Delay kills. While latency is sometimes just a minor annoyance, we all know how annoying it can be to lose a game (or even a game) just because your connection has slowed down.
Fortunately, Fortnite allows you to track your ping, which is a measure of how much latency you are currently experiencing. By keeping an eye on it, you can make important decisions in the game, such as whether or not to register an opponent or wait for your connection to improve.
In this article, we’ll show you a few different ways you can see your ping in Fortnite and how you can use it to your advantage.
What is It?
Ping is a measure of the response speed of your connection. When you are in a game you are constantly sending requests to the server and the server is sending the answers back to you. The period of time between each request and the server’s response is called a ping.
It is measured in milliseconds. The higher your ping, the slower your connection speed and the more latency you will experience.
Pings of less than 50 ms are generally considered very good, while lags and lags generally start to occur at pings of about 80-100 ms or more.
How do I view my ping in Fortnite?
There are two ways to look at it. The first can be found in the settings menu. Open the settings menu, go to the Game tab and go to Matchmaking region.
You will see your ping next to the server location. This method is good for general checks, but will not be of much use for tactical decisions.
If you want to monitor it while gaming, just open the settings, go to Game, navigate to HUD and enable Net Debug Status. You must be in a game lobby or pre-game to enable this setting.
What are the advantages of monitoring my ping?
By keeping the overview, you can make many important decisions in the game. If you see an enemy player you want to communicate with, but you also notice a spike in your ping, you may decide to wait for him to return to a lower level.
Alternatively, if you see that your ping is low, you know that you are less likely to experience connectivity issues during the encounter, making it a better decision to engage the enemy player.
Knowing your ping can help you make other strategic decisions. For example, editing is often more difficult when you have a higher ping because there is a lag between the actions you take and their performance in the game.
Many gamers report that the editing feels slow with a ping of about 80-100ms or more.
Monitoring it can give you a lot of important information that you can use to your advantage while playing Fortnite. Knowing your connection speed can prove to be a lifesaver and a game winner in many situations.
If you want to play the best game you can, you should definitely consider keeping an eye on your ping.