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Rust: How to Fix "Disconnected: EAC: Authentication timed out"

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If you get the "Disconnected: EAC: Authentication timed out (1/2)" error in Rust, I've got some solutions for you.

How to Resolve "Disconnected: EAC: Authentication timed out" Issue

Method #1

Do not play the game by running the desktop shortcut. If you run Rust with a shortcut, it may be causing the "Authentication timed out" error. Go to the Steam Library, select the Rust and click on the Play button.

Method #2

  • Run the Steam
  • Library > Rust > Right Click > Properties > Local Files > Browse local files
  • Go to the EasyAntiCheat folder
  • Run the EasyAntiCheat_Setup
  • Select the Rust from the list.
  • Click on the Repair Service (If there isn't the Repair button, click on the Install Easy Anti-Cheat)
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Method #3

Opt into the beta release of Rust.

  • Go to the Steam Library
  • Right-click on the Rust
  • Click on the Properties
  • Go to the Betas tab and enable the beta.

Method #4

Verify Rust's files.

  • Go to the Steam library
  • Right-click on the Rust
  • Select Properties
  • Go to the LOCAL FILES tab.

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  • So I’ve tried everything...but my error is when I try to open rust I get a LAUNCH ERROR CONECTION FAILED: download .eac-cdn .com (rest of a link that doesn’t do anything)and I’ve tried everything on this list as well as uninstalling and reinstalling multiple times and I have no Idea what to do if anyone could help or is having a similar experience and can share some input it would be greatly appreciated

  • it didnt help me at all. from last patch i cant past the loading screen from opening world or 1 or 2 things after that. it just freezes and does nothing. tried few different methods which are notlisted here too and they didnt help either. please help guys and thanks in advance