We at the Bradford Gamers Society play various games from a single location, which can be problematic if we all use the same IP. The game servers to which we are all connecting, whether it be League of Legends, Starcraft 2 or PUBG we need to have multiple IP addresses. That is when the idea of using a gaming VPN comes in.
Why do we need to use a gaming VPN to play?
Game servers filter for cheating and botting by looking at the IP address we use. The more people are connecting from a single location the more suspicious it is for the game server. Even if no one is cheating it might still be suspicious enough, if 30 people are connecting from the same IP, to simply block that IP address. This is also true if you are playing from a public place with a wi-fi like an internet cafe for example.
To avoid our IP address being blocked by the game server we need to each have our own separate IP address. The only way to achieve this is to use a VPN, specifically a VPN used for gaming, in other words, a gaming VPN. There are providers out there that offer game VPN specifically to be used as a gamer VPN during playing.
No matter what is the game we will need a VPN for each, so we need a League of Legends VPN, PUBG VPN, Starcraft 2 VPN, CS:GO VPN and even DOTA 2 VPN. Yeah, we need VPN for every single game, which is really annoying.
Unfortunately, there is no way to avoid this and a VPN can add additional latency to the gaming experience, but if choosing a close server it should be minimal. It should be noted that everyone has to actually connect to a separate VPN server otherwise this wouldn’t work!
When playing from the same location we need to use gamervpn.com or a similar service like NordVPN or ExpressVPN to avoid being flagged by the game server as cheaters or botters. However, neither NordVPN or ExpressVPN are gaming specific, which means more torrenting and downloading is going on their servers!
At this time there is no way to contact the game publisher directly to explain our situation, since we all have dynamic IP-s, so even if we whitelist one of our IP-addresses it could change at any time!