If either of the following apply to you please read the rest of the article:

  • You have strict mode off and you always get servers out of your area.

  • You have strict mode off, ping assist on and you always get servers out of your area.

  • You have strict mode on, ping assist on and you always get servers out of your area.

  • You have strict mode on and you can't get a game even though your circle is big

Then it sounds like your region needs to be optimised. Basically servers near you are mis-located. To rectify this please play the game with strict mode off or ping assist on. If you get a game with a server that is far away but the ping is still relatively low (for example you live in Florida but the Seattle host is only 20-40ms away) then please click the host and post its ID in this thread on our forum.

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