How to fix your High Ping in Genshin Impact in a few clicks [Solved]
In Genshin Impact, it's normal to experience lag sometimes for numerous reasons, but dealing with these issues frequently can completely ruin the enjoyment of playing PVP. So if you have been experiencing high latency during your battles, we'll show you 5 ways to fix your High Ping in Genshin Impact. But before that, you must first know how to show your Ping in Genshin Impact.
Method #1: Reboot your Router and Modem
The most effective way to solve several issues related to your internet connection performance is to reboot the multiple devices that are part of your network. In most cases, these devices are the modem and router. Doing this can also fix your high latency in Genshin Impact and give you a more stable ping. For this to work correctly, you need to do a proper power cycle on your devices, or else you'll need to reboot your devices multiple times. Follow this simple guide to learn how to do this 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 connection is working and go back to play Genshin Impact to see if your Ping has improved.
If you keep having these internet connection issues frequently, you should contact your internet provider to see if these connection issues are occurring because of problems on their end. If the problem is not on their end, you should consider changing your router or modem devices.
Method #2: Close Background Apps
A simple thing that can solve your high ping in Genshin impact is decreasing your network usage by closing background apps consuming your bandwidth while you play the game. Communication apps like Discord and Skype can take a lot of bandwidth, so if you want to keep a stable connection with the Genshin Impact servers, end all these apps. You can see the list of apps running in the background in the task manager. Follow these easy steps to know how to close these unnecessary apps:
- 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.
Method #3: Use an Ethernet Cable
Sometimes it's impossible to use a wired connection due to physical barriers in your space, but if that's not your case, and you do have the possibility to change from a wireless connection to a wired connection, do this immediately. Wireless connections are more likely to have lag spikes and other network connection issues while you are playing any game, including Genshin Impact. After applying this change, go back to the game and speed test your network to see if your internet connection is working. If not, you must check if your cable is indeed working.
The price of the ethernet cable can differ, but this doesn't interfere with the quality of the internet network connection. You are good to go with basically any network wire that can work.
Method #4: Update your Network Drivers
Keeping your drivers updated is highly important if you want to keep your PC's devices functioning at maximum capacity. So be sure to have installed the latest network driver version if you are experiencing high latency while playing Genshin Impact. Every Windows version has a tool that automatically searches for the drivers on the internet. Just follow this step-by-step guide to learn how you can update your network drivers:
- 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 latest free version of the driver.
Method #5: Open Ports on Your Router for Genshin Impact
In many cases, routers don't allow incoming network requests made by unknown sources. It's designed like this to protect your network from possible attacks. But this can also restrict part of all the data packets sent by the Genshin Impact servers. Opening these ports can be complicated if you have never done this before. Pay close attention to the following step-by-step guide to learn how you can open these ports:
- 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 hit 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 the internet protocol version 4, the 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 Genshin Impact TCP/UDP ports, and restart your router (In some router programs you'll have to put it one at a time):
- Steam: TCP: 42472 / UDP: 22101-22102, 42472
- Playstation: TCP: 3478-3480, 42472 / UDP: 3074, 3478-3479, 22101-22102, 42472
- Switch: TCP: 6667, 12400, 28910, 29900-29901, 29920, 42472 / UDP: 1-65535
Want to know other ways to improve your gaming experience while playing Genshin Impact? Then check out our article on how you can improve your FPS in Genshin Impact, and if you want to know the best ways to display your FPS while playing any game, check out our article on how you can show your FPS in Genshin Impact. 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 Team Fortress 2.