How to Determine Your Ping in Black Ops IIII

How to Determine Your Ping in Black Ops IIII

If you often find yourself getting yeeted on while the enemy dabs on your corpse in Black Ops IIII, it may not just be a lack of skill. The franchise is well known for having some dicey netcode, but Treyarch has been kind enough to include a live ping tracker to give you some indication of your connection quality. The only problem is they’ve hidden it in a few menus, so here’s where to find it.

In the multiplayer section, hit the options button and go to Network:

From here you can reveal what the game thinks is your geographical location (spoiler alert: I live in Melbourne, not Orange), and the all important ping tracker:

You can also access this menu by hitting the Options button in-game, but it’s still not exactly the smoothest operation. In general, a ping below 50 ms is desirable, and for a game of this ilk a ping above 100 ms is thoroughly undesirable, but lag compensation will still allow you to play.

The game warns that this ping tracker is only for ‘advanced’ players, so I guess…be careful with this information?

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