Network Utilities

How to Port Forward Battlefield Hardline

Battlefield: Hardline is a First Person Shooter game published by Electronic Arts released in 2015.

Battlefield: Hardline offers the following genres of gameplay.

  • First person games are played from the perspective of the player. They typically have a gun or other weapon held out in front, but this is not always the case. Many first person games are sometimes called "shooters" because the primary goal of the game is to shoot other players or creatures, but this is not always the case.
  • In a shooter the player must have a very fast reaction time. Usually there is a weapon held out in front of the player that is used to target other players or enemies. They can be either single player or multiplayer. The single player versions usually have a short storyline with minor RPG elements. Call of Duty and Battlefield are some very popular examples.

Forward Ports for Battlefield: Hardline

When you are playing Battlefield: Hardline 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 that need to be forwarded.

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 fastest way to forward ports when you need them and then close them when you do not. You can also do it by hand.

The general process for forwarding a port is:

  • Start by logging in to your router.
  • Locate 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.
  • Frequently you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

Which Ports Does Battlefield: Hardline Require

The specific incoming ports that need to be forwarded for Battlefield: Hardline are as follows:

Battlefield: Hardline - Xbox One

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

Battlefield: Hardline - Playstation 4

  • TCP: 1935,3478-3480
  • UDP: 3074,3478-3479

Battlefield: Hardline - Xbox 360

  • TCP: 3074
  • UDP: 88,3074

Battlefield: Hardline - Playstation 3

  • TCP: 3478-3480,5223,8080,9988,10000-10100,17502,42127
  • UDP: 3074,3478-3479,3658-3659,14000-14016

Battlefield: Hardline - PC

  • TCP: 9988,17502,20000-20100,22990,42127
  • UDP: 3659,14000-14016,22990-23006,25200-25300

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

When you are done following those steps your ports will be open. Do you need more games or programs forwarded? Check out our games and programs list.

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.