How to fix: Black Desert lag

black desert lag

There’s no worse nightmare for MMO players than the dreadful Black Desert lag. In a game that’s based on fast skill casting, battles between players and time dedicated activities such as fishing, or horse training, having a high BDO ping can be fatal for character development.

Even with more Black Desert servers being established worldwide, its community still have complaints about lagging while playing the Korean MMO. Check how to improve your Black Desert lag in this post.

Check BDO’s recommended system

Black Desert Online is without a doubt one of the best MMOs when it comes to its to character creation system. Its custom creation, with amazing graphics, makes your character as realistic as possible, inside an open world just as real.

Thing is, this intensity in reality and beautiful graphics require much more of your computer’s system than regular games.  You must check in as listed below what are the minimum requirements your computer must have to run BDO.

Processor Intel Core i5-650
OS Windows 7 or better
Graphics Card Nvidia GTX 970, AMD RX 480
Dedicated RAM 4096MB

In case your computer does not have the minimum requirements, consider to update some of its pieces.

Execute a ping test

There are innumerous websites that are able to calculate your Internet’s speed, but the ideal way is to directly test your computer’s by executing the Command Prompt’s application.

  1. Open up your Windows Menu and type “cmd”

    Command Prompt
    Command Prompt
  2. Type “ping” and press enter

    ipconfig command
    ipconfig command
  3. Save your IP number

    IP Number
    IP Number
  4. For your next command, type “ping” + your IP number
    "ping + IP number" command
    “ping + IP number” command

    The ideal ping for Black Desert player’s it’s about 50ms. The smaller, the better!

Close unnecessary programs

Fps lag in Black Desert can be a result of open programs that keep running in the background of your computer, which makes it harder for the game to be executed smoothly. Open your Task Manager application and close programs that consume your RAM and are being used neither by you nor Black Desert.

Task Manager Application
Task Manager Application

You’ll be surprised by how much your computer’s performance might improve just by executing the Task Manager Application.

Change your Graphics Settings

This change you can do it at the game settings, or at you NVIDIA/AMD application. Changing graphics might be what your computer requires for a better gaming experience. This step will help you with FPS lag, and not connection lag. But if your computer does not have the minimum requirements to run BDO smoothly, as listed before in this article, lowering graphics quality might do the trick. Watch the video we selected specially to help you with graphics settings.  You do not need to watch the entire video, the graphics settings step-by-step end by 19:08.

Make sure your Internet is up and running

Sometimes the problem isn’t on your computer, but it might be in your Internet connection. The best way to connect when playing online games is through cable, a direct line between your machine and your modem. Avoid playing online games on wireless networks, especially when you share your Internet with more people. Ethernet connection is the best against Black Desert high latency.

Ethernet Connection
Ethernet Connection

Improve your Black Desert lag with NoPing

NoPing has a powerful tool against high Black Desert Online lag. Most of the time game servers choose a bad route for your connection, which makes it a bad experience for their clients. With NoPing, Black Desert high ping will no longer be a problem.

NoPing better Black Desert lag
NoPing routing

Searching for a better connection between players and game servers, NoPing ensures lag reduction for Black Desert Online through a multi connection routing system that operates automatically. While you play online with lower ping and more safety, NoPing keeps alternative routes to keep you online in case the main route suffers with any problems. Check our plans here, or use our 7-day trial.

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NoPing Black Desert lag Improvement

Written by Gabriela Thaller