Network Utilities

How To Open Ports in Your Router for Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is a First Person Shooter game published by Microsoft Studios released in 2014.

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection has the following styles of gameplay.

  • In a first person style game the main viewpoint is from the player looking forward. This can be either a first person shooter or a first person driving game.
  • 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.

Forward Ports for Halo: The Master Chief Collection

When you are playing Halo: The Master Chief Collection 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:

  • The IP address of your router.
  • 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 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

Quickly get your ports forwarded using Network Utilities. Then when you are done you can just as easily close your ports back down to keep your network as secure as possible. You can also do it manually.

The process for forwarding a port is usually:

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

Ports To Forward for Halo: The Master Chief Collection

The necessary ports for Halo: The Master Chief Collection are as follows:

Halo: The Master Chief Collection - Xbox One

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

Halo: The Master Chief Collection - PC

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

Halo: The Master Chief Collection - Steam

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

We have guides that are custom tailored for Halo: The Master Chief Collection that will show you the network ports.

When you are done following those steps your ports will be open. Do you need more games or programs forwarded? Check out our games and programs list.

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.