How to Find Latency in "Starcraft 2"

Written by stephen lilley
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If your response time during an online game of "StarCraft 2" is slow, this means that your computer is experiencing high latency over the network. Previous versions of allowed users to check latency in a game using a keyboard command. Now if you want to check your "StarCraft 2" latency you have to a native Windows tool that makes this information available to you.

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    Click "Start."

  2. 2

    Open a command prompt in the Windows operating system by typing "CMD" into the "Search" box. Click the "CMD" icon that appears. A new command prompt window will expand on screen.

  3. 3

    Type "ping" without quotes into the command prompt and press "Enter." "Ping" is the command checks your latency, and "" is the service that you play on when you go online with "StarCraft 2."

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    Look at the "Average" time listed in milliseconds. This is the latency for your Internet connection when playing "StarCraft 2" on

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