Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is one of the few games that allows you to check your Ping on consoles.
Unlike PC games, many if not most mulitplayer titles on the PS4 and Xbox One do not allow you to see your Ping, but instead indicate connection quality using bars. In fast twitch games like Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 it is very important to see how much Ping you’re playing at as it can be the difference between winning gunfights.
The option to check your ping in Call of Duty games on consoles came a few games ago, luckily it’s available on Day 1 in Black Ops 4, the latest title in the series.
Unlike other FPS games like Battlefield, you can’t check your ping before entering a match or lobby in Black Ops 4 as the game will connect you automatically to the “best” match according to the internal algorithm. Black Ops 4 like previous Call of Duty games does not feature a server browser, which makes seeing your ping impossible before entering a match.
After entering a match however you can check your connection by pressing the Touchbar on PS4 or View button on Xbox One. This will open up the scorecard and show you the connection quality by bars, green is great, light green is good, yellow is bad, red is the indicator to bail!
To check your ping in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 you need to press Options on PS4 or Menu on Xbox One to open the Settings. In Setting open the Network tab which will show you all you network settings. Here you can see your IP address, ability to enable or disable the connection meter and most importantly the ping. You can also see the Packet Loss meter which shows the quality of your connection basically, if you’re facing packet losses then you should leave the match as it’ll cause a lot of lag. For me I prefer to play between pings of 30-50 max, the best matches I feel are below those numbers.
The way to check your ping in Black Ops 4 is the same in both standard Multiplayer, Zombies and Blackout Battle Royale.
The Bars aren’t a good indicator for judging the connection as they lie between quadrants. I’m not exactly sure but Green is between 0-75 or 0-100, which is a huge variation. Hence you should use the Ping meter to see if its your connection that killed you or you’re just bad at the game.
Did this guide help you in checking your Ping in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4? What pings do you prefer to play at? Let us know in the comments.