Gaming is a global phenomenon, but delivering real-time experiences at scale to players around the world is a massive challenge. Solve it with Cloudflare — which helps power fast, immersive, and reliable online gaming experiences.
100% Cloudflare uptime SLA for your custom TCP/UDP protocols and protection from DDoS attacks and abusive bots
Supercharge game downloads and in-game performance for a faster, more real-time gamer experience
Develop bespoke serverless matchmaking architecture (and more!) without worrying about unexpected spikes in demand
"Knowing that we don’t have to worry about DDoS attacks against our API and gateway servers gives us the peace of mind to focus on improving our product."
Stanislav Vishnevskiy CTO of Discord
"We were looking at moving our data from one storage provider to another, and it was a total no-brainer to use a service that was part of the Bandwidth Alliance. It really makes sense for anyone looking at any cloud service, especially one that’s pushing a lot of traffic."
James Ross Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer of Nodecraft
“We wanted to ensure we have a high-quality Cloudflare level of protection to protect our critical communication protocol, and Cloudflare helped us really boost the performance and resiliency of our custom TCP protocols. With other providers, it takes more than 30 seconds to a minute before scrubbing or mitigation takes place. Using Cloudflare, it’s much faster."
Ben Burns Chief Information Officer of Turtle Entertainment
“Attacks that would otherwise make our site slow or entirely inaccessible get blocked by Cloudflare. Because of this protection, the 1,600 sites we have on Cloudflare are kept online and our community keeps coming back to enjoy them.”
Craig Bradberry Production Systems Manager of Curse
Secure your game
Gaming companies are often vulnerable to DDoS attacks. Game platforms that rely on custom TCP and UDP communication protocols require even more resources to secure against DDoS attacks.
Protect the uptime, performance, and integrity of your game servers with Cloudflare.
Get DDoS protection for all your TCP/UDP applications. Give your custom game applications DDoS protection with fast performance
Players are likely to be globally distributed, and game servers geographically distant from players — which leads to slow downloads and high ping times. Players are quick to abandon a game if there is noticeable lag or if the game does not respond in real-time. The speed of your game downloads and in-game experiences is paramount to retaining users.
Cloudflare’s globally distributed network spans 200 cities, enabling proximity to players and delivering lightning-fast experiences.
Deliver online game downloads, software updates, and live video to any device, at scale, and with minimal end-to-end latency over Cloudflare’s global network for a consistent and reliable gamer experience
Whether it's a First Person Shooter (FPS), or any Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG), get dynamic traffic acceleration to deliver a real-time experience to your gamers over Cloudflare’s private backbone network
Building, scaling, and maintaining infrastructure to protect and accelerate your game platform is time and cost prohibitive.
With Cloudflare, augment existing applications (e.g. user authentication and authorization mechanisms), or build entirely new ones. Build bespoke matchmaking architecture, and more using Cloudflare’s serverless compute platform.
Quickly build applications without configuring or maintaining servers or containers
Easily scale to support spikes in demand
Run game application logic within milliseconds from your users
"Before Spectrum, we had to rely on unstable services & techniques that increased latency, worsening user's experience. Now, we're able to be continually protected without added latency, which makes it the best option for any latency & uptime sensitive service such as online gaming."
Bruce Blair Chief Technology Officer
"We wanted to ensure we have a high-quality Cloudflare level of protection to protect our critical communication protocol, and Cloudflare Spectrum helped us really boost the performance and resiliency of our custom TCP protocols. With other providers, it takes more than 30 seconds to a minute before scrubbing or mitigation takes place. Using Spectrum, it’s much faster."
Ben Burns CIO, Turtle Entertainment Online
"Attacks that would otherwise make our sites slow or entirely inaccessible get blocked by Cloudflare. Because of this protection the 1,600 sites we have on Cloudflare are kept online and our community keeps coming back to enjoy them."
Craig Bradberry Production Systems Manager, Curse
Save with the Bandwidth Alliance
Is your game platform hosted on a public cloud host provider?
You may be eligible to significantly discounted egress fees.
The Bandwidth Alliance is a group of forward-thinking cloud and networking companies that are committed to discounting or waiving data transfer (also known as bandwidth) fees for shared customers.
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