How to reduce your ping (lag) in online games

How to reduce your ping (lag) in online games


Ahoy!
Here’s the video I promised last week: how to reduce your ping.
First of all, let’s see what ping is. It is the time your actions in the game take to reach the server. The lower, the better. You can see your ping in the bottom right corner of the screen.
A green dot usually means good, but there’s always room for improvement! I would still recommend trying these steps, even if your ping is under 50ms.
High ping makes the following actions difficult:
So how to decrease it? Before I get into that, 1 last note: it’s simply impossible for this to work for every single player out there, but there’s a good chance you will notice a difference at least.
In the best case, this might fix your lags forever.
In my case, it didn’t make much difference, but when I told one of my friends to do this, he was amazed this solved all the lags he ever had.
There are several other factors that affect your ping, and most of them you can’t do anything against. Anyway, I recommend trying this, and see if it works for you!
So the first step: you need to open the command prompt (also knows as CMD). I’ll be demonstrating that on Windows 7.
I’m not sure how to do that in Windows 8 or 10, or other operating systems, but it should be similar.
Also, you need to have administrator rights for this to work.
Press the start button, and type “CMD” in the search field, and wait for the list to appear. Then right click on cmd.exe and press “run as administrator”.
Then type this and press enter. I’ve got them in the description, if you feel like copying.
Once you’ve done that, there’s another command. Type it and press enter again.
If you’re curious about what these commands do, check the video desciption. The short version: they reduce your ping.
Now, if you’ve had enough, restart your computer and you’re done. Or if you are interested in a more advanced, and more effective way, then continue watching.
Open your favorite web browser and search for “leatrix latency fix”. The link is also included in the video description.
It’s a little program that does the whole process for you. It edits a few registry entries in your system, that can greatly reduce lags.
If you don’t trust it, you can do it the long way, yourself, but that would take so long to explain, I’ll just give you a hint and you can search for a guide on the internet.
Again, check the description if that’s the case. However, I can tell you it’s safe to use it, thousands of people using it, including myself, can’t be wrong.
If you’ve done these steps, then I invite you to leave a comment on this video to tell everyone if it worked for you. I hope you found this helpful, and I wish you good luck!

46 Comments on “How to reduce your ping (lag) in online games”

  1. Don't forget to restart your computer after following this guide! I'd appreciate feedback in the comments as well!

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  2. netsh interface tcp set global congestionprovider=ctcp is not working for me I run windows 10 and it say parameter is incorrect can you help

  3. is 5ms is good? I can't play gta 5 online. my earlier ping was 22 ms above and that time i play online games correctly. I am just asking.

  4. ping problem is working, but cabal run like i have an old pc, sometimes i have frames drop and freezing for like 1s maybe less(i have this problem on W 7Pro, and 8.1Pro). On windows 10 worked fine till new windows update. 🙁

  5. Thanks for letting me know about leatrix, I will try that out and let people know if it works for me (I have some issues with my network that prevents some solutions from working)

  6. i have seen the comments and so many people say it works so i am trying it but i cant do the copy paste part into the cmd i don't know how i tried lots of ways please help please

  7. Help me pls

    C:WINDOWSsystem32>netsh interface tcp set global congestionprovider=ctcp

    The congestionprovider parameter can be set using the
    'netsh int tcp set supplemental' command.
    The parameter is incorrect.

  8. it says that my congestionprovider parameter can b set using the ‘netsh int tcp set supplemental’ command, The parameter is incorrect

  9. Ahoy

    Can you help me do this? I'm using Windows 10, the command "netsh interface tcp set global congestionprovider=ctcp "entered remark: "The congestionprovider parameter can be set using the 'netsh int tcp set supplemental' command.

    Can you help me? Thank you for response in advance.

  10. i’m gonna try it tomorrow, I really hope that work for me and my friends here in brazil, the server is always “lagged” and with a high rate ping, sorry for the bad english

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