If you are getting dropped from lobbies and are having a hard time communicating with other players in Call of Duty Infinite Warfare, your internet connection through your router may be the cause of your problems.
Try forwarding the correct ports in your router to fix these issues. Forwarding ports in your router or firewall allows a direct connection to the lobby host. This improves your gaming connection and is the best way to ensure that you can communicate with other players.
You may have seen NAT Type listed in your dashboard or in a game lobby. This describes the type of connection that you have, determines who you can connect to, and whether or not you can host a lobby. If you are having connection issues in Call of Duty while playing online multiplayer, forward ports in your router to improve your NAT Type.
NAT Type is listed as NAT Type Open, NAT Type Moderate, or NAT Type Strict. If see NAT Type Open in the game lobby, you have the best connection to other players and it is possible for you to host lobbies. You can connect to players that have NAT Type Open, NAT Type Moderate and NAT Type Strict. This means that all of your friends would be able to connect to your lobby while you are hosting. This also means less lag time while hosting a game. If you have NAT Type Strict you will only be allowed to connect to other players with NAT Type Open.
NAT Type is listed as either NAT Type 1, NAT Type 2 or NAT Type 3. If you are playing on PS4, NAT Type 2 is your goal for a good connection. With NAT Type 2 you can host lobbies and communicate with everyone. NAT Type 1 is possible for PS4 only if you do not have a router, or bypass your router's firewall. NAT Type 3 connections limit you so that you can only connect to players with NAT Type 1 or NAT Type 2. So with NAT Type 3 you may not be able to join games with some of your friends. If you see NAT Type Open in your PS4 dashboard menu, that can mean either NAT Type 1 or NAT Type 2.
Each gaming platform (PS4, Xbox One, PC) uses a different range of ports. You will need to forward all the ports used by your gaming platform. After forwarding the correct ports in your router you can check NAT Type in your game lobby or dashboard. For PC gamers, you may be able to view NAT Type in the lobby. Here we have a free Port Checker tool available for you to use which is part of our useful Network Utilities software.
Here is a list of ports for Call of Duty Infinite Warfare. Forward all of the ports used by your gaming platform.
To help you forward ports we have guides specific to your router. Just click the link below, choose your router from the list, and follow the guide.
If you want an easier solution, our software can automatically forward your ports. PFConfig found in our Network Utilities software can login to your router and configure it for you.