Network Utilities

How to Open a Port in Your Router for Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition is a Real-Time and Strategy game published by Xbox Game Studios released in 2019.

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Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition has the following genres of gameplay.

  • Real time strategy games do not have turns, but instead have both players competing at the same time. They typically involve a mostly top down view and involve troop and building creation as well as resource management such as mining and logging. Popular examples are Warcraft and StarCraft.
  • In a strategy game the player is required to use skillful thinking and a strong focus on planning ahead in order to achieve victory over their opponent. They can be either single player against bots or multiplayer against other players. They come in both turn-based and real-time versions, the former allowing each player a chance to complete their turn, the latter having a continuous running clock without stopping. Resource management and exploration are common themes in strategy games.

Port Forward Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition

When you are playing Age of Empires II: 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 intermittently 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:

  • The IP address of your network router.
  • Your gaming machine's IP address.
  • The TCP and UDP ports to forward.

How to find 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

Most people use our Network Utilities software package to forward ports. It's the easiest way to forward ports when you need them and then close them when you do not. You can also do it by hand.

The process for forwarding a port is usually:

  • Login to your router.
  • Find your routers port forwarding section.
  • Put the IP address of your computer or gaming console in the applicable box in your router.
  • Put the TCP and UDP ports for your game in the corresponding boxes in your router.
  • Intermittently you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

Ports Required for Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition

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

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition - PC

  • TCP: 3074,3478,5222
  • UDP: 88,500,3074,3478,3544,4500,5222

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition - Steam

  • TCP: 3074,3478,5222,27015-27030,27036-27037
  • UDP: 88,500,3074,3478,3544,4380,4500,5222,27000-27031,27036

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

That's all it takes to open your ports. Want to learn how to create more port forwards? Check out our list of games and applications.

Jason Bauer

Jason Bauer

Jason Bauer is an owner and programmer for PortForward. You can find more of his articles in the Games and Applications section of our site.