I made a thread too in the Gears 5 section
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.
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