Cloudflare for Gaming

Secure, Accelerate, and Build with Cloudflare

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.

Secure

Secure

100% Cloudflare uptime SLA for your custom TCP/UDP protocols and protection from DDoS attacks and abusive bots

Accelerate

Accelerate

Supercharge game downloads and in-game performance for a faster, more real-time gamer experience

Build

Build

Develop bespoke serverless matchmaking architecture (and more!) without worrying about unexpected spikes in demand

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"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
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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.

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Spectrum

Get DDoS protection for all your TCP/UDP applications. Give your custom game applications DDoS protection with fast performance

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DDoS Protection

Reduce the risk of lost customers, declining revenues, and degraded brand with better uptime and protection against DDoS attacks

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Bot Management

Prevent fraudulent account creation and preserve the integrity of your First Person Shooter (FPS) games with Bot Management

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Accelerate your game

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 of data centers in 193 cities enables proximity to players and delivers lightning fast experiences.

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Cloudflare CDN

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

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Argo Smart Routing

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

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China Network

Have gamers in China? Through our partnership with Baidu, we’ve created a truly integrated global network that offers a fast, secure, and reliable experience for gamers inside and outside of China

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Build your game with serverless

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.

Cloudflare Workers provides you with a serverless JavaScript and WASM execution environment that enables you to:

  • 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

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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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"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
Nodecraft Co-founder/CTO