Network Utilities

Open Ports on Your Router for Grand Theft Auto Online

Grand Theft Auto Online is an Adventure, Action, Open-World, Driving/Racing, and Shooter game published by Rockstar Games released in 2013.

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Grand Theft Auto Online includes the following genres of gameplay.

  • Adventure games are very heavily story driven. You are usually the main character and are the one who discovers the true plot as the game progresses.
  • Action games are usually a bit faster than other games and require quick reflexes. You frequently jump platforms, shoot enemy mobs, climb ladders, and
  • Open world style games are usually not on rails, meaning that the player gets to go anywhere and solve problems in the order that they choose. The player is usually allowed to roam freely through a normally massive environment.
  • Driving/racing games put you in the cockpit of a vehicle. The view can be either from inside the cockpit or from a chase camera. Examples include Mario Kart, Dirt, and Forza.
  • In a shooter the player must have a very fast reaction time. Usually there i a weapon held out in front of the player that is used to target other players or enemies. They can be either single player or multiplayer. The single player versions usually have a short storyline with minor RPG elements. Call of Duty and Battlefield are some very popular examples.

Port Forward Grand Theft Auto Online

When you are playing Grand Theft Auto Online 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:

  • Your router's IP address.
  • The IP address of the device that the game will play on: either your computer or your console.
  • The TCP and UDP ports to forward.

How to locate 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

Use our Network Utilities for a quick way to get your ports forwarded. Network utilities makes it easy to enable and disable your port forwards to keep your network security as tight as possible. You can also do it by hand by following these steps.

The general process for forwarding a port is:

  • Login to your router.
  • Locate 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 corresponding boxes in your router.
  • Intermittently you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

Which Ports Does Grand Theft Auto Online Require

The required ports that need to be forwarded for Grand Theft Auto Online are as follows:

Grand Theft Auto Online - PC

  • TCP:
  • UDP: 6672,61455-61458

Grand Theft Auto Online - Playstation 3

  • TCP: 3478-3480,5223,8080
  • UDP: 3074,3478-3479,3658,6672,61455-61458

Grand Theft Auto Online - Playstation 4

  • TCP: 1935,3478-3480
  • UDP: 3074,3478-3479,6672,61455-61458

Grand Theft Auto Online - Xbox 360

  • TCP: 3074
  • UDP: 88,3074,6672,61455-61458

Grand Theft Auto Online - Xbox One

  • TCP: 3074
  • UDP: 88,500,3074,3544,4500,6672,61455-61458

Grand Theft Auto Online - Playstation 5

  • TCP: 1935,3478-3480
  • UDP: 3074,3478-3479,6672,61455-61458

Grand Theft Auto Online - Xbox Series X

  • TCP: 3074
  • UDP: 88,500,3074,3544,4500,6672,61455-61458

If you want to follow guides that are custom tailored to your exact router and Grand Theft Auto Online simply follow one of these links:

That should do it; your ports are now forwarded. Need something else forwarded? Check out our list of games and programs.

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.