Two or more computers on the same local network try to play together on server.war2.ru but receive the “High Latency” error when trying to join one another’s games, or always lag out of games hosted by third parties.
This is a very common problem and the short answer is: it doesn’t have a solution that I know of. Sorry. :( Read on for additional info & a possible workaround.
Typical features of this problem:
- Two or more players on the same local network receive the “Latency is too high” message when trying to join each other’s games, even if other people are able to join said games.
- If they join a game hosted by a third party it will be very laggy and they will usually lag out and drop a few seconds after the game begins.
- Each person individually can host & play games with other people on the server
- Sometimes forwarding a different port to each computer will allow players on the same network to join each other’s games — that’s a different problem. With this problem players can’t join each other’s game even if ports are forwarded perfectly.
- It has been speculated that this problem is specific to certain makes/models of routers, or possibly related to using Windows 10.
Workaround – Using a VPN
The only known solution that will for sure let people with this problem play together is for each additional PC on the network to use a VPN. A VPN will route Internet traffic to a new endpoint and give the PC a different external IP address which effectively bypasses this problem.
I’ve personally tested Tunnelbear.com — it’s very easy to set up & use, and free for the first 500MB (+1GB if you tweet about them). In my test I was able to join and play a 3v3 match with zero lag.
How to set it up:
- Download & install the app
- Register a free account via the app
- Pick the nearest location in the app
- Click the switch to “On”
- One of your PCs should NOT be using Tunnelbear. So if you have two PCs, use it on one of them. If you have three PCs, use it on two, and so on.
- Whichever PC is NOT using Tunnelbear should forward port 6112 if they want to host matches.
- VPN users will not be able to host, but can join & play in any game.
- Tunnelbear is free indefinitely but limits you to 500MB of data per month. Make sure to only use Tunnelbear when you’re actively gaming! so you don’t waste data on general Internet browsing.
- If you run out of Tunnelbear data and want to keep playing on a regular basis then pm mousetopher on the forum or server for access to a more permanent VPN w/ unlimited data.
Unfortunately this is hardly a convenient solution, especially when there’s three or more PCs trying to play on the same network, but it’s the best we have for the time being. Good luck!