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Sniper Elite 5 Lag & Connection Issues On Xbox

In this guide, we will be taking a look at fixing Sniper Elite 5 lag and connection issues on Xbox Series X/S or Xbox One. The Sniper Elite 5 game is a stunning game with lots to do. You can play online multiplayer, campaign missions, and even ask your friends to join in and play some Co-op, pulling off some awesome Sniper shots together. But this will be hard to do if Sniper Elite 5 keeps going offline, gets stuck on the connecting screen, gives a connection timed out error, or feels really delayed and laggy on your Xbox console.

There are plenty of game modes to keep you busy in this third-person tactical shooter game such as Axis Invasion or Survival, where you have to defeat endless waves of enemies. Unfortunately with any online game, you can have connection or network issues. So we have listed the methods below to hopefully fix the Sniper Elite 5 connection issues and lag you may be facing on your Xbox.

Why is Sniper Elite 5 lagging Xbox & stuck on connecting screen?

There can be many reasons why you are getting connection problems in Sniper Elite 5 on your Xbox console. You may have issues with the game not connecting when trying to play online multiplayer or may find you have really bad multiplayer lag in-game. We have also experienced network errors like “connection timed out” and “can’t connect to servers“.

It could be that your system software needs updating, the Xbox online services are having issues, or your internet provider is having issues.

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How to fix Sniper Elite 5 lag & connection issues on Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One:

Below we have listed different methods for fixing connection issues and network lag in Sniper Elite 5 on your Xbox. You will need to try each method until one hopefully resolves the issue you are having with the game.

Fix 1: Check Sniper Elite 5 server status

Ensure there are no current issues on the official Twitter page, that could explain any “can’t connect” and “sever offline” errors.

Fix 2: Check Xbox online services

Make sure that the Xbox Live services have no errors that could be causing your connection issues in the game.

Fix 3: Check you are launching the game on the correct user

Ensure you are signed in with the Xbox account that has an active online subscription to be able to play online, otherwise Sniper Elite 5 won’t connect and may just get stuck on the connecting screen.

Fix 4: Update Xbox

Make sure that your Xbox is updated with the latest system update, as this can help resolve many issues.

Xbox One:

  • Open Settings > System > Select “Updates and downloads” and then Update console
Xbox One system updates checking for updates

Xbox Series X|S:

  • Press the Xbox button on your controller > Go to “Profile & system” > Settings
  • Go to System > Updates
  • Download any updates that are available
Xbox Series X update status in system updates menu

Fix 5: Check the internet connection

Make sure that you are actually connected to the internet and that your Xbox is also connected, or the game will keep disconnecting if you are playing online multiplayer. It’s also worth checking that your internet provider does not have any issues in your local area when you are trying to play the game:

  • Press the Xbox button and go to Profile & system > Settings
  • Select General and then Network Settings
  • Select “Test network connection
xbox test network speed in network settings

Fix 6: Reset your router

Give your router a reboot if possible to see if a restart fixes your connection or network problems in Sniper Elite.

Fix 7: Test connection speed to Xbox

If you are getting poor internet speed then your game will struggle and that is when you are likely to get “the connection to the game failed” or something similar, and experience multiplayer lag and delay:

  • Press the Xbox button and go to Profile & system > Settings
  • Select General and then Network Settings
  • Select “Test network speed & statistics
Xbox test network speed & statistics in network settings

Fix 8: Plug directly in with a cable

If you are using WiFi then try plugging your Xbox in directly to your router using an ethernet cable. The connection will be much more stable and less likely to disconnect or time out. Try to avoid using ethernet wall adapters if possible.

Fix 9: Update Sniper Elite game

Check for updates for the game as the latest patch could help with the connection problems you are having:

Xbox One:

  • Go to “My games and apps” and “See all”
  • Scroll down to Updates and see if there are any for Sniper Elite 5

Xbox Series X|S:

  • Go to “My games and apps“ from the home screen
  • Select Manage and go to Updates
Xbox Series X check for game updates in Manage settings

Fix 10: Check background downloads

Make sure you have nothing running in the background on your Xbox, any games downloading, or any updates installing. As these could be causing Sniper Elite to lag on your console.

Fix 11: Clear Xbox Cache

Try clearing your Xbox cache to give it a refresh and then try launching the game again:

  • Shut down your Xbox and unplug the Power cable
  • Leave it for around 60 seconds
  • Plug the power cable back in and turn your Xbox back on again

Fix 12: Reinstall the game

If all else fails, then you could try reinstalling the game on your Xbox, as one of the game files could have corrupted causing issues with the game:

  • Go to “My games and apps“ > Games > Find Sniper Elite
  • Press More options (3 lines on the controller) > Uninstall and then Uninstall All
Xbox one game icon menu selecting uninstall game

That brings us to the end of this guide and we hope it fixed Sniper Elite 5 stuck on connecting screen and lagging your Xbox. Hopefully, you are now getting some decent slow-motion shots without getting disconnected back to the lobby or having server errors.

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Christian is a technical writer and IT Technician who loves anything to do with tech new or old, He specializes in fixing issues with computers. In his own time, he enjoys gaming, movies, and exercise.