How To Open Ports in Your Router for Dota 2

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September 19, 2018 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 2 minutes

Dota 2 is Valve's Real-Time, Action, and Strategy game released in 2013.

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

Ports To Forward for Dota 2

The network ports for Dota 2 are as follows:

Dota 2 - Steam

  • TCP: 27015, 27036
  • UDP: 27005, 27015-28999

We have guides that are custom tailored for Dota 2 that will show you the required incoming ports.

Dota 2 offers the following styles of gameplay.

How to Port Forward Dota 2

When you are playing Dota 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 on occasion 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

To easily and quickly get your ports forwarded use the Network Utilities software. Network Utilities allows you to forward ports only when you need them, and then close them again when you are done. This makes keeping your network more secure much easier. You can also do it by hand.

The general process for forwarding a port is:

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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