The first gaming browser
Opera GX is a special version of the Opera browser built specifically to complement gaming. The browser includes unique features to help you get the most out of both gaming and browsing.
Need every ounce of power your machine can give you? No need to close your browser. GX Control lets you set limits on how much RAM, CPU and network usage your browser takes up.
Hot Tabs Killer
See exactly how much of your CPU and RAM is being used by each of your tabs.
Free up resources
Slash resource-hungry tabs one at a time to speed things up and reduce lag.
The Network limiter allows you to set maximum limits (upload and download) on how much of your network’s bandwidth you would like to devote to your browser. Opera GX will stick to that limit, which means your game or streaming service outside of the browser will run more smoothly with the larger network bandwidth at its disposal.
The network limiter will also come in handy when the internet connection is slow or if you want to play a game without lag and download files in your browser at the same time.
GX Control's RAM limiter lets you choose how much memory Opera GX uses. The default setting in the RAM Limiter aims to strike a balance between memory use and experience. The browser will try to stay at or below the selected memory allotment, but it will prioritize experience over the strict memory amount. For example, if it's able to keep a stream going or a cloud-based file active, it will let the memory usage go slightly over the set limit. The Hard Limit setting forces the browser to stay under the chosen memory limit no matter what. The browser will not for any reason exceed the selected memory cap, even if browsing experience must be sacrificed.
The CPU Limiter lets you put a cap on how much of your computer's processing the browser uses, so the rest can be reserved for gaming. The goal of both GX Control features is to enable you to always be able to keep your browser open, even if you're playing or streaming a resource-heavy game.
Never miss a live stream. With Twitch right in your sidebar, you can easily see the channels you follow, who's online, and choose to receive notifications whenever someone you follow goes live.
Discord Join us
Talk with your teams, friends and communities with Discord in your sidebar. Join us on Discord to talk about gaming, give feedback on GX, and have fun with the Opera GX community.
Get free games and great deals, plus stay up-to-date with the newest releases and breaking gaming news all in one easily accessible place.
Opera GX has in-browser sound effects composed in collaboration with sound designer Rubén Rincón and the band Berlinist, who recently received a nomination in the BAFTA Games Awards for the original game soundtrack to Gris. Sound effects can be toggled on and off in the settings.
You can customize your browser with any color you want and choose from different special effects and themes.
Pick your color
Choose from specially designed wallpapers, or easily select your own desktop wallpaper as a background.
Force Dark Pages Beta
Enable dark mode on any page to match your GX browser and relax your eyes.
Choose your favorite wallpaper
Keep your tabs in separate workspaces and organize tab groups according to your interests.
Explore and direct-message with Instagram built into your GX browser’s sidebar, and more social media to come.
Chat and browse at the same time with Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Vkontakte, and WhatsApp integrated right into the sidebar.
Video pop out
Watch Twitch and Youtube with Video pop-out. The video stays visible in a floating window over tabs as well as other applications.
Enjoy a smoother ad-free web with our built-in ad blocker. Easily switch it off to support ad-based creators.
Free browser VPN
Experience greater privacy and security with our free, no-log, unlimited browser VPN.
In addition to Opera having its own extensions store, Google Chrome extensions are also compatible with Opera browsers.
Introducing Opera GX
Hear from Opera GX's product manager Maciej Kocemba.
Why Early Access?
We want to give the gaming community the chance to help develop and refine the world’s first gaming browser. With your help, Opera GX can be built to suit the needs of gamers and become a worldwide medium for the community. Going Early Access will help us understand those needs, to adapt and grow accordingly.
How can the community get involved in the development process?
First, simply download Opera GX and start using it to see how it improves your daily activities like browsing the web, chatting, watching Twitch and playing games. We’ve integrated Feedback channels throughout the browser so that you can report issues and pass along ideas directly to our development team. We’ll be discussing them on the GX forum, where you can join in.
How long will Opera GX remain in Early Access?
As long as it needs to. Since this is the first gaming browser, there are still a bunch of performance, design and functional questions we want to explore to meet gamers' needs. We're going to gather feedback and ideas and iterate by introducing changes in the browser. Each new version will be a new Level. Go to Opera GX's about section to find out what your current level is and update to the newest one.