How to Port Forward Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

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September 19, 2018 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 3 minutes

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a First-Person, Tactical, Action, and Shooter game published by Valve released in 2012.

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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 has the following styles of gameplay.

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:

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:

That should do it; your ports are now forwarded. Need something else forwarded? Check out our list of games and programs.

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