How To Port Forward Borderlands 2

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July 18, 2017 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 2 minutes

Borderlands 2 is a First-Person, Shooter, Action, and Role-Playing game published by 2K Games released in 2012.


Ports Required for Borderlands 2

The specific ports for Borderlands 2 are as follows:

Borderlands 2 - Xbox 360

  • TCP: 3074, 7777
  • UDP: 88, 3074, 7777

Borderlands 2 - Playstation 3

  • TCP: 3478-3480, 5223, 7777, 8080
  • UDP: 3074, 3478-3479, 3658, 7777

Borderlands 2 - Steam

  • TCP: 7777, 27015-27030, 27036-27037, 28900, 28910
  • UDP: 4380, 7777, 27000-27031, 27036, 27900

We have guides that are custom tailored for Borderlands 2 that will show you the necessary ports.

When you play Borderlands 2 you will experience the following styles of play.

Port Forward Borderlands 2

When you are playing Borderlands 2 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 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

An easy way to do this is use our Network Utilities software. It can open your ports with just a few clicks. Then when you are done you can just was quickly close your ports again. Alternatively you can do it by hand.

The usual process for forwarding a port is:

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.

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