The best VPN for gaming

The best VPN for gaming

ExpressVPN lowers ping, minimizes lag, and enhances connectivity.

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Get an online gaming VPN in 3 steps

Step 1

Step 1 of downloading a VPN.

Sign up for ExpressVPN, the best VPN for gaming.

Step 2

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Connect to any one of 160 locations in 94 countries.

Step 3

Game console, handset, controller, and television.

Securely play your favorite games, with minimal lag.

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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.

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 our app for routers. Try ExpressVPN out on your favorite device with popular titles like: League of Legends, FIFA, Fortnite, Minecraft, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, and PUBG.

Get an edge with a VPN for cloud gaming

Much like how streaming platforms work, cloud gaming services stream games from remote servers directly to a variety of compatible devices, circumventing the need for high-end gaming machines. Think of it like Netflix, but for games. ExpressVPN is perfect for upgrading your cloud gaming experience, whether you’re on Google Stadia, Playstation Now, Xbox Cloud Gaming, GeForce Now, or Amazon Luna.

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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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FAQ: Using a VPN for gaming

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6 reasons ExpressVPN is essential to online gamers

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Powerful protection

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


Boost connectivity

Enjoy unlimited, premium bandwidth. Minimize ping and lag with VPN servers in 160 locations in 94 countries.

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Bypass throttling

Limit your ISP from slowing your connection. With a VPN, data can’t be inspected, so your bandwidth won’t be throttled.

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Access more online

Get the latest DLC and games from early launch date countries. Play games even if they're censored where you are.

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

Play on all devices

Whether you prefer to play on a PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, tablet, or phone, ExpressVPN has you covered.

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Game without borders

No matter where you are around the world, simply change your region and play together with your friends.

What customers say about us

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@expressvpn I was able to get the service i needed for gaming 10/10 all platforms thx well worth service i needed!

User HUMECHGAMES recommending ExpressVPN for Apple TV.

Wow, @expressvpn thank you for the stable connection, allowing me to stream and game with minimal issues on my rural connection!

First #vpn to do that well for me.

User SKY_MASTERS737 recommending ExprssVPN for Nvidia Shield.

Yeet! Yup. Its the fastest VPN I’ve ever used to date. I dont even bother switching it off for gaming anymore. Hardly notice it.


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