How To Open Ports in Your Router for Black Mesa

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March 13, 2020 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 2 minutes

Black Mesa is Crowbar Collective's First-Person, Action, Adventure, and Shooter game released in 2020.

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Which Ports Does Black Mesa Require

The incoming connection ports for Black Mesa are as follows:

Black Mesa - Steam

  • TCP: 27015, 27036
  • UDP: 27015, 27020, 27031-27036

We have guides that are custom tailored for Black Mesa that will show you the ports.

When you play Black Mesa you will experience the following styles of play.

How to Port Forward Black Mesa

When you are playing Black Mesa 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 sometimes 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

A smart way to forward your ports is to use Network Utilities. Since Network Utilities allows you to both forward and un-forward ports easily you can keep your network security maximized, and then forward ports only when you need them. Alternatively you can do it by hand.

The general 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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