Counter-Strike is one of the most competitive games in the world. A game that takes years to master. A game where your skill is as important as your internet connection. That is unless you are playing an offline tournament or something.
Ping is something that could make a huge difference in the game. Trust me when I say this, no matter how skilled you are, a guy having 5 ping will always hold an advantage in a 1 v 1 fight.
Back in CS GO, we used to have the net graph which let us see how much ping and loss we have in the game. However, it seems like you cannot do that in the Counter Strike 2 Limited Access Beta.
In this guide, we will show you how you can check your actual ping and packet loss in the game.
How to Check PACKET LOSS in CS2 Beta (Counter Strike 2)
I am pretty sure every Counter-Strike player in the world has experienced Packet Loss in a match. The easiest way to understand is when you cannot hear gunshots or footsteps.
Packet Loss is basically data that is failing to reach its destination. So in other words, whatever happens on your screen is either delayed or the audio is completely rejected.
You might also have the feeling that your shots do not register on the target and this also happens because of the Packet Loss. So how do you check that in the game?
Surely by now, we all know about typing “net_graph 1” in the console to enable the net graph in CS GO. However, the console is not developed properly yet in CS2 beta and a lot of commands do not work.
So the best way to check for Packet Loss is through Steam itself.
You just need to make sure that you have your Steam Overlay Enabled.
- Go to Steam option
- Now select In Game from the left panel
- Turn On the option that says “Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game“.
Now Launch Counter Strike 2 Limited Test and follow these steps:
- Go to an Online match. Maybe Deathmatch or Premier Mode.
- After connecting to the match press Shift+ Tab to open the Steam Overlay.
- Now on the top right of the screen, you will be able to see your Ping, the Server you have connected to and from where it is getting routed, and the Packet Loss you are currently having.
- Packet Loss will be in Percentage and on the right side of your Ping.
So, you can easily understand how this works. If the Loss is green, you won’t have that much of an impact on the game. However, if it turns red you are surely up for a hard time.
There you go, that is all on “How to Check PACKET LOSS in CS2 Beta (Counter Strike 2)“.
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