Is your Ghost of Tsushima game download slow? Some PS4 users are reporting to be experiencing this issue recently so if you’re one of them, this guide should help you what you need to do.
What are the causes of slow PS4 download speed?
I’ve personally downloaded Ghost of Tsushima (digital copy) during its release day (July 17) without any slow download issues. However, if you are having a problem now, this can be caused by one of the factors below.
Your subscribed internet speed.
The download speed of your PS4 largely depends on the speed that it’s getting from your Internet line. For example, if you are paying for a 30Mbps internet speed, you can’t expect to have a faster download speed than that.
The main download size of Ghost of Tsushima, excluding other items and bonus contents, is only 35GB. Compared to, say, Call of Duty Modern Warfare and its updates, which now ballooned to about 180GB, this download size is modest.
If the download speed on your PS4 is still way too slow than your subscribed internet connection speed, there must be other factors that you should check.
Server issues (when downloading a game).
New and popular games tend to suffer from download speed issues during release due to overcapacity. Too many people downloading at the same time can sometimes cause servers to slow down or crash. If your download speed does not improve at all due to this situation, try downloading the game at a later time.
Network equipment glitch.
Slow download issues may occur if your modem or router is glitchy. Make sure to power cycle or reboot your network equipment before you attempt to download the game again.
Wireless signal interference.
If you’re on wifi, it’s possible that your slow download issue is caused by signal interference. There are a number of things at home that can degrade your wifi signals such as other wireless devices, other wifi networks, thick walls, glass, or metal between your console and router.
How to fix slow download of Ghost of Tsushima
Below are the potential solutions that you can do to fix slow download issue for Ghost of Tsushima.
- Get faster internet speed.
Before downloading Game of Tsushima, try running an internet connection speed test and see how fast your console’s download speed is. This should give you an idea if the problem is caused by your own internet speed subscription or not. Make sure that you pause all current downloads by going under Notifications.
- Check for server issues.
If there’s no problem with your internet connection at home and your other devices are getting good download speeds, the next good thing that you can do is to see whether or not there’s an on-going server issues. Try checking official channels like the SuckerPunch Twitter page for updates.
- Power cycle network equipment.
When it comes to fixing connectivity issues on a PS4, rebooting the console and networking equipment is almost always necessary. In this situation, you’ll want to make sure that you reboot your your PlayStation and modem/router to fix slow download issue.
To clear your router’s temporary cache, try to unplug it from the power outlet for about 30 seconds. After that, turn it back on and run the game download again.
- Check for signal interference (if using wifi).
If you are connecting your PS4 wirelessly, make sure that you minimize the chances of encountering signal problems. Try doing these to improve wifi reception on your PS4:
-Avoid placing metal objects, glass, or other wireless devices between your PS4 and router.
-If your PS4 is located in another room, make sure that there’s no thick wall between it and the router.
-If possible, try moving the console near the router (preferably about 10-15 feet away).
-Move away or turn off other wireless devices that uses 2.4Ghz frequency bands like cordless phones, baby monitors, microwave, among others.
- Use wired connection.
If possible, use a wired setup on your PS4. Connecting your PS4 to your modem or router by LAN cable is more stable than wireless.
- Try using alternate DNS.
If you continue to experience slow download issue for Ghost of Tsushima after doing the solutions so far, the next good thing that you can do is to see if it’s a DNS problem. ISP-provided DNS servers may sometimes go down and cause connectivity problems.
To check, try using free DNS servers like that of Google and see if that will fix your problem.
To change the DNS settings on your PS4:
-From the dashboard of your PS4 go to Settings (briefcase icon).
-From there, go to Network and select Set Up Internet connection. If you want to go with cable, select Use LAN Cable, otherwise choose Use Wi-Fi.
-Make sure you select the Custom network creation mode. Otherwise, the method won’t be possible.
-Under IP Address Settings, select “Automatic”
-Under DHCP Host Name, make sure you select Do Not Specify.
-Under DNS Settings, select Manual
-You will be prompted to insert the Primary and Secondary DNS. You can use Google DNS: Primary DNS – 188.8.131.52, Secondary DNS – 184.108.40.206
- Download Ghost of Tsushima on Rest Mode.
Sometimes, downloading a game or updates finish quicker on Rest Mode. To do this, just go to the Home screen, select the Power icon, and select Rest Mode.
Before you do this step, you want to ensure that Stay connected to the Internet feature under Power Save settings is enabled.
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