Why does high-speed internet matter for serious gamers?

If you enjoy gaming, then high-speed internet will be a big factor when you’re looking for an internet provider. But what should you be looking for in a high-speed broadband plan to make sure you get the ultimate gaming experience?

High-speed broadband helps prevent lag 

There’s nothing worse than lag affecting your online gaming experience because you’ve dropped out of a server. Poor internet speeds may be costing you, or your team, the win because of lag. The best way to prevent it? To have an internet plan with fast speeds.

Sure, you may be experiencing some performance issues due to poor infrastructure rather than your provider. But as a general rule, getting the right internet plan gives you the best chance when it comes to internet reliability.

Which internet speed is optimal for gamers?

A good internet speed for gaming comes down to what kind of gaming you’re doing. If you’re into competitive gaming such as Fortnite, League of Legends, WoW or Rocket League, you’ll likely want both a high download and upload speed. When looking at broadband plans, look at the speed during a typical evening or how fast your internet speed is likely to be during busy periods. Higher typical evening speeds mean there’s less chance your speed will dip to low performance levels in the evening. 

An internet speed of above 20 Mbps is usually ideal for gaming – especially multiplayer gaming. A drop below 20 Mbps may cause you to experience lag, which could prevent you from taking out the competition. When you choose one of our Enthusiast plans, you can expect typical download speed of 99 Mbps between 7-11pm meaning you should get great performance all night.

Multiple devices on your network

Bandwidth is a measure of how much data can be transmitted over your network at a given time. When you have multiple devices in your household using the internet at the same time, it can slow down your internet and affect your gaming experience. Choosing a plan with a higher internet speed gives you the ability to transmit more data so that it’s less likely that you will suffer problems whilst gaming.

Our handy guide can help you understand what else may be slowing down your internet.

Broadband with Origin

Not to be dramatic, but if you’re a serious gamer, a slow internet connection could ruin your day. If you want a hassle-free gaming experience our faster plans are the perfect plans for enthusiastic gamers just like you.

Our plans that are optimal for gaming are:

Enthusiast 100

This plan offers a typical download speed of 99 Mbps between 7-11pm and an upload speed of 20 Mbps. It’s designed for streaming 4K video, having multiple people streaming or gaming at once, or downloading large files.

Enthusiast 100+**

Our Enthusiast 100+ plan offers higher upload speed than the Enthusiast 100. The plan offers a typical download speed of 99 Mbps between 7-11pm and an upload speed of 40 Mbps. It’s a great option for gamers live streaming on Twitch or content creators who are looking to upload videos to YouTube.

Superfast 250

Our new Super Fast 250 internet plan is best for large downloads. The plan offers a typical download speed of 248 Mbps between 7-11pm and an upload speed of 25 Mbps. Have the confidence to have multiple people stream 4K video, download huge files and large game updates. This plan’s only available for FTTP locations and some HFC addresses.

Ultra Fast 1000

Our Ultra Fast 1000 is a new broadband plan that provides ultra-fast internet for multiple users all at the same time! It offers a typical download speed of 600 Mbps between 7-11pm and an upload speed of 50 Mbps. This plan provides well above the needs of most households, so it’s recommended for heavy internet users who have a strong reliance on fast internet speed. This plan’s only available for FTTP locations and some HFC addresses.

With our plans, you can spend less time worrying about your internet speed and more time working out how your guild’s going to take out the next boss in your raid. Our month-to-month broadband plans offer unlimited data with no lock-in contracts, should you ever need to switch up your plan. You can find more info in our fact sheets.


**Only available over the phone with one of our specialists.

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