How to Open a Port in Your Router for Ark II

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December 15, 2020 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 3 minutes

Ark II is Studio Wildcard's Survival, Action, Adventure, and Open-World game with a release date in 2024.

Ark II game artwork featuring Santiago and his daughter Meeka
Ark II game artwork featuring Santiago and his daughter Meeka

Which Ports Does Ark II Require

The specific ports for Ark II are as follows:

Ark II - Xbox Series X

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

Ark II - Steam

  • TCP: 25147, 27015, 27036
  • UDP: 25147, 27015, 27031-27036

Ark II - PC

  • We do not know the PC ports for Ark II yet. If you know them please send us a message using our Message System.

We have guides that are custom tailored for Ark II that will show you the connection ports.

Ark II has the following styles of play.

Port Forward Ark II

When you are playing Ark II 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 frequently 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

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 usual process for forwarding a port is:

That should do it; your ports are now forwarded. Need something else forwarded? Check out our list of games and programs.

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