How to Create a Port Forward in Your Router for Overwatch 2

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November 02, 2019 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 2 minutes

Overwatch 2 is a First Person Shooter game published by Blizzard Entertainment with a currently unknown release date.

Overwatch 2 game art showing characters in the middle of a fight.
Overwatch 2 game art showing characters in the middle of a fight.

Overwatch 2 includes the following styles of gameplay.

How to Port Forward Overwatch 2

When you are playing Overwatch 2 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:

How to find 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

A smart way to forward your ports is to use Network Utilities. Since Network Utilities allows you to both forward and un-forward ports easily you can keep your network security maximized, and then forward ports only when you need them. Alternatively you can do it by hand.

The usual process for forwarding a port is:

Ports To Forward for Overwatch 2

The ports that need to be forwarded in your router for Overwatch 2 are as follows:

Overwatch 2 - PC

  • TCP: 1119, 3724, 6113
  • UDP: 3478-3479, 5060, 5062, 6250, 12000-64000

Overwatch 2 - Playstation 4

  • TCP: 1119, 1935, 3478-3480, 3724, 6113
  • UDP: 3074, 3478-3479, 5060, 5062, 6250, 12000-64000

Overwatch 2 - Switch

  • TCP: 1119, 3724, 6113, 6667, 12400, 28910, 29900-29901, 29920
  • UDP: 1-65535

Overwatch 2 - Xbox One

  • TCP: 1119, 3074, 3724, 6113
  • UDP: 88, 500, 3074, 3478-3479, 3544, 4500, 5060, 5062, 6250, 12000-64000

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

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

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