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Ubisoft Adjusts Bandwidth Usage Due to COVID-19

Slower download speeds

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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In an earlier statement, Ubisoft announced that they’re adjusting bandwidth usage due to COVID-19.

The team specifically cites download of content as a high-bandwidth activity. On console, Microsoft and Sony have already seemingly taken the appropriate measures to address bandwidth. On the PC space, Ubisoft is working with Akamai.

Ubisoft notes that these changes will not affect gameplay quality, but will explain the slower download speeds players may be experiencing at this time. Ubisoft also unveiled the following temporary measures:

  • Releasing new content and updates outside of peak usage hours, on all platforms, to avoid downloads congestion
  • Changing the auto-patching window for all PC games played via Uplay, from four months to one month
  • Structuring and scheduling preloads of new content or free game offers (except for patches) where possible

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Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.