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Opening Ports for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War using Your Router

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is a First-Person, Action, and Shooter game published by Activision released in 2020.

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When you play Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War you will enjoy the following styles of play.

  • 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.
  • Action games are fast paced and tend to put the player in the middle of the action, requiring you to jump over obstacles, climb ladders, and shoot things.
  • In a shooter the player must have a very fast reaction time. Usually there i 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.

How to Port Forward Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

When you are playing Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 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:

  • The IP address of your router.
  • The IP address of the device that the game will play on: either your computer or your console.
  • A list of TCP and UDP ports to forward.

How to find 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

Use our Network Utilities for a quick way to get your ports forwarded. Network utilities makes it easy to enable and disable your port forwards to keep your network security as tight as possible. You can also do it by hand by following these steps.

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 matching boxes in your router.
  • Intermittently you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

Which Ports Does Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Require

The necessary ports for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War are as follows:

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War - PC

  • TCP: 3074,27014-27050
  • UDP: 3074,3478,4379-4380,27000-27031,27036

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War - PlayStation 4

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

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War - Xbox One

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

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War - PlayStation 5

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

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War - Xbox Series X/S

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

We have guides that are custom tailored for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War that will show you the network ports.

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.

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.