Which Ports Does Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Require
The required incoming ports for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive are as follows:
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Steam
- TCP: 27015, 27036
- UDP: 27015, 27020, 27031-27036
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Xbox 360
- TCP: 3074
- UDP: 88, 3074
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Playstation 3
- TCP: 3478-3480, 5223, 8080
- UDP: 3074, 3478-3479, 3658
We have guides that are custom tailored for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive that will show you the required ports that need to be forwarded.
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Steam
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Xbox 360
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Playstation 3
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How to Port Forward Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
When you are playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 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.
- The IP address of the device that the game will play on: either your computer or your console.
- The TCP and UDP ports to forward.
How to locate 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
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 usual 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 appropriate box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports for your game in the matching boxes in your router.
- Sometimes you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.
That should do it; your ports are now forwarded. Need something else forwarded? Check out our list of games and programs.