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How To Port Forward Borderlands 2

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

Port Forward Borderlands 2

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

  • 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.
  • Games that are considered action are all about centering the player in the middle of an evolving situation.
  • In a role playing game, or RPG, the player takes on the role of the main character and helps the story line to unfold. It usually involves a very long play time, inventory management, and a deep leveling system. RPG's are usually the longest style of game. Skyrim and Fallout are amongst the most popular RPG style games.

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:

  • The IP address of your network router.
  • Your gaming machine's IP address.
  • The TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.

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:

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

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 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.