Warzone 2: Fix High Ping

Last Updated on November 24, 2022

Warzone 2 High Ping: High Ping and Warzone are two things that don’t go very well together. Even MW2 had this issue when the game was initially released, and the devs took a while to fix it.

You will immediately be disadvantaged if you have a high ping. Ping is the time it takes for your computer to send a signal to the game server and receive a response, and high ping times can make it difficult to aim, fire at enemies, and even move around the map. I know most of you might already know this and are only looking for a fix to this problem; worry no more; this article will help you out.

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How To Fix High Ping in Warzone 2

Switch to a Wired Connection

Wired connections are generally more reliable than wireless connections. This is because a wired connection uses physical cables to connect to the router or modem, whereas a wireless connection uses radio waves. These radio waves can be affected by interference from other devices and appliances in your home, which can lead to high ping. Switching to a wired connection can help to fix this issue.

Most Laptop Gamers don’t connect their devices via LAN, but that’s the nature of laptops. If you don’t have the option to switch to a wired connection, you can consider disconnecting other devices connected to your router.

Router Admin panels nowadays have a bandwidth monitor that can be used to find out what device is using the web. You can use this to find out any bandwidth-hogging devices and disconnect them temporarily. 

Read: How To Check Packet Loss in Warzone 2

Flush Your DNS

DNS Flush in Windows is a tool used to clear the DNS cache. The DNS cache stores the results of previous DNS lookups so that they can be reused, which can speed up the process of looking up domain names.

Sometimes, you may need to clear the DNS cache to resolve an issue. To do this:

  • Open the command prompt by pressing Windows Key + R to open the Run dialog box.
  • Type “cmd” into the Run dialog box and click OK.
  • Type “ipconfig /flushdns” into the command prompt and press Enter.

Restart Your Router

Sometimes your router can be the leading cause of the problem. Most residential connections have dynamic IP addresses allotted, which change with each restart.

  1. Disconnect the power cord from the back of the router.
  2. Wait 10 seconds.
  3. Reconnect the power cord to the back of the router.
  4. Wait for the router to boot up completely, which can take up to 2 minutes.
  5. Once the router has booted up, try Warzone 2 again.

Close other applications using the network

Before launching the game, close any applications that might be eating your network bandwidth. I have often seen Windows Update starting on its own, leading to game performance issues.

To check for apps eating your network bandwidth:

  1. Open the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Shift + ESC on your keyboard.
  2. Click the “Processes” tab. Sort by Network usage.
  3. Right-click any applications listed under Background Processes and select “End Process.”
  4. Click “OK” to close the Task Manager.

Even having a browser window opened in the background can lead to high ping, there are sites that refresh in the background.

Use a VPN

Sometimes the game might not connect you to the correct server; this can happen for many reasons. A VPN can immediately fix routing issues and connect you to the correct server.

First, download a VPN that you like or are already subscribed to. Many services are available, but I recommend PIA (paid) or Cloudflare (free).

Once you have selected a VPN service, you will need to download and install the software onto your device. Once that is done, launch the VPN and connect to a server in the country of your choice. For the best experience, I recommend connecting to a server close to your location. If your country/nearest server is unavailable, connect to the one with the lowest ping.

When Warzone 2 came out, players could not download it due to server overload. I suggested using VPN to fix this, and many users reported that their issue was resolved.

Use Google DNS

Using Google DNS or any custom DNS can fix High Ping immediately. Lifewire has a great guide on the best free Public DNS you can use.

These are all things you can do to fix the high-ping problem in Warzone 2. Comment below if this helped you out.

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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. You can read more about me here. My favorite games are Destiny 2, Warframe, COD Cold War, and Minecraft.

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