How To Open Ports in Your Router for a Dota 2 Server

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The ports that need to be forwarded for Dota 2 Server are listed here:

Dota 2 Server - PC

  • TCP: 27015
  • UDP: 27015

Forwarding Ports for Dota 2 Server

Dota 2 game artwork featuring a team of heroes
Dota 2 game artwork featuring a team of heroes

You may need to forward ports in your router when you use Dota 2 Server. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to Dota 2 Server.

Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. By forwarding a port you can overcome this limitation.

Before Forwarding a Port Checkoff This To Do List

Make sure that you know these things before forwarding a port:

Find the IP Address of Your Router

We have free Router Detector software to help you find your router's IP address. Our Router Detector tool is free to use and is part of our Network Utilities software.

You can also follow our Find Your Router IP Address article.

How To Set Up Port Forwarding for Dota 2 Server

We have Network Utilities software that can forward ports for you. With Network Utilities, you can easily forward ports and also un-forward ports quickly so that you can keep your network up to date with the ports that you need forwarded and maximize your network security.

You can also choose to set up port forwards manually. The process for forwarding a port is:

Some routers need to be rebooted in order for the changes to be saved.

You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for Dota 2 Server:

List of Routers - Customized for Dota 2 Server

Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for Dota 2 Server.

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