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Port Forwarding for NBA 2K21

NBA 2K21 is a Sports and Simulation game published by 2K Sports released in 2020.

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NBA 2K21 offers the following styles of gameplay.

  • Sports games simulate a variety of sports including football, baseball, basketball, track and field, and combat sports. They tend to be very competitive. Some are realistically modeled after their real world counterparts while others are satirical with a stronger emphasis on entertainment. Many sports games feature players from the real world in them.
  • In a simulation game the primary goal is to simulate a real life situation either for education or entertainment. Simulation games have a huge vareity of types including sports, driving, flying, and dating. Some of the most popular sims of all time are SimCity and Madden NFL.

How to Port Forward NBA 2K21

When you are playing NBA 2K21 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 on occasion 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.
  • The IP address of the device that the game will play on: either your computer or your console.
  • A list of 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

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

The process for forwarding a port is usually:

  • Open a web browser and navigate to your router's IP address.
  • 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 corresponding boxes in your router.
  • On occasion you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

Ports Required for NBA 2K21

The network ports for NBA 2K21 are as follows:

NBA 2K21 - PlayStation 4

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

NBA 2K21 - Steam

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

NBA 2K21 - Switch

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

NBA 2K21 - Xbox One

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

NBA 2K21 - PlayStation 5

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

NBA 2K21 - Xbox Series X/S

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

If you want to follow guides that are custom tailored to your exact router and NBA 2K21 simply follow one of these links:

When you are done following those steps your ports will be open. Do you need more games or programs forwarded? Check out our games and programs list.

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.