Delays of a 100 ms can degrade gameplay to an extent where it is unplayable.
Reducing latency and packet loss are essential to ensure fluid and responsive online gameplay
Online Gaming Challenges
Network latency is the time it takes for a client action to show up on the screen.
Network latency is especially important for FPS, MMO, racing and sports games where player actions have to be synchronized across all players.
It impacts gameplay, fluidity and responsiveness of online games and results in:
- Long server connection times
- Delays in synchronizing game state across players
- Slow download times for updates
Packet loss / Availability
Packet loss leads to online games skipping around, losing frames and ruining gameplay and user experience.
With the rise of cloud gaming, intelligent bandwidth utilization has become increasingly important for online game publishers.
When the internet becomes congested with traffic it leads to packet loss and higher latencies, which in turn affect gameplay and experience.
The Datapath.io Solution
Datapath.io builds a real time performance map of the internet and re-routes internet traffic to go over the best performing internet routes.
This results in performance improvements of up-to 60% for online games.
Datapath.io provides you IP level visibility into internet performance.
It gives you a unique insight into which parts of the internet are performing well in terms of internet latency, packet loss and congestion.
It also pinpoints the ones that are congested and suffer from ligher latency and packet loss.
Once the performance map has been generated, NetDevOps can then create network optimization rules for latency.
Online gaming providers see a reduction in latency by up-to 60% from game servers to end users.
This results in faster and responsive gameplay and a better end user experience.