. Consistently attempt to bypass the communication error for 10 minutes. 
  3. In this case, verify your NAT type. If it is strict, change it to moderate or open.
  4. Open the necessary network ports for your platform as required by Street Fighter 6.

Tip: I suggest the first thing you should do is visit the official Street Fighter Twitter account. Communication errors can also arise due to scheduled maintenance or offline servers. If such routine maintenance is happening, Capcom will announce it on their Street Fighter Twitter account.

Check Your Internet Connection

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Internet Bandwidth test (Image by Exputer)

A slow internet connection can likely lead to a communication error. You must verify whether your internet connection has a download and upload speed equivalent to 8 MBPS or higher, as required to run Street Fighter 6 comfortably.

You can check your internet speed by going to the Speedtest website. Additionally, if your internet package limits you to low bandwidth, you have no choice but to contact your internet service provider and get a higher package.

We also have a dedicated guide on testing your internet connection if you want further help with this.

Get An Open NAT Type

A good indicator of NAT Type-related communication errors occurs when you attempt to join an arcade station for battle. NAT Type, or Network Address Translation Type, determines how your network traffic is directed to IP addresses or servers.

There are three NAT Types:

  1. Strict (Type 3): With a Strict NAT Type, your network traffic is heavily restricted, making it challenging to connect to other endpoints.
  2. Moderate (Type 2): A Moderate NAT Type allows you to connect to most IP addresses or servers without issues, providing a good balance between security and connectivity.
  3. Open (Type 1): An Open NAT Type enables you to connect to any IP address or server without restrictions, ensuring smooth communication.

Having a Moderate or Open NAT Type typically results in trouble-free connections, while a Strict NAT Type may lead to communication difficulties when trying to join online games or services.

Verify your NAT Type before you try to change it. Here’s how you can do it on Windows 10:

  1. Go to Windows settings > Gaming section > Xbox Networking.
  2. Wait a few seconds for the networking information to display, including your NAT Type.
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Checking NAT Type in Windows 10 (Image provided by Exputer)

If your NAT Type is not strict, you do not need to change it. You can skip the step below.

You can get a Moderate or Open NAT Type by following several methods. The most straightforward method among these is enabling UPnP in your router’s settings.

Here is how you can do it:

  1. Check the back of your router for the username, password, and IP address.
  2. Open a browser and enter the router’s IP address to log into its settings.
  3. You will now need to locate the UPnP settings.
  4. It is usually found in the advanced settings tab in most routers.
  5. Once you have located it, enable UPnP and save your changes.
  6. Remember to restart your router to apply the modification.
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Enabling UPnP in router settings (Image: Exputer)

Open Network Ports

Port numbers help you establish a connection with other network endpoints. The NAT uses these unique port numbers to direct all the network traffic. Both NAT and port numbers are crucial to data communication and connections.

If either tool has restrictions in place, you will not be able to perform any network communication with other IP Addresses or servers. This can also lead to the Street Fighter 6 Beta communication error. Steam also recommends opening ports to ensure smooth network connectivity.

Warning: If you open too many ports that are not necessarily needed, your network will be exposed to dangerous threats. Therefore, only open the ports that apply to your platform and not any other. 

These are all the Street Fighter 6 ports you need to open, according to your platform:

Steam:

  • TCP: 27015 and 27036
  • UDP: 27015, 27031, 27032, 27033, 27034, 27035, and 27036

Playstation 4 & 5:

  • TCP: 3478, 2479, and 3480
  • UDP: 3074, 3478, and 3479

Xbox Series X:

  • TCP: 3074
  • UDP: 88, 500, 3074, 3544, and 4500

Here’s what you have to do to enable Port Forwarding:

  1. Log into your Router again.
  2. Now, you need to locate the port forwarding setting.
  3. Most routers call it NAT, Virtual Servers, or simply port forwarding.
  4. Once found, click add to enter the port number or range you need to open.
  5. After finishing, click save and restart your router so the settings take effect.
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Opening Ports (Credits to Exputer)

My Thoughts

Almost every single player that played the Street Fighter 6 beta encountered at least one communication error. Because this is only a beta test, and errors like these are inevitable. If you’re encountering any errors in communication while playing the Street Fighter 6 beta, they will largely be due to the servers. However, if the problem is from your end, you can use the solutions above to fix them. 

FAQs

What is Street Fighter 6 playable on?

You can play Street Fighter 6 on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X & Series S.

Will changing my NAT Type affect my internet?

No, changing your NAT type from strict to moderate or open will not negatively affect your internet. It will only boost your overall online experience.

Why is opening unnecessary ports dangerous?

It can become a massive security risk if you open a port to a malicious endpoint. Your private information can be exposed to third parties.

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Haider Khan is our error guides writer who loves to tinker around with operating systems and game files to find practical solutions to video game issues. He then crafts easy-to-follow error fix guides based on his findings. He’s also a Battlefield veteran who likes to rack up some Ws in his spare time. Learn some more about his gaming journey on his Steam profile. Experience: 3+ Years || Education: Bachelor's in Journalism || Successfully Troubleshot Over 200 Games || Mainly Covers Error Fix & Game Settings 

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