Game mode: [Online]
Official Server #3505 [PS4 | PvE | America] is experiencing recurring hitching/lagging/freezing. The problem seems to affect all users simultaneously, and as far as I know, has not been reported for other servers.
Every 20 minutes or so (I clocked 18), the server begins hitching, freezing, or stuttering. During this time, the frame rate drops to 1 or 2 FPS, or sometimes stops refreshing completely. When this occurs, all player inputs are ignored, but animals and other hostiles are still active. The ordeal usually lasts about 20 seconds. In cases where the hitching begins while a player is in combat, the player will often die to the enemy as a result of the hitching. A friend and I have died about a dozen times each because of this issue. The issue is causing mild to moderate pain for affected players.
Steps on how to reproduce issue:
- Connect to official PvE server #3505
- Play the game normally for 10-30 minutes
- After some time, notice the severe hitching experienced on this server - note that this is different from the more common stuttering that occurs during general high-demand gameplay (rendering, combat, interacting with containers)
- Throw controller at TV because the hitching got you killed again