What is a good download and upload speed for gaming

The latest XBox and Playstation game consoles require a minimum of 3Mb download and 0.5 Mbps (500 Kbps) upload speed. This is the minimum requirement for a single player.

For better multi-player online gaming performance, we recommend download speeds closer to 15–25 Mbps and an Upload speed of 5 Mbps and above.

These guidelines do not take into consideration other internet activities in the home e.g other people in the household streaming, gaming, downloading and uploading files, etc.

Games and gaming consoles also require updates and patches so the faster the download speed the quicker these updates will be.

We recommend a broadband download speed of 50Mbps  or above to be sufficient to cover a household of 4/5 moderate internet users.


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