How To Fix PUBG Network Lag Detected Issue Quick and Easy Fix

PUBG or PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is an online multiplayer battle royale style game that’s quite popular today. Its fast paced action as well as its combative style of gameplay that requires tactics and strategy has made it a must have game to play. Although this is a solid game there are instances when certain issues can occur. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will show you how to fix the PUBG network lag detected issue.

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How To Fix PUBG Network Lag Detected Issue

Before performing any of the recommended troubleshooting steps for this particular problem it’s best to restart your computer first. This will refresh the operating system and resolve most of the common issues that you are experiencing with your computer.

The network lag detected issue occurs when the game detects that the internet speed is not capable of providing a good gaming experience. The best way to fix this is to check what is causing this slow internet speed connection.

Update the PUBG game

There are instances when the problem is caused by an outdated game client that’s detecting a network lag issue despite the fact that the internet connection is excellent. To fix this you will need to make sure that the game is updated to the latest version.

Reset the network configurations

If the problem is network related then you can try fixing this by resetting the network connections. 

  • Press Windows + R, type “command prompt”
  • Right-click on the application and select Run as administrator.
  • Type ipconfig /release then press enter
  • Type ipconfig /renew then press enter
  • Type netsh winsock reset  then press enter
  • Restart your computer

Check if the PUBG network lag detected issue still occurs.

Reset the TCP/IPv4

If a misconfigured network setting in your computer is causing the problem then you can fix this by resetting the TCP/IPv4.

  • Press Windows + R
  • Type “control” in the dialogue box and press Enter.
  • In the control panel, click on Network and Internet and then click on Network and sharing center.
  • Click on the connected network. 
  • A window will pop up consisting of all the details. Click on Properties.
  • Uncheck the option Internet Protocol Version 4. Press OK and exit the settings.
  • Wait for a few moments before opening the settings again and enabling the option again. 

Check if the PUBG network lag detected issue still occurs.

Disable the Antivirus software

An antivirus program protects your computer from all forms of online threats however sometimes it can be quite strict that it can cause certain issues to occur. To check if this is what’s causing the problem you should try to temporarily disable your antivirus program. 

If you are using Windows Security

  • Select Start  – Settings > Update & Security  – Windows Security – Virus & threat protection > Manage settings
  • Switch Real-time protection to Off.  

If you are using Avast

  • Search for the Avast icon in your computer’s system tray and right-click on it.
  • Click on Avast shields control.
  • Locate the options to disable the program – the options are to disable it for 10 minutes, an hour, until the computer is restarted or permanently (until you yourself turn it back on). Select whatever option suits you best and use it to disable the program.

If you are using AVG

  • Search for the AVG icon in your computer’s system tray and right-click on it.
  • Click on Temporarily disable AVG protection.
  • Choose how long you want AVG to be turned off and whether you want AVG to disable its Firewall too.
  • Click on OK to disable the antivirus program.

If you are using McAfee

  • Search for the McAfee Antivirus icon in your computer’s system tray and right-click on it.
  • Click on Exit.
  • You should see a dialog box warning you that McAfee‘s protection will be turned off. Click on Yes in this dialog box to disable the antivirus program.

Check if the PUBG network lag detected issue still occurs.

Add PUBG In Firewall exception list

It’s possible that the problem is caused by the firewall settings of your computer. If this is the case, you will need to add PUBG in the firewall exception list.

  • In the Start menu click Settings, and then enter Firewall in the Find a Setting search box.
  • Click Windows Firewall in the search results. In the resulting Windows Firewall window, click Allow an App or Feature through Windows Firewall.
  • In the Allowed Apps window, click the Change Settings button, and then select the check box for the PUBG app on your computer that you want to allow to communicate over the Internet without being stopped by Firewall.
  • Click the Private and Public check box to narrow down whether you want just networks that are secure to allow this communication, or also public and non-secure networks to do so.
  • Click OK and then click the Close button to close the Windows Firewall window.

Check if the PUBG network lag detected issue still occurs.

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