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Boost Your Game! The #1 VPN for Nintendo Switch

  • Lower your ping for smoother play
  • Play games from other countries
  • Avoid DDoS attacks and hacking attempts
  • 45-day money-back guarantee


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Boost Your Game with the Best VPN for Nintendo Switch

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How to Set Up a VPN for Nintendo Switch

The Switch doesn’t support VPN apps natively, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the benefits of a VPN while you play. CyberGhost VPN offers 3 different options:

Configure a VPN on Your Router

Configure a VPN on Your Router

If your router supports VPNs, all you need to do is sign up for CyberGhost VPN, then go into your router’s settings. Once there, configure the router to direct your traffic through the VPN servers in the country of your choice.

Use a Virtual Router

If you have a PC or extra smartphone handy, there are various apps that you can use to turn those devices into a virtual router. You’ll be connecting your Switch to your PC or phone, and accessing the internet through it. Then, you can configure your virtual router app to direct all traffic through CyberGhost’s VPN servers.

Use Smart DNS

If you want to change your virtual location to the US or the UK, you can use CyberGhost’s Smart DNS feature without having to configure the VPN on your router. Just sign up, configure your Switch to use CyberGhost’s DNS servers for one of those two countries, and go. (Just keep in mind that with this option, your traffic won’t be encrypted.)

Why Do You Need a VPN for Nintendo Switch?

Lower Your Ping

Under the right circumstances, a VPN can actually help you lower your ping by creating a more direct connection from your Switch console to the game servers. You shouldn’t have to rubber-band your way around your friends’ Animal Crossing islands.

Avoid DDoS Attacks

A VPN hides your IP address by replacing it with one from a VPN server. This means that your home network can’t take a direct hit from DDoS attacks. What? Smash Bros. players get wild sometimes.

Play Games from Other Countries

Sometimes it takes a while for games to be released all over the world (Japanese games in particular), and you might not want to wait. A good VPN can help you access games before they’re officially brought to your region. You pay for it, you deserve it.

Prevent game throttling

Some ISPs will throttle game-related traffic, and that can cause lag in action-intensive games. A VPN can keep your Splatoon matches smooth by encrypting the traffic between your Switch and the VPN servers. When your ISP can’t see the data or the destination, you can’t be targeted for throttling.

Lower Your ping
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Play Switch Cloud Games with CyberGhost VPN

Nintendo Switch offers a number of games that don’t even need to be installed for you to play them. With Switch Cloud, you can play over 20 popular games that run remotely on cloud servers, and stream the graphics to your Switch over the internet.

However, cloud gaming needs a fast, stable connection, and a VPN can help. Routing your Switch’s internet traffic through our network can help smooth out connection issues.

As of now, Switch Cloud games are only available in the US and Canada. If you’re traveling abroad with your Switch, you can connect to a VPN server in the US to keep playing as though you never left home.

Connect to Our Network to Play from Anywhere


CyberGhost’s VPN server network covers 100 different countries, and multiple locations in the larger nations. Wherever the game servers are, you’ll probably be able to find a VPN server that’s close by. This will help you keep latency low, and can even sometimes reduce your ping, under the right circumstances.

If you ever get taken out in Mario Kart, it’s going to be because the Nintendo gods gave your enemies a blue shell, and not because you ran into some arbitrary data cap. CyberGhost VPN never puts a limit on how long you can use the network, so you don’t have to worry about getting ripped out of your games.

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FAQ

You’ll need a VPN that can be configured to run on your router or modem, so the first step is to download CyberGhost VPN. Then, you’ll need to go into the router’s settings page, and configure the router to work with your VPN. Connect to a server in the city you want, and start playing.

Do note that not all routers or modems support VPNs, so you’ll need to do some research, and potentially upgrade your router.

CyberGhost is the best gaming VPN, with a fast network of servers in 100 countries. You’ll almost always be able to connect to a VPN server that’s close to any game server around the world. That’s the best way to keep your ping down, so it’s a big advantage.

Besides that, CyberGhost VPN comes with industry-standard security features, 24/7 Customer Support, and a 45-day money-back guarantee so you can try it out risk-free.

Strictly speaking, you can’t. Like most consoles, the Switch (and its predecessors) don’t support running a VPN app natively. As mentioned on this page, you’ll need a VPN router, and you’ll need to configure it manually.

Yes, but not directly. Almost none of the mainstream consoles support running VPNs on them directly. The Meta Quest is something of an exception, being Android-based, but the rest? Your Switches, PlayStations, and Xboxes? None of those support VPNs natively.

To make it work, you’ll need to get a VPN that supports routers or modems, and configure the VPN in the device settings for the router itself. The process will vary depending on the router, and not all routers support VPNs, so you’ll need to do some research.

It’s usually safer to use your Switch with a VPN than without one. See, VPNs provide a variety of security benefits, no matter what you’re doing online. For one, they encrypt all data between your console and the VPN server, making it harder for hackers and other third parties to see what you’re doing. This also means your ISP and any nosy local network admins can’t see what you’re doing either.

By routing your traffic through VPN servers, a VPN masks your IP address. This means that people on the other end of your connection to the game server can’t see your home IP address. That makes it easier to avoid DDoS attacks and other potential issues.

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