28 April 2022
Fresh off the back of Codemasters and EA’s announcement of the release date for the brand-new official Formula 1 game, F1 22, we thought it was high time to take a look at the best broadband for gaming.
Imagine the scene, you’re flying around the streets of Monaco behind the wheel of your Ferrari F1-75, the crowd is going wild. But suddenly your housemate wants to stream ‘Drive To Survive’ on Netflix – and your screen freezes.
We’ve all been there. We call it ‘game lag’, but there’s no go-to in the racing driver book of excuses for this one. So, how do you futureproof your virtual F1 career?
First things first, you don’t necessarily need supersonic speeds in order to play without interruption (you can get away with 20Mbps+) but you must consider your bandwidth.
If you’re in a house with five people, and they have a penchant for their own internet-based activities (such as streaming music and films, video chatting, and browsing the web) it can put pressure on your connection.
That’s because these ‘live’ activities require a lot of data, and in turn, can significantly slow your internet – and therefore gameplay – down if you don’t have enough bandwidth to support it all.
In truth, better broadband is undoubtedly the easiest way to ensure you enjoy uninterrupted gaming – but of course we’re going to say that, when we provide broadband as it should Be.
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If you’re considering joining our digital community, the BeFibre Elite package is great for gamers. With an average speed of 900Mbps, it offers a powerful full-fibre experience, speed guarantee, and free installation, worth £250.