Creating a Port Forward in Your Router for Counter-Strike 2

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Counter-Strike 2 is Valve's First-Person, Tactical, Action, and Shooter game with a release date in 2023.

Counter-Strike 2 game cover artwork
Counter-Strike 2 game cover artwork

Which Ports Does Counter-Strike 2 Require

The incoming connection ports for Counter-Strike 2 are as follows:

Counter-Strike 2 - Steam

  • TCP: 27015, 27036
  • UDP: 27015, 27031-27036

We have guides that are custom tailored for Counter-Strike 2 that will show you the ports that need to be forwarded.

Counter-Strike 2 has the following styles of gameplay.

Forward Ports for Counter-Strike 2

When you are playing Counter-Strike 2 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:

How to find your router's IP Address

The easiest way to navigate to 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 forward a port is to use our Network Utilities suite of tools. With our software you can quickly and easily turn your port forwards on and off for multiple programs at any time. Or just keep reading to learn how to do it by hand.

The normal process for forwarding a port is:

After following those steps your ports should be forwarded. Head to our applications and games list for more port forwarding guides.

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