If you are getting the message "The server is not responding" you should check that all the required ports are open for the game through your modem or router. You can find these listed below.
- UDP 48800 to 48900
- TCP 11700 to 11725
You may also need to add Quake Champions and the Bethesda.net Launcher to your exceptions in the firewall and anti-virus software.
The application files that may require exceptions are:
- Bethesda.net_launcher: C:\Program Files (x86)\Bethesda.net Launcher.exe
- QuakeChampions.exe: C:\Program Files (x86)\Bethesda.net Launcher\games\quakechampions
Finally, try flushing your DNS and power cycling your home network and see if you can connect afterwards.
To flush your DNS:
- Open the Command Prompt. To do so, open your Windows taskbar or search bar and type "cmd".
- Double-click the cmd icon.
- Enter "ipconfig /flushdns" (without the quotes).
- Hit [Enter] and you should see a success message.
- Close out the command prompt window by typing "exit" and then hitting [Enter].
To power cycle your home network:
- Turn off the router by unplugging it. If you have a modem and router in one device, turn it off then proceed to step 3.
- Turn off the DSL or cable modem. Note: Some modems are equipped with a backup battery. If your modem has one, please remove the backup battery to completely turn off your modem.
- Turn off all computers attached to your network.
- Turn on the DSL or cable modem first and let it boot. Let it complete its connection to your ISP before proceeding to the next step. If you have a modem and router in one device, proceed to step 6 after it connects to your ISP.
- Once the modem completes the connection to your ISP, plug your router back in. Let it complete its power on test before proceeding to the next step.
- Restart your computer(s).