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Warzone - Significantly more latency

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Hello,

 

Since the Cold War integration into Warzone, I have experienced significantly more latency in game and all previous settings that worked just prior to the integration or "Season 1" seemingly have no effect or at least not the same effect. This comes after several weeks of the best gameplay experience I've had with Warzone after getting my R2 and playing several weeks just before the end of season 6. The gameplay was nearly perfect in terms of what I would expect, bullets were registering great, I was getting tons of kills, and double my total wins in a few weeks. This absolutely proved what I was already thinking that most of the time I die in direct gun fights because the opponent has some sort of network based advantage. I'm not saying I should win every gun fight nor am I the best player around but it is beyond obvious that there is more than "skill" at play when people are bullet sponges and you get instant melted. During my brief time of bliss, my overall K/D went up .2 points (still rising a bit) and nothing about my play style changed.

 

Now, nothing I do seems to make a difference. It's back to getting insta-melted. Gulag is especially when its most noticeable. There have been multiple times where I will see someone and from my point of view they're just clearing an edge / stepping into a lane but if I watch the kill cam they're about 5-10 (virtual) ft away from the edge that I just watched them clear. To make matters worse, these effects are even worse on next gen consoles - I have both XSX and PS5, XSX is the worst and borderline unplayable while PS5 isn't much better. PS4 is overall the "best" experience but still not good at all. I'm struggling with what to try to do here as there is no other explanation for everything to just suddenly change over night, you don't go from getting tons of kills and multiple 10+ kill games a day to struggling to win a gunfight let alone get maybe 4-5 kills if I'm lucky.  I did see another user's post about PC RAM and XSX fast resume mode (I'll link it here if I can find it again) and tried doing their suggestion of hard resetting XSX to force clear any cache which may cause latency but it hasn't helped yet. Ideally, I would prefer to play on XSX for 120 FPS but right now I'm just watching myself die in higher detail, so not so great.

 

Has anyone else experienced this? If so, any changes you've made to fix the issue(s)? 

My current settings change as I'm tweaking all the time, desperately trying to get it back to how it was but I often just mess around with the normal things: traffic prio, congestion control, etc, etc. Not really sure what to do next aside from just trying to find another game to play. 

Thanks for any info. 

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What's the average ping shown by the Geo-Filter and the in game ping, has that changed? 

Could you provide a screenshot of your Connection Benchmark results please?

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Hi - thanks for the response. 

In game ping seems to be mostly the same as far as I can tell, anywhere from ~40 ms - 90 ms at times. Rarely every goes over 100.

Geo filter - I don't really recall specific ping times of servers but the ranges I usually see seem to be similar. However, on the Ping Heatmap there are only 2 servers in the US that respond as some shades of off-green and I'm pretty sure they're not even actual servers, I've tried looking up their IP info with no luck, while I can find info on others. 

 

Connection Benchmark as of a few minutes ago: (Note - I've mentioned this before in another thread and even you and I have talked about it in the same thread, but my ISP download plan is for 900 Mbps, I never get over 600 with the R2, so I just capped it in recent testing to see if that helps at all).

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The Ping Under Load test certainly indicates that is part of the problem, regularly spiking. Use Congestion Control on Always, change the percentage, do a benchmark test, rinse repeat until you see the Ping Under Load results being closer to the Ping Test results.

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Yea, that particular benchmark is a bit of an oddity. It typically is not like that and more stable.  Here is a pic from a test I just did. Either way, the thing is the settings I had used previously went from working one day to not working the next day - to clarify, by "working" I mean improving Warzone gameplay. So, I'm not sure that it is related to any specific set of QoS settings. 

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I've still been experimenting with things here and there, so far the only thing that has given decent results is to limit my connection speed to something really low - which sucks and I don't want to do it but otherwise I don't really stand a chance. 

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Originally when you did benchmark, was the Ping Test as jittery/spiky as it appears to be now? You could set CC to auto enable so that it only applies when you're gaming

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with your speed, please try to put 100 % both QOs and put this to never.  I know its weird but I got better game play with this. my internet speed is 900-750 MB 

I guess the QOs is very good for lower speed internet like 30-5.

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Thanks @DanyKTM, I have actually tried that as well in my testing, the results have been hit and miss. Some days it worked good and other days not as much. Its hard to really pin point what's going on. 

 

@Netduma Fraser - I don't really recall how the jitter looked previously but I do remember that any time I've seen the jitter baseline on the normal ping test  (not under load) it has been pretty low, similar to what is shown in the image above.

FWIW the other day, I stared with QoS Enabled at 100% and did benchmark tests all the way down to 1%, in 5% increments, and the ping variation was negligible, say 17 ms to 22 ms. So 5 ms and some of that could've been caused by other factors entirely. I don't really know.

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That's pretty good, I think some of the inconsistencies are probably due to the Google server we use to run the tests, they're likely heavily congested so we'll be addressing that in future.

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@Ozymandias_

I have exactly the same feeling in Warzone right now. My Hitreg is terrible and I always feel seconds behind in gun fights. 

Did you find a working solution for yourself?

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i am also facing same issue since mid December 2020

kill cam shows some thing else which is not matched  guy killing me instantly  without me even reacting

the trick now i use every time when i face this i close app and restart my game and get in to plunder or multiplayer to check by getting in to fights if same thing happened then i re do it until i find the right server (to speed up to find the right server i start downloading and uploading during connecting to game servers when i start the game )

on netduma r2 

filtering mode enabled

strict mode checked

auto ping host unchecked 

Qos 

Congestion control Always

download limit 2mb (roll down to 2mb)

upload  maximum

i hope it helps

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7 hours ago, zaibkhan said:

i am also facing same issue since mid December 2020

kill cam shows some thing else which is not matched  guy killing me instantly  without me even reacting

Killcams aren't what really happened, they're a simulation of what the game thinks happened using all the data it was able to grab in the small amount of time and translate that into a small clip to show you. They aren't exact.

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On 2/19/2021 at 10:54 AM, zaibkhan said:

i am also facing same issue since mid December 2020

kill cam shows some thing else which is not matched  guy killing me instantly  without me even reacting

the trick now i use every time when i face this i close app and restart my game and get in to plunder or multiplayer to check by getting in to fights if same thing happened then i re do it until i find the right server (to speed up to find the right server i start downloading and uploading during connecting to game servers when i start the game )

on netduma r2 

filtering mode enabled

strict mode checked

auto ping host unchecked 

Qos 

Congestion control Always

download limit 2mb (roll down to 2mb)

upload  maximum

i hope it helps

Thanks for the tip but alot people say it helps to also drastically limit the upload for example to something like 0.4.

Did you also try that out?

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sorry for the late reply but i have tried 2mb upload and 2mb download in WZ  and CW  , for me when i limit upload it works in CW but not in WZ , i haven't tried 0.4 upload yet but surely now i will check and will share the difference 

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