I have started playing CS:GO, but I'm experiencing problems with rubber-banding and players and grenades suddenly freezing. This makes the game unplayable and I really need it fixed. I have played many multiplayer games and never experienced this before, it is exclusive to CS:GO. I have recorded a video of what is going on if it helps.

Does anyone know why this is happening, and how I can fix it?

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    What kind of server are you playing on (i.e, your own server, a server you found through the "Join Game" menu, etc.)? And what's your ping? Commented Sep 21, 2015 at 21:20
  • Have you tried to "Verify Local Cache" via steam? Maybe uninstall/reinstall? Commented Sep 22, 2015 at 22:52
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    it looks like internet problems on your side, you could enable net_graph 1 in your console and look at ping whenever you lag around like that and you should see a spike in your ping
    – ZomoXYZ
    Commented Sep 25, 2015 at 15:05
  • This looks like packet loss from a WiFi connection or something.
    – AyCe
    Commented Oct 28, 2020 at 11:23

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The two most likely possibilities are playing with a high ping, or on a low-tick server. If you are on a valve server (64 tick) then you will probably be experiencing ping problems - in which case all I can suggest is you ensure nothing is nibbling on your bandwidth.

as someone who was born into laggy connections I can safely say any background downloads going on around the house can have a VERY severe impact to your connection

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