Using a VPN can to accelerate and improve your online gaming experience

Many gamers these days use VPN for hassle-free gaming experience.

The popularity of online gaming is increasing day by day, and there are more seasoned gamers than ever before. Most people want a unique gaming experience, and are always on the lookout for new releases. Popular research studies indicate that over 58% of Americans are more or less addicted to video games, and 51% of these gamers own dedicated gaming consoles.  However, not all of them realize that when it comes to online gaming, there is nothing like having a good VPN connection.

Here are some good reasons why you should choose VPN for a better gaming experience.

Private Servers can improve lag issues

As a serious gamer, you must be aware of hassles like in-game lags that seem to be neverending. This can put off any avid gamer and make them run out of patience very fast. Private servers can do away with the irritating lags that tend to kill the thrill while you're engrossed in serious gaming. There’s nothing like having a personal VPN service that is dedicated to serious gamers. SecureThoughts features a comprehensive review of the best VPN services for gaming. Gamers may pick the one that's right for them based on the type of games they play.  

A VPN means no geographical boundaries or restrictions

One needn’t worry about location-based games or being blocked while trying to purchase any game. Some publishers have a policy of blocking a few countries, and local publishers cooperate with them to ensure that the ban is in place. However, VPN users don’t have to be bothered by such restrictions, as you can choose a particular country’s server when trying to place your order and bypass all restrictions successfully. To gamers' delight, a VPN connection ensures that you can access any game under the sun without worrying about your location.

No threat of your credentials being compromised

VPN users need not worry about cybercriminals lurking on the Web, and can rest assured that their financial and personal details remain well-protected. This is especially great when you are playing betting games that involves huge money transactions. Instead of worrying about any compromise, you can focus on your gaming and the size of your pot, and wait until it grows big enough.

More room for multiplayer gaming options

With a VPN, you also have the advantage of being able to play with any person located anywhere in the world. You may choose your gaming partner at will, without worrying about any specific country’s restrictions. This is possible because VPNs create a situation where the system believes that you are located in the very same country, and are not a rank outsider. There is no way that game server admins can stop you from playing with the partners of your choice.

To top it all off, your Internet Service Provider cannot stop you from sending or receiving large amounts of data by citing the oft-repeated reason:you are exceeding your bandwidth limits”.

As all the data is encrypted, there is no way the service providers will be able to detect anything fishy.

Get rid of latency problems that could throw off your game

Imagine you are a gamer from the United Kingdom playing against your rival in China. And the game server happens to be in China. You may get a feeling that your Chinese rival is enjoying some kind of unfair advantage. Well, you're right. Your Chinese rival is capitalizing on the lag and latency problems that you are facing in your country (UK). All you need to do is get a good VPN server to put up an equally good fight against your gaming rival. When using a VPN server, your traffic takes a quicker and more effective route than it does without a VPN connection.                            

It's quite safe to conclude that a VPN is your best bet when it comes to gaming online. You can expect an all-new gaming experience that has absolutely no restrictions, giving you a free hand to display your gaming prowess to anyone, located anywhere in the world. 

Published Sep. 20th 2015
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  • Pierre Fouquet
    Associate Editor
    One massive thing to watch out for with a VPN is anti-cheat systems.
    I know that BattleEye (the Arma anti cheat system and VAC) can sometimes kick (or in the case of VAC give you a ban) when using a VPN. Because VPNs are also used by hackers, because of one good point you made, they don't use your internets IP address.
    Another thing you can do would be using a proxy server, they are fundamentally a VPN with one big difference. As you can setup Steam to use a proxy server, VAC is FAR FAR less likley to ban you. And some proxy servers use VPNs for more security.
    Basically, a proxy server deals with all web traffic before it gets to your home router. So it will gather all webpage, or player details and then send the safe ones onto the router, they are often used as hardware firewalls for businesses.

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