If you are a fan of the popular multiplayer modification FiveM, you may have encountered the error message “Failed to fetch server variables”.
This error can be frustrating, as it prevents you from connecting to a FiveM server and playing with your friends.
But don’t worry, there are a few simple fixes that can help you resolve this issue and get back to playing on your favorite FiveM server.
In this blog, I will go over the different causes of this error and the steps you can take to fix it.
Why Did “Failed To Fetch Server Variables” Error Occurred On FiveM?
If you have been using FiveM and seeing the error message “failed to fetch server variables” then there might be a few reasons for it.
You don’t need to panic because you can figure out the problem after going through the details provided in our guide.
1. FiveM Is Having Problems Executing Its Functions
Sometimes the fault lies completely with the programme itself and in that case you can not do anything but uninstall it.
FiveM may have glitches and bugs due to which it is showing server errors.
2. Your Antivirus Is Preventing It Causing The Error
Antivirus is there to protect our computers from harm such as trojan horses and viruses.
However antivirus also finds mod softwares to be harmful and can prevent your FiveM from working.
3. You Have Not Deleted Cache Folders Of FiveM
Before you panic you can delete the cache folders from the folders of FiveM in your computer.
The cache folders stored in FiveM might be preventing you from joining new servers from your FiveM.
You can follow the solution portion of ourguide to see the steps required to delete the Ccahe folders.
4. You Have Your VPN Switched On
VPN works by hiding our location from the internet.
It provides a false location for our system and that location will be given to the server when you try to join while still using a VPN.
The server system might take it as false information and not allow you to join.
5. The Server Is Not Running
It can also happen that the server itself is not running or down temporarily and, that is why you are unable to join it.
You can only join an active server that is running properly from FiveM.
6. You Have Put The Wrong Port
You have to put the correct port number for you to join the server.
If you have put a wrong port number then you will not be able to join the server and FiveM will not be able to connect you to it.
How To Fix “Failed To Fetch Server Variables” On FiveM?
If you can not join a server in FiveM then there is no need to worry anymore as you will be able to solve the FiveM error of “failed to fetch server variables” when you follow our solutions below.
1. Reinstall FiveM
The first solution that you can try is to uninstall FiveM nads then reinstall again.
This should solve the issue by fixing the bugs and glitches that the programme was facing.
You can just uninstall the programme by going to the Settings >> then Apps >> left click on the app you want to uninstall >> and then click on the uninstall button.
You Might be asked for confirmation, after you confirm your app will be uninstalled from your computer.
You can then again reinstall FiveM after some time has passed.
2. Delete Cache Folders From FiveM
You can also try to run FiveM by deleting all cache folders from your FiveM folders.
To do that you can follow the below mentioned steps.
Step 1: Open your desktop and Press Windows + R from your keyboard.
Step 2: Write %localappdata% and click OK.
Step 3: Now locate the FiveM folder from the tab that had opened.
Step 4: You can then open the folder and go to FiveM application data.
Step 5: Now, open the data folder from the folders opened.
Step 6: Open the Cache folder.
Step 7: Now delete all the folders “server Cache” and “server cache priv” that are in it.
Step 8: Open the storage folder and delete the Cache from there too.
And now you are done deleting all the cache from your FiveM application.
You can refresh your computer once and try running FiveM and you should be able to join a server.
3. Turn Off Your Firewall And Try To Install FiveM
If you are still facing difficulty in joining a server then you can uninstall your FiveM and then stop your firewall and reinstall it again.
Sometimes our firewalls identify certain programmes as threats and won’t let their service request go through.
If it was an issue of your firewall then stopping your firewall should work.
4. Make Sure The Server Is Running
You should also make sure that the server itself is running properly.
Oftentimes it happens that the server has shut down or it is not active.
At times it can also remain down temporarily.
This might be causing you to not be able to join it.
You can check whether it is active from your friends and then try joining it after sometime if it is temporarily down.
5. Check To See Whether You Have Put The Right Port
If you have not put the right port number for the server that you want to join in FiveM, then also you will not be able to join the server that you want.
You need to make sure that the port number for the server is correct.
If you are facing difficulty in joining it then you can go back and check whether the numbers are correct.
6. Turn Off Your VPN
If you have your VPN open then also you will not be able to connect to FiveM servers.
You will have to turn your VPN off and then open the FiveM app to be able to jojn the servers without getting an error message.
Using VPNs are considered to be security issues by many servers and apps so it is best that you do not use VPN while using FiveM.
7. Turn Off The Anti Virus And Open FiveM
You can turn off the antivirus that you have been using and then reinstall FiveM.
Sometimes antivirus will prevent the app from working properly if they think it is a threat to yoyr system.
However if you disable your antivirus then the FiveM will not have any problem running properly.