Playing with the same friend today and last weekend and everything will be fine until after 8pm EST when my ping goes from 114 to over 300 then sporadically goes up and down even when there is nothing going on in the game.
Most of the time I solo quickplay and my ping is over 200 but it’s stable. My friend @rat always hosts on the weekends and I usually have lag free games with him.
I’m not entirely sure if it’s the net code in the game or if it’s just Steam that’s being unstable. My friend and I have had the same internet for the past 3 years and never had any prior connection problems.
Has anyone else who plays a lot with certain people get highly unstable ping that constantly goes up and down and causes a huge delay in game? If anyone knows what is causing it, I would appreciate some help. I’m totally at a loss.
We both tried restarting our routers, updated drivers, cleared Steam download cache, and flushed DNS (not entirely sure what this means but it said it couldn’t hurt online) but nothing has worked. I do find it odd that it doesn’t start to happen until AFTER 8pm EST …
Also, if it is somehow a Steam issue, what can we do to get it fixed?