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Use Charles Proxy to monitor traffic from an android game [Resolved]

Can I use Charles Proxy to monitor traffic for an online android game like PUBG. If yes then what all information can I get from this? Can I use this to monitor the packets which are sent to the game server while playing the game and get the information like the ping I am getting while playing the game?


Question Credit: Prateek Gothwal
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Asked July 20, 2019
Tags: proxy
Posted Under: Android
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Online games usually use UDP (and sometimes also raw TCP and/or HTTP(s)) traffic, but Charles is a web proxy that captures only HTTP and HTTPs traffic. Therefore you will only see a small part of the traffic.

The in-game ping usually bases on the UDP traffic, therefore using a pry will also not help you to get your ping time. AFAIK PUBG has a built-in ping time viewer that can be enabled in-game.


credit: Robert
Answered July 20, 2019
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