Fortnite players are busy grinding up through the tiers in Season 5 to secure the coveted Legendary skins Ragnarok and Drift.
Battle Royale has become incredibly popular and competitive, with millions of players logging in worldwide to fight it out.
Gamers need to have quick reactions and an instant response to see success in Fortnite, which means lag can be a real problem.
Seeing your ping in-game can be incredibly useful, so how do you see what your ping is?
What is ping in gaming?
Ping is the reaction time of your connection, or how fast you get a response after you’ve sent out a request.
For example, when you press the trigger to fire a weapon in Fortnite, your ping registers how quickly that input is sent to the Fortnite server and back to the screen to show a response.
A fast ping means a more responsive connection, especially in applications where timing is everything (like video games).
Ping is measured in milliseconds (ms), so the higher the ping number, the worse the lag will be.
How to see your ping in Fortnite
In Fortnite’s settings you can change the options to be able to see your ping.
This can be crucial in game to find out if you are experiencing lag to either wait out an engagement until your ping returns to normal, or to explain why you might be experiencing some lag.
To see your ping in game, head to the settings menu and scroll to the Game tab.
Go down to Matchmaking Region and your ping will be displayed next to the server location.
If you want to have a constant feed of what your ping is during a game, you can go to the Game tab in settings and head to HUD.
Turn on Net Debug Status and you will be able to see the ping status of your server.