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Can I use a VPN to balance latency between game clients?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I live in on the East Cost of the US, and I'm trying to play Borderlands with a buddy of mine from Australia. Is there any chance I'd be able to get us both on a VPN hosted somewhere in-between us, so we can balance out the latency we have to the game? I really want to play the game together, but sending a jump input makes me wait around a whole second before it happens.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Electronics Wizardy said:

You can always try it, but im guessing it won't help much, as the packets still have to go around the world and the vpn itself adds some latency.

Is there a specific service you'd suggest trying?


PC Specs :

Main System:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Current OC is 3.8 GHz, will go higher with better cooler

CPU Cooler: AMD Wraith Prism RGB

RAM: 16GB G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3200MHz DDR4 (clocked at 2800, my board is being screwy)

Graphics Card: Zotac GTX 1080 Mini

Motherboard: Asus B350-F

PSU: Corsair CS550m

Storage: 250GB Samsung 850 EVO / 1TB Seagate Barracuda

Case: Fractal Design Define R6

Monitor: Acer 27” Monitor KG271 144Hz / LG 29UM67-P / 24" Dell UltraSharp Monitor

Audio: Beyerdynamic DT770 PRO 80Ω / Blue Snowball ICE

 

Secondary PC:

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690k

RAM: 24GB G.Skill Ripjaws X RAM

CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO

Motherboard: Asus Maximus VII Hero

Graphics Card: Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB

PSU: Generic Azza 500W Power Supply (It's probably about to blow up)

Case: Fractal Design Define S

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Interesting question. Borderlands use p2p for multiplayer so connecting to the same server maybe could straighten out the latency for both users. Right now if your're connecting to your AU buddy you get a response later than him, while connected to the same server theoretically should give the same response time. I'm using Surfshark, they have 30d. money back guarantee if it doesn't help at least you'll get to try VPN for free for a month :D. Other VPNs that are said to give good speeds are ExpressVPN and IvacyVPN. 

 

P.S. You don't need to connect to the server in between the countries, just connect to the same US server, it's closer to you and to AU.

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