I'm experiencing high ping, latency, or "lagging"

 

There are many factors besides internet connection, that can affect your ping in the game. 

Here we will help you deal with some of the most frequent causes and how to solve them. 

 

First you need to prove that you are, indeed, experiencing high ping. The easiest way to check this is to check if and which indicators are appearing on your screen:

 

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The performance indicators mean the following:

Low FPS – This means that you are having performance issues which are resulting in your computer being unable to draw the image of the game at a desired framerate.

Latency variation – This means that you are having difficulties with maintaining a steady ping, this could result in your enemies seemingly teleporting while in the game or otherwise.

Latency – This means that you are under the threshold of the accepted latency for playing Bloodhunt. The game may still work, but you may experience multiple Side effects like your shots and hits not connecting properly or getting killed behind walls.

Server FPS – This means that the Bloodhunt server itself is unable to keep up with the desired amount of data that it needs to track per second.

Refresh rate – When this warning shows, you are not utilizing the maximum refresh rate of your screen and thus not getting the best possible gameplay experience! Go check your video settings and increase the refresh rate in options menu in Bloodhunt to match that of your screen (applicable on screens that support refresh rates higher than 60hz)

Packet loss – This means that the data packets that are sent from the server to your game client or vice versa to keep track of everything that is going on in the game are getting lost on the way. Packet loss means that the server is unable to give your game client the full information on what is currently going on in Bloodhunt, and the game client will have to make some predictions, usually not in your favor.

 

In case of latency issues, it is good to try the solutions listed below:

 

1. Restart your router.

Often the simple solution is the best one. Turning your router off for a few seconds and turning it back on will often solve a lot common issues.

 

2. Connect to your internet via ethernet cable

When playing online games, we always recommend playing from a wired connection instead of your Wi-Fi.
Wi-Fi connections are often slower than a wired connection as the signal often need to pass through walls and other electronic devices in your house.

 

3. Bring your PC and Wireless router closer together.

If it's not possible to connect to your router using a wired connection as mentioned above, we recommend moving your router as close to your PC as you can.

 

4. Close down background activity that may consume your bandwidth.

If you have open internet browser like Chrome, Edge or Firefox they may be consuming your bandwidth.
You can easily see which processes are running in your background by accessing Task Manager.

      1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys together
      2. Click on the Processes tab.
      3. Select one unnecessary process at a time and click the End Process option to close it down.

Note: Only close the processes you are familiar with, like Chrome, Spotify and other applications you know.

 

5. Limit the number of devices connected to your internet.

Disconnect the devices (mobile phone, TV, other PC's, etc) that you are not currently using and does not need to be connected to the Wi-Fi.

 

I have tried everything! What now?

If you have tried all of the above and you still experience lagging we recommend contacting your ISP (Internet service provider) and ask them to verify your connection. It may be possible that there is a outage or that you simply have to upgrade your bandwidth.

 

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