Those of you who've been around Windscribe since last year may remember that we forged an alliance with our friends over at World of Warships. Well, over the past year, we've been working on a little something special for everyone... A 29% discount for Windscribe Pro ($69 per year value) AND an awesome starter pack with $25 worth of in-game World of Warship goodies.
You may be wondering: "What does a VPN have to do with gaming?" Or perhaps even “Aren't VPNs bad for gaming?” While that's definitely a point of debate, I'm here to tell you that VPNs absolutely can be used in tandem with gaming and can even enhance your experience!
Perks for Gaming with a VPN
There are two primary perks that using a VPN while gaming gives you: Enhanced Privacy & Security, and Enhanced Routing.
Enhanced Privacy & Security
The Enhanced Privacy & Security bonus is particularly valuable for games that rely on peer-to-peer connections for hosting lobbies, such as GTA Online or some older Call of Duty titles. When using these types of connections, it's relatively easy for other players to discover your IP address, either through cheats or network monitoring tools like Wireshark. This exposes your approximate geolocation and makes you vulnerable to potential DDoS attacks or attempts to probe for open ports and gain access to your network.
When you're connected to a VPN like Windscribe, however, your IP address will appear as the IP address of the VPN server you're currently connected to. This not only conceals your actual location but also provides protection against potential attacks. Even if a DDoS attack somehow manages to disrupt the VPN server you're using, you have the flexibility to simply switch to a different server, maintaining your online security and privacy.
The second perk becomes relevant when your network or ISP lacks optimized routing, and in such cases, using a VPN can yield noticeable benefits.
Routing refers to the process of directing information packets across the internet from their source to their destination, and sometimes, these packets take a less efficient path. Have you ever experienced unusually high ping while playing a game, even when connected to a server nearby? It's likely due to suboptimal routing - a fact I bring up to my friends every time I lose my 1v1 on Rust.
For those grappling with this issue, a VPN can serve as a workaround by connecting to a nearby server and compelling your internet traffic to follow a shorter route. This typically results in a more stable connection with reduced ping. Unfortunately, that does mean you need to come up with a different excuse for your K/D ratio woes.
Here, at Windscribe, we're not a fan of being misleading; many VPNs hype up their product and its capabilities beyond reality. We think that's just kind of scummy.
Don't interpret this as us lacking confidence in our product; in fact, we firmly believe we offer the best VPN service and are ready to defend that claim against anyone who challenges it. Anyone who feels otherwise is welcome to settle this with a Rocket League 1v1 show match.
Despite my enthusiasm, we are also students of humility. Being the best also means recognizing our limitations.
It's essential to understand that using a VPN for gaming can have some drawbacks. One of the most notable is that if you're already on a well-optimized network with efficient routing, connecting to a VPN server that isn't geographically close to you might potentially increase your ping. While you still enjoy the benefits of privacy and security, nobody wants their latency to spike. To minimize the chances of this happening, it's always advisable to ensure you're connected to a nearby server with low ping when gaming.
What is World of Warships
World of Warships is a free-to-play, historical, online PC game developed and published by Wargaming. As the name gently suggests, it’s a naval action game where players can amass a fleet of iconic war vessels and take them into battle in strategically designed multiplayer arenas.
Beyond the gaming aspect, World of Warships also prides itself as a digital naval museum – a focal point for history enthusiasts – thanks to its beautifully recreated ship models.
New thematic content and innovative game modes are being added on a regular basis, always providing diverse and fresh gameplay experiences to its players.
Awesome Deals Exclusively for Windscribers
In order to redeem the Windscribe voucher at the World of Warships Captain’s Club, there is but one simple requirement for your account to be eligible: play at least one battle in World of Warships! Once you've met that simple requirement, you'll be able to claim your code in the Captain's Club Offer portal. Make sure to activate your code by Feb 28, 2024 to get the 29% off of Windscribe Pro deal.
But before you can do that, you’ll have to create a game account—and it just so happens that we’ve got a special code* you can use when creating your account that’ll drop some valuable goodies in your Port as a welcome pack:
- Tier II Premium American cruiser Albany with a Port slot and a 6-skill-point Commander
- 7 days of Warships Premium Account
- 300 Doubloons
- 1,500,000 Credits
- 8x "Credits +40%" economic bonuses
- 8x "Ship XP +200%" economic bonuses
- 8x "Commander XP +200%" economic bonuses
- 8x "Free XP +600%" economic bonuses
After playing 15 battles, you will get to choose to keep one of the following Tier IV ships:
- American cruiser Phoenix
- Japanese cruiser Kuma
- French battleship Courbet
- Italian battleship Dante Alighieri
- British destroyer Wakeful
How to Redeem the Code:
- Go to the link: https://wo.ws/3Q1SapV
- If you're a New Player, Click on REGISTRATION and create a game account
- If you're an Existing Player, Click on GO TO ACTIVATION PAGE
- Log in to your account and insert the CODE: ZY9BWINDSCRIBEWOWS2023
- The gifts will be delivered to your in-game Port!
*Offer valid until December 11, 2023.