Amazon GameLift

Dedication makes all the difference. Get best in-class dedicated game server hosting with Amazon GameLift.

Adopt at your own pace, with your own tools – Major update now available in preview

Today we’re excited to announce an update to GameLift FleetIQ that fundamentally shifts how you can adopt and use GameLift. Now you can launch dedicated, low-cost game servers with the flexibility to adopt the cloud at your own pace with your own tools. Whether you’re looking for a fully managed solution, or just the feature you need, GameLift can help lower game server cost up to 70% while delivering the lowest latency possible for your players.


Trusted by studios of all sizes

Gearbox Software
High Horse Entertainment
Cherrypick Games
Mission Ctrl Studios

The Amazon GameLift Difference

Let’s face it. Server infrastructure can make or break your multiplayer game. Without reliable gameplay experiences, players will go elsewhere. That’s where Amazon GameLift comes into play. Dedicated game server hosting in the cloud means minimizing latency and wait time, and maximizing cost savings. The difference is in the numbers:
45 ms

global median latency

Deliver games to players around the world without adding lag. Learn more »
Up to 70%

compute cost savings compared to colocation solutions

Autoscaling and Spot instances mean you get reliable compute for reliably low costs. Learn how »
100 ms

match start time

Instantly get player groups into game sessions.

Accelerate Your Game Development

Ship your game faster and quickly bring players the gaming experience they expect. 

Automatically scale server capacity with player traffic

Be prepared for unexpected spikes in player traffic, but stop paying for idle server capacity when there’s low player traffic. 

Save costs and keep availability high

Queues use FleetIQ to continually rebalance capacity across instance types and regions to ensure that players are getting the lowest latency games at the lowest prices.

No downtime for updates

Keep servers live and players playing 24/7 by using Amazon GameLift, even when releasing updates or new content.

Support cross-platform play

Connect your community across devices and broaden your pool of players for potential matches.

Works with your existing engine and workflows

Whether you use a AAA engine like Unity, Unreal, Lumberyard or a homegrown C++ solution, the Amazon GameLift SDK easily integrates to get your servers up and running in the cloud. 

Flexible matchmaking

Use your own matchmaking service or our customizable solution, FlexMatch, to create competitive matches based on rules you define.

What our customers are saying

"Amazon GameLift has been great for us...We can focus on building great games and let Amazon GameLift handle all of the time-consuming elements of managing great servers.”

The Pokemon Company International
Borderlands developer Gearbox uses the cloud to change how it makes games

Behaviour Interactive
Dead by Daylight developers provide 12 million players with fast gameplay using Amazon GameLift

“Transitioning from meshed peer-to-peer networks to dedicated servers with Amazon GameLift allowed us to eliminate several stability and connectivity issues while improving the core For Honor player experience across all platforms.”

Get Started with Amazon GameLift

Creating or running an online multiplayer game? Get your dedicated game servers up and running with Amazon GameLift in three easy steps.  
Step 1 - Sign up for an AWS account

Request an AWS China account


Upload your build


Deploy your game servers

Have questions? We've got answers. Learn more on the Amazon GameLift FAQ.

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