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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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

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition - Steam

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

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

How to Port Forward 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 locate your router's IP Address

The easiest way to locate 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

The fastest way to do this is to use Network Utilities. Network Utilities can forward your ports in just a few clicks, and close them back down when you are done just as easily. You can also do it the manual way.

The general process for forwarding a port is:

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