Best gaming VPN for 2021

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Look, let’s be honest with each other. The laws of physics aren’t going to be repealed by any VPN service provider. Bits take a certain amount of time to move across a network, and if that movement is slowed down due to encryption and extra hops inherent in VPN usage, those bits slow down.

That means that if you’re playing a first-person shooter and you perfectly target some enemy’s head and pull the trigger, your shot might not score even if it was ideally staged. The propagation delay inherent in the VPN might be such that while you saw your target’s head in one location, it might have actually been somewhere slightly different on the server. And that might result in a miss.

In other words, VPNs get in the way of successfully playing Twitch games. But if you want to use a VPN to watch a game on Twitch, you’re golden. Any game that requires fast ping speeds won’t play well with a VPN. But casual games and games where millisecond responses aren’t needed will do well. Fortnight: no. Apple Arcade: yes. World of Warcraft: maybe.

Also, keep in mind that performance may differ

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