ESO Lag Fix Guide - Lag, Latency & Ping (UPDATED)

UPDATED: 22.07.2019   14:00

The Elder Scrolls Online is one of the best MMO RPG I have played in my life, second only to World Of Warcraft and at times I even thought it is second.
The story is great the character customization is unparallel and the PvE is so so good.

The biggest downfall of the game is not having to buy dlc but it is actually the fact that it has plenty of issues, as most Bethesda games seem to have


Elder Scrolls Online Lag Fix Guide

So lets take a look at the most common PC issues and then Console issues for The Elder Scrolls Online.

Connectivity Issues

The Elder Scrolls Online is different then most MMOs, instead of having different servers in the same regions they have Megaservers.

This Megaservers house huge regions all on their own and somehow they seem to work pretty well. When the game first came out many players reported high Latency and ping issues which Bethesda said were being caused by the sheer amount of players logging in.

After this there has not been many problems except for Asus, ASRock and Gigabyte motherboard users.

This motherboards come with a program called cFosSpeed which is designed to scan and assign priorities to outgoing data packages and send them accordingly, and for whatever reason it assigns The Elder Scrolls Online data as non priority which can cause High Ping.

To fix this simply follow the following steps:

Hit the START button, and in the search box type: services.msc
Depending on your Motherboard you will find one of these three files:

1. ASUSGameFirstService ASUS Game First Service (Asus Motherboards)
2. cFosSpeedS XFast LAN (ASRock Motherboards)
3. Gigabyte Speed 
– (Gigabyte Motherboards)

Right click on the file and go to “Properties”, then switch the “Startup type” option to “Disable”. This will stop the program from launching at startup.

After you have done this just restart your PC and play normally.

Poor Performance, Stutter Or Graphics Lag In The Elder Scrolls Online

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Unlike many other MMO, The Elder Scrolls Online can be really demanding on your rig.
The obvious thing you should do is to keep your GPU drivers updated and run as few programs as possible while you play.

The most common problem within the game is a Huge Frame Rate drop when you turn around and when you mouse over items in the world.
Players with rigs that are much better then the required by the game experience this issue as well, but luckily I have the fix for you.

Turns out it happens due to audio drivers conflicting, here are the steps to fixing it:

Right click "My Computer" Select Manage

Go to Device Manager

Click Sound, Video, and Game Controllers

Disable Everything except your main audio driver.(Mine had Nvidia, Screaming Bee, Anvsoft, Musiclab, and RealTEK… I kept the Nvidia driver)
After you disable all but one driver (whichever you feel its best) just restart your pc and play normally.

PS4 And Xbox One Bugs And Fixes

Playing The Elder Scrolls Online is easy, must quest bugs are fixed by a simple relog and for consoles it seems to be the same, but they seem to be much common.

Extremely Long Loading Screens And Invisible NPC


One of the most common issues with the console version of The Elder Scrolls Online is Long loading screens, they seem to happened randomly (some are fast and some are extremely long).
Bethesda is already working on the issue and has stated that players can work around the issue by abandoning their quests.

Sure it’s not ideal but if you are already capped and you are only working Vet dungeons and pvp, then you should abandon the quest you won’t be doing (like old quests you never did while leveling).

PlayStation 4 Specific Issues

If you participated in the PS4 console beta, you may not be able to log in due to your account being linked to another PS4 account. Unfortunately the only fix for this is contacting Customer Support for help.

PS4 player are facing issues getting on their mounts while playing with the PS Vita on Remote Play. As a temporary workaround, quickly tap the Vita screen 5 times, Bethesda said they would address this issue but there is a way to go around it at least.

And finally the icon for new mail will still be displayed even if you have chat or message restriction turned on. However you are not actually receiving mail; this is just an UI error.

Xbox One Specific Issues

Players on Xbox One are having problems that leaves them unable to send mail, this appears to be caused by spaces in a player's Xbox Gamertag. At the moment there is nothing that can be done about it but Bethesda has stated that they are working on fixing this issue.
And another issue with Xbox One players, is that many of them can’t find The Elder Scrolls Online premium on the Xbox One Marketplace.

NOTE: The service can still be acquire but for those who can’t see it on the Marketplace you have to log in to The Elder Scrolls Online and buy it from the In Game Store instead.

Final Thoughts

The Elder Scrolls Online is a beautiful game and you should give it shot, keep in mind there is plenty more you can do then this Elder Scrolls specific fixes I just gave you.

Consider lowering graphics quality, improving your internet speed by using a direct cable connection or even optimizing your internet performance by running programs like Latency Optimiezer 4.0.

All of these will improve your gaming experience and came make Tamriel one of the most (if not the most) loved world you have ever played on.

And finally keep it cool if you are already playing since Bethesda is always hard at work with bug fixes.


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