How to fix the ‘awaiting endpoint’ error in Discord

Discord is a popular app used mostly by gamers to communicate via text and voice chat. It has versions for PC, Mac, iOS and Android, so you should be able to install and use it without problems. However, sometimes Discord runs into an “awaiting endpoint” error and gets stuck there, preventing you from joining a server.

What is the ‘awaiting endpoint’ error?

This error might be caused by your slow internet connection, a server outage on Discord’s part, or some other network-related reason. The developers of Discord are aware of this problem and are actively working on fixing it, but unfortunately, this is still a common error.

4 solutions to the ‘awaiting endpoint’ error

If you run into this error, first of all, have a little patience. Most often, the error fixes itself. If it persists, try the following methods.

Changing the voice region on the Discord server you are trying to connect to

Discord servers are connected to a geographical region. This is because the closer you are to a server, the less lag you are going to have in your voice calls. If your region is experiencing a server outage, you might fix your problem by trying a different region.

Only the admin of the server can change the voice region. If you are not the admin, contact the server admin and ask them to do this change.

To change the voice region of a server, follow these steps:

  1. Open Discord.
  2. Click on the server you are having trouble with, then choose Server Settings.
Discord server settings
  1. Under Overview, find Server Region, then click Change.
Change server region
  1. Change the server region to one that’s close to you.
Pick a new region

Check your internet connection

Try accessing a website from your browser. If this works, then the internet has no issues. If there are problems with your internet connection, try restarting your router by unplugging and replugging the power cable.

Reinstall the Discord app

In some cases reinstalling the Discord app can help solve the “awaiting endpoint” issue.

  1. In the search bar, type “task“, then click Open under Task Manager.
Open the Task manager
  1. In the list of processes, look for any process related to Discord. If you find any, select it, then click End task.
End Discord task
  1. Click the Start button, then choose Settings>Apps.
Windows Settings
  1. Find Discord in the list, select it, then click Uninstall.
Uninstall Discord

A window will pop up, where you have to confirm with the Uninstall button. This will uninstall the Discord app, however, there will still be some lingering data. In the next steps, we will delete these.

  1. Press the Start button, then hit R, and click Open under the Run app.
Open the Run app
  1. Type “ %appdata% “ and hit Enter.
App data folder
  1. Select the Discord folder in the window that pops up, select it, right-click, then choose Delete.
Delete Discord app data
  1. In the Run window, type “ %localappdata% “ and hit Enter.
Local app data folder
  1. Select the Discord folder in the window that pops up, right click it, then choose Delete.
Delete Discord local app data
  1. Restart your computer.
  2. Go to Discord’s download site and download the installation package.
Download discord installer
  1. Right-click the downloaded file in the system tray, then choose Show in folder.
Show in folder
  1. Find the DiscordSetup file and double-click it to start installing.
Start Discord installation

Use a VPN

Sometimes your IP settings are causing the issue with Discord. You can try installing a free or paid Virtual Private Network (VPN) and checking if that fixed the “awaiting endpoint” error.


Awaiting endpoint is a common, but easy to fix error in Discord. There can be different causes behind it, but hopefully one of the above solutions worked for you. Let us know in the comments what worked.

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