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 with a release date in 2013.

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

Ports Required for Project Zomboid

The ports for Project Zomboid are as follows:

Project Zomboid - PC

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

Project Zomboid - Steam

  • TCP: 16262-16293, 27015, 27036
  • UDP: 8766-8767, 16261, 27015, 27031-27036

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

Project Zomboid has the following genres of gameplay.

Port Forward 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 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 find 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

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 general process for forwarding a port is:

That should be all you have to do to forward your ports. Check our growing list of games and applications for more port forwarding guides.

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