Netcode issues for @Tekken 7 will be addressed

Although we’re all excited to finally have Tekken 7 on our hands, there is no denying that the netcode has been…underwhelming. Reports from players unable to connect to lobbies or find any ranked matches have been flooding in from all corners of the globe. Many players on Twitter have expressed frustrations over being unable to practice the game consistently online.

However, the Bandai Namco team has released a statement saying they have acknowledged the issues and plan to address them.

The following is a statement from the Tekken team taken from, released earlier today:

 We have received inquiries from a number of customers regarding situations in which they appear to have trouble matching with other players in Ranked Match.

We are currently investigating the issue and plan to address the problem through an online update scheduled to modify the game spec and improve matching. Player and opponent character will no longer be displayed when searching for a match in Ranked Match.

More details regarding the update will be posted to the official Tekken site.

We apologize for any inconvenience which this may cause in the meantime.


While the current situation with the netcode is no doubt frustrating, the fact that the team has been quick to acknowledge the issue is deeply reassuring for the player base. It is unclear when exactly the promised update will be released, but for now, you can work around this issue by creating lobbies and inviting your training partners directly, although you will not be able to restart at the end of every match should you go this route as you’ll be returned to the lobby screen each time.

We will update you when the situation changes. Until then, we welcome you to follow this blog and the other pages listed to stay in touch with Tekken news:

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