For the past few weeks, I have been experiencing very bad latency issues. It will go up to 200ms-600ms, sometimes even higher, completely at random. It’s making the game almost unbearable/impossible to play, and I’ve heard from others who are experiencing similar issues. I’ve even seen streamers encounter the issue while their stream connection was otherwise fine.
I’ve tried the following to fix it:
- Reset router (multiple times)
- Scan and repair (Results said no issues)
- Uninstalling and reinstalling Overwatch
- A system restore
- Updated drivers
- Deleted and reinstalled my network drivers
- Release/renew ISP and flush DNS
… and still, the issue persists. This only occurs on Overwatch, any other online game or any service that needs to be connected to the internet runs smoothly and without issue. I’ve double checked just to be sure and used cmd prompt to ping a website and it says there’s 0% packet loss. When I use Blizzard’s Looking Glass tool with Overwatch selected however…
4 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 2999ms
Like I said, the problem only occurs in Overwatch, it’s completely random, and I’m not the only one I know having this issue. Any help is much appreciated, I just want to be able to play the game.