Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Guide: How to check your Ping on PS4 and Xbox One


Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is among those few games which allows you to look at your Ping.

Unlike PC games titles around the PS4 and Xbox One don’t let you watch your Ping, but rather indicate connection quality with bars. It is important to see how much Ping you are playing as it can be the difference between winning gunfights.

The option to check your ping on consoles in Call of Duty games came a few games before, fortunately it’s accessible on Day 1 the latest title in the series, 4.

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.


Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Guide: How to check your Ping on PS4 and Xbox One

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.

Also check out our other articles where we have the full list of Prestige Medals and Trophies for Black Ops 4.


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.

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