How much internet data does Scions of Fate use?
Playing a massively multiplayer game like Scions of Fate on a mobile data or fixed wireless internet connection can eat through your monthly data. Let’s take a closer look at how much data it takes to download, update, and play Scions of Fate on PC. Of course, the easiest way to game on a fixed wireless internet is to switch to an unlimited plan without a monthly limit.
Scions of Fate download size
The download size is even smaller than the unpacked file size listed above, but it still takes more data to download Scions of Fate than it does to play it. That’s because the initial download includes data, like graphics, that you only need to download once. Once the initial download is out of the way, you can adjust your graphic settings without affecting your data use.
Scions of Fate updates and patches
The developer KRG Soft occasionally releases updates and patches for Scions of Fate, which you can keep track of in the game news. These updates are usually relatively small. If you’re worried that an update will push you over your monthly data limit, turn off auto-updates and manually install updates and patches when you know you have data available.
Scions of Fate data use
While there aren’t many personal accounts, Scions of Fate should use around 10 MB of data per hour of gameplay – on the low end of the spectrum for a massively multiplayer online game. The exact amount of data you’ll use playing the game depends on the number of players in the game at that time, your frame rate, the tick rate of your server, and if you use a voice chat app to play with friends:
- The more players in the game, the more online data (e.g. chats, location, and stats) your local network has to share with these other players’ networks. While you don’t have much control over how many people are playing Scions of Fate at any given time, if you play when the game has less traffic, you’ll use less data.
- A higher frame rate refreshes the game more often, which makes it run faster. A lower frame rate saves you data, but makes it harder for you to react quickly in the game. To use less data, lower your frame rate (measured in FPS) in your game settings. To change this setting, you’ll first need to disable vertical synch (V-Synch).
- A 128 tick server, which refreshes the game 128 times every second, uses about twice as much data as a 64 tick server, which refreshes the game 64 times every second. To use less data, play on a 64 tick server when possible.
- Voice chat apps use a lot of data. A Facetime Audio call, for example, uses up to 60 MB of data per hour of chat. Scions of Fate doesn’t have a native voice chat, but you’ll use more data if you simultaneously run an app like Facetime Audio or Zoom.
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