Issue Discord Stuck in RTC Connecting

Discord Stuck in RTC Connecting

From its humble beginning as a relatively simple VoIP application geared towards PC gamers, Discord has managed to transform itself into one of the major social platforms out there. It allows people to group according to common interests in what is known as servers, conduct voice calls, streams, and send public, as well as private messages. While Discord is generally rather stable, users can indeed encounter issues from time to time. One potential issue is for Discord to get stuck in RTC Connecting. 

This particular error indicates that Discord's WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) protocol is unable to connect the users to the server, thus preventing them from connecting to voice channels. The RTC Connecting error is related to network issues so there could be several different reasons for its appearance. For starters, try restarting your PC and router. Then, if you have any third-party firewall applications, either whitelist Discord in them or disable them for a while and see if the error disappears. The same goes for any VPN applications that you might be using. If Discord is still stuck in the RTC Connecting, try the following suggestions:

Check the status of Discord’s servers

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Go to
  3. See if all systems are indicated as operating normally.

Change the Discord Server Region

  1. Open Discord.
  2. If you have admin rights, click the settings button (cog icon) next to a voice channel in your server.
  3. While in the 'Overview' tab, locate the 'Region Override' drop-down menu.
  4. Pick the region that is nearest to your location.
  5. Click 'Save Changes.'

Disable the Quality of Service High Packet Priority

  1. Open Discord.
  2. Go to the 'User Settings' menu by clicking on the cog icon next to your profile name.
  3. Go to the 'App Settings' section.
  4. Select 'Voice & Video.'
  5. Locate 'Quality of Service.'
  6. Disable the 'Enable Quality of Service High Packet Priority' setting by moving the slider to the off position.