How to Fix Rocket League Packet Loss

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Rocket League has a big Packet Loss problem, but how do you fix it? | © Psyonix & Nintendo

Rocket League Packet Loss is a massive problem in everyone's-favorite car-football game. We take a look at what Rocket League Packet Loss is, and how to fix Rocket League Pack Loss.

Is Rocket League playing like arse for you at the moment? Is it a big problem? Are you getting a whole lot of rubber-banding, is your game constantly timing out? That high latency can often be related to one - very simple - problem: packet loss. We take a look at how you can fix Rocket League's packet loss problem.

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What is Rocket League Packet Loss?

Rocket League packet loss is when data sent over the internet does not reach its destination, whether it be the Rocket League servers, or your personal connection. This can cause high latency in Rocket League, with symptoms including slow connection times, lag, and visual symptoms like rubber-banding.

For the most part, packet loss has a relatively minor effect on Rocket League, as it is simply a brief error on the server. It gets fixed automatically by the Rocket League servers most of the time, as its most common cause is network congestion, which gets resolved when the network becomes less busy.

What Causes Rocket League Packet Loss?

  • Network congestion and lag
  • Bad hardware (things like old modems, and poor network receivers)
  • Bugs and Glitches
  • Outdated PC or console architectures and technology.

How to Fix Rocket League Packet Loss

  • Make sure that you have a reliable network connection, and that it is functioning fine.
    • Check modem cables and plugs.
    • Restart your modem.
    • Make sure that your system has not lost connection.
    • Unplug the LAN cable, and plug it back in again.
    • Do the same with your modem's connection to the wall.
    • Try using a wired connection instead of going WiFi.
  • Restart your system - not just sleep mode, but fully shut down.
  • Make sure that all available updates have been installed, including system updates, OS updates, and game updates.
  • Check your connection speeds and then contact your ISP. They can run a packet loss test remotely, walk you through some troubleshooting steps, and take various measures to fix the problem.
  • If none of the above works, you may need to replace your modem or upgrade your system.

So, there you have it! We hope that we helped you fix your problem with Rocket League packet loss. Keep in mind that these problems often relate more to your personal internet connection, rather than Rocket League itself. Feel free to contact Psyonix if the issue persists, but your first stop (after personal troubleshooting) should be your ISP.

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