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How To Open Ports in Your Router for Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4 is a Driving/Racing and Open-World game published by Microsoft Studios, Xbox Game Studios released in 2018.

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Forza Horizon 4 includes the following styles of gameplay.

  • In driving/racing style games you are in control of a vehicle, either from its cockpit or from a chase camera. They are usually fast paced and reflex based. Some of them have story modes while others are more arcade style. Popular driving racing games include Forza, Dirt, and Mario Kart.
  • In an open world style of game the player is allowed to roam freely through a normally massive environment. This style of games is usually not on rails, meaning that the player gets to go anywhere and solve problems in the order that they choose.

How to Port Forward Forza Horizon 4

When you are playing Forza Horizon 4 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:

  • Your router's IP address.
  • Your gaming machine's IP address.
  • A list of TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.

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

Our Network Utilities software makes port forwarding a breeze. You can be done in just a few minutes.

The general process for forwarding a port is:

  • Login to your router.
  • Find your routers port forwarding section.
  • Put the IP address of your computer or gaming console in the correct box in your router.
  • Put the TCP and UDP ports for your game in the matching boxes in your router.
  • Intermittently you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

Which Ports Does Forza Horizon 4 Require

The specific incoming ports for Forza Horizon 4 are as follows:

Forza Horizon 4 - PC

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

Forza Horizon 4 - Xbox One

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

Forza Horizon 4 - Xbox Series X

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

Forza Horizon 4 - Steam

  • TCP: 3074,27015-27030,27036-27037
  • UDP: 88,500,3074,3544,4380,4500,27000-27031,27036

If you want to follow guides that are custom tailored to your exact router and Forza Horizon 4 simply follow one of these links:

That should be all you have to do to forward your ports. Check our growing list of games and applications for more port forwarding guides.

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.