I’m all of a sudden experiencing varying levels of input lag for my Nintendo Switch console when playing Super Smash Bros online. It was completely fine for the last few weeks, has just started happening in the last 48-hours.
I have a SH3, set to modem mode, connected to either ASUS RT-AC88U or a Nighthawk X6 R8000. Either of those devices are then connected through Ethernet to the Nintendo Switch.
Both the ASUS and Nighthawk were working fine for several weeks with this setup. Out of 1,000+ games I think about 5% were laggy? A figure which I was fine with.
I’ve changed nothing for my setup. This input lag has appeared out of nowhere and it for every single game.
What happens is that it is completely fine for the first 5-10 seconds of the game online, then suddenly gets very laggy. All my actions are about 1-1.5 seconds delayed.
What I’ve tried
I’ve given my Switch a manual IP. No difference
I’ve resettled both the router and the modem completely. No avail. I’ve tried using either ASUS or the Nighthawk, both still have the lag
I’ve checked the ping several times for several locations, I’m getting around 2-15ms in the UK, 25ms in Europe, 100ms in US, and 400ms in Asia. Again, I find this acceptable.
I’ve spoke to Virgin over the phone like 590348590394^10 times and they’ve basically said it’s my problem not theirs.
I do feel very cheated at the moment, I’ve invested in very expensive routers to get an optimal gaming experience due to the fact the router Virgin gave me was subpar and wouldn’t meet my requirements for gaming.
Everything was fine for several weeks and very randomly through no change on my side has stopped working properly.
I don’t really know what to do now... has anyone else noticed any issues recently? Has anyone else resolved online lag somehow???? I’m not asking for perfection, Smash Bros is p2p, I just want it to go back to what it was before.
Hi Kakarotto75 thanks for posting and welcome to our community.
I'm sorry for the lagging issues you've reported. I have had a quick look at your services and cannot find any issues. We need to look into this further. Can I ask if you've already spoken to our faults team and if so what has been the plan of action?