Q&A VPN for online Gaming?

SecurityNightmares

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Jan 9, 2020
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I'm not that lucky, but I also don't live too far away from the servers to have issues. That's why I only care for a free VPN for the browser only.
Did you try redirection with DNS?
Use nslookup and ping from your ISP and with your VPN or just other DNS services like Quad9, Cloudflare.
Then make DNS based redirection with e.g. NextDNS.

I do the same with some image server as NextDNS "backend" use slower routing for me.
 

jackuars

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Jul 2, 2014
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But why using a VPN for gaming when it doesn’t increase speed? :unsure:
It reduces the ping when playing in other regions. You can check by pinging a game server in another country without using the VPN and repeat the ping test by using ExpressVPN.

Now if you are playing on a game server that's hosted outside your region, Express VPN reduces network congestion and provides shorter connection route between you and gaming server. For instance if you are playing a game hosted in an Asian server and you are from Japan, but the game server is in China, choosing China in VPN will help reduce latency and lag .
 

SecureKongo

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Feb 25, 2017
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It reduces the ping when playing in other regions. You can check by pinging a game server in another country without using the VPN and repeat the ping test by using ExpressVPN.

Now if you are playing on a game server that's hosted outside your region, Express VPN reduces network congestion and shorter connection route between you and gaming server. For instance if you are playing a game hosted in an Asian server and you are from Japan, but the game server is in China, choosing China in VPN will help reduce latency and lag.
Does it actually work for you?
 
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