BF4 uses dedicated servers whereas this game is still using P2P for match making and hosting. That is the simple reason why connections are all over the place. Unless you or a friend you game with is always picked as host then you're rarely going to have the same host for a lot of games so it's just down to sheer luck if you have a decent connection to the host. Or even if the hosts connection is any good in the first place.
Until the ACTUALLY give us dedicated servers we'll be stuck in the same situation with every release.
I'm monitoring my connection to the host during the game and the connection seems good and stable in most cases but I'm still getting lag - so my concern is that the lag I'm suffering from is not just network related but something else in the game. I posted some of my monitor info to the thread a while ago - although it has only just been released by moderators.
I've made this comment numerous times - there is some sort of weird engine lag or sync issues with the game. It's been present since BO1 and seems to be getting worse. I've no idea what's causing it. Maybe the age of the engine. Go play offline against bots and you will see that you still get the horrible "insta death" issue.
Starbuck - lag compensation doesn't add delay.
That's pretty much what the game is like for me on the 360.
This pretty much convinces me that we were lied to about dedicated servers. There is simply no way we should be experiencing the amount of lag we get if we were on dedicated servers. I'm from the UK and I've played a number of games on dedi servers with no issues yet I have issues on this game, so either the servers are EXTREMELY RUBBISH or we simply haven't got them.
I've played this game on the 360 and PS4 and now I've seen X1 footage and it all runs exactly the same. So there are clearly massive issues with the game.
I think host selection is one problem. I regularly game with 2 friends. One has fibre broadband, the other has regular ADSL. Yet this game has a habit of picking
I tested my connection on old games, and pc games and they all have perfect connection. I tried modern warfare 2 and that has a perfect connection. I play ghosts and players stutter all over the place, cod connections have been getting worse and worse every title.
Same. I tried all the old CODs back up to COD4 on both PS3 and Xbox and my experience is the same as yours, except when i connect to long distance lobbies, where i experience the simple high latency lag where it takes forever to kill somebody but they take just as long to kill me.
I thought i was on to something when i realised that i was getting insta-killed by bots but then i turned down the number of bots and turned off killstreaks and that got rid of insta-death, which led me to another theory about cpu/gpu maxing out - but then Xbone and PS4 are having issues aswell.