Rocket League “ranked playlists are offline” – how do I play?

Rocket League playlists
No go: find out how to beat the error message

You’ve fired up Rocket League and tried to jump straight into a match, only to be met the biggest buzzkill message: “Ranked playlists are offline”. The good news here is that the Rocket League servers probably aren’t down, it’s just a common glitch. Here’s how to get past the ranked playlists problem.

How to get past “ranked playlists are offline” in Rocket League

This seems to be an error that’s caused by the Xbox console’s Quick Resume feature. When you power on the Xbox and try and jump straight into the playlists, it seems the game isn’t quite ready to handle the request and so you’re met with the “ranked playlists are offline” message.

There’s normally an easy solution. Simply go back to the main menu (press B on your Xbox controller), until you see the screen below:

Rocket League main menu

Now simply click Play and choose the relevant Competitive playlist and all should be well again. Honestly, that’s all you need to do to resolve the problem in 90% of cases.

If the problem still persists, you can try restarting the game. Press the lit Xbox button on your controller to return to the Home menu. Now highlight the game in the menu on the left-hand side of the screen, press the Menu (three lines) button and select Quit. Reload the game and it should work.

If you’re still struggling to get on the ranked playlists, then it’s worth checking the Rocket League server status to see if there are any known issues.

About the author

Barry Collins

Barry has scribbled about tech for almost 20 years for The Sunday Times, PC Pro, WebUser, Which? and many others. He was once Deputy Editor of Mail Online and remains in therapy to this day. Email Barry at

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