Network Utilities

Creating a Port Forward in Your Router for Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3 is a First-Person, Role-Playing, Action, and Shooter game published by 2K Games released in 2019.

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Borderlands 3 includes the following styles of gameplay.

  • In a first person style game the main viewpoint is from the player looking forward. This can be either a first person shooter or a first person driving game.
  • In a role playing game, or RPG, the player takes on the role of the main character and helps the story line to unfold. It usually involves a very long play time, inventory management, and a deep leveling system. RPG's are usually the longest style of game. Skyrim and Fallout are amongst the most popular RPG style games.
  • Action games are usually a bit faster than other games and require quick reflexes. You frequently jump platforms, shoot enemy mobs, climb ladders, and
  • Shooter games are fast paced action games that are based on testing the players reaction time. They usually involve the player holding a weapon in front of them and attempting to shoot other players or characters. Some shooters are short lived arcade style, but most have both a single player mission series and some have a large multiplayer following. Common shooters include Call of Duty and Battlefield.

Port Forward Borderlands 3

When you are playing Borderlands 3 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:

  • The IP address of your router.
  • Your gaming machine's IP address.
  • The TCP and UDP ports to forward.

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

Quickly get your ports forwarded using Network Utilities. Then when you are done you can just as easily close your ports back down to keep your network as secure as possible. You can also do it manually.

The normal process for forwarding a port is:

  • Open a web browser and navigate to your router's IP address.
  • Find 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.
  • On occasion you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

Which Ports Does Borderlands 3 Require

The connection ports for Borderlands 3 are as follows:

Borderlands 3 - Playstation 4

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

Borderlands 3 - PC

  • TCP:
  • UDP: 5795-5847,7777,14001

Borderlands 3 - Xbox One

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

Borderlands 3 - Steam

  • TCP: 27015-27030,27036-27037
  • UDP: 4380,5795-5847,7777,14001,27000-27031,27036

We have guides that are custom tailored for Borderlands 3 that will show you the required ports that need to be forwarded.

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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.