Playing "Online" games while offline

Discus and support Playing "Online" games while offline in XBoX on Consoles to solve the problem; I have been trying to get into a certain online game while offline (I have definitely seen multiple people accomplish this). I made sure the console... Discussion in 'XBoX on Consoles' started by RedIDriver, May 14, 2022.

  1. RedIDriver
    RedIDriver Guest

    Playing "Online" games while offline


    I have been trying to get into a certain online game while offline (I have definitely seen multiple people accomplish this). I made sure the console was set as my Home Xbox, as well as restarted the console without going back online. Usually (while offline), I will receive the Xbox "You need to be online for this game" message a few times when I try to launch the online game. However, after trying to launch the game again several times, I will stop getting this message. For a minute, it appears as if the game is launching normally, with a loading screen and everything, but just before fully getting into the game, I receive an error message, except this time from the game itself, not an Xbox error message. I am sure the game in question has certain ways to play that are completely single-player and with no matchmaking of any kind involved, yet I continue to receive an "Ethernet disconnected" error message from the game just before getting in. I understand that this may be a more game-specific issue, but if there is anything that can be done to access an "online" game normally while offline, please let me know. I have seen many others access a game like this legitimately, so I am quite confident this is possible (I only intend to use fully offline, single-player modes in this game, if I do successfully launch it while offline).

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    RedIDriver, May 14, 2022
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  2. Francia J. Win User

    Playing "Online" games while offline

    Hi, I hope you're doing great out there despite the issue that you're experiencing. I am an Independent advisor and I am here to help you in regard to your concern.

    If I may ask, what is the game that you're trying to play offline?

    This will really depend with the game so we need to check and validate.
  3. Thebeanmeister Win User

    Can’t play anything offline

    That didn’t do anything but I did find out that in order to play a game while the Xbox is in offline mode I have to start the game while online and then it will work offline
  4. HE6LLSP6AWN6 Win User

    MW3 DLC4 won't load in Live

    Download while playing offline games or watch a movie, dont play online till it loads
  5. Catherine Cus. Win User

    Game cannot run offline after latest update!

    Thanks for the quick response.



    We suggest enabling offline play on your device. Refer to
    Play games offline on Windows using Offline mode
    for the steps.

    Be mindful that there are features of the game that can’t be played while you’re offline such as the following:

    • Online Co-Op
    • Online Free Roam
    • Online Multiplayer
    • Auction House
    • Rivals
    • Forzathon
    • Clubs

    Keep us posted with the status of your concern.
  6. Christopher Revoredo Win User

    Minecraft Worlds backed up?

    I recommend starting your world while online so you have it synced! Well there are no problems when you play online or offline, the only downside of playing offline is not having your games synced with the cloud!
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