How does KillStreak work?
KillStreak is designed to reduce in-game latency and increase connection stability by connecting game traffic through our optimized gaming network. When the KillStreak application is switched “ON,” it automatically identifies traffic for supported games over known ports and establishes a UDP proxy specifically for the game through our Tier 1 network. KillStreak gamers can then manually select the server to connect to. To see the most benefit, we recommend selecting a server that is closest to you or closest to the region of the game server. You can also use the Fastest Server option to allow KillStreak to automatically select the best server for you. Fastest Server selection is based on a technical evaluation including network congestion and ping time. The Fastest Server algorithm also considers the native Internet connection as an option. Unlike our competitors, we offer the option to use your native Internet connection if it's faster for a specific game than the KillStreak network.
How does KillStreak help decrease latency and ping?
KillStreak improves your gaming performance by routing your game's network traffic over the KillStreak network to optimize it. We run our own global network of servers, partner with large-scale Tier 1 Network Providers and peer extensively with major ISPs to offer the fastest delivery of traffic. In many cases, when using the KillStreak network your ping times will lower and you will experience decreased latency. With KillStreak you will experience less lag and better overall network performance while playing online - which means more head shots and glorious loot!
What are latency and ping?
Latency is the amount of time it takes a request from your computer to get to a game server. The longer it takes to complete the request, the greater the latency – and the worse your in-game lag will be. Ping is a measure of your connection speed, or the latency of your connection. Ping is usually measured in milliseconds. The same principle applies to ping as to latency – the higher your ping, the worse your in-game performance. To reach optimal performance, a gamer wants to achieve low ping times and reduce the latency on their network.
What are the benefits of KillStreak?
KillStreak offers many great benefits, including improved speeds and an interactive dashboard. KillStreak offers a strong, global network and fast delivery of traffic. As KillStreak is offered by a highly-transparent company with decades of network experience, we are a network you can trust. View all the benefits of KillStreak on our website.
What games does KillStreak support?
We currently support the following games, with more coming soon:
- League of Legends
- Starcraft II
- Heroes of the Storm
- Dota 2
- Team Fortress 2
- World of Tanks
What platforms are supported by KillStreak?
KillStreak is compatible with Windows PCs.
What are the system requirements?
Your system must be running Windows 7 or newer.
What are the network requirements?
There are no additional network requirements beyond the requirements for playing the game. No inbound ports are required.
How can I download KillStreak?
To download KillStreak, you should first sign up for the service. Once you sign up, your KillStreak download will begin automatically. You can also re-download the application without having to sign up again. To do so, you will need to log in using the account information you used when you first signed up.
How do I proceed if I experienced an issue with KillStreak?
KillStreak Alpha is in the early stages of development, so it's possible issues may arise. If you encounter an issue, please do the following:
- Find the log file at the directory %ProgramData%\Golden Frog, GmbH\KillStreak\KillStreak.log.
- Post the issue in the forum, and attach the log file to your post.
How do I uninstall KillStreak?
To uninstall the KillStreak Alpha, follow these steps:
- Visit the Control Panel.
- Select Add or Remove Programs.
- Select KillStreak.
- Right click on KillStreak, and select Uninstall.
How do I reset my password?
Whether you forgot your password or just want to reset it, you can do so by opening KillStreak and selecting Forgot password? on the login page. When prompted, enter your email address and click Send Email. You will then receive an email with a link to reset your password. If you do not receive an email in your inbox within minutes, please check your spam or junk folder.
What server location is the best for me to connect to?
The best server location will vary for each gamer, depending on the game you are playing and other factors. We recommend that you use the server closest to you or closest to the region of the gaming server. Switch KillStreak to “ON" and then select the server. If you want to change the server, please switch the application to "OFF" to disconnect all existing connections, then switch it back to "ON" and select a different server. We recommend you use our Fastest Server option to allow the network to automatically determine which location is best for you.
Does KillStreak protect me from DDOS attacks?
Not currently, but we're looking into adding this functionality. Please stay tuned for updates!
Can I use KillStreak on my gaming console?
We do not support gaming consoles at this time, but it's a possibility for the future. Stay tuned!