08 May, 2018

Guide to Fix Rocket League Lag

Rocket League has in a very short time span been able to gather tremendous amount of following based over its insanely fun and over addictive game play. One thing however, that takes away the fun of such an entertaining game is the infamous Rocket League Lag.

Many however, have tried different ways to fix the lag they have been facing and although some found a way, the efforts of many have gone in vain. The problem is common for Rocket League players around the world and this is why we decided to take matter in our own hands and fix Rocket League lag once and for all. So without further ado let’s begin;

Rocket League Lag

Some of the major reasons of Rocket League lag are related to the server issues for the game which lead players to not connecting to the server, unavailability of servers as well as constant disconnections. Except the unavailability of servers if you are witnessing the remaining errors then prior to going in-depth over the solutions, the best possible solution for you is to let us handle the situation.

rocket league lag

Firewall Settings

First and Foremost, we will be discussing some firewall options that you can tweak up which might be preventing you from running the game, or creating insane amount of lag due to it being constantly stopping data to travel to Rocket League servers. Although, firewalls help in protecting you over the internet, in some cases they can also be a menace when playing online games. The best thing you can do is disable your firewall prior to starting the game. If the problem was related to the firewall, you are most likely to not experience any Rocket League lag after disabling the option. If however, you think your computer might be at a lot of risk without Firewall, then it is advised to add Rocket League in the exceptions list so that it can pass through the Windows Firewall.

firewall setting

Re-registering DLL files

We at Kill Ping found out about a problem solely for Microsoft users. Most of the times “.dll” files get out of date or are corrupt. Along with creating problems of Rocket League Lag these files can also cause issues for the computer. The quick fix for the problem is to re-register such files. Just search and download “Microsoft Fix it” tool and follow its simple steps. You will be able to solve the “.dll” file errors in no time.

Keeping Internet Explorer Up to Date

Unknown to many, Rocket League’s client adapts a lot of its settings that have been set on the Internet Explorer. Even if your Internet Explorer is not set as a default browser, the client utilizes it. This is why it is important to keep your IE up to date so that Rocket League client can appropriately connect to the game servers. If your IE is out dated, make sure you get the latest version for it ASAP.

Router Settings

Rocket League lag in many cases can also be due to your router blocking data transfer for the game. This is why, you might have to manually forward the ports for the router in order for it to work properly. The steps for doing this are given below.

Firstly, note down your default gateway and IPv4 address. To do this, simply right click on your network on the lower right corner of the screen. Right click to search for ‘Properties’. Once in, click on ‘Details’. There you will see all the necessary details for your internet connection. Note down the said elements enter your router’s admin page. Commonly, your default gateway is the address to your router and would get you in. Enter the username and password for the page and once in, search for “Port Forwarding”. Once there, add the following ranges;
Game Servers: 7000-9000
HTTP Connection 80 TCP
HTTPs Connection 443 TCP

Verifying Game Cache Integrity

Doing the things mentioned above, the last thing you can do is verify Rocket League’s Game Cache Integrity to verify all game files are up to date. We believe you know how to do that. Even if you don’t just follow the steps below;

• Open Steam
• Enter the Library
• Right Click on the game and enter Properties
• Do to the Local Files Tab and Click on Verify Integrity of Game Cache and complete the process

Verifying Game Cache Integrity

Use Kill Ping

Although we hope that the above fixes will be able to reduce your Rocket League lag, many players don’t seem to experience any difference. This is because their game’s lag is related to the network and server side for the game. Many times inappropriate data routes and distant game servers lead to unbearable lag, a problem which personally on player can solve. Kill Ping however, comes as a savior in this regards as it allows Rocket League players a solid game routing path towards the game servers preventing them for the usual data congestion.

kill ping server route

Below is a snapshot of user stats for Rocket League using Kill Ping. You can clearly see that Kill Ping has reduced lag and improved Rocket League ping by a staggering 90%!

improved Rocket League ping

As seen in the pictorial representation, the problem of distant game servers also gets solved since Kill Ping takes game data through its own dedicated servers that are strategically placed around the world. This makes sure that the data takes the minimum hops which in turn reduces ping times and eventually Rocket League lag to the minimum. If you have tried all the remedies but still haven’t been able to solve your Rocket League lag and the best thing for you to do is use Kill Ping to solve all your lag issues once and for all.

Try Kill Ping now and see the difference yourself!
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Guide to Fix Rocket League Lag
Spark

Gamer, Geek, Blogger. I come from the time when Duke Nukem looked awesome. I have a day job at Kill Ping and my nights pass with endless online gaming.

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