Network Utilities

How to Open a Port in Your Router for MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries is a Simulation, Tactical, Action, and Shooter game published by Piranha Games released in 2019.

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MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries offers the following styles of gameplay.

  • Simulation is a huge category of games that includes driving and flying simulators, social simulations, medical simulations, sports simulations, and even dating simulations. They attempt to mimic the real world in a way that is either educational or rewarding or both. Popular examples include SimCity, FlightGear, and Madden NFL.
  • Tactical games are a subgenre of strategy games that focus more on operational warfare, military style tactics, and troop placement. They focus more on logistics and production than on combat, and can at times feature complex battlefield tactics.
  • Action games are fast paced and tend to put the player in the middle of the action, requiring you to jump over obstacles, climb ladders, and shoot things.
  • 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.

Forward Ports for MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries

We don't know the ports that need to be forwarded in your router for MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries yet, but you can help us figure it out. We're pretty sure that MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries is going to have ports to forward since it is multiplayer. With your help we can get those ports listed on our site for everyone to use.

  1. Download our free software Port Forward Network Utilities and install it.
  2. After installing it launch Network Utilities and click Port Finder.
  3. Be sure to follow the instructions closely because finding game ports can be challenging.
  4. Once the Port Finder has found your game ports they will be added to our site quickly.

Ports To Forward for MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries

Usually a game will only open up the port in "listen mode" when it's needed. This means you'll have to put your game into some sort of multiplayer mode in order for us to detect the ports that need to be forwarded properly. We'll watch the game running and look for which ports it opens up to see which ports might need to be forwarded.

Most games will open the same port in "listen mode" every time, as opposed to a random numbered port. This is a good thing because once we know which ports the game listens on then we know exactly which ports to forward in your router.

Occasionally a game will require a very large number of ports to be forwarded because it opens up a random port within a range. Over time we should be able to figure out that range because we'll notice that all users need a port open in the same range.

How Port Finder Works

This is a brief rundown of all the things that Port Finder will do:

  • Examine the ports that need to be forwarded that MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries has open. These are the ports that need to be forwarded for MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries.
  • Watch which ports open and close as you run the game and try to join a multiplayer match.
  • Package up the specific incoming ports in a neat little package and send it to our server for sharing.

As users submit port data to our servers we will combine it into a list that we publish. This will become the list that we recommend everyone forwards in their router.

As soon as we find the incoming connection ports for MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries we will list them on this page.

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.