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Whether you’re at school, traveling abroad, or using a public Wi-Fi network, ExpressVPN helps you securely play Minecraft from anywhere without sacrificing speed.

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Play Minecraft from anywhere with a VPN in 3 easy 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

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Securely play Minecraft, with minimal lag.

Minecraft on a variety of devices.

What is Minecraft?

Minecraft is a franchise born of the survival sandbox game of the same name. The base Minecraft game is in first-person, and players are given a large degree of freedom to explore, create, and survive with no specific goals to achieve. With Minecraft, imagination is the name of the game! With its building-block aesthetic and its emphasis on open-ended, creative thinking, Minecraft is popular with gamers of all ages, and is generally suitable for kids ages 8 and up.

Since its initial release in 2011, the franchise has expanded with a variety of spin-offs that include: Minecraft, Minecraft: Story Mode, Minecraft Earth, Minecraft Dungeons, and Minecraft Education Edition. You can play Minecraft Classic, a JavaScript remake by Minecraft’s developer Mojang Studios, here for free.

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How does a VPN lower 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.

FAQ: Using a VPN for Minecraft

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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, Xbox, 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.

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