If you’re having high ping problems, a VPN can reduce them considerably by reducing the distance your data needs to travel. It’s the easiest way to make sure that when you teleport with Loba’s bracelet, you actually go where you want to go. The alternative is quite possibly lagging your way into the middle of an enemy squad.
What’s the point of that fancy gaming laptop if your games are blocked on your school network? Or at work, for that matter? You deserve to have a little fun at lunch, so use PIA VPN to encrypt your traffic and get around those pesky network blocks. The IT team won’t know unless you invite them to play too.
Apex Legends itself does not expose your IP, but it has been hacked, for real, in the past. While we hope to never see another breach, you can use a VPN to protect yourself from that possibility. PIA VPN hides your IP address by routing your data through a separate server, keeping you out of the crosshairs of malicious players and hackers.
You deserve better than to be dealing with lag in the middle of a multi-squad battle. If you just happen to have an ISP that throttles traffic to game servers or streaming websites, PIA VPN can help you get around that. By encrypting your traffic and routing it all through a remote VPN server, you can hide your activity even from your ISP.
Apex Legends is a smash hit in the Battle Royale genre that came seemingly out of nowhere. It has cemented Respawn Entertainment’s place in the world as one of the most reliably successful game developers, and now you’ll see their name everywhere.
Every Battle Royale match starts with 60 players being dropped onto a map, usually in squads of 2 or 3 players. Each squad must quickly scour their starting area for resources, including guns, ammo, grenades, healing items, armor, and more. They must do this while defending themselves from other players, and keeping an eye on the Ring.
The Ring is an ever contracting wall. Get caught outside of it, and you’ll lose health. Stay there, and you die. As the match progresses, the Ring forces the remaining Legends together until only one squad is left to take the win.
Because you need to react quickly when playing Apex Legends, that’s why.
Here’s the longer explanation: your ping is the time it takes for a signal to go from your computer to a remote server, like a game server. While your data should theoretically take the shortest route to its destination, it doesn’t always happen like that, and you can get high ping. High ping means that you’re going to experience lag.
By routing your internet traffic through a VPN server that’s close to the game server, you can actually reduce the distance that your signal has to travel. It seems a little counterintuitive, perhaps, but it works. In fact, it works often enough that VPNs have become a mainstay in the gaming world for speed as much as for security.
Since you can manually change your data center location in game, a VPN can especially help to reduce your ping when you’re playing with friends in other regions of the world. All in all, it’s a good investment.
When you need a gaming VPN, PIA offers the best of both worlds: security and speed. You’ll need both to keep up in the fast-paced
world of Apex Legends, where getting your reticle on the enemy first matters.
With servers in 91 countries, PIA is bound to have a server close to the game servers you want to use. This means PIA can keep your ping low, and even reduce your ping when you’d otherwise have trouble with it. It also means you can play Apex Legends securely from anywhere.
Server proximity means little if the connection between the servers is slow. PIA’s 10-Gbps network is more than up to the challenge of handling the data you need to play games. Phasing through reality with Wraith will feel as natural as it should, with no concern for lag.
Anyone with your IP address can, in theory, hit you with a DDoS attack or try to hack you. There may be a whole lot of wallhacking characters in the game, but you shouldn’t have to deal with that in real life. With PIA VPN, you can hide your IP address from the game’s servers just in case.
In the event that your ISP throttles the traffic to Apex Legends servers, you can get around that by using PIA. The encryption of all your internet traffic means that your ISP doesn’t know where the traffic is going in the end. If they don’t know where it’s going, they can’t selectively throttle it.
If you’ve been grinding away for hours, the last thing you want is to get disconnected right before winning just because of some arbitrary data cap. Well, PIA doesn’t have data caps. Whether you’re jumping in for a quick game of Team Deathmatch or a full round of Battle Royale, you don’t have to stop.
Octane isn’t the only one who’s fast. If you run into any problems at all with PIA VPN, or just want to know more about how it works, you can contact our 24/7 Customer Support team via chat or email. They’ll get you back on the road to winning, or at least surviving a while before you get third-partied.
Play on Windows, or on Linux with Proton; it doesn’t matter. PIA has a simple graphical client that maintains feature parity across operating systems. If you’re squadding up on a console, you can set up PIA VPN on your router. There’s no reason to ever play without protecting your data.
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Absolutely, yes. You are free to use a VPN to protect yourself and speed up your connection as you sprint, slide, and zipline across the map. In fact, large portions of the community even recommend using a VPN, especially if you’re running into connectivity issues. Get PIA VPN, go wild, and have fun.
Well first, you’ll need to buy a VPN and install it on the operating system of your choice. You can also set one up on your router to cover all your gaming consoles. Then, log into the game without the VPN, and see which data center/server you usually use. Exit the game, power up the VPN, and choose a server that’s close to your usual data center.
If you need help with any of that, don’t hesitate to contact our 24/7 Customer Support team for assistance.
Nope. The Apex Legends team may, of course, ban you for the usual offenses: using cheat software, abusing glitches, treating other players poorly, and anything else that makes the game worse for everyone. You still need to be a good teammate to those you meet.
But just for using a gaming VPN? No.
Yes, a fast VPN can absolutely lower your ping, under the right conditions. When you connect to a remote server, your data is supposed to take the shortest possible route to get there and back. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always work out like it’s supposed to.
By routing your traffic through the PIA VPN server location closest to the game servers, you can reduce the distance that the data needs to travel.
You could, but you’d likely regret it. Apex Legends is a fast-paced game that requires quick reaction times. Free VPNs generally tend to be slow and unsecured, and have a limited number of server locations. They’ll also often cap the amount of data you can use in a month.
PIA VPN lets you properly hide your IP address. We have a 10-Gbps network with servers in 91 countries, and we don’t cap your total data usage. Ever.
You can get PIA VPN for as little as per month, or get the three-year plan, which brings the price all the way down to per month. In other words, the price of one Legendary skin would pay for several months of VPN usage.
You can try the service on any plan risk-free with our 30-day money-back guarantee. Take your time, and see if PIA VPN is right for you.
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