Port Forwarding on Your Router for Age of Empires: Definitive Edition

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September 19, 2018 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 2 minutes

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is a Real-Time and Strategy game published by Microsoft Studios, Xbox Game Studios released in 2018.

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Age of Empires: Definitive Edition offers the following styles of play.

Forward Ports for Age of Empires: Definitive Edition

When you are playing Age of Empires: Definitive Edition you might need to forward some ports in your router. Forwarding ports is a useful trick in gaming because it can really help to make your network connection most stable and sometimes even faster. Routers were not designed to allow incoming network requests and some games can play tremendously better if an incoming connection is forwarded through the router to the game.

Before You Forward a Port

Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:

How to click the links to get to your router's IP Address

The easiest way to find your router's IP address is to run our free Router Detector utility. It's a part of the Network Utilities suite of tools and it's completely free to use.

How To Forward Ports

Don't have time? Use our Network Utilities software. It's the fastest way to both open and close ports in your router. Of you can do it manually if you want.

The general process for forwarding a port is:

Which Ports Does Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Require

The ports for Age of Empires: Definitive Edition are as follows:

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition - PC

  • TCP: 3478, 5222, 8888
  • UDP: 3478, 5222, 9999

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition - Steam

  • TCP: 3478, 5222, 8888, 27015, 27036
  • UDP: 3478, 5222, 9999, 27015, 27031-27036

We have guides that are custom tailored for Age of Empires: Definitive Edition that will show you the specific ports.

When you are done following those steps your ports will be forwarded. Be sure to check out our full list of games and programs that can be forwarded.

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