Terrible stuttering in LAN games with AI

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Since the last hot fix was released (34397) I am experiencing stuttering in all my LAN games against AI.
My system specs are above recommended, internet speed is not an issue either. In fact, I want to make it very clear that I’ve been playing a lot before this hot fix without any kind of problem.

I uploaded a video with the symptoms here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvKbDu5a_U0

The game starts to become totally unresponsive after a coupe of minutes. I can’t move units around anymore, can’t queue up anything and there is an overall delay with almost every action (even pausing the game).

One more weird thing I noticed is that the AI falls behind as well when the stuttering makes the game unplayable. Watching one of the records of a lagging game I noticed that AI seems to be trying as well to perform same action over and over, but with nothing actually happening.

I tried re-installing the game, uninstalling latest windows updates, lowered all settings to minimum and I still can’t get it to a playable state.

Reproduction Steps:

  1. Create a lobby on the LAN server
  2. Play against any AI
  3. Enjoy the stuttering :frowning:

Video link with the issue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvKbDu5a_U0


I also disconnected myself from the Xbox Live App and even stopped all the Xbox services on my machine.

That still doesn’t show any improvement.

After the latest patch the problem is still there.

However I enabled V-Sync before starting the match and it seems I get more stable gameplay.

The game is no longer stuttering just moving a bit slow from time to time.

Without V-Sync the stuttering was happening when FPS dropped from 120+ to 60.

Now I just keep it running with 60 FPS