Playing any competitive shooter with High Ping is the certainty of defeat, especially in Call of Duty Warzone, where who acts first has the advantage. So, if you have been dealing with Ping issues during your matches, we'll show multiple ways for you to fix High Ping in Call of Duty Warzone. But before doing that, make sure you know how to show your Ping in Call of Duty Warzone first.
Method #1: Reboot your Router and Modem
The first thing you should try is to reboot your modem and router. It's the thing that solves most connectionrelated problems, including having High Ping while playing Call of Duty Warzone. But wait, because there's a right way to power cycle your devices, so you don't need to reboot your router and modem all the time. Follow these steps to see how you can properly do the power cycle:
- Unplug both your modem and router from the power source.
- Wait approximately 20 seconds, and plug just the modem back on its power source.
- Wait 90 seconds more, and now plug the router back on its power source.
- Wait for all green lights to be on before testing your connection.
- Now, test if your internet connection is working and go back to Call of Duty Warzone to see if your Ping has improved.
One thing to notice is that if you keep having heavy internet connection issues, you should contact your internet provider to see if these kinds of issues are occurring because of problems on their end. If it's not on their end, you should consider changing your router or modem devices.
Method #2: Open Ports on Your Router for Call of Duty Warzone
Open ports in your router can do wonders to improve your connection with the Call of Duty Warzone servers. It's a bit complicated to set up and can take some time, but this will definitely help you with any High Ping issues you might be facing. Here's how you can set this up:
- Before anything, you need to know your router's IP address and your PC's IP address. You can display both using the Command Prompt.
- Go to the Windows search bar, search for cmd, and press Enter.
- Now in the Command Prompt, type the command ipconfig and press Enter. The router's IP address will be displayed next to Default Gateway, and the PC's IP address will be displayed next to IPv4 Address.
- Go to your browser and enter the router's IP address in the address bar.
- The router program will probably ask you to log in with your Username and Password, do that to advance.
- Now, this next step will vary depending on your router, but try to find the Port Forwarding option.
- In the Port Forwarding section, first, enable both TCP and UDP in the protocol field and put your PC's IP address in the Internal IP field.
- Put on both External Port and Internal Port all the Call of Duty Warzone TCP/UDP ports, and restart your router (In some router programs you'll have to put it one at a time):
- PC / TCP: 3074, 27014-27050 / UDP: 3074, 3478, 4379-4380, 27000-27031, 27036
- Playstation / TCP: 1935, 3478-3480 / UDP: 3074, 3478-3479
- Xbox / TCP: 3074 / UDP: 88, 500, 3074, 3075, 3544, 4500
Method #3: Update your Network Drivers
One of the most effective ways to minimize your High Ping in Call of Duty Warzone is by making sure your Network Drivers are up to date. Just follow this step-by-step guide to learn how:
- Go to the Windows search bar, search for Device Manager, and press Enter.
- Click on Network adapters to collapse the list, and right-click on the first option.
- Click on Update driver, and choose the Search Automatically for drivers option.
- The system will see if you are using the latest version of your Network driver. If not, it will download and install the newest version of the driver.
Method #4: Use an Ethernet Cable
Another effective way for you to stabilize your internet connection in Call of Duty Warzone is by replacing your WIFI connection with an ethernet cable. Sometimes using a cabled connection is impossible due to physical barriers, then at least try to stay as close to your modem as possible. One thing to notice, the quality of the cable doesn't interfere too much with the connection stability, so you are good to go with basically any cable that works.
Method #5: Close Background Apps
A simple thing that can drastically improve your connection latency in Call of Duty Warzone is closing all unnecessary apps consuming your Internet Bandwidth. You can see all these on the Task Manager. Here's how you can do it:
- Right-click on the Taskbar, and click on Task Manager.
- Click on the Network column. It will show the apps in descending order. The ones with the most bandwidth usage will be first on the list.
- Select the apps that you want to dismiss and click on End task.
Want to know other ways to enhance your gaming experience while playing Call of Duty Warzone? Then check out our article on how you can improve your FPS in Call of Duty Warzone, and if you want to know the best ways to display your FPS while playing the game, check out our article on how you can show your FPS in Call of Duty Warzone. Now, if you want more tips about fixing High Ping in general, check out one of our related articles on how you can fix High Ping in Albion Online.