Online gaming drops constantly starting 3 months ago
Elder Scrolls Online on PS5 ran smoothly for the past year but about 3 months ago, it started dropping every 15-30 minutes, which made it really unplayable. At first we thought it was on their end because they had a massive update and people were having issues, but those cleared up and we were still getting dropped.
Today I ran a test using VSee's stability checker for video calls. ESO was on for about 90 minutes and the drops came in a cluster. VSee's tests check for general quality, packet loss, and jitter/delay. Here, the issues came at 12:55, 1:03, 1:08, and 1:15. The packet loss graph was fairly stable but the jitter/delay graph matches up. Does this sound like failing hardware (our ATT modem is a bit older and we are due for a new one)? We also run the modem into a Linksys router. Would using a VPN or static IP offer more stability? Our video streaming seems fine and in general video calls/Zoom are pretty stable, so I imagine ESO is extra sensitive to this but it ran fine for months and months prior to these issues.