How to Port Forward Forza Horizon

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

Forza Horizon is Microsoft Studios's Driving/Racing game with a release date in 2012.

Forza Horizon is a driving / racing style of game. Most driving / racing games are some sort of competition, and can be on land, sea, air, or outer space. In some racing games the is either 1st person in the cockpit or 3rd person such as a chase cam, while other games allow you to switch freely between the two views. Racing games are considered sports games.

Port Forward Forza Horizon

When you are playing Forza Horizon 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 click the links to get to 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 usual process for forwarding a port is:

Ports Required for Forza Horizon

The ports that need to be forwarded for Forza Horizon are as follows:

Forza Horizon - Xbox 360

  • TCP: 3074
  • UDP: 88, 3074

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

After that you're done - your ports should be open. Wait, there's more... Check out our growing list of games and applications.

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