A lot of Playstation games are coming in ported versions to PCs this year. One of the most anticipated titles to do so is Spider-Man: Miles Morales. This game is all set to mesmerize PC players around the world and if you have purchased it from Steam, you can go ahead and download it right away.
But what if your download speed seems throttled or it is stuck entirely? This happened to me too, so here, I will show you some troubleshooting tips you can use that can boost your download speeds for Miles Morales on your PC.
Fix Slow Download or Stuck Download for Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Before starting off with the series of tips to fix this issue, makes sure that you are downloading the game from the official launcher of Steam and not from some third-party sites. The two authorized sites and launchers supporting the game are Steam and Epic Games.
Once you start the download and face a slow download issue, try the following fixes that I have listed below:
Using a VPN
I personally use a paid VPN called PIA (No promotions) and it works fine for me. Make sure that the region is set to a nearby location. Restart the launcher after activating the VPN and wait for the download speed to go up. Usually, it will happen instantly, but in some cases, it can take time so be patient.
Changing Download Region (Steam Only)
One of the main reasons I prefer Steam over other launchers is that if the download speed is slow or stuck, I can change the download region, restart the launcher, and most of the time the speed goes up to the maximum amount. To do this do the following:
- Open Steam and go to ” Settings”
- Click on Downloads from there.
- Locate “Download Region” and change it to any nearby region that is not Default for you.
This is the most consistent trick I use to boost the download speed, and this worked for me in downloading Miles Morales and also for my PC.
Restarting The Game Client
This is a cliche tip, but usually, people overlook this troubleshooting change. Simply doing a restart of the game client should suffice in solving the stuck download overall. This has worked for me in the past hence I do recommend this tip for the game as well. This will work for both Epic and Steam.
Restarting The Router or Internet Connection
I know this is what most sites out there will also suggest, and there is a good reason for it. Usually, your IP can be throttled from the ISP side. If you happen to use a Dynamic IP, restarting the router or connection changes the Public IP and can un-throttle the download speed for you and solve the issue entirely, so give this one a go if others did not work.
Request ISP for new IP Pool (Works for Static IPs)
This method has worked for me in the past in solving ping and download issues. If you have a static IP, getting a new IP is guaranteed to solve most high ping and download speed issues, given that your ISP is not throttling it from their end.
High Traffic At Release Time
This is the most common issue which is overlooked. A massive game like Miles Morales can be downloaded by millions worldwide. This puts pressure on the launcher servers and hence sometimes you will see that everyone is getting the same download speed. This is done from the launcher’s side to distribute the load and share speeds. In such cases waiting for some time and trying again fixes it.
Severs Down For Maintenance
Sometimes servers are taken down deliberately to stop the sudden rush and load of players coming from all around the world. You will not be able to proceed in such cases, and most times it happens right after release. Check the official social media for the updates that the developers give to see if the servers have been, or are still down for some reason.
That will be all the details I had to share for the slow or stuck download speed for Spider-Man: Miles Morales on your PC. If you are still facing the same issue, do let me know via the comment section below.
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Last Updated on November 18, 2022
A computer science graduate by qualification, Zoid loves to keep himself updated with the latest gaming content related to PC, Android, and other platforms as well. Likes to keep his diet and health in check from time to time!