Lower Ping Acceptance from 250ms to 100ms

Fk no. Keep those mexicans in my lobbies so I can find ranked games before 2021

Allow players to put in a ping tolerance they find acceptable. I would set it at 50ms and find a lobby with all players below that ping. I settle around 28-40ms most of the time, and frequently see players in the 20s and 30s in Gears4. I’d gladly take longer wait times for better player stability. I don’t need anyone with ping over 100ms and fluctuating by 50ms or more.


EU lobbies with a healthy population are generally all under 30-40ms.

I used to get whole lobbies with max of 25-30 quite consistently and above that was rare!

Just move Mexico close to the UK and let them all jaja onto EU servers :+1:

Because finding matches is always my priority,

I can complain later and while I play the game afterwards.


I would guess that it takes less bandwidth to play Gears than it does to stream a 1080p youtube vid, fluctuation and packet loss are the culprits.

I live in Houston and play with a guy in Hamilton, ON from time to time. My ping is stable in the 19-32ms range (depending on which one of us is hosting the party) We are both in houses but occasionally his connection spikes into the 300s because he has 5 people playing xbox at an given moment in his house.

I’m in Vegas and play with Mexican players pinging at 200ms or more. Usually 200ms is the ping where I can feel their advantage anything below seems to be fine. As long as I que up quick IDGAF.

played a game last night where someone on the other team ping was 680ms wtf

Playing from the moon?

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It was the Gorgatron and as a Moon Master, along with @ll_R_E_D_l, we’re headed there to take him down!

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Google says the transmission delay from the moon is 1.25 seconds, so he’d be somewhere in between here and the moon.

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I agree with this.

hmm. I didn’t realize that country immediately south of the united states had up and moved to the moon.

I did learn something new last night while playing with a friend of mine who was using his brother’s account instead of his own:

Around midnight central last night, we were mid game on Checkout when his ping shot from 32ms to being pegged at 1100ms. No logical reason why at first until we found out that his brother had turned his xbox at his own house which auto-logged him in. Since an account can’t be signed in on 2 devices at once, after a couple minutes of more laggy than usual gameplay he just went blip and we were now a man short. We were already technically a man short during that lag time because he was running around without a gun in his hand. (we all swap accounts around to help each other with achievements from time to time)

I made a thread too in the Gears 5 section

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It’s satellite internet. 640-800ms generally.

I’m in Vancouver myself (BC).

In Gears 4, I have yet to play w anyone locally.

That’s insane, it SHOULD match you up with people somewhat near you, NOT, just Mexico

That’s all I get matched with
It’s a crippling way to always game with 180 ping plus players, knowing full well there are 1000’s of people within up to 500km of me that I should be playing with

me and my friends run into them constantly too but I’m going to assume there are different factors going into this.

  • Gears is super popular in Mexico
  • the servers on the west coast need to bring in users from western Canada, western US, and Mexico

you might be overestimating how many people would be in a 500km radius playing gears, that’s Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Seattle and Portland. I would be surprised if it’s over a few hundred at any given time. tail end of Gears3 they had 10,000 concurrent worldwide at peak hours on fridays.

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Yes at tail end.

Bit to at least have a lobby with 4 of us…is a rarity.

I have far less trouble with high but stable ping players. And there is a reason for that.

The fluctuation ping players are not always playing fairly either. I have a friend I refuse to play with because he cheats. And he does it using ping. It gives a huge advantage. He is one of those that will have a 20 ping and as soon as they are losing his ping will jump way high and he will start to dominate. That way they win most of the time. He is smart enough to not do it all the time. And he has done this since Gears 4 hit. Betting 100 donuts it works in 5.

edit: Just to throw this on here I also hope, more than ping, that they fix the spawns. And the abuse of it. We played the 5 matches needed to get ranked with a friend. He had not played in a while. We won the first 4. We get into a match against people we had already handily beaten. Well, when they died they would keep spawning on us with spawn protection and kill some of us.

And to make this situation worse one of the players actually had spawn protection when we hand not even killed anyone. It was that bad. They went through 3 weapons and we were getting no hits at all. Stuck on the hammerburst. Whole mags. and no hits. Then all of a sudden this player starts giving spawn protection sounds. It was like the whole team had spawn protection but the sounds had not been playing. But I got spawn protection on this player and we had not gotten any kills for a bit.

The other guy signing in had nothing to do with the ping spike, just your friend getting signed out