It’s very useful to know your ping and FPS in Dota 2.

One of the most useful game settings in Dota 2 — Display Network Information — is turned off by default. Therefore, players can't see their ping and FPS during a match.

A competitive online game like Dota 2 requires you to have a stable and fast internet connection and high FPS so you don't find yourself at a disadvantage in engagements. However, before you start tweaking your internet connection or upgrading your PC, you should turn on ping and FPS display in Dota 2.

Thankfully, it's very easy to turn on this setting. Without further ado, learn below what you have to do to turn on the ping and FPS display in Dota 2.

How to turn on Display Network Information in Dota 2

To turn on ping and FPS display, follow these exact steps:

  1. Launch Dota 2
  2. Click the cogwheel icon in the top-left corner side of your screen to access Dota 2's settings
  3. Navigate to "Options" and then click "To Advanced Options" at the bottom of your screen
  4. Tick the "Display Network Information" box

In case you're having difficulties, watch the tutorial below:

After completing these steps, you'll start to see your ping, packet loss, and FPS while you're playing Dota 2.

What are ping and FPS, and why do these numbers matter?

Ping is the number that represents the speed of your internet connection to the gaming server. When the game tells you have high ping (higher than approximately 40ms), it means that your computer is taking longer to get to the server and vice-versa. As a consequence, the game will take longer to register all of your actions, meaning an enemy can kill you before the server registers your action.

FPS, on the other hand, means frames per second. This number tells you at what rate your computer can produce frames. Generally speaking, you'll want your FPS to be as high as possible so a game can run smoothly. High FPS also improves your experience.

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