What kind of upload speeds do servers for MMO games need?

I mean for just the server(s) communicating with the clients for in-game stuff, not hosting downloads.

Around how many Mbps?

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    First of all you will need a VPS because you need to install a game server. Normal hosting plan won't let you install the game server

    For each megabyte of upload is about the equivalency of 2-4 players playing with minimal lag. However it also depends on the game and game setting

    my friend who runs a 20 player minecraft server says his server hits upwards of 2.5-3Mbps upload rates when the server is full.

  • Sarah
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    While download speed is important, most broadband connections these days are sufficient to allow for smooth gameplay. The killer for online gaming is your upload speed. It's crucial that you're constantly sending the game server updates about where your character is located upon a map. These crippled upload speeds are the typical bottleneck in personal gaming.

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