How to Port Forward Cities: Skylines

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September 19, 2018 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 2 minutes

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

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Cities: Skylines has 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 intermittently 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 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

The easiest way to do this is to use Network Utilities. Network Utilities can forward your ports in just a few clicks, and close them back down when you are done just as easily. You can also do it the manual way.

The usual process for forwarding a port is:

Ports To Forward for Cities: Skylines

The incoming ports that need to be forwarded 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

Cities: Skylines - Steam

  • TCP: 27015-27030,27036-27037
  • UDP: 4380,27000-27031,27036

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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