How to Fix Wuthering Waves High Ping (Android, iOS and PC)
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How to Fix Wuthering Waves High Ping (Android, iOS and PC)

Wuthering Waves has now been released, and some players have reported issues with lag interrupting their gameplay. Here is what you can do to fix the Wuthering Waves High Ping issue on Android, iOS, and PC.

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Wuthering Waves High Ping Screen
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Wuthering Waves High Ping Solution

For some Wuthering Waves players, there is an issue where their game’s ping will skyrocket to 999 anytime their game lags. So if they get screen tears or FPS drops, their ping will instantly max out. This is especially confusing for players who have incredible internet and don’t normally have high ping problems.

While the issue is tied to optimization, it appears the bug is also connected to servers being overloaded with users. Many players have reported switching their regions and getting a better overall smooth performance. You can change your server by exiting to the game’s login menu. Once at the title screen, look for your region on the center bottom screen.

Wuthering Waves Region Option
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Click your region name to access the “Select a Server Screen.” Here, you can now change your region. While this isn’t a guaranteed fix, players have reported the Wuthering Waves High Ping issue going away by switching to the SEA server (or any region less populated).

Wuthering Waves Switch Region Server
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How to Fix Wuthering Waves Lag

While Wuthering Waves is a pretty gorgeous game with fluid combat, the RPG also has some optimization issues. Although the game is playable on PC, it was largely developed as a mobile title, first and foremost. With that out of the way, let’s take a look at the options we have to fix Lag in Wuthering Waves.

  • Step 1: Make sure your iOS and Android devices have been updated to the latest version. If you are on a PC, check that your graphics card has the latest software applied.
  • Step 2: Boot up Wuthering Waves and select the settings menu. If you are already in-game, pause and look for the little cog wheel in the bottom right-hand screen.
  • Step 3: Go to your Graphics Settings, and turn FSR: ON, Volumetric Fog: OFF, and Shadow Quality: Low. Depending on your device’s specs, keep lowering additional graphic settings if needed.
  • Step 4: If you are on PC, disable Steam or Nvidia GeForce Experience Overlays, as these have been reported to cause issues.
  • Step 5: If high ping problems persist, reset your router. Manually restart your PC or mobile device and then reconnect to your internet settings.
  • Step 6: If your game is still having serious lag issues, re-install Wuthering Waves and then boot it up again.
  • Step 7: If none of the above steps have worked, you will then have to wait for Kuro Games to release a future patch that further optimizes the game.
Wuthering Waves Shadow Quality
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Based on my tests, one of the major culprits for lag is the “Shadow” option in Wuthering Waves. Turning it from High to Low can boost your FPS substantially. However, it appears that some players are also getting a strange “High Ping” issue on top of the lag, which we’ll discuss below.

Wuthering Waves Pause Menu
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Your best bet is to reset your router, reinstall the game, and then mess with the graphics settings. If none of that works, then you are going to have hang tight until we get a future patch that further optimizes the game. I know this isn’t the answer you are looking for, but it’s what we have to work with right now.

Wuthering Waves is now available on iOS, Android, and PC.

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Based in California, Brent is an Editor at Siliconera and has been a journalist since 2010. When he's not playing JRPGs or catching 'em all in Pokémon, you can find him spending time with his wife and two dogs.