VPNs are the tool of choice to navigate the Internet as safely as possible. But did you know that using a VPN can also have advantages when gaming? We’ll show you why you should also use a VPN when playing Fortnite.
Setting Up a VPN for Fortnite
Fortnite VPN for Windows, Mac, iPhone, and Android
You don’t have to be a tech whiz to play Fortnite with a VPN. No matter what device you use to play, the installation and setup is quite simple. All you have to do is download the VPN software and follow the on-screen steps.
Fortnite VPN on console
You wouldn’t normally be able to play Fortnite on console with a VPN, since most popular consoles such as PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series and Nintendo Switch don’t have VPN support. However, thanks to Shellfire Box, it’s still possible to play on these consoles with an active VPN connection.
We’ll show you how quickly and easily this works in the following video:
To sum up, you just need to connect the Shellfire Box to your router to get started. A new Wi-Fi network will then appear, automatically connecting all linked devices to the Internet via VPN.
This allows you to use our VPN with pretty much any device with Internet capabilities. In addition to the consoles already mentioned, this of course includes Smart TVs, Apple TV and Streaming Sticks like Amazon Fire TV Stick or Google Chromecast, to name a few.
Advantages to Using a VPN in Fortnite
VPNs are virtual networks. In simple terms, this means that your true IP address is encrypted. You can take advantage of this mechanic when playing Fortnite. By using a VPN, you can not only avoid IP bans and successfully protect yourself from DDoS attacks, but they also help you reduce your ping and lag.
Increased security: protection against DDoS attacks in Fortnite
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are not uncommon in Fortnite, making it all the more important to successfully protect yourself from them. In a DDoS attack, countless requests are sent to a server or network. This flood of requests tries to make the system inaccessible, i.e. unusable.
However, if you connect via VPN when gaming, it is almost impossible to become a victim of a DDoS attack. This is because using a VPN server makes it impossible for the attacker to discover your true IP address. The attack will fail at the VPN server, thus not reaching you.
Reduce ping and lag on Fortnite
Another advantage for gamers is an improvement in connection speed. This also reduces possible lag. The principle is very simple. Your latency always depends on the distance between the server and your home. The further apart these two are, the higher the latency.
By using a VPN, you can give yourself an advantage. While the VPN server doesn’t change the actual principle, it is possible data packets to reach the host via a more direct route through the VPN server. This will significantly reduce your ping.
Bypass IP bans
VPN software can even help you if you have been banned on a Fortnite server. This is because the server saves your IP address and thus prevents that particular address from participating in the game again. However, when you connect to a VPN server, it simply assumes a different IP address.
This should give you an IP address that is not blocked and with which you can continue playing. If Fortnite is not available for use in your location, you can also use this trick to bypass the country lock.
Is Using a VPN in Fortnite Allowed?
In creative mode of “Save the World” (Fortnite’s PVE mode), on the other hand, things look quite different. VPN software can be used here without any concern.
Fortnite is a fun online game. To make sure you enjoy yourself for as long as possible, you should consider using Shellfire VPN. After all, Shellfire VPN not only protects you from DDoS attacks, but can also help you avoid an IP ban. In addition, it can help you improve your connection speed. These are all advantages that will make your Fortnite gaming experience even better.
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