Network Utilities

How to Port Forward Helldivers

Helldivers is a Shoot-Em-Up game published by Sony Computer Entertainment released in 2015.

Shoot 'em up games like Helldivers are games where the player character engages in a lone assault, often in a spacecraft or aircraft, shooting large numbers of enemies while dodging their attacks. They are frequently top down but there also side scrolling styles out there. All shoot 'em up games require very fast reflexes.

How to Port Forward Helldivers

When you are playing Helldivers 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:

  • The IP address of your network router.
  • Your gaming machine's IP address.
  • 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:

  • Open a web browser and navigate to your router's IP address.
  • Locate 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.
  • Intermittently you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

Ports To Forward for Helldivers

The specific ports that need to be forwarded for Helldivers are as follows:

Helldivers - PC

  • TCP: 7331,27014-27050
  • UDP: 7331,3478,4379-4380,27000-27031,27036

Helldivers - Playstation 3

  • TCP: 5223
  • UDP: 5223,3478-3479,3658

Helldivers - Playstation 4

  • TCP: 80,443,1935,3478-3480
  • UDP: 3478-3479

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

That's all it takes to get your ports open. Don't forget to check out our growing 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.