Today I ran into a Lag Switcher during Ranked Play. I’ve seen a few posts here and there where people ask how they can tell if somebody is lag switching versus just general lag or a bad connection. With a lag switch there are usually clues. Firstly general lag is never specific. If the match is laggy you’ll get lag through the match and sometimes those matches will disconnect. I ran into a Riptor today that was playing on a bad network. The match would be fine for a minute and then it would slow. Of the three times I played him, it diconnected twice.
With a lag switch the lag always occurs at specific times.
Here’s my fight.
The match begins like normal. The Thunder player is decent enough, but has a really hard time breaking my attacks. He gets me into a corner, and as soon as I pop Instinct, the lag begins. This isn’t just any lag though. My Instinct is rendered completely useless and I can barely move. Once my Instinct is spent, the lag stops. Unfortunately due to the lag, the match is now desynced. So much of what you are seeing isn’t what is actually happening.
Now all in all, this doesn’t always mean it is a lag switch, however this occurred in EVERY match I played against this individual and always during my Instinct activation. I’ve reported this individual several times in the past for the same thing.
I’m not going to mention names, but I would like whoever is over the reporting system, to flag their account as this isn’t the first time I’ve seen this, and hopefully get them on the path of the straight and narrow.