Using a VPN

xXInfectedXx

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Virtual Private Network is short for (VPN). You may be familiar with this term or be using it as a gamer.

Today, I'm Interested to know what the main disadvantages and benefits are of using a VPN whilst gaming.

Should I install this type of connection for gaming? Why or why not?
 

Nova

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Usually you need really fast connection for VPN to respond back quickly. Because if you are on slow net, then VPN would be even slower for you. And then gaming becomes even more or less slow. It all depends on how the VPN connection may turn out on many small things.
 

Nerdface

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I'll be honest, I haven't really read the article in detail - but it argues against what I was going to write concerning lag.. Seems that if you know what you're doing, using a VPN for gaming could potentially reduce lag.
 
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TopSilver

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I'll be honest, I haven't really read the article in detail - but it argues against what I was going to write concerning lag.. Seems that if you know what you're doing, using a VPN for gaming could potentially reduce lag.
I also believe it could reduce lag just by the sheer idea of your network having that mask over it. Incoming/Outgoing connections would all be filtered. This could lead to a reduced latency on your game. Mostly because any other connections you have would not be present for the most part as far as I am aware.
 

Gopnik

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VPN can help you get cheaper games by changing your location to Russia and changing the store's currency. Not sure if it works on consoles but it definitely works on PC. Although, you risk getting your Steam account banned but I don't think there is really a big chance for that to happen.
 
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