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Nighthawk XR500, Fortnite and you!

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Hey it's Ben from NPG.


Lag. Nothing ruins an evening like lag. When you’re trying to get that Victory Royale or just survive those first crucial moments at Tilted Towers, lag will make everything harder.


Games like Fortnite and PUBG try to reduce lag by having servers around the world. The idea is to have a server that players can connect to that are relatively close by. The further you are from the server, the worse your ping to that server will be and that will cause latency. Latency and lag is that noticeable delay between the action of you, the player, and the reaction of the server in the game.


In North America, Fortnite has two east coast servers, one in Ohio and the other in Virginia. These servers are about 500 miles apart and depending on how close you are to one or the another, it can have a big effect on your ping and latency.


When you launch Fortnite to play you are put into the queue for either one of these servers and you don’t have control over which one, until now.


With the Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 and its incredibly powerful DumaOS, you can set which server you are playing on to have a consistent and low ping connection.

Fortnite_Tweet2.pngFortnite servers around the world on the XR500's DumaOS.




Setting the geo-filter is easy just set where you are and use the slider to set the range you want to connect to. If you are in Indiana, you can set the geo-filter tight and only connect to the Ohio server. If you live in South Carolina, you can do the same and set the geo-filter to exclude the Ohio server and connect only to the Virginia server. This gives you to the power to improve your connection and improve your gaming experience.


Don’t take my word for it, listen to the team that developed DumaOS and how you can improve your connection to Fortnite.



Till next time!




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This does not work. This needs to be addressed. It will not guarantee you connect to the server of your choice. Instead, it only prevents you from connecting to the ones outside of your filter. This is incredibly inconvenient, especially when playing duos or squads as your teammates will connect to the server and you will get kicked from the match.

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That is guaranteeing you don't play on a server that you don't want. They pick the server when you start to load in, theres not much we can do about that though we're looking into if its possible to get you booted back to the lobby quicker. Would recommend only using on Solo. Could also use spectating mode and just back out when you don't get the server you want, may be quicker

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