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The best VPN for gaming

Stay secure when gaming without compromising on experience with ProtonVPN’s global server network.

  • Unblock geo-restricted games
  • Connect to the same servers as your teammates
  • Game safely on public WiFi
  • How to use ProtonVPN for gaming

    1. Step 1

      Sign up for a ProtonVPN Plus plan and download the app for your device.

    2. Step 2

      Log in to ProtonVPN and connect to a server in your chosen country.

    3. Step 3

      Access the server of your choice on your favorite games and start playing immediately.

    Why choose ProtonVPN for gaming?

    Using a VPN gives you an extra layer of security when gaming, especially when connected to public WiFi or when live streaming. Using a VPN for gaming also gives you the ability to choose from a wider range of servers on a game’s network, or connect to your usual server while traveling.

    Global high-speed server network

    Speed is everything when it comes to gaming, and connecting to a nearby server will ensure you enjoy a seamless gaming experience. Our unique VPN Accelerator technology helps you to keep a fast and secure connection while playing your favorite online games.

    Unlimited bandwidth and data

    We do not impose any data restrictions on ProtonVPN, so you can keep your data secure while gaming with zero interruptions. We also do not implement any bandwidth limits, so you can continue playing and streaming your favorite games without throttling.

    Strongest encryption

    Protect your IP address and login credentials with the strongest possible encryption. Your gaming traffic is encrypted with AES-256 or ChaCha20, both of which are extremely secure, meaning you can play and stream safely, even while connected to public WiFi.

    Gaming safely with ProtonVPN

    WireGuard

    WireGuard is a lightweight, fast, and secure VPN protocol that gives you exceptional VPN speeds, improved performance, and even extends your battery life compared to other protocols — perfect for when you are gaming from your laptop.

    No throttling

    If you do not use a VPN, your ISP is able to see your online activity and intentionally slow down your internet connection while gaming. ProtonVPN hides your online activity from your ISP, preventing them from targeting and throttling your gaming traffic.

    VPN Accelerator

    Enjoy gaming without interruptions with our VPN Accelerator, which can achieve connection speed improvements of over 400% even if you are connected to a server halfway around the world.

    Secure gaming with ProtonVPN

    • No data limits or bandwidth restrictions
    • Connect to game servers in another country
    • Access geoblocked games
    • Livestream seamlessly from anywhere
    • Keep your IP address and login credentials private and secure

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Will a VPN slow down my gaming?

    Although using a VPN can slow down your internet, the difference in speed is negligible when you use ProtonVPN. The fast and lightweight WireGuard protocol is available for everyone who uses ProtonVPN, and when this is combined with our VPN Accelerator technology, you can increase your VPN speeds by over 400%. As a result, ProtonVPN minimizes lag and disruption while gaming.

    Why should I use a VPN for gaming?

    Using a VPN for gaming helps you to protect your valuable login credentials from attackers, especially when using unsecured public WiFi. Furthermore, using a VPN when gaming helps to avoid your ISP throttling your speeds, and prevents your network administrator from seeing your online activity.

    What are the benefits of using a VPN for gaming?

    Gaming via a VPN keeps your IP address and login credentials secure. This is especially important for people who use public WiFi or are connected to an institution's network while playing — such as those playing from their college dorms. Although some network operators or ISPs may block or throttle games or gaming platforms, using a VPN allows you to bypass these restrictions.