Guide: The Best and Fastest Free DNS Servers for Online Gaming

What is a DNS Server and what can changing it achieve?

DNS, or Domain Name System, is the phonebook of the internet. The location of a DNS server matters a great deal when it comes to its speed, in terms of how quickly queries can be resolved. Most ISPs distribute their DNS servers across the world, so you’re nearby one whenever you need to power your website. For those based further away from DNS servers, they may find connections and responses to be slower. Changing your DNS can achieve greater speeds.

After running tests on various DNS servers, we have found what we consider to be the best and fastest DNS servers for online gaming on PC, PS4, Xbox One or other gaming devices.

Google DNS

Primary: 8.8.8.8

Secondary: 8.8.4.4

Cloudflare DNS

Primary: 1.1.1.1

Secondary: 1.0.0.1

Open DNS

Primary: 208.67.222.222

Secondary: 208.67.220.220

Quad9 DNS

Primary: 9.9.9.9

Secondary: 149.112.112.112

Verisign DNS

Primary: 64.6.64.6

Secondary: 64.6.65.6

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Head writer and PR guy for @TGGamingReviews. Business Inquries: charlesoakley@thisgengaming.co.uk

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