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# 259855 26-Oct-2019 00:52
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As above. I've been tryin to download Modern Warfare today. I respect the fact that a lot of people are also trying to download the game, however, my speeds are ranging from 150-500kb/s, which is an absolute joke... A few times it has crept up to 1mb/s, but this rarely happens. 


I'm downloading it to an NVme drive, and to make sure its not a storage drive issue, I have tested the download on my SATA SSD and HDD to no avail. In CHCH, on Orcon Gigabit connected via Ethernet. Speedtest results to CHCH Vocus server are 940mbps down / 540mbps up, which I understand isn't really saying much because the download server from what I can see isn't even in Oceania. I checked the IP of one of the seeds for the download, and this is whats coming up: - a server in New Jersey.


To be honest, my download speeds to both Steam and Bnet haven't been able to sustain much higher than 30mb/s recently. However, Origin downloads can frequently sustain 70-75mb/s. I've made sure no internet traffic could be causing this. No other internet issues either. Other downloads on Bnet are a little better, but not by much (around 8-10mb/s). 


I tried a VPN, which increased the speeds to around 6-7mb/s, using a New South Wales tunnel. I've tried changing the installation folder for the Bnet client, restarting my PC, completely closing Bnet - no joy. I'm positive its an Orcon issue, although my only proof so far is that other people in NZ I know have had 0 issues downloading the game (albeit on different ISPs), and the fact the VPN improved things quite substantially. 


Any help would be appreciated, as I'm already very disappointed that I haven't been able to play on launch day (although this is likely punishment for not preloading the game...).

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  # 2343679 26-Oct-2019 07:53
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All my downloads are maxing my connection (Spark 70/30 VDSL)


i dont own MW so cant try that one though.

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  # 2343763 26-Oct-2019 12:18
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If you have access to a US/EU based VPN you can try download through that.


I doubt it's an Orcon issue but Activision/Blizzard have clearly cheaped out on the content delivery network not suitable for down under.


It seems those ISPs who peer openly will be getting the worst deal while those going thru Optus etc.. like Spark may be getting marginally better.

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