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Whether you’re gaming at school, traveling abroad, or using a public Wi-Fi network, get bot lobbies and securely play Modern Warfare 3 anywhere with the fastest VPN for gaming.

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Is it legal to get bot lobbies with a VPN?

While you can get bot lobbies by connecting to a VPN server location in a country other than your own, doing so may infringe upon Activision’s and ExpressVPN’s terms of use. ExpressVPN is a security and privacy tool, not intended to be used for copyright circumvention. By design, we cannot see or control what you do when connected to our VPN service, so we must insist that you respect the gaming industry and always honor the terms of use.

Here’s why ExpressVPN is the best Modern Warfare VPN

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How to use a VPN in Modern Warfare 3

Setting up a VPN for Modern Warfare 3 is a breeze. Here’s how:

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Step 1: Get ExpressVPN

ExpressVPN provides a secure tunnel between your device and the internet that protects your online traffic from prying eyes. Using a VPN when playing Modern Warfare 3 online also helps you to change your IP address so that your device appears to be in a different country.

Sign up for ExpressVPN and download the app for Windowsor your router. Every subscription is backed by a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Step 2: Choose a VPN server location

Open the ExpressVPN app and connect to one of thousands of high-speed, secure VPN servers across 105 countries. Modern Warfare 3 is available in most countries around the world so connecting to the one closest to your physical location is recommended.

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Step 3: Play Modern Warfare 3

Once you’re connected to ExpressVPN, securely play Modern Warfare 3 with minimal lag.

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What are bot lobbies and SBMM?

Bot lobbies are matches in multiplayer games where the majority of players are controlled by computer algorithms (bots) instead of human players. SBMM (Skill-Based Matchmaking) is a system used in some games to match players of similar skill levels together in order to create more balanced and competitive gameplay experiences.

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The best VPN locations for getting bot lobbies in Modern Warfare 3

Your VPN server location can matter for getting bot lobbies as Modern Warfare 3 uses region-based matchmaking. By connecting to a server in a specific location, you may be able to access lobbies with a higher concentration of bots due to factors such as lower player populations or different matchmaking algorithms used in that region.

That said, it's important to note that intentionally manipulating matchmaking systems may violate Activision’s terms of use which could lead to unintended consequences.

Modern Warfare 3 has dedicated server locations in cities like Singapore, Sydney, Paris, London, Hong Kong, Seoul, Miami, Atlanta, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Helsinki, Sao Paulo, and Santiago.

Can I use a free VPN to play Modern Warfare 3?

Free proxy services are not recommended for gaming online as they do not offer the same privacy and security benefits of a paid VPN. Many do not work as advertised, some may even sell your data, and most will leave your networks vulnerable to attack.

Read more about free proxy services vs. VPNs.

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