Imagine you are playing a first-person shooter game and you spotted an enemy. You shoot at the enemy but the enemy turns backward and shoots you. Instead of the enemy getting killed you get killed. If you get high ping while playing a game you must have faced this situation. I have also faced this situation so to help you get an improved ping. In this post, I will be sharing the ways how I reduce my ping and reduce game lags. I want to make it clear that the ways mentioned in this article might not make a drastic change. The reason behind this is we don’t have the same internet speed or save hardware components in our devices.
What is Ping?
Before going to the ways of improving your gaming experience let’s just learn some basic terms. You must have heard about the term ping so what does it mean. It can be defined as the time it takes to send and receive a packet from one computer/device to another device/computer. So the more ping is low the more the data can be transferred fast to the gaming server from your gaming device.
Do Ping Increases When Connected to Earbuds While Playing Games?
Remote gadgets like headsets, consoles, and mice can meddle with the Wi-Fi signals. Bluetooth utilizes an innovation called recurrence bouncing, which implies it skips around the 2.4 GHz band, up to 1600 times each second.
At the point when the hardware that utilizes Bluetooth, hops into the recurrence scope of gear that utilizes Wi-Fi, it can subsequently demolish a portion of the Wi-Fi traffic and make delays. As it bounces so regularly, the real effects on Wi-Fi will be an exceptionally factor, making such situations fairly difficult to investigate.
Thinking pessimistically, your Wi-Fi passage will naturally change the channel to keep away from the obstruction – a misinformed technique, as Bluetooth, will jump through every one of the channels that are utilized for Wi-Fi at any rate, and this may make you lose more Wi-Fi traffic. Old gadgets and PCs specifically will require a few seconds to reconnect if the passageway changes to an alternate channel.
How to Improved your in Game Ping?
After you are aware of the ping and its benefit, let’s talk about improving ping in the online game you are playing. Some of the ways might not work for you to get improved ping cause of the different geographical structures or due to different hardware infrastructure.
- Aim for Low Latency
Just by seeing you can’t just really understand what does aim for low latency means. So let me make you clear, you are playing a shooting game like PUBG wher you need to shoot a person to kill. What you can do is you can predict and aim if the person is running then don’t aim for the person. You need to aim for the reason where the enemety or the person will reach after few seconds. So that when the person reach a little fare he will get shot because of the low latancy and time taken for the bullet to reach the person.
- Stay Near to Your Internet Router
Yes you might be thinking if it as a rummor. But staying near to the router improves your wifi signal which will directly improve the in game ping or yours. Items like the walls, floor, furniture and other physical objects can get in the way of your wireless signal. Not only that if your neighbour have WiFi than your device might be able to handle a lot of signals.
- Change Your Router
The another thing you can do is change your router. The reason is if you have a old router then it might not support the speed that they receive from the ISPs. AlsO if you are changing you router then make sure to get a router that is made for gaming. Do check weather the router has feature called QoS. It stands for Quality of Service which helps you to priorotize the internet connection for only one device.
These were some of the ways that you can follow to decrease your ping and increase your gaming experience. If you have any other better ways that you follow please let me know. So that I can even include this in the article and help others.