Adapting Bandwidth Usage During Covid-19
As billions around the world are now confined to their homes, gaming – for many – is a welcome escape and a way to keep laughing, learning, and connecting with one another. We feel fortunate, in this unprecedented situation, if our games can even play a small part in that.
While playing games online is a remarkably low-bandwidth activity, downloading content at top speed can become a very demanding task for networks, especially as millions more people are simultaneously turning to digital services and content. This is why we are working collectively with partners and stakeholders to ensure that we continue to offer you the best possible gaming experience and a variety of fun, new ways to stay occupied, while also temporarily adapting our services to minimize our common impact.
For PC players, our Content Delivery Network* partner Akamai, has offered new tools to better control bandwidth usage. These changes do not affect the gameplay quality or speed of our online gaming experience but can explain why some of you may see slower or delayed game downloads.
If you are using Uplay, we invite you to join our efforts by adjusting your download settings in the launcher and follow general guidance on how to temporarily adapt your download habits, like scheduling your download activities during nights or weekends.
Apr 15, 2020 at 21:06