5 Ways to Fix Packet Burst Vanguard on PC/PS4/Xbox | Get It Now

Ariel Mu
5 min readMay 26, 2022


Call of Duty Vanguard is a first-person shooter game released in 2021 on many platforms, including Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, and PS5. This game has attracted a large number of fans around the world.

However, many players also experience various issues and errors such as Vanguard so laggy, Vanguard crashing, Vanguard stuck on loading screen, and the one discussed here. What is packet burst? How to fix packet burst Vanguard? Let’s keep reading.

What Does Packet Burst Mean

What is packet burst in COD Vanguard? Packet burst is an annoying problem that means your game receives a lot of data input at once or no data input at all. It can trigger other problems while playing the game like lag spikes, rubber banding, crashing, etc. Moreover, it is not equal to packet loss Vanguard which occurs when the data transmission gets lost between your system and game server.

What Causes Packet Burst Vanguard

How to Fix COD Vanguard Packet Burst

How to fix packet burst Vanguard? After analyzing extensive user reports and posts, we summarized the following 5 common solutions to the error. Let’s start trying.

# 1. Check the Game Server Status

Before you try other solutions, make sure that the game server is not down. If the Activision server is experiencing an issue or is under maintenance, you may encounter the COD packet burst problem.

To check that, click here to open the official Activision page, and then select Call of Duty: Vanguard from the drop-down menu and check if All platforms are Online. If not, all you need to do is to wait until the servers are back online.

# 2. Disable On-Demand Texture Streaming

On-demand texture streaming is a new feature in COD: Vanguard that was released to optimize the color palettes by streaming data from the internet. However, some users found this setting can lead to gameplay lagging and COD Vanguard packet burst. In this case, you can try disabling this feature and check if it works.

Step 1. Launch COD: Vanguard normally via the executable file or launcher to access the main menu.

Step 4. Save the change and relaunch the game to check if the Call of Duty Vanguard packet burst issue is now fixed.

# 3. Power Cycle Your Router

Another possible reason for the COD Vanguard packet burst is related to network inconsistency. Under this circumstance, you can try restarting or resetting your router to clean all temporary cache. Here is a quick guide for you.

Step 1. Unplug the internet router from the wall socket.

Step 2. Hold the Power button at the back of your router for about 15 seconds until the router is turned off completely.

Step 3. Then wait for about 5 minutes, re-plug the router into the socket and press the Power button to restart it.

If it still doesn’t work, you can try connecting to a wired network or contact your ISP for a better internet plan.

# 4. Change the DNS Server on Your PC/PS4/Xbox

Sometimes inconstant DNS server can trigger the COD packet burst problem as well. In this case, you can try switching to a more stable DNS server like Google DNS. Here we will show you how to do that on different platforms:

Change the DNS Server on Windows PC:

Step 3. Right-click the active network and select Properties.

Step 5. Select the Use the following DNS server addresses option, and then set the Preferred DNS server:, Alternative DNS server: After that, click on OK to save the changes.

Step 6. Go back to the Properties window like Step 4 and select Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPV6) and do the same procedure for the protocol. Here you need to change the Preferred DNS server and Alternative DNS server to the following values:

2001:4860:4860::8888 2001:4860:4860::8844

Once done, restart your computer and lance the game to see if the Call of Duty Vanguard packet burst error disappears.

Change the DNS Server on PS4:

Step 4. In the new window, select Custom > IP Address Settings > Manual.

Step 5. Now you can enter the IP Address, Subnet Mask, and the Default Gateway information you noted down in Step 2. And then set Primary DNS: and Secondary DNS:

— images from GameSpot

Change the DNS Server on Xbox One/Xbox Series X:

Step 4. Select Manual from the drop-down menu, and then set the Primary DNS value to and Secondary DNS to

# 5. Reinstall the Game


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Ariel is an enthusiastic IT columnist focusing on partition management, data recovery, and Windows issues. She has helped users fix various problems like PS4 corrupted disk, unexpected store exception error, the green screen of death error, etc. If you are searching for methods to optimize your storage device and restore lost data from different storage devices, then Ariel can provide reliable solutions for these issues.

Originally published at https://www.partitionwizard.com on May 26, 2022.