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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is Bluehole, Microsoft Studios's Shooter, Action, Tactical, First-Person, and Third-Person game released in 2017.

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds includes the following genres of gameplay.

  • Shooter games are fast paced action games that are based on testing the players reaction time. They usually involve the player holding a weapon in front of them and attempting to shoot other players or characters. Some shooters are short lived arcade style, but most have both a single player mission series and some have a large multiplayer following. Common shooters include Call of Duty and Battlefield.
  • Action games are usually a bit faster than other games and require quick reflexes. You frequently jump platforms, shoot enemy mobs, climb ladders, and
  • Tactical games are a subgenre of strategy games that focus more on operational warfare, military style tactics, and troop placement. They focus more on logistics and production than on combat, and can at times feature complex battlefield tactics.
  • In a first person style game the main viewpoint is from the player looking forward. This can be either a first person shooter or a first person driving game.
  • In a third person game you typically run around looking over the shoulder of the main character. They are frequently shooters like Gears of War or platformers like Tomb Raider or Assassins Creed.

Port Forward PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

When you are playing PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds 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:

  • Your router's IP address.
  • Your gaming machine's IP address.
  • The TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.

How to navigate to your router's IP Address

The easiest way to click the links to get to 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

The normal process for forwarding a port is:

  • Login to your router.
  • Locate your routers port forwarding section.
  • Put the IP address of your computer or gaming console in the proper box in your router.
  • Put the TCP and UDP ports for your game in the corresponding boxes in your router.
  • On accasion you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

Which Ports Does PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Require

The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds are as follows:

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds - PC

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

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds - Xbox One

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

We have guides that are custom tailored for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds that will show you the ports that need to be forwarded in your router.

Jason Bauer

Written by Jason Bauer

Jason Bauer is an owner and programmer for Portforward.com. You can find more of his articles here.