While gaming on smartphones is the norm now, there are still a lot of problems that can happen when playing. In such a competitive online game like Free Fire, you need to have the smoothest experience to be able to perform at your best and enjoy the game.

Free Fire 999 Problem
Free Fire 999+ problem can make your playing experience very frustrated

One of the most annoying problems that Free Fire players might get is the Free Fire 999+ problem when the ping of the game goes to 999+ ms and your game stop working. Here, in this article, we will show you what might cause the Free Fire 999+ problem and how to fix it.

What is PING and MS in Free Fire?

Ping and ms are 2 very common terms in the online gaming world to describe the latency between the server and your device. Ms stands for a millisecond. 1000ms equals 1 second. For example, if you have a 100ms ping, your character will start shooting 0,1 second after you press the Fire button. Normally, an acceptable amount of ping in online games like Free Fire is around 80ms to have smooth gameplay. The lower the ping the better.

Ping Gaming
Ping the amount of delay between your device and the server in online games

When you have more than a ping of more than 100ms then you will start to feel the delay between your action and your character. Playing Free Fire with high ping is a very frustrating experience and it needs to be fixed as soon as possible.

How To Fix Free Fire 999+ Problem?

When the ping of Free Fire goes to 999+, that means the game is not sending or receiving any data from the server at all. If you are in the game, you might still be able to move around, but you won't be able to pick up items, shoot other players, reload,...

Here are some possible solutions that might solve your Free Fire 999+ problem:

  • If you are using 3G, 4G, make sure that you still have data in your plan. Also, the mobile signal might be cut off if you are in an elevator or underground.
  • Turn on and off Airplane Mode. Smartphones can get buggy from time to time. A quick restart might just solve the problem.
Ariplane Mode
Turn on and off the airplane mode
  • Sometimes, if your device is getting too hot, the mobile signal of the phone will be cut off. To keep your phone cool in long gaming sessions, keep your graphics at the lowest setting and use a Wi-Fi connection instead of 3G/4G.
  • Change your SIM card to another provider with a better network plan and connection.
  • Setup an APN. Below is an APN that you can use if you are a JIO user.

Name: Jio 4G or Jio Data
APN: JioNet
Proxy: Not set
Port: Not set
Username: JioNet
Password: Not set
Server: www.jio.com {for browsing and improved speed}
MMSC: Not set
MMSC port: Not set
Authentication type: PAP
APN type: default, {don’t use capital word}
APN Protocol: IPv4/IPv6
APn roaming protocol: IPv4/IPv6
Bearer: LTE (set LTE only)

How To Fix Free Fire 999+ Problem FAQ

How do I fix my free fire Ping?

  1. Stay near the Wi-Fi router you are using.
  2. Stay in an open space if you are using a 3G/4G network connection.

Why Free fire is not working in my phone?

Here are some common problems that might stop Free Fire from working on your phone and solutions:

  • Make sure your device meets the minimum requirement of Free Fire. Your device must have more than 600MB of storage, Android OS 4.02 or above, and at least 1GB of RAM. For iOS, you need an iPhone with iOS 8.0 or above and more than 460 MB of storage.
  • Close all other applications before opening Free Fire to free up RAM.
Free Fire 999 Problem
Reduce the graphics of the game will keep your device cooler while playing
  • Restart the phone might fix the problem in a lot of cases.
  • Reduce the graphics quality of the game in the Settings.

What to do if Free Fire is not working?

Whenever there is a big update, Free Fire will be under maintenance and will be unavailable for all players. All you have to do is wait until the maintenance is over, which might last for a couple of hours.

If you think that there is something wrong with the game then you can uninstall it and reinstall it from the Google Play Store.

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