Port Forwarding on Your Router for Project Zomboid

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May 27, 2020 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 3 minutes

Project Zomboid is The Indie Stone's Open-World, Survival, Role-Playing, and Simulation game released in 2013.

Project Zomboid game artwork showing a survivor surrounded by zombies
Project Zomboid game artwork showing a survivor surrounded by zombies

Which Ports Does Project Zomboid Require

The network ports for Project Zomboid are as follows:

Project Zomboid - PC

  • TCP: 16262-16293, 27015
  • UDP: 8766-8767, 16261-16262

Project Zomboid - Steam

  • TCP: 27015, 27036
  • UDP: 8766-8767, 16261-16262, 27015, 27031-27036

We have guides that are custom tailored for Project Zomboid that will show you the ports that need to be forwarded in your router.

Project Zomboid includes the following genres of gameplay.

Forward Ports for Project Zomboid

When you are playing Project Zomboid 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:

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

Quickly get your ports forwarded using Network Utilities. Then when you are done you can just as easily close your ports back down to keep your network as secure as possible. You can also do it manually.

The normal process for forwarding a port is:

That's all it takes to forward your ports. Have more games that need a boost? Check out our growing list of games and applications.

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