In this guide, we are going to show you how to minimize your ping when playing PUBG. First, let’s understand the difference between ping and latency. Ping is often confused with latency. In computer science, the word ping refers to the signal that is sent over the network to another computer that then returns it. The measure of this round trip is called latency. Latency is the time that it takes for a data packet to move from your device to its destination. In this case, the PUBG game server is the destination. This time is measured in milliseconds. The longer the ping, the higher the latency. Generally, it is recommended to have a latency that is fewer than 100 milliseconds. This will be enough for you to play PUBG smoothly on your computer or console. There is no direct fix for high ping. But there are many options we can try to reduce our PUBG ping. Let's just go through these, one by one. Here are some steps you can take to reduce your PUBG ping.
If you are using a Wi-Fi connection, try switching to a LAN connection. This is because Wireless and LTE connections can increase your latency. Also, make sure that your Wi-Fi router is close to your device. The greater the distance, the higher the latency. Also, make sure that your device is the only device connected to the Wi-Fi network when playing PUBG. The more devices you have connected to your network, the worse the connection will be. PUBG lets you connect to any region. It is better to connect to a game server as close as possible to you. For example, if you live in the US, then it is better to connect to a server that is in the US. Joining a server that is in Europe will increase your ping.
If you are using a VPN service, disable them before playing the game. These types of VPN services encrypt traffic and that slows them a lot. These types of VPN services are not ideal to play games. If you still want to use a VPN for a different reason, think about switching to a faster VPN provider. When purchasing the VPN, you can message them first. to see if it meets your requirements. If you still experience delays when playing PUBG, then there may be a technical issue with your connection that causes packet loss. Packet loss occurs when at least one of the data packets moving over the network fails to reach its destination. Normally, it is measured as a percentage of packets lost per packet sent. Generally, it is better to have a packet loss of less than 2%. If you believe that's the case, contact your ISP.