How To Open Ports in Your Router for Metroid Dread

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June 16, 2021 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 2 minutes

Metroid Dread is a 2D, Action, Adventure, and Platformer game published by Nintendo released in 2021.

Metroid Dread artwork featuring Samus facing robotic enemies on the planet ZDR
Metroid Dread artwork featuring Samus facing robotic enemies on the planet ZDR

Ports To Forward for Metroid Dread

The required ports that need to be forwarded for Metroid Dread are as follows:

Metroid Dread - Switch

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

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

Metroid Dread has the following styles of gameplay.

Port Forward Metroid Dread

When you are playing Metroid Dread 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:

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

Our Network Utilities software makes port forwarding a breeze. You can be done in just a few minutes.

The normal process for forwarding a port is:

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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