Network Utilities

How to Port Forward Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm is Blizzard Entertainment's Action, Real-Time, and Strategy game with a release date in 2015.

Heroes of the Storm is an MMO style of game. In an MMO style game there are hundreds if not thousands of players in the same game world. MMO stands for Massively Multiplayer Online, which means that it is an online only game. Most MMO style games do not have any sort of single player or offline component.

How to Port Forward Heroes of the Storm

When you are playing Heroes of the Storm 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 to forward.

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

The fastest way to forward a port is to use our Network Utilities suite of tools. With our software you can quickly and easily turn your port forwards on and off for multiple programs at any time. Or just keep reading to learn how to do it by hand.

The general 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 correct box in your router.
  • Put the TCP and UDP ports for your game in the matching boxes in your router.
  • On occasion you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

Ports To Forward for Heroes of the Storm

The necessary ports that need to be forwarded for Heroes of the Storm are as follows:

Heroes of the Storm - PC

  • TCP: 1119-1120,3724,6113
  • UDP: 1119-1120,3724,6113

We have guides that are custom tailored for Heroes of the Storm that will show you the ports that need to be forwarded in your router.

That's all it takes to get your ports open. Don't forget to check out our growing list of games and programs.

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.