The best VPN for gaming

Want to know how to reduce ping time while gaming? Use ExpressVPN, which can also let you:

  • Get new games at the lowest prices
  • Unblock restricted maps and skins
  • Defend against DDoS attacks
  • Game with freedom and security

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Get an online gaming VPN in 3 steps

Step 1

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Sign up for ExpressVPN and its blazing-fast service.

Step 2

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Connect to any one of 160 locations in 94 countries.

Step 3

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Play your favorite games with security and fewer restrictions.

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How to use ExpressVPN for gaming

ExpressVPN offers easy-to-use apps to enhance gaming on a range of major platforms, including Windows, Android, Mac, and iOS. Or try the ExpressVPN app for compatible routers, which lets you secure every device in your network, including game consoles such as PlayStation and Xbox that can’t install a VPN directly. ExpressVPN will also complement your cloud-gaming experience on services such as Google Stadia and GeForce Now.

If you’re using a game console for live or on-demand video, ExpressVPN’s included MediaStreamer service can help you unlock what you want with no buffering, but it does not offer the privacy and other benefits of a VPN.

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Use a VPN for all the most popular games

With protection from DDoS attacks and less ping, ExpressVPN makes it more enjoyable to play your favorite games. It works on computers, smartphones, tablets, and game consoles (via the app for routers), so you’ll have no problem using it to play Final Fantasy XIV (FF14), Minecraft, Rain City, Fortnite, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, and PUBG on any device.

How does a VPN reduce ping?

Shorter connection routes between you and gaming servers can lower latency and overall lag. This means packets of data are able to move between your computer and the game server faster, reducing any noticeable delay between your actions and what happens in the game—and giving you an advantage. Usually, connecting to the VPN server closest to the game server will give the best results.

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Blazing-fast speed

Enjoy unlimited premium bandwidth. Reduce ping times and lag with 160 server locations in 94 countries.

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Lowest game prices

Game prices vary by region. Find the lowest prices for popular online games by changing your IP address and apparent location.

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Resist DDoS attacks

Avoid DDoS attacks by masking your true IP. ExpressVPN also features 256-bit AES, DNS/IPv6 leak protection, a kill switch, and split tunneling.

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Unblock games online

Be the first to get the latest games and restricted maps by accessing new releases from countries with early launch dates. If a game is censored where you are, unblock it. Love Minecraft? Read about the best Minecraft VPN.

Access content you want on PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, and other devices.

Use on all devices

Whether you prefer to play on a PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, tablet, or phone, ExpressVPN has got you covered, providing fast, uninterrupted gameplay at home or on the go.

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Play with friends

Easily change your region to play with friends around the world. And you can have five connections active at a time, so while you’re gaming, other devices in your home can be streaming video from another country.

What customers say about us

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