@TangAce I'll try that, didn't want to use impulse because it looked like a cheap and easy burst option but I need all the help I can to compete with KB&M users running circles around me with their Andro's and Evie's lol, thanks.
Polling rate doesn't seem to have much of an impact if any at all. The situation overall seems a tiny bit better and I can cap the game at around 100 fps, however constant and very annoying drops are still present although they are less intensive and appear later. I can still play about one or two matches without the issue. Plugging the pad makes the situation as bad as it was initially. If I unplug gamepad during a match fps improves instantly. Chaning the polling rate doesn't have the same impact. One of the symptoms I didn't mention is that whenever a character appears on a hero selection I get these massive drops. I think I haven't had them before. Overall the game still isn't playable, maybe a match or two in casual but I couldn't play competetive like that.
As explained in my above message, it could be your provider/service/wires as I had a similar issue a few years ago until a technician actually visited and physically inspected everything and made applicable repairs and replacements. Now I have no connection issues. And I play Paladins on my PlayStation 4.
Lastly, it could also be your consoles. They could be dirty. Check everything out. Often a problem may appear complex but have a simple solution.
Which level does you have on Io?
After restarting the game you still didn't have this title?
If you are level 30 and you didn't get the title after restart, it's probably best if you send ticket to support.
I play on the EU server sometimes and get ~150 ping. It's easily playable with that. I wouldn't want to go over 200 though.
That ping screen wasn't so much about the ping time itself (It's not pinging Paladins servers) but that it's consistent with little variation. On a crappy Wi-Fi or bad internet connection it could easily swing from 50-500 or even worse. Large variations and/or packet loss will cause problems.