I heard about a Modern Warfare 2 ping stat like thingy which you can apparently tweak from the options menu, but I can't find it. Does anyone know where/what it is? The tool is supposed to display all the players' pings in much greater detail than the current 4-bar counter.
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\call of duty modern warfare 2\players there is a file called
config_mp.cfg. Open it with Notepad/Wordpad. There are two values you must tweak, namely
cg_ScoresPing_MaxBars. You have some discretion with the former; the latter should be set to
10. I use the following:
seta cg_ScoresPing_Interval "30" seta cg_ScoresPing_MaxBars "10"
This is how it works. Where the number of bars shown is >1, the ping lies in the following range:
(maxbars-shownbars)*interval to (maxbars-shownbars+1)*interval-1
For an interval of 30, this means:
- One bar: >270 ms
- Five bars: 150-179 ms
- Nine bars: 30-59 ms
- Ten bars: 0-29 ms
Knowing this, you may want to assign
cg_ScoresPing_Interval a lower value.
There are also tools available that purportedly unlock the hidden developer console, with which you can enable a numeric ping display. Personally I wouldn't trust programs of this nature because of the small risk that they may be malicious or result in a VAC ban. With that said, you can read about one here.