How to Port Forward Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

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July 18, 2017 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 3 minutes

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is Activision's First-Person, Action, and Shooter game released in 2009.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 game cover artwork
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 game cover artwork

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has the following genres of gameplay.

How to Port Forward Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

When you are playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 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 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:

How to find your router's IP Address

The easiest way to click the links to get to 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 generally:

Ports Required for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

The network ports that need to be forwarded for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 are as follows:

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - Steam

  • TCP: 27015, 27036, 28960-28961
  • UDP: 27015, 27031-27036, 28960-28961

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - Xbox 360

  • TCP: 3074
  • UDP: 88, 3074

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - Playstation 3

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

We have guides that are custom tailored for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 that will show you the incoming ports that need to be forwarded.

That's all it takes to forward your ports. Have more games that need a boost? Check out our growing list of games and applications.

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