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Create a Port Forward for Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair in your Router

Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair is a Third-Person, Shooter, and Action game published by XSEED Games, D3 Publisher, PQube released in 2015.

Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair includes the following genres of gameplay.

  • Third person games have the game camera behind the players shoulder. You generally see the main characters back, shoulders, and head. Popular games that are in the 3rd person are Tomb Raider, Assassins Creed, and Gears of War.
  • Shooter games are fast paced action games that are based on testing the players reaction time. They usually involve the player holding a weapon in front of them and attempting to shoot other players or characters. Some shooters are short lived arcade style, but most have both a single player mission series and some have a large multiplayer following. Common shooters include Call of Duty and Battlefield.

Forward Ports for Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair

When you are playing Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair 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:

  • The IP address of your network router.
  • The IP address of the device that the game will play on: either your computer or your console.
  • A list of TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.

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

The fastest way to do this is to use Network Utilities. Network Utilities can forward your ports in just a few clicks, and close them back down when you are done just as easily. You can also do it the manual way.

The normal process for forwarding a port is:

  • Start by logging in to your router.
  • Find your routers port forwarding section.
  • Put the IP address of your computer or gaming console in the applicable 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.

Which Ports Does Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair Require

The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair are as follows:

Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair - PC

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

Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair - Playstation 4

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

We have guides that are custom tailored for Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair that will show you the required incoming ports.

That's all it takes to forward your ports. For more on how to port forward, check out our list of games and applications.

Jason Bauer

Jason Bauer

Jason Bauer is an owner and programmer for PortForward. You can find more of his articles in the Games and Applications section of our site.