How To Port Forward Starbound

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

Starbound is an Action, Adventure, Role-Playing, and 2D game published by Chucklefish released in 2016.


Ports Required for Starbound

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

Starbound - PC

  • TCP: 21025-21026
  • UDP:

Starbound - Steam

  • TCP: 21025-21026, 27015, 27036
  • UDP: 27015, 27031-27036

Starbound - Playstation 4

  • TCP: 3478-3480
  • UDP: 3074, 3478-3479

Starbound - Xbox One

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

We have guides that are custom tailored for Starbound that will show you the connection ports.

Starbound has the following styles of gameplay.

How to Port Forward Starbound

When you are playing Starbound 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 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 generally:

That should be all you have to do to forward your ports. Check our growing list of games and applications for more port forwarding guides.

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