COD MW2: How To Show Ping & Packet Loss

Last Updated on October 27, 2022

Ping and Packet Loss are two important numbers that should always be perfect for competitive games. Packet Loss and High Latency are instant turn-offs for a gamer trying to take down some enemies.

In this article, we will find out how Modern Warfare 2 players can turn on the Server Latency & Packet Loss Data. This data will be displayed on the top-left of your screen.

How To Show Ping & Packet Loss in Modern Warfare 2

The developers of Modern Warfare 2 know the importance of these numbers; that’s why they have given a simple settings menu for this.

To do this:

  • Go to the game settings > Interface
  • Scroll down until you find the telemetry options
  • Click “Show More” and a list of options will appear, as shown in the screenshot below:
  • Enable Server Latency and Packet Loss.
  • You’re done!

Impact of High Ping and Packet Loss in Gaming

High ping and packet loss can have a significant impact on competitive games. For one, high ping can cause significant input delays, leading to missed opportunities or getting killed before you even have a chance to react.

Packet loss can also cause problems, leading to rubber-banding or other strange movement effects that make it difficult to aim or predict enemy movements. Even a small advantage can be the difference between winning and losing in high-level play, so high ping and packet loss can give players a serious disadvantage.

Many times you might get routed to a bad server due to your connection leading to high ping. You can fix this by using our port forwarding guide for MW2.

Every year, millions of gamers eagerly await the release of the latest Call of Duty game. For many, it is the most anticipated event of the year. The games are always highly anticipated, featuring cutting-edge graphics and exciting gameplay. This year’s installment, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, is shaping up to be one of the best yet.

At the time of writing this article, MW2 had over 140k players playing the open beta. Even the closed beta had over 100k players on Steam, meaning millions of copies have been sold. Obviously, I cannot predict the perfect number, but it feels like the game will be a success for Activision.

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Call of Duty® | Modern Warfare II is now available on Playstation and PC via Steam.

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Written by Vikas

Hey, I am Vikas. I've had a longstanding passion for computing and gaming for over a decade now. With a computer science degree under my belt sparking my initial interest in the industry from a young age, you'll often find me immersed for hours in the latest PC titles, especially enjoying multiplayer online games, while also enjoying sharing my insights and reviews. My work has been featured on IGN, Kotaku, MSN and Forbes to name a few. In my spare time, I read books and play with my cats.

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