Network issues are a common part of online gaming. But you can take control of the situation.
One of the coolest parts of Star Trek: Bridge Crew is the ability to group up with 1-3 of your closest friends and manning the Bridge of the USS Aegis.But your fun can quickly grind to a halt if one of you is having lag or connectivity issues. Fortunately, we have some tips if you find yourself in this unenviable position, so you can get back to saving the galaxy quickly!
The first thing you’ll want to consider is your network setup. Typically, the best possible connection will be through ethernet, so if your Playstation can be connected with a cable, that will get you the best performance. That’s not an option for many people, though, and there are several things you can do to make sure your WiFi connection is solid. Your PlayStation should be as close as possible to your wireless router, and ideally there should be no large obstructions– especially metal ones– in between. If your PlayStation is nestled in an entertainment stand or another piece of furniture, it may get a better signal if removed for the duration of the game. TVs contain a lot of metal, so if your TV is between your PlayStation and your router, repositioning it temporarily should improve your connection. The good thing about Star Trek: Bridge Crew is that your PlayStation doesn’t need to be connected to a television, so if your layout is less than ideal, you have some flexibility.
It’s also important to consider what else is happening on your network while you’re trying to play. If there are several people in your household and you have multiple people streaming videos, playing games, or downloading large files, you may see connectivity issues in