How to Port Forward Ark: Survival Evolved

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September 19, 2018 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 3 minutes

Ark: Survival Evolved is an Action, Adventure, Survival, Role-Playing, MMO, and Open-World game published by Studio Wildcard, Snail Games released in 2017.

Ark: Survival Evolved game cover artwork featuring humans riding dinosaurs
Ark: Survival Evolved game cover artwork featuring humans riding dinosaurs

Ports Required for Ark: Survival Evolved

The ports that need to be forwarded for Ark: Survival Evolved are as follows:

Ark: Survival Evolved - Steam

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

Ark: Survival Evolved - PC

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

Ark: Survival Evolved - Playstation 4

  • TCP: 3478-3480
  • UDP: 3074, 3478-3479

Ark: Survival Evolved - Xbox One

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

Ark: Survival Evolved - Switch

  • TCP: 6667, 12400, 28910, 29900, 29901, 29920
  • UDP: 1-65535

Ark: Survival Evolved - Xbox Series X

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

If you want to follow guides that are custom tailored to your exact router and Ark: Survival Evolved simply follow one of these links:

Ark: Survival Evolved has the following styles of play.

Forward Ports for Ark: Survival Evolved

When you are playing Ark: Survival Evolved 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 on occasion 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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