How to fix the error “Network lag detected” PUBG, 8 ways

As EA reports on the profitability of the battle royale genre, it has reached its peak. Especially PUBG and Fortnite on different platforms. Despite the fact that PlayerUnknown is no longer in beta phase, many problems are found in it. One of them that recently caught our attention concerns the “Network Discovery” error. She locks the character in place. This phenomenon is part of an anti-fraudulent server mechanism, but most of the affected users do not cheat by having connectivity issues.

How to solve the problem

  • Check the connection quality.
  • Use Tweak Firewall and antivirus.
  • Disable background apps.
  • Update your drivers.
  • Check the integrity of the game files.
  • Reduce monitor frequency.
  • Install updates.
  • Reinstall PlayerUnknown.

1. Network problems

Always use a wired connection. Avoid using wireless as it is unstable and drops and delays are common.

  • Reboot your modem.
  • Press the Win + R keys.
  • At the command prompt, enter ipconfig / flushdns.
  • Restart Steam.
  • Check the server status.
  • Check PING on different servers.

Settings for the router:

  • Enable QoS (quality of service for gaming) in your modem settings.
  • Install PUBG as a high priority app in your tethering settings.
  • Disable IPv4 and use 5 GHz when using Wi-Fi.

2. Checking antivirus software

In the Windows search bar, enter firewall and select “Allow applications to run through Windows Firewall.” Click the Change Settings button.  

In addition to allowing PUBG, check both private and public networks. Make sure that Steam and PUBG are on the white list of the antivirus.

3. Disable third-party applications

Limit programs with bandwidth. For example: VoIP and chats, torrent clients, updates, streaming media services, cloud services. Additionally, disable Windows 10 Gaming Mode. VPN helps to avoid geographic restrictions and restricts access to your ISP, but results in high latency. When using a VPN with PUBG, be sure to choose a reliable server. When playing on a US server, avoid non US IP addresses. The latency on them is too high due to the long transit time of the data packet.

4. Updating drivers

Purchase software for your GPU on the manufacturer’s official website:

  • AMD / ATI
  • NVidia
  • Intel

Avoid unofficial versions.

5. Lack of important documents

  • Open the Steam client.
  • Select “Library”.
  • Open lag
  • Select the Local Files tab.
  • Click “Check integrity of files …”.
  • It will take some time. When it finishes, restart Steam and PUBG.

6. Decrease the sweep of the monitor

Caution: This will reduce the game aesthetics.

  • Open Display Options on your desktop.
  • Go to Display Adapter Properties.
  • In the Monitor tab, reduce the value from 144 Hz to 60 Hz.

7. Updating PUBG

The game updates on its own, but if you run into any issue, just go to Steam> Settings> Downloads and clear your cache. Then install the latest version of the client.

8. Reinstall the game

Reinstall PUBG, or slightly change the graphics settings by reducing them. We hope one of the described methods helped you solve the problem. If this did not happen, write to 

technical support for PUBG

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