NAT Issue

Hi all.  My NAT on my Xbox One shows it is opened.  Sometimes it changes to moderate. When I play Call Of Duty Advanced Warfare or Destiny, they state that my NAT is strict.  When I play Call Of Duty AW, It takes longer than usual to get into a game.  When I connect, there are times I get lag free games and times when the game is laggy/unplayable.  When I play Destiny, it says that I have a network issue.  I can still connect to games faster than Call Of Duty and the performance is better.  I do not have any connection issues with Titanfall, D&D Neverwinter Nights, and Diablo 3.  I read about how to open the NAT.  It sounds complicated.  This NAT issue occurred after Memorial Day.  My question is will the NAT effect my multiplayer gameplay?  Can a strict or moderate NAT cause lag?   I am not interested in hosting games or communicating to other players.  I just want to join the games and play them.   Like I said.  I didn't experience any problems before Memorial Day.  Thank you for taking the time to read my post!


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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 87 Applies to:

Hello Bimnog.  I just want to let you know that my network issue is fixed!  I think Microsoft released an Xbox One update late last night or early this morning. The Xbox stated that I had an open NAT.  I popped in Destiny and didn't get a network error!  I was able to play Destiny fine.  I popped in Call Of Duty AW.  The NAT was opened in it and I was able to join and play games quicker. While I had this issue, I hypothesized that this was a software/MS server issue on the Xbox One because why would the Xbox One state that the NAT was opened in the network settings and in Destiny and Call Of Duty showed a strict NAT or you have a network issue?  

I want to take the time to thank you for your guidance and patience while I had this issue!  It makes me wonder if the Internet should be a requirement for everyone!  Without the Internet, we wouldn't be able to download and install these updates or even operate our Xbox One.

Sincerely yours,


AKA poker7275

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