Calling all online gamers… we know you’re looking for fast and reliable internet to make sure nothing holds you back from the best gameplay experience!
Every online gamer (or every parent of an online gamer) knows how important a high-speed internet connection is when they’re in the zone playing their favourite games – nobody wants a lagging game to stop them from playing at their best.
With our super speedy unlimited internet plans you can continue playing your games all month long without having to worry.
Keep reading for our top tips to make sure you’re getting the most out of your internet connection when it comes to online gaming.
Ensure you’re connected to fast and reliable broadband
Once you’ve sorted your playing system (PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch… so many options!), the next step is to make sure you have access to a good internet connection. We offer a range of affordable plans that will ensure you can stay online with a fast and dependable connection. Whether it’s 4G, Fixed Wireless or Fibre, we can help get you connected.
Plan your gaming time during off-peak hours
Playing during busy internet usage times when there is increased network congestion could lead to slower internet, to avoid this try and plan your gaming sessions outside of those peak hours. Popular internet times are generally in the evening or weekends – maybe you could stay up late or sneak in a quick game during your lunchbreak if you work from home.
Remember this also includes times when your family or flatmates are more likely to be online at your place.
Keep your device background free of clutter
Before you boot up and get in lost in your game, make sure you take a moment to check that all unnecessary applications and programs in the background are closed. Having these open could slow down or overload your system, resulting in lagging gameplay or a delayed connection.
Double check your ping rate
If you want to find out how quickly your device is communicating with the game server, ping is your best friend. Lower ping times make for smoother gameplay, so if you notice you’re getting a high ping this could result in lagging and disrupted gameplay.
Here are a few ways you can lower a high ping rate:
- Restart your router.
- Move your device closer to the router or connect it directly to the router using an Ethernet cable.
- Reduce the number of devices connect to your Wi-Fi network – the more users connected at one time can affect connection speeds.
- Switch to a local server
- Sign up for one of our super speedy unlimited Rural Wireless Broadband or Fibre plans.
Invest in quality equipment
While you don’t need the most expensive equipment on the market, investing in a quality set up can definitely improve your overall gaming experience.
Your dream gaming set up could a router that isn’t old or outdated, powerful operating system, responsive gaming mouse and keyboard, quality monitor and a good chair so you can stay comfortable while you play!
Also make sure you keep your software up-to-date.