How To Check Ping / Latency In Apex Legends & Change Server

Unless you’ve been on an internet cleanse of late, you must already be aware of the storm of praise Apex Legends has been brewing. Only a couple weeks have passed since it was launched and EA’s class-based battle royale title is already eyeing the top spot in the genre, having already broken Fortnite‘s record for single-day Twitch viewing and amassed two million concurrent players in the two days after its release as well as 25 million total logins during its first weekend.

The screaming evidence of the game’s popularity and the fact that it is free to play is likely to continue raking in more players, even those who aren’t the biggest fans of battle royale titles. If you too are considering trying your hand at the game, the first thing you may want to do is ensure you get the best experience possible going into your first online bout. If you’ve already played through (and been mercilessly mowed down) in your first few matches, you may be looking for a way to ensure you’re getting the best possible latency (or ping) in game for a delay-free experience. Here’s how to do just that on PC.

How to View Ping / Latency, Packet Loss, and FPS in Game

1. On the game’s home screen, click the cog button in the bottom-right corner to open up settings.

2. In the Gameplay tab, scroll down to find the Performance Display option.

3. Hit the On button in front of it to enable the feature. Doing so will display the your current latency, packet loss, data in/out, and FPS (frames per second) count in the top-right corner of the screen while you’re in a match.

How to Change Server

1. Launch (or restart) Apex Legends.

2. On the welcome screen you should be able to see a Data Center option at the bottom that also displays the currently selected data center along with your latency.

3. Click the option (or hit Tab) to view all available regions and your latency for each one.

4. Click on the region of your choice (we’d suggest choosing the one with the lowest latency and packet loss) to connect to it.

That’s all there is to it!

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Sameed Khan

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