In this guide, we will show you how to fix network lag and most common server issues that you have been experiencing while playing Warzone 2 (WZ2) on PC.
First, launch the game and go to the settings then scroll down to Interface and under Telemetry, click on Show More, and make sure to enable the Server Latency and Packet Loss options.
Below, make sure that Network In-Game Alert Icons is also enabled.
These options will allow you to preview your server connection while in-game.
(If you experience any packet loss, then this problem is in most cases related to your own network connection)
When this is done, you can close WZ2 and open up your Windows settings. Under the Network & internet option click on VPN. Make sure that your VPN connection is currently disabled before launching the game again.
A VPN can induce lag and packet loss, depending on which server you are connected to.
You also have the option to preview the current server status for WZ2. Go to support.activision.com/onlineservices and make sure that WZ2 is selected and then you can check the platform’s server status. In this case, this would be Steam or Battle.net. If the server status seems to be operational, then you should test and troubleshoot your own network connection.
You can test your connection using a speed testing site or application, such as Speed Test. Here you can preview your average upload and download speed, as well as your server latency. If your latency is above 100ms, or if you experience an unreliable download speed, then you should make a few changes to your connection.
Reduce the amount of devices using at the same network connection and restart your router or modem in case you haven’t done this in a while.
Lastly, in case nothing helps you out, then make sure to change your DNS server address.
Go to your Windows settings. In the Network & internet section, go to your connection’s properties. Here, scroll down and click on Edit, next to Change DNS settings for all Wi-Fi networks. Under Edit network DNS settings, select Manual and enable the IPv4 option. You can then enter 188.8.131.52 as your Preferred DNS and 184.108.40.206 as your Alternative DNS. (These are the official DNS addresses from Google, which are safe to use).