Opening Ports for Payday: The Heist using Your Router

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September 19, 2018 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 2 minutes

Payday: The Heist is a First Person Shooter game published by Sony Online Entertainment, Daybreak Game Company released in 2011.

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Payday: The Heist includes the following genres of gameplay.

Forward Ports for Payday: The Heist

When you are playing Payday: The Heist 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 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

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 process for forwarding a port is generally:

Ports To Forward for Payday: The Heist

The incoming ports for Payday: The Heist are as follows:

Payday: The Heist - Playstation 3

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

Payday: The Heist - Steam

  • TCP: 9899, 27015-27030, 27036-27037
  • UDP: 4380, 9899, 27000-27031, 27036

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

That's all it takes to forward your ports. For more on how to port forward, check out our list of games and applications.

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