Network Utilities

How to Port Forward Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines is a Simulation and Management game published by Paradox Interactive, Ikaron, Deep Silver, Spike Chunsoft released in 2015.

Cities: Skylines includes the following styles of gameplay.

Forward Ports for Cities: Skylines

When you are playing Cities: Skylines 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 frequently 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:

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

How to find your router's IP Address

The easiest way to find 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 fastest way to both open and close ports in your router. Of you can do it manually if you want.

The general process for forwarding a port is:

  • Open a web browser and navigate to your router's IP address.
  • Locate 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 Cities: Skylines Require

The specific incoming ports for Cities: Skylines are as follows:

Cities: Skylines - Xbox One

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

Cities: Skylines - Playstation 4

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

Cities: Skylines - PC

  • We do not know the PC ports for Cities: Skylines yet. If you know them please send us a message using our Message System.

Cities: Skylines - Switch

  • TCP: 6667,12400,28910,29900,29901,29920
  • UDP: 1-65535

If you want to follow guides that are custom tailored to your exact router and Cities: Skylines simply follow one of these links:

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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.