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High Bandwidth Update For Overwatch Explained By Devs

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Tim Ford and Philip Orwig, the lead engineer and senior engineer respectively, explains what the high bandwidth update is all about.


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Tim Ford and Philip Orwig, the lead engineer and senior engineer respectively, explains what the high bandwidth update is all about.

The new net code will have the game respond to a higher tick rate. According to Ford and Orwig this update is already available in most of its servers. The great thing about this update is that it can automatically scale down the game’s update rate if it detects you have an unsteady connection. Phil Orwig adds that this will “enable a mechanism to adaptively figure out whether your connection at home can actually handle the appropriate amount of packets coming in.”enable a mechanism to adaptively figure out whether your connection at home can actually handle the appropriate amount of packets coming in.”

The update is smart enough to actually downgrade or upgrade you if it is necessary. This is in order for you to have a great quality experience while playing the game despite the quality of your internet. Connection.

Get to watch Tim Ford and Philip Orwig further explains the high bandwidth update. Included in the video is a recap of other net code updates.

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