While these speeds may be enough to get you by, we recommend choosing a more robust plan to get an optimal gaming experience. With many game publishers pushing online game purchases and the ability to stream games on the horizon, having a faster download speed comes with several advantages.
You will be able to download new games quickly, download updates in a timely manner (that means you won’t have to wait hours for the latest patch), and take advantage of game streaming from services like Google’s Stadia and Microsoft’s xCloud.
All things considered, we recommend at least 25 Mbps and suggest increasing your internet speed based on how many devices you have in your household. There is nothing worse than lagging out of a match just because someone starts streaming their favorite TV show while you're in the middle of your game.
While upload and download speeds are important for gaming internet, there is another aspect of your connection that you should pay close attention to, and that’s “ping” or latency.