Is Virgin Media broadband good for gaming?

A broadband plan with 50Mbps download speeds and 10Mbps+ upload speeds is reasonable for online gaming. Slow upload speeds can result in slower response times, increase latency, and affect smooth gameplay.

Virgin Media broadband for gaming

That being said, all of Virgin Media’s plans except the M50 are suitable for online gaming, although different games require different speeds.

  • Virgin Media M50 is suitable for small games.
  • Virgin Media M125 is perfect for playing modern games online on a single device.
  • Virgin Media M250 and M350 are ideal for connecting multiple devices to play online games
  • Virgin Media M500 and Gig1 are great for smoother gaming.


  • Ultrafast plans (200Mbps+) are ideal for playing modern gaming as the higher speeds significantly reduce internet lag. 
  • Connecting your devices with an ethernet cable can also increase speeds and reduce latency. 

Is 20Mbps upload speed any good?

M125 Fibre Broadband offers an average upload speed of 20Mbps, which is good speed for streaming and online gaming, but you may need faster speeds, especially when you need to connect more devices.

For YouTube Live and Facebook Live, 3Mbps – 5 Mbps is sufficient, although higher speeds can provide a better experience for these activities and avoid buffering when watching live video.

If you’re experiencing lag while playing online games or video calling, you may want to consider a faster plan like the M250 or M350, which have 3x the upload speed of the M125.

Is 25Mbps upload speed any good?

M250 Broadband offers an average upload speed of 25Mbps, which is comparable to fibre packages (like BT Fibre 2) that typically offer an average upload speed of 25Mbps.

You can easily manage the following activities with 20Mbps upload speed:

  • 25Mbps upload speed is more than enough for faster uploads, streaming, video calling and online gaming.
  • You can connect 3+ devices to enjoy YouTube Live and Facebook Live

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