I’ve experienced a lot of positioning lag and sometimes input lag when racing in Unranked lately. Depending on your tune this can make a difference.
Meaning if you drive something sensible like a high-end RWD car without TCS, due to the small input lag you might not be able to throttle the gas like you are used to and the car wheelspins more than usual. Same goes for small steering inputs.
I’ve never experienced a tune not loading properly though.
During my few Unranked races it was nearly impossible to race “wheel on wheel” simply because the positioning lag led to numerous crashes even if we didn’t really come in touch. The obligatory “slooooowdown, then fast forward”-lag didn’t help either. Currently not a pleasant experience.
Experienced a lot slowdowns and stuttering during Friday when I was doing multiple runs on Trial, Drivatar cars were sometimes jumping sideways. Weirdest thing, I sometimes experienced some slowdowns and stutter even when running those routes in single player. Haven’t had any issues for couple of days.
I’m one Xbox One X, game is in performance mode, nothing changed in setup.
Locking brakes while entering, sliding and spinning wheels while exiting can heat tyres up pretty fast and effect to grip is real.
Frame rate fluctuation could cause it and it would be difficult to pin down. Something on networking side looks like probable cause based on posts in this topic and my own experience. One thing that can be said for sure, is that since that is happening for us, console users too, which is a standardised platform, it’s isn’t user end problem.