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Enable or disable Obfuscated servers

In order to enable or disable NordVPN Obfuscated servers, follow the steps below for your operating system:

Why are obfuscated servers grayed out in NordVPN

Obfuscated options only work on OpenVPN(TCP) and OpenVPN(UDP) protocols, so that means that Obfuscated servers are grayed out on the NordLynx or IKEv2 protocols.


On Windows 7 and 8.1: 

  1. Go to the Settings menu (cog icon on the top right).
  2. Find Advanced settings on the left side menu.
  3. Enable/disable the Obfuscated Servers (OpenVPN) option.

    Advanced button

On Windows 10 and 11:

  1. Click on the expand button.

    The expand button in the NordVPN app is just next to latest connected server icons.
  2. Click on "Obfuscated Servers" within the Specialty Servers list.

    You can find the "obfuscated servers" option in the specialty servers list.
  3. A window will pop up informing you that the protocol will change as it is needed in order for the obfuscated servers to be available. Click Connect.

    A pop-up window informing the user that the protocol will change.


  1. Click on the Settings icon in the bottom left corner.

  2. Navigate to General.
  3. Select the OpenVPN (UDP) or OpenVPN (TCP) option in the VPN Protocol menu.

  4. You can locate the Obfuscated Servers under the Specialty Servers section.


  1. Open the application and click on the profile icon in the bottom right corner.

    NordVPN ios main panel. Open the profile icon in the bottom right corner.
  2. Afterward, press the gear icon in the upper right corner to access settings.

    Profile panel. Click on the gear icon in the upper right corner to access settings.
  3. Click on the Protocol tab.

    Click on Protocol tab.
  4. Select the OpenVPN (UDP) or OpenVPN (TCP) option.

    Select the OpenVPN (UDP) or OpenVPN (TCP) option.
  5. Go back to the main screen by clicking on the earth icon. Press the Specialty Servers section.

    Specialty servers
  6. Here you will see Obfuscated Servers option. Click on it and it will choose the best Obfuscated Server for you.

    Choose Obfuscated servers

    If you want to disconnect - click on the ... icon and press DISCONNECT.


  1. First, you need to make sure that you're using either OpenVPN (UDP) or OpenVPN (TCP) connection protocol:
    1. On the map screen, tap the user profile icon in the bottom right corner to access Account Statistics and Settings.

    2. Tap on the gear icon at the top right corner to find all application settings. 

    3. You will be able to change the protocol in the VPN connection tab after clicking on Protocol.

  2. After the Protocol is set, go back to the main page and click on Specialty Servers.

  3. Choose Obfuscated from the Specialty Servers list. 


  1. Type nordvpn set obfuscate on in the terminal window to enable the obfuscated servers, or type nordvpn set obfuscate off to disable obfuscated servers.

    Obfuscate on
  2. Connect to the obfuscated servers category using the nordvpn connect or c command.
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