WTFast is a GPN, or Gamers Private Network, and certainly not a VPN. In fact, this is one of the first things you’ll see on their site:
WTFast only optimizes game connection data, and never masks or changes your IP address or network settings in any way.
With that in mind, we definitely wouldn’t recommend WTFast for anyone who wants the basic features of a VPN – security, privacy, encryption, anonymization, an IP address from a location of their choosing, ability to bypass geo-restrictions, etc.
This is solely for gamers. If you want to optimize your connection data for faster speeds and lower latency, then we can recommend WTFast for you. However, if you want other features and better pricing, there are better GPNs out there.
Is WTFast safe to use?
As we saw from the WTFast website, there is no way to mask or change your IP address. But what about the other feature of VPNs – the ability to encrypt your traffic?
WTFast is pretty clear on this one:
So, WTFast does not encrypt your traffic at all. And this is logical – the point of GPNs like WTFast is to optimize your traffic. Encryption will always slow down your speeds, since time is lost in the process of encrypting your traffic. The higher and stronger the encryption, the more your speeds will drop.
For that reason, we can check what kind of information they’re storing about you. They collect the following when you use their website:
- your IP address
- log-in information
- location information
- browser type and version, browser plug-in types and versions
- operating system and platform
- information about your visit including the URL clickstream to, through and from their website
- length of visits to certain pages and page interaction
No big surprises there since it’s not a security-focused service. If you are concerned about privacy or want any of the basic features of a VPN, we recommend you check out our list of the best VPNs.
Apps and extensions
WTFast only supports Windows. For Mac OSX users, they recommend installing Windows via Boot Camp.
This is a strict limitation for a GPN, especially since other GPNs like Mudfish support a wide variety of platforms.
Similar to other GPNs we’ve reviewed, WTFast doesn’t have live chat support. They do have support tickets and a Support Center (knowledge base).
However, their Support Center is pretty basic, and it doesn’t divulge a lot of information. That’s pretty much par for the course, seeing as the service is pretty straightforward in what it offers. With fewer features and options, you’ll have fewer troubleshooting issues and fewer questions. Therefore, an emptier FAQ section.
WTfast’s pricing structure isn’t as attractive as other GPNs. They have four pricing options:
- 3 months: $28.47 (equal to $9.49/month)
- 6 months: $53.95 (equal to $8.99/month)
- 12 months: $99.90 (equal to $8.33/month)
Compared to Mudfish (which, by the way, also has a “full VPN” feature), this is expensive. Mudfish operates on a per-traffic basis, and users tend to spend less than $3 for full use for 6 months.
Here, you’ll be paying at least $8 per month, every month.
Certainly one of the top GPNs out there, with great speeds and good optimization features, WTFast has a lot to offer serious gamers.
However, it’s neither the most affordable nor the most feature-filled GPNs out there, and we’d recommend you look around at other offers before getting a WTFast subscription.