How to Open a Port in Your Router for Dead Dust

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April 16, 2021 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 3 minutes

Dead Dust is a 2D, Action, Adventure, and Shooter game published by HugePixel, Diedemor Studio, ChiliDog Interactive released in 2018.

Dead Dust game art showing a character's silhouette.
Dead Dust game art showing a character's silhouette.

Dead Dust offers the following styles of gameplay.

How to Port Forward Dead Dust

When you are playing Dead Dust 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

A smart way to forward your ports is to use Network Utilities. Since Network Utilities allows you to both forward and un-forward ports easily you can keep your network security maximized, and then forward ports only when you need them. Alternatively you can do it by hand.

The process for forwarding a port is generally:

Ports Required for Dead Dust

The ports that need to be forwarded for Dead Dust are as follows:

Dead Dust - Steam

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

Dead Dust - Xbox One

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

Dead Dust - Switch

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

Dead Dust - Playstation 4

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

We have guides that are custom tailored for Dead Dust that will show you the ports that need to be forwarded.

When you are done following those steps your ports will be forwarded. Be sure to check out our full list of games and programs that can be forwarded.

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