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1 gig internet but 40 ping in Fortnite

Snakeyezz

I have very fast internet (1 gig) but my ping in Fortnite is the same as when I had 80mbs as my internet speed. Why is my ping the same with 12 times faster internet speeds?

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Ping time is your round trip from you to the server and back. Speeds have very little to nothing in play with this. 

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There is no direct connection between the speed of your connection and the latency. 

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Typically higher bandwidth doesn't mean low pings. Games like fortnite use little bandwidth, so the extra bandwidth doesn't really help here.

 

Sometimes the issue is on your end. Try restarting your router, and plugging directly to the modem to test if your equipment is adding latency.

 

Often the latency is determined by the ISP, and how they connect to the gameserver. You may be able to pick other server loction is the wrong loction is auto selected, but often there isn't much you can do.

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Your ping is not going to change with your upgraded internet plan. There is no difference between 80mbps or a 1000mbps. Ping is a different measure all together.

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When I do a speed test it shows that my ping is 17. With my old internet it said it was in the 40s so shouldn't it be 17 in a game?

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3 minutes ago, Snakeyezz said:

When I do a speed test it shows that my ping is 17. With my old internet it said it was in the 40s so shouldn't it be 17 in a game?

Since the servers used in the speed test and the game as differnet it takes different amounts of time, thus a different ping. 

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3 minutes ago, Snakeyezz said:

When I do a speed test it shows that my ping is 17. With my old internet it said it was in the 40s so shouldn't it be 17 in a game?

 

Speedtest isn't pinging the Fortnite server.

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3 minutes ago, Snakeyezz said:

When I do a speed test it shows that my ping is 17. With my old internet it said it was in the 40s so shouldn't it be 17 in a game?

The speed test and your game are hosted on two different servers. If it's a longer trip to the game server, you'll have a higher ping.

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37 minutes ago, Snakeyezz said:

When I do a speed test it shows that my ping is 17. With my old internet it said it was in the 40s so shouldn't it be 17 in a game?

Then you've confirmed at least your-end HAS improved.

 

The game could be mis-reporting, different server to what you were using before, issues with how the games protocol works, CPU bottle-necked on the client you are playing on.  There's any number of reasons, most which you have no control over.

 

If you're playing over WiFi is a big one as latency can vary a lot.  I wouldn't be surprised if certain kinds of traffic performs worse over WiFi than others.  For one thing games often use UDP and calculate how long it takes the game server to respond, whereas a normal ping will use ICMP and is only checking how quickly the network stack can respond, which is always going to be faster.

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