How much internet data does Dauntless use?

How much internet data does Dauntless use

Dauntless includes an online multiplayer component where up to four players can cooperate to complete a hunt. Unlike offline modes, these online multiplayer modes use up internet data. If you play online games on a fixed mobile data or mobile hotspot connection, these modes can eat away at your limited internet data.

To find out how much mobile data you use online gaming, let’s take a closer look at how much data it takes to download, update, and play Dauntless. Of course, the easiest way to stay under your plan’s monthly data limit is to switch to an unlimited fixed mobile data plan.

Dauntless game download size

It typically uses much more mobile data to download a game than to update or play a game. Keep in mind that the file size is larger than the download size (which is compressed), and that the file size increases over time as developers release patches and updates for the game.

Platform File size
Microsoft Windows <15 GB
Playstation 4 8.27 GB
Xbox One 8.15 GB
Nintendo Switch 13 GB

If you don’t have enough data available to download Dauntless without putting your monthly data limit on the line, there’s an easy way to save data on the game installation. Instead of downloading the game online, simply purchase the physical disk and install the game offline.

Dauntless game update size

Epic Games releases patches and updates for Dauntless, which you can keep track of in the patch notes. These patches are usually a few hundred MBs. If you’re worried a patch or update will push you over your monthly data limit, turn off auto-updates and instead manually install updates when you have data available (at the beginning of the month, for example).

Dauntless data use

Dauntless uses about 70 MB of data per hour or about 25 MB per 20-minute hunt, which is slightly below average for online gaming. The number of players in your game, your frame rate, the tick rate of your server, and whether or not you use voice chat all affect your real data use.

  • The more players in a game, the more data – like information about player movement and stats – your internet network has to share with other players’ networks. To save internet data, play multiplayer modes with fewer teammates.
  • A higher frame rate refreshes the game more often, which makes gameplay faster and more fluid. A lower frame rate saves you data, but makes it harder for you to react quickly in the game. You can adjust your frame rate (measured in FPS) in your game settings. To change your frame rate, you’ll need to disable vertical synch (V-Synch).
  • A 128-tick server, which refreshes the game 128 times each second, uses about twice as much data as a 64-tick server, which refreshes the game 64 times each second.
  • If you use voice chat, you’ll use much more data during gameplay than if you don’t use it. PUBG, for example uses less than 30 MB of data per hour without voice chat. With voice chat, it can use more than 50 MB of data per hour.
How much internet data does Dauntless use
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Upgrade to unlimited 4G LTE

If you want to play Dauntless without tracking your internet data use, switch to an unlimited 4G LTE connection with no monthly data limit and no bandwidth throttling.

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