Forwarding Ports in Your Router for Gears 5

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

Gears 5 is a Third-Person, Action, Shooter, and Adventure game published by Xbox Game Studios released in 2019.

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Gears 5 offers the following styles of gameplay.

How to Port Forward Gears 5

When you are playing Gears 5 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 sometimes 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 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

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 normal process for forwarding a port is:

Ports To Forward for Gears 5

The ports that need to be forwarded in your router for Gears 5 are as follows:

Gears 5 - PC

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

Gears 5 - Xbox One

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

Gears 5 - Steam

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

Gears 5 - Xbox Series X

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

If you want to follow guides that are custom tailored to your exact router and Gears 5 simply follow one of these links:

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