How to lower ping and latency to avoid Tera lag?

TERA - Blueholes Studios MMO needs quite a strong computer system and fast & stable internet connection to be played lag free. The for MMO´s unusually high system requirements might not be such a problem for local video gamers, as local games usually have high requirements because of high end graphics they do offer. But hey, Tera just offers such kind of high end graphics and that makes Tera somehow special!

As we know from other MMO´s that are quite resource intensive on the players computers hardware and software as well, that there is not only lag caused by graphics cards, audio cards, processor speed and system memory, there is lag caused by slow performing operating systems and latency issues, beside the obligatory internet connection issues like a high ping.

All you need to know to play Tera lag free

We have summarized for you causes of Tera lag, latency and ping issues and will offer some suggestions on how to fix those issues. As every online gamer already knows lag can be caused by the computers hardware, operating system, installed software, drivers, firmware and by the internet connection.

Usually lag can be caused by the game server, the ISP or the players end!

Before jumping on the "track lag causes" boat, please try to play Tera on the lowest possible game settings!

About Tera MMO

Tera promises a vast fantasy world where players are able to choose from seven character races and eight classes. Tera supports thousands of quests and offers epic monster battles. The fascinating graphics are powered by the Unreal Engine 3.

Other than most MMOS, Tera offers the player to alternatively play with a PC-compatible console controller. Tera does´t support factions like other games from the fantasy genre do. Tera offers a free world where all players can impact social, political, and economical.



Tera - System Requirements

Minimum Recomended
Operating System Windows XP (32 Bit Only)*, Vista, 7, or 8 (Latest Service Pack)
Processor Speed AMD Athlon64 3200+ or,
INTEL Pentium4 3.20GHZ
Video Card ATI Radeon X1600XT or,
NVIDIA GeForce 7600GT
Memory (RAM) 2GB
DirectX Version 9.0C or Greater
Hard Drive Space 50GB Free (For Digital Edition) or 30GB (For Physical)
Optical Drive DVD-ROM Drive
Internet connection 256kbs
Windows XP (32 Bit Only)*, Vista, 7, or 8 (Latest Service Pack)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ or,
INTEL Core2 Duo E6750
ATI Radeon HD 3870 or,
NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT
9.0C or Greater
50GB Free (For Digital Edition) or 30GB (For Physical)

*Note that wired internet connection is preferred!
*Windows XP 64-bit is not supported


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Tera game server issues


In order to check if lag is caused by the Game Server you have a couple of possibilites. The best bet is to check the SERVER STATUS on the Tera website:

You can also talk via the in-game chat to other payers on your server and ask if others do lag as well. Another indicator for server lag is to join a group and fight a boss. If all players in the group are lagging, its mainly server lag!


Unfortunately there is no solution for a player available to fight game server lag. You can only report it via the Tera Forum or via the Tera support.

Keep in mind that if lag is caused by your end, it is possible that you get kicked from the game server, what could be misunderstood as server lag!

Tera boss

ISP issues causing lag in Tera


Download the free speed and ping test or Latency Optimizer and monitor your internet connection over a longer period of time (2 / 3 days). Save, compare and analyse all your saved speed and ping test results.


If the test results are convincing, you might want to talk to to your ISP and ask for assistance!

*Note that it doest necessary mean that your ISP causes issues with your internet connection when your speed decreases and your ping increases.

There are tons of reasons what could cause internet connections to perform slow and unstable. Before taking any steps, please try to play another MMO and see if the lag persist!

Tera attack

Issues at players end causing lag


As already mention, there are tons and tons of reason what could possible cause Tera to lag. We advise you to brows trough our blog to get more clues about possible lag causes!


- Ensure your computer meets the Tera system requirements.
- Check your Hardware for malfunctioning parts.
- Verify that you use the newest drivers and firmware.
- Check for high CPU and/or high system memory usage.
- Ensure your system is not infected.
- Configure your security applications proper.
- Tweak & tune your internet connection if necessary.
- Maintain your system regularly.

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*Source & Copyright of Tera media used: Blueholes Studios

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