Game mode: Online Official - but doesn’t matter what game mode
Type of issue: Performance/Bug
Server type: All Types
Region: North America - West Coast
So I have been holding off on filing a bug report for a week or so now, but since the latest update from last week the problem has seemingly gotten worse.
So I will try and keep this brief and on point…
Ping. I have stellar internet, and no ping issues while streaming or playing other games on my PC. I have had routine problems logging into West coast Official servers due to the ping cap being 140. I am on the West coast. Normally my ping is around 40-60, but there are random times, mostly during the evening, when my ping is upwards 200+. The funny part… East coast servers have a lower ping for me when this is happening. Every. Time.
When this ping problem exists, I go through various tries to fix including resetting my router and wifi access point, restarting my machine, etc. Common occurrence I’ve started to notice, is when I restart my machine and load up Steam, Conan starts an update. The update most of the time is 5GB, but a few times it’s been either 2.4GB or 2.1GB. Very weird. The latest, tonight, I was having a random ping problem while already in game, so I exited the server only to see my ping being 190 on the server list. I thought, ‘here we go again’. So I quit, restarted my machine, and sure enough, 5GB download. When it finished, I validated files, all good, started up Conan, and my ping is too high for West coast servers. I restarted my machine, all good. Still same problem with ping. Restarted again, and there we go, 5.0GB download started for Conan…
So yea, not really sure exactly what’s going on here, but this has been going on for at least a week, maybe 2, I’ve stopped keeping track.
EDIT: forgot to add, a couple times this has happened, I’ll fire up Conan and none of the Official servers will show up. I try to Direct Connect, and I get the error about running an out of date version/authentication failed.