How to Port Forward BioShock

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September 19, 2018 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 2 minutes

BioShock is a First-Person, Shooter, Action, and Adventure game published by 2K Games released in 2007.

BioShock game artwork featuring a Bouncer-type Big Daddy and a Little Sister
BioShock game artwork featuring a Bouncer-type Big Daddy and a Little Sister

Ports Required for BioShock

The ports that need to be forwarded in your router for BioShock are as follows:

BioShock - Steam

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

BioShock - PC

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BioShock - Playstation 3

  • TCP: 3478-3480, 5223, 8080
  • UDP: 3074, 3478-3479, 3658

BioShock - Xbox 360

  • TCP: 3074
  • UDP: 88, 3074

We have guides that are custom tailored for BioShock that will show you the incoming ports that need to be forwarded.

BioShock has the following genres of gameplay.

Port Forward BioShock

When you are playing BioShock 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:

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

Don't have time? Use our Network Utilities software. It's the easiest way to both open and close ports in your router. Of you can do it manually if you want.

The normal process for forwarding a port is:

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.

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