Fixing the lag spikes

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Worked fine for me:D
07/08/2016 02:58 PMPosted by megantron
05/24/2016 08:43 PMPosted by Araplay
The port forwarding didn't work for me.

But, I'm running Overwatch on an ASUS laptop with ROG Gaming Center, and I disabled the Game First III network enhancer.

The next multiplayer matches I played in worked just fine!!

I'm using the same type of laptop, how do you disable it?
08/03/2016 05:52 PMPosted by EpicHaley
07/08/2016 02:58 PMPosted by megantron
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I'm using the same type of laptop, how do you disable it?


I'm using an ROG Asus as well, but I've uninstalled the Gamefirst program completely. It fixed a problem from two months ago, but the recent lag spikes and packet loss after the Ana patch still persist.
Hello! Im also having ping issues on Overwatch. If I would uninstall Java because always when I turn on my computer it asks for update... so if I uninstall Java would it help?
05/24/2016 08:43 PMPosted by Araplay
The port forwarding didn't work for me.

But, I'm running Overwatch on an ASUS laptop with ROG Gaming Center, and I disabled the Game First III network enhancer.

The next multiplayer matches I played in worked just fine!!

I also have asus g751-jy and I'm going to try your method ^^ cheers
Uninstalling Gamefirst III did it for me as well.
05/24/2016 10:46 AMPosted by Buddy
So I promised myself I would share when I fixed the lag spikes.

First, read this and port forward the windows firewall.
https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/300479

Second, if you're not familiar with how to port forward your wireless router, go to the link below.
http://portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/


This actually seems to have helped - not fixed but helped - But I'm renting a guest house and the wifi source is in the primary house, so some things just can't be fixed. Still, opening ports in the router seems to have done some good.
05/24/2016 10:46 AMPosted by Buddy
So I promised myself I would share when I fixed the lag spikes.

First, read this and port forward the windows firewall.
https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/300479

Second, if you're not familiar with how to port forward your wireless router, go to the link below.
http://portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/


please help me
i don't know how to do it
07/08/2016 02:58 PMPosted by megantron
05/24/2016 08:43 PMPosted by Araplay
The port forwarding didn't work for me.

But, I'm running Overwatch on an ASUS laptop with ROG Gaming Center, and I disabled the Game First III network enhancer.

The next multiplayer matches I played in worked just fine!!

I'm using the same type of laptop, how do you disable it?


Just uninstalling Game First III didn't work for me either until I found a Game First process still running in my startup config. After disabling the process, pings dropped from 140-200 down to 4.
Life is good.
Do you need to do it for both TCP and UDP ports?
Alienware here. So don't have anything like that. Lagg spikes started after Halloween update..

UPDATE: Using newest lan and wifi driver helped ( at least last 2 games didnt' lagg)
This solved my lag spike issue.
It was so bad I stopped playing competitive for a while. Just when the teams clash, everything would slow down/freeze up for anywhere from 3 to 10 seconds. That's an eternity.
Next frame that moves, I'm already respawning.

After setting it up on my Prolink Router, no more lag spikes!

Thank you!
05/24/2016 08:43 PMPosted by Araplay
The port forwarding didn't work for me.

But, I'm running Overwatch on an ASUS laptop with ROG Gaming Center, and I disabled the Game First III network enhancer.

The next multiplayer matches I played in worked just fine!!


this fixed it for me tfti
05/24/2016 10:46 AMPosted by Buddy
So I promised myself I would share when I fixed the lag spikes.

First, read this and port forward the windows firewall.
https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/300479

Second, if you're not familiar with how to port forward your wireless router, go to the link below.
http://portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/


This took the small yellow circle arrow with lightning lag logo off
And there is no more that random super lag moments.
https://i.stack.imgur.com/hfR9H.png
Thanks for the fix! (Needed only one port to be opened from windows firewall.)
09/10/2016 01:20 PMPosted by Punkrawk
05/24/2016 10:46 AMPosted by Buddy
So I promised myself I would share when I fixed the lag spikes.

First, read this and port forward the windows firewall.
https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/300479

Second, if you're not familiar with how to port forward your wireless router, go to the link below.
http://portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/


This actually seems to have helped - not fixed but helped - But I'm renting a guest house and the wifi source is in the primary house, so some things just can't be fixed. Still, opening ports in the router seems to have done some good.


Yeah it helped me a little as well--my speeds at least seem a little more consistent--TOO HIGH--but more consistent. Hopefully a better fix comes along soon. I've had several people tell me it's my net but I made no changes and had no issues until the last patch, now I'm rubberbanding like crazy. Argh.
I deinstalled my antivirus VPN (Avast VPN). That fixed it for me.
05/24/2016 10:46 AMPosted by Buddy
So I promised myself I would share when I fixed the lag spikes.

First, read this and port forward the windows firewall.
https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/300479

Second, if you're not familiar with how to port forward your wireless router, go to the link below.
http://portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/


This worked for me but there's a little caveat which I wasn't expecting - port forwarding only works on your own home router obviously. I was at my university in a lecture hall and for a while there I was stressing out because I wasn't connecting to the internet and I didn't know why.

If you're on a gaming laptop and you travel a bunch for work/school, be sure to save your values somewhere. Go back to automatically selecting IP/DNS values when you're away from home. Plug them back in when you're back in your bedroom!

01/21/2017 01:40 PMPosted by Naxtos
I deinstalled my antivirus VPN (Avast VPN). That fixed it for me.


"deinstalled" is a used word?
Just some general observations.

If you're on WiFi, try to get a wired connection if at all possible. Assuming it's not:

If you're on a 2.4GHz connection, if there's a 5GHz connection available, try to use that. 5GHz's biggest con is that it's shorter distance and doesn't penetrate walls as well, so if you can, try to get as close as possible and line-of-sight. Or at least minimize the number of walls between you. Pros:
- Higher data rate overall.
- Does not share the spectrum with as many other access points; there could easily be dozens of 2.4GHz hot spots nearby, all fighting for resources, but usually very few 5GHz hot spots. (This is exacerbated by the fact that 2.4GHz penetrates walls better. Thus the 5GHz con has room in the pro column.)
- 2.4GHz also shares spectrum with Bluetooth, cordless phones and other cordless devices (e.g. I have some 2.4GHz cordless headphones), and microwave ovens. The amount of interference is subject to many variables but it adds up.

If you've only got a 2.4GHz connection available, use a test app to check the local spectrum usage. (Actually, you should do this for 5GHz too.) There are phone apps for that; I use Wifi Analyzer and Wifi Network Analyzer on my Android. There's also Stumbler for PC/Mac. Use it to see which channel your router is set to and if any channels are less burdened. Most WiFi routers these days try to automatically find the best channel, but it's worth a look. You might discover it's better to set it manually, but you also want to check periodically.

Consider investing in a high-gain antenna or antennas if your router has external antennas.

Consider using power-line network devices. These allow you to plug in a device near the router, another near your computer, run a wire to each, and thus connect them using the A/C mains. There are limitations and issues you'll want to look into, but if you can get it to work, it SHOULD be faster and more reliable than a wireless connection.

Also go onto the Internet and do searches for articles how to get the most out of your WiFi. I'm certainly not a fount of knowledge, I just know a few tricks.

But if you're on WiFi, it's almost certainly degrading your experience. My roommate Alec was playing on his laptop and getting lag, dropouts and generally having a hard time of it. I heard him cursing, saw what was happening, handed him a wire, and his problems went away. My WiFi is pretty good and I'm in a duplex, not an apartment, so fewer interfering sources, and it was still bad for him. Even if your WiFi is clean as a whistle, it will add some delay to your network. Eschew it if you can. Fine-tune it if you can't.

Note that testing your raw bandwidth doesn't tell you enough. Streaming video buffers the data so momentary delays don't get noticed. Those tests won't show how good your connection is for gaming.

Good luck!
05/25/2016 06:59 PMPosted by Glasseye67
Just an update.

The firewall Blizzard listed here at the top did not work for me. I still drop my fps to 8 or 9 randomly.


This is a hardware issue, not a server issue. Run a cookie cleaner and it should fix this, at least for a little while. I recommend CCleaner, but there are other, better, cleaners. This one happens to be free

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