Severe hitching on Official PvE Server #3505

Game mode: [Online]
Problem: [Performance]
Region: [America]

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:

  1. Connect to official PvE server #3505
  2. Play the game normally for 10-30 minutes
  3. 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)
  4. Throw controller at TV because the hitching got you killed again
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I noticed it happens around 18 to 23 minutes. Why have they not fixed this?!

this was happening since launce that is why my guild moved off that server after weeks of building

I literally just created this account just to rant about this. Its been a week now since i switched to this server and nothing is being done about this.