How to Create a Port Forward in Your Router for Metal Slug

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January 24, 2019 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 3 minutes

Metal Slug is a 2D, Action, Shoot-Em-Up, and Arcade game published by Nazca Corporation, HAMSTER Corporation, SNK Playmore, D4 Enterprise released in 2008.

Metal Slug offers the following styles of gameplay.

How to Port Forward Metal Slug

When you are playing Metal Slug 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 find 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

An easy way to do this is use our Network Utilities software. It can open your ports with just a few clicks. Then when you are done you can just was quickly close your ports again. Alternatively you can do it by hand.

The process for forwarding a port is generally:

Ports Required for Metal Slug

The incoming connection ports for Metal Slug are as follows:

Metal Slug - PC

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Metal Slug - Playstation 3

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

Metal Slug - Playstation 4

  • TCP: 1935, 3478-3480
  • UDP: 3074, 3478-3479

Metal Slug - Steam

  • TCP: 27015-27030, 27036-27037
  • UDP: 4380, 27000-27031, 27036

Metal Slug - Switch

  • TCP: 6667, 12400, 28910, 29900, 29901, 29920
  • UDP: 1-65535

Metal Slug - Wii

  • TCP: 6667, 12400, 28910, 29900, 29901, 29920
  • UDP: 1-65535

Metal Slug - Xbox One

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

If you want to follow guides that are custom tailored to your exact router and Metal Slug simply follow one of these links:

When you are done following those steps your ports will be forwarded. Be sure to check out our full list of games and programs that can be forwarded.

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