How To Show Ping In Fortnite

How To Show Ping In Fortnite
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Written by 

Harry Boulton


13th Jan 2023 17:37

You will definitely want to know how to show ping in Fortnite if you've been experiencing any form of connection issues when playing the massively popular battle royale. As Fortnite is a multiplayer game, you're inevitably going to run into some connection issues at some point - even if it is outside of your own control. So, knowing when you're experiencing a spike can be incredibly helpful, and learning how to show ping in Fortnite can let you do just that.

How To Show Ping In Fortnite

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In order to show ping in Fortnite, all you need to do is follow these simple steps below:

  • Open up Fortnite on your preferred device
  • Head to the settings menu by pressing the three lines in the top right
  • Find the 'Game UI' tab, which is usually the third one along
  • Scroll down to HUD Options and find the setting labelled 'Net Debug Stats'
  • Enable this option to show your ping in game

Doing this will let you know your real-time ping and make you aware of any time you are experiencing a connection-based spike.

What Is Ping In Fortnite?

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If you've always seen the term thrown around in multiplayer games but have never actually understood what it means, then we are here to help with a short explanation of what ping is in Fortnite.

Your ping measures the latency speed between your game and the server that you are playing on, with higher numbers indicating a worse connection. Ping is usually measured in milliseconds, so a ping of 20 would indicate that there is a 20ms delay between you and the server.

While raising your internet speed can help your ping to a certain degree, it is largely determined by your physical distance from the server that you are playing on. So, playing on servers outside of your own geographical region is inevitably going to give you higher ping values as your data has to travel longer distances.

An ideal ping is found somewhere in between zero and 50, but of course, the lower values are always going to be better.

So, that should be all you need to know if you were wondering how to show ping in Fortnite. For some help tracking enemies though, don't miss this guide on how to see footsteps in Fortnite.

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