This guide will tell you how to fix Overwatch 2 High Ping & Packet Loss & Network Lag.
1- First, right-click on your network adapter at the bottom right side of the screen and select open network and internet settings from the pop-up menu.
2- Once you have done this, click on the Change Network adapter and right-click on the Network adapter. Select Disable, then again click on it and enable it.
3- It is now going to reconnect to the internet and just give the adapter a fresh start. After that, try the game again and see if it helped.
4- If you are still facing the issue, then click on the Start menu at the bottom left side of the screen and type CMD. After that, run the command prompt as an administrator by clicking on Run as administrator.
5- Now input the command ipconfig /flushdns and press enter. Launch Modern Warfare 2 or Warzone and see if your issue is solved or not.
6- In case, you are still facing the issue, then right-click on the network adapter at the bottom right side of the screen and click on Open network and internet settings.
7- Then click on Change Adapter options, right-click on your network adapter and go to properties. After that, select Internet Protocol version 4.
8- Go to properties and click on use the following DMS server addresses option. Then enter DNS, write 188.8.131.52 for preferred DNS and click on Ok.
9- After that, right-click on the Network Adapter, go back to Internet Protocol version 4 properties and select obtain DNS server address automatically. Then click OK once you’ve done all that launch the game and see if it fixes your issue.
10- You also have to make sure that your internet connection is working properly. If you are using Wifi, then try to use an ethernet cable as it provides better stability and speed and it will reduce the chances of lag within the game. Also, try to go close to the router in case you are using boosters. Remove your Wifi from the socket and then plug it back in.
11- In case you are using any VPN, you need to turn it OFF as it causes problems.
12- After that, open Steam, then find Overwatch 2 and right-click on it. Go to properties, click on the local files on the left side of your screen, and tap on the Verify integrity of the game files.
13- It will make sure that no file of the game is missing and also it will see if any of the game files are corrupted. After that, launch the game and see if it fixes your issue.
14- In case you are using the battle.net launcher to launch your game, then open the battle net launcher and find the Overwatch 2 game. Click on the settings button and tap on the Scan and Repair option. It will make sure that no file of the game is missing and also it will check if any of the game files are corrupted. After that, launch the game and see if it fixes your issue.
15- Now make sure that your security software is not blocking the easy entity. You have to put this in game mode or in passive mode or you can just disable it for some time. Hopefully, it will fix your issue.
16- In case you are using Windows defender, you must click on the Windows button, write defender and open it up. After that, click on Allow an app or feature on the left of your screen, then press C and make sure that Overwatch 2 is check marked in the public column. After that, launch the game and see if this fixes your issue.
17- You have to make sure that all the programs in the background all close. As these background programs take space from your ram and this cause issue.
18- Also make sure that you must close all the programs running in the background as they cause issues in the game launching. So before launching the game, close all the programs running in the background.
19- You need to unplug any devices plugged into your PC. Then unplug the USB, microphones, etc just don’t unplug the keyboard and mouse. After that, launch the game and see if it fixes your problem.