WiFi and Internet Connections
Does your WiFi or internet connection have any of these issues?
•Your internet connection is sometimes interrupted when online
•Your WiFi speed seems fast on some days (or during certain hours) and slow on other days (or at times)
•Some websites load quickly sometimes and slowly at other times
Here are some tips that may help improve your WiFi or Internet connection:
•Other WiFi routers (for example, if your neighbours also have WiFi) or nearby equipment (for example, a TV) can affect your WiFi connection, speed or throughput
•Check your router's manual (or online information) for recommendations and settings on these topics: "reducing interference", "reducing collisions" and "improving reliability"
•Most WiFi routers use the same default "channel" for communication, so you may have better results by following your router's instructions to choose a specific "non-default" channel insteadSome websites load quickly sometimes and slowly at other times
My device's "Network Connection" shows "Connected, No Internet"
•Check the Date, Time and Time Zone on your device are set correctly
•Enable "Automatic date & time" in your device settings
Quick Match never finds any players
When you choose "Quick Match", the following "Local Split-Screen" settings are used to find other players:
•Game Type (Deathmatch, Survivor or Cooperative)
•Skill (Easy, Medium or Hard)
The following options are set automatically and are not affected by your "Local Split-Screen" settings:
|Friendly Fire||Yes (Deathmatch or Survivor) / No (Cooperative)|
Other issues (Amazon)
We have found it is best to wait for the “Game Circle” popup “toast” to appear before starting a network game.
Multiplayer games do NOT require you to be logged in to Game Circle.
If you have Game Circle enabled, it is best to let Amazon’s network traffic complete so it doesn’t interfere with Cyboid’s traffic.
This usually only takes a few seconds when you start Cyboid.
Sometimes there is more lag right when the game starts.
You’ll notice this on one (or more) devices as the objects (weapons, items, etc.) aren’t rotating smoothly.
Usually waiting a few seconds (five or ten) clears things up…
Often just playing and ignoring the lag is just as good and the game smooths out quickly.
If a network game has trouble connecting, it is best to leave/exit the “Waiting Room.”
Wait until the “Show Invitations” item no longer has “New!” beside it.
This means that the invitations are all cleared and you can try again.
Amazon Fire TV Ethernet Adapter:
We have found that the Amazon Fire TV Ethernet Adapter operates more slowly than a WiFi connection.
If you are having trouble with your network connection, try using WiFi instead of the Ethernet Adapter.
Other issues (Android)
After choosing "Invite Players" and then clicking the "add player" button, no gamers are listed?
Your "Invite Players" game stays in the "Waiting room" if you add an "Auto-Match" player?
Gamer profiles are not displaying the correct profile images?
Here are some things to try:
•Make sure the "Contacts" App permissions are enabled in your device settings
•In the device settings, go to the "Accounts" section, click your "Google" account then click "Sync Now"
In the device settings, click the "Apps" icon and try the following steps for each of the "Google Play Games", "Google Play Services" and "Google Play Store" apps:
•Scroll through the apps to find the "Google Play Games" app icon
•Click the app icon to display a list of options for that app
•Scroll to the "Permissions" button and click it to display the app's permissions
•Make sure all permissions for the app are enabled
•Click back to return to the list of app options
•Scroll to the "Force stop" option, click "Force stop" and then click "Ok"
•Click back to return to the list of apps
Repeat those same steps for the "Google Play Services" and "Google Play Store" apps and then restart your device
How do I add friends to my "Google Play Players" list?
Inviting someone or accepting an invitation automatically adds that person to your "Google Play Players" list