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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