Gears 5

Gears 5 is an intense, third-person shooter video game and is the sixth installment of the Gears of War series. Following the events of the previous game, Gears of War 4, you'll play as Kait Diaz, an Outsider of Locust descent. Your goal is to uncover the origins of the Locust and Kait's family. Engage in intense shoot ... Read More

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Shooter , Single player, Multiplayer, Co-operative, Shooter, Adventure, Action, Third person


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How does WTFast help improve my Gears 5 ping time?

WTFast is a platform that online gamers use to access gaming servers with an uninterrupted connection. If you`re still unclear as to how it works, this state-of-the-art software optimizes the users traceroute with fewer and more stable hops which help maintain an optimum ping. Since ping is a major factor for how a game runs, maintaining the best possible ping vital, especially for us competitive gamers.

What is jitter, and what is its effect on Gears 5?

Information is sent from your computer across the internet as packets, these are bundles of information that will be read by the server that receives it. The time that a packet takes to get to its destination is referred to as latency. Your ping is not a stable value, it fluctuates. Higher fluctuations cause latency variations or jitter. This is especially an issue when playing online games, as spikes in ping will cause lag in turns an unpleasant gaming experience. This might not be noticeable by an average internet user, but to us gamers this is a huge issue. When we`re playing online games like Gears 5, this is an infuriating issue as even a half-second jitter will cost you your game. Imagine you in the lead and suddenly your screen freezes for just half a second, and when it resumes you`re suddenly 2nd or 3rd since the only person affected by this issue was you and not the other players, this is jitter.

What does "ms" mean in Gears 5?

When playing online games such as Gears 5, you`ll often notice a numeric value followed by “ms” showing up prior to the game starting or during the game, this is your ping and is measured in millisecond (ms). Ideally you would want this value to be on the lower side so that there is a minimum input lag. This is because a higher value would cause an input lag hence a delay in the response of your commands. Why does this matter in Gears 5? Well imagine you wanted to take a right turn but due to a delay in the response, you`ll turn right later than you intended (a higher delay the higher the ping is).

What is rubberbanding, and how does it affect my Gears 5 experience?

Rubberbanding in online games is when players are thrown back a state at the start of a certain action a few seconds after the action was performed. The game acts as if the initial action that was taken by the player never happened and the game continues to operate as normal. This can especially be annoying in Gears 5, as it is a very competitive & high paced game and even the smallest of error in your actions can cost you your game. When this error is due to high ping and not your own fault, it gets very exasperating. Hence it is highly recommended that you fix this issue as soon as possible.

How is my ping time calculated in WTFast for Gears 5?

WTFast is a platform that online gamers use to access gaming servers with an uninterrupted connection. When checking ping, due to hidden hop points or hop points behind a firewall, the value calculated can be inaccurate. However, WTFast has a solution for that. What we do is that we calculate the difference between the total ping time which also takes into account the approximate time it takes for the input across those hidden hop points. In turns giving a more correct estimated overall ping time.

How do I fix jitter or latency flux in Gears 5?

For all of us Gears 5 fans out there, the introduction of an option to play online is exhilarating but it comes at a cost of optimizing our internet connection to truly relish the game. We say this because when playing online on an unstable connection, players may come across jitters due to sudden, drastic changes in their ping, for instance from 25ms to 450ms. These jitters will not only cause delays or lag jumps in the game but will also result in a loss for the player. As a result, fixing such jitters is extremely important. So, to assist with trying to fix these problems, you can try the following workarounds. Use a wired connection instead of a wireless connection, update network adapter & your computer’s drivers and, disable background applications. If the issue remains, try giving WTFast a try. It is a software that works to improve your ping and other related issues while playing video games online.

What are ping spikes, and how do they affect Gears 5?

Imagine you playing your game with a smooth stable ping of 25ms, but suddenly the ping jumps to an unstable 400ms, this is a ping spike and it is your worst enemy when playing games online. Especially for games like Gears 5, where precision and timing are the key to winning, a ping spike can cost you your game by not letting you turn when you intended.

How do I see the different 'hops' between me and the Gears 5 server?

In reference to Gears 5, to be able to see all the different hops you will need to check traceroute, but these traceroute options are pretty cumbersome and distressing because they`re mostly text-based descriptions of your route and are unclear. WTFast, however, makes it simple for even the most generic gamer by representing this route on the map for easier representation of what route the connection can take.

How do I get rid of lag on Gears 5?

Lag is something that can be caused by not just your internet connection but also due to the in-game settings. To try and fix lag, you should first try to play around with the in-game settings, such as the graphics settings or the resolution, and if that doesn`t fix the lag go for optimizing the internet connection. But for most of us, we do not possess the technical knowledge to tamper around with our internet connection. This is where WTFast comes in to save the day with little to no stress for us.

What is a ping enhancer and why should I use it on playing Gears 5?

For any online competitive game, optimal ping is essential for the most pleasurable experience. A good ping can be the difference between winning and losing, so maintaining ping is vital and this is where ping enhancers come in handy. What ping enhancers do is they help lower the ping by refining the communication between your computer and the game`s server. WTFast being the world`s foremost ping enhancing software, gives you a smooth and fast gaming experience with a user-friendly interface. It redirects your traffic to a private connection, which allows a more optimal rate of data transfer. Hence, reducing the ping, latency, lag, jitter & packet loss, which result in an enjoyable and competitive gameplay.

How do I reduce my Gears 5 ping?

As opposed to fixing the Frames per second, which you can improve by just changing graphic settings in the game’s settings, reducing the ping isn`t as easy. To fix the ping, there are a number of factors that can be at fault, some of which might not be at your end. However, a simple subscription to WTFast services will fix that issue for you without you breaking a sweat.

Why is my in-game ping meter in Gears 5 different from what I see in WTFast?

The in-game meter for Gears 5 is geared towards providing the user with an average ping and is less frequently updated hence you might be experiencing jitter but it is not showing correctly. Hence the in-game meter is good for a rough idea of your ping and not an accurate representation. With WTFast, you get real-time fluctuation for your connection to Gears 5 servers, which is changed every time a packet is sent to and from the server. WTFast gives you accurate and detailed stats to your Gears 5 session.

How do I fix Gears 5 ping spikes?

To avoid ping spikes and have a pleasing gaming experience, it is recommended for you to primarily change your internet connection from a wireless one to a wired connection, other options like network routing or traceroute might need some technical knowledge to attain the best possible ping, but luckily for all of us, who do not have that technical understanding of fixing this issue, WTFast can fix it all with just a click of a button.

What is ping time, and how does it apply to Gears 5?

Ping time is the time it takes for a command you enter to travel from your computer to the games server and back, it is calculated in millisecond (ms). So, when playing Gears 5, you`ll notice a number at the corner of the screen, this is your ping. Typically, you will want this number to be low if you wish to have an optimal gaming experience. If this value is high, you`ll experience a delay in the command you enter and the response in-game, this is otherwise referred to as a lag.

What is a traceroute, and how does it apply to Gears 5?

Traceroute is a computer network analytical tool, what it does is that it displays the route and measuring transit delays of packets from your computer to the game’s server. Previously, Gears 5 games did not require a traceroute or an internet for that matter since they were single-player based or split-screen at most. However, the recent titles of Gears have made a transit to online multiplayer and hence, now require the players to have a decent internet connection. Thus, it is important for the player to have an idea of what traceroute is, as it will help you to avoid issues like lag, high ping, or rubberbanding. All you need to do is optimize your traceroute to go through the best available server to connect through to your game, if it isn`t automatically optimized.

What is latency and how does it affect my response time in Gears 5?

Latency is the average total time it takes to send data from your computer to a game`s server and the time the game`s server takes to send the data packets back to your computer, and is measured in milliseconds (ms). So, it`s quite obvious that having a low latency is better if you are playing online games. Principally, your response time is 2x the latency, so if you lower your latency by 500ms, you'll also reduce your game response time by 1,000ms or 1 second. Generally, we try and achieve getting the lowest latency possible, as a lower latency means a faster data delivery to the server and back. For games like Gears 5, where precision is key, a fast response to the command input means a substantial improvement to the gameplay.

How do I fix rubberbanding in Gears 5?

Since rubberbanding happens in reference to your ping and not your computer, reducing the graphic settings would cause no difference. To fix this issue, you`re advised to try these tricks. You can switch to a wired connection from a wireless one, the number of active connections, disable background applications, or better yet, subscribe to WTFast to optimize the connection for you.