How To Port Forward Watch Dogs

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

Watch Dogs is Ubisoft's Third-Person, Open-World, Action, Adventure, Driving/Racing, and Shooter game with a release date in 2014.

Watch Dogs game artwork featuring Aiden Pearce
Watch Dogs game artwork featuring Aiden Pearce

Which Ports Does Watch Dogs Require

The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for Watch Dogs are as follows:

Watch Dogs - Xbox One

  • TCP: 3074
  • UDP: 88, 500, 3074, 3544, 4500, 6150, 9000, 9103, 10000-10099

Watch Dogs - Playstation 4

  • TCP: 3478-3480
  • UDP: 3074, 3478-3479, 3658, 9103, 11000-11005

Watch Dogs - PC

  • TCP: 13000, 13005, 13200
  • UDP: 9000, 9103, 11000-11005

Watch Dogs - Playstation 3

  • TCP: 3478-3480, 5223, 8080
  • UDP: 3074, 3478-3479, 3658, 9103, 11000-11005

Watch Dogs - Xbox 360

  • TCP: 3074
  • UDP: 88, 3074, 6150, 9000, 9103, 10000-10099

We have guides that are custom tailored for Watch Dogs that will show you the incoming connection ports.

When you play Watch Dogs you will encounter the following styles of play.

Port Forward Watch Dogs

When you are playing Watch Dogs 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 locate 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

Most people use our Network Utilities software package to forward ports. It's the fastest way to forward ports when you need them and then close them when you do not. You can also do it by hand.

The usual process for forwarding a port is:

That's all it takes to forward your ports. For more on how to port forward, check out our list of games and applications.

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