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I know for the original Guild Wars, there was a switch/option -perfs that displays FPS and ping in the upper-right corner. Does Guild Wars 2 have a similar option?

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There is nothing in the Official Wiki for it yet. But there is an example with -perf switch. I cannot access the game at the moment to test what it does. –  DaveShaw Apr 28 '12 at 20:10

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I just added -perfs to the shortcut and it displays a ton of what looks like graphics related data, including FPS. I didn't see ping though.

I'm not sure what it looked like in Guild Wars, as I never played it.

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You should only need -perf, not -perfs. –  Josh Petrie Apr 30 '12 at 4:48
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While this worked at the time of posting, -perf no longer works since bwe3 which is unfortunate. –  greatwolf Sep 2 '12 at 21:00

Under Windows, the Task Manager can be used to get the approximate ping time for gw2 by doing the following steps:

  1. Open Task Manager with ctrl-shift-esc and goto Performance tab.

  2. Click on Resource Monitor on the lower right.

  3. Goto the Network tab.

  4. Find gw2.exe and click its checkbox under "Processes with Network Activity".

  5. The ping time for gw2 is displayed in the "Latency" column under "TCP Connections".

This is the next best thing at least until the game provides a built-in method for showing the ping directly.

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to check your ping just write /ping

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can you qualify your answer a bit? Where do you write /ping? Do you mean from the commandline? From inside the game client itself? As arguments and options you pass into the client when you run it? –  greatwolf Jan 18 '13 at 14:37
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This does not work. –  Brian Feb 4 at 15:22

You can view your FPS at the bottom of the first tab of the options window (F11). I don't believe you can check ping yet.

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