How To Show Ping In League Of Legends

League of Legends has a wide variety of interface options to increase player experience and performance. The Riot Games team has been changing up and adding to the client to give players an easier time playing the game. However, some of these options may need to be activated manually. Keep reading to learn how to show ping in League Of Legends.

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What Is Ping?

In universal game jargon, ping refers to your game’s level of connectivity with the server (not to be confused with communication pings). You can see your ping on the top right bar of the game’s screen. Ping is measured in how many milliseconds (ms) it takes for the data to reach your game.

How To Show Ping In League Of Legends

What Affects Ping?

Ping often has something to do with how fast your internet is or how far away the server you’re playing on is. A higher amount of ping or ms means that your connection to the server is poor while a lower amount of ms is ideal. Poor ping can also be due to weather conditions or inaccessible playing environments.

How To Show Ping In League Of Legends

Generally, your ping should be displayed by default after you download your game and create an account. If your ping isn’t showing up, all you have to do is press the [Ctrl + F] buttons and it should appear on the upper right corner of your game’s screen.

If you’ve been pressing your [ctrl + F] buttons and the ping display hasn’t shown up yet, you might want to follow these steps to fix it:

Step 1: Press the Esc button, this will display the Options menu.

Step 2: Go to the Hotkeys menu and scroll down until you see the Display settings. Click the + icon which will display the options including the “Toggle FPS Display” setting.

Step 3: Input the shortcut key you want to toggle the FPS display. You can use any key or combination of keys but the default option should be [ctrl + F]. Once you’re done just click okay and press the shortcut key you inputted to display your FPS and ping.

Can I Only Do This While I’m In-Game?

You can also do this in the client’s lobby menu. The options and menu layout are the same as the one in-game. However, you might want to start a practice game first to check if you’ve correctly fixed the shortcuts keys to ensure that they work. 

How Do I Improve My Ping?

There are a number of ways to improve your ping settings

  1. Subscribe to a faster and more reliable internet provider or upgrade your monthly plan.
  2. Change to a closer server, the farther you are to the server you’re playing in the more difficult it is to transfer data.
  3. Close any ongoing downloads or internet streaming services while in-game.  
  4. Check your LAN cable or move closer to the wifi router. Environmental factors such as thick walls or distance can affect data transmission.
  5. Check the weather. Hurricanes, lightning storms, typhoons, and heavy rain might disrupt data transmission.

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