Are you experiencing a lot of lag when playing an online video game? Yeah, that can get a bit annoying and frustrating at times. Below are some ways you can reduce lag when playing Xbox Live Multiplayer video games.
Unplug your router/modem for 30 seconds and then plug it back in. Your modem/router should be reset every once and a while for better performance.
Are you using wireless on your Xbox console? If so, how far is your modem/router from your Xbox? The distance from the Modem/Router to the Xbox360 can result in lag and slow connection. The best thing to do is put the modem/router close enough to where you can connect an Ethernet Cable to your Xbox360. The Ethernet Cable can reduce lag. If you do not have an Ethernet cable, put your Xbox as close as possible to your modem/router; EVERY inch counts.
What all is connected to your WiFi at the times you are playing? Having too many things connected to the WiFi at a time can activate EM interference (Electromagnetic Interference), such as a smartphone. You should put your phone into Airplane mode, for the exact reason why you must put it in that setting when on an Airplane. Your phone is ALWAYS communicating with random stuff. If your smartphone can disrupt an airplanes communication, it can disrupt your consoles communication. Also, Laptops or a computer, disconnect from the internet on them. Even wireless controllers can cause EM interference, so if you have a cord that you can plug into your remote to connect to your Xbox, go ahead and do so. Also, if your headset is wireless- that can also cause EM interference.
Is your game digitally downloaded? If not, Install your disc to your hard drive. If you do not know how to, follow this link: support.xbox.com/.../install-play-delete-game
The best thing to deal with lag and fight back is reduce the number of processes that have to take place for the game to run. Such as- If something goes wrong, your console is going to have to refer to the disc to figure out what is going on. That can cause lag and screen freezes. So installing it can reduce that and the Xbox360/One console will most likely know how to fix what ever is going wrong without having to refer to the disk.
The older and bigger your T.V. is can cause a SMALL screen delay. A computer monitor does not suffer from a lot of delays. Your controller will most likely become more responsive to the computer monitor, it can give you stronger aim and reaction time.
Sadly, there is no way to check your internet speed on the Xbox360. However, You can test it on the Xbox One!
How to check your internet speed on Xbox One:
- Turn on your Xbox One/ remote controller for your console.
- Go to Settings
- On the right you should see "TROUBLESHOOTING" followed by: "Test Network Connection", "Test multiplayer connection", and "Detailed network statistics."
- Click on "Detailed network statistics."
You can check your internet speeds and the minimum requirements for a better gaming experience by following this link: Xbox Live Lag Problem and Solutions | Xbox Performance Slow
Lastly, If your NAT type is closed or moderate- Unplug your modem/router, while that is restarting; Hard restart your console. For the Xbox One all you have to do is hold down the power button for 10 seconds, after it has shut down plug your modem/router back in. After your modem/router has been fired up, turn back on your Xbox.