While playing a round of Counter-Strike, you notice that the ping in-game shows 50ms, but Elite Gamer shows 8ms, what's up with that? 🤔
In-game meters don't always show your real connection to the game server. This "raw ping" is usually calculated by running a traceroute from your IP address to the game host. Since Elite Gamer doesn't hide or change your IP address, the game thinks you're on a regular connection and doesn't take Elite Gamer into account.
Often what video game programmers build into their networking tools show only the average of your ping, jitter, and packet loss, not to mention they use entirely different protocols! Elite Gamer monitors your connection in real-time to show your true connection to the game servers. Also, with Elite Gamer, you get in-depth reporting during your game session to determine where your network stands compared to the competition! 🧐