Ping requirements vary from game to game. Some games may be unplayable at pings above 200ms. You should always strive for the lowest possible ping that your environment can provide. That said, there’s a general range that can help determine the strength of your speed. Keep in mind that every additional 50ms can be a disadvantage.
- Less than 20ms - Great: This is optimal for gaming. Visuals are crisp and actions are quick. You should not experience any lags or glitches during gameplay.
- 20ms - 50ms - Good: This is the most common range for gamers. You should still experience smooth and responsive gameplay.
- 50ms - 100ms - Fair: This is the average range for gamers who are connecting to far off servers (international or US coast-to-coast). You may experience occasional lag depending on the game and your settings.
- 100ms - 300ms - Poor: Lags and delays are common but do not completely disrupt gameplay. You’re likely to encounter dips in performance and in-game responsiveness.
- More than 300ms - Unplayable: There is noticeable lag, long delays in response, inconsistent movements, and lost shots. Ping in this range will likely be more frustrating than rewarding.