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How to Port Forward Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption is Rockstar Games's Action and Adventure game released in 2010.

Red Dead Redemption has the following styles of gameplay.

  • Action games are usually a bit faster than other games and require quick reflexes. You frequently jump platforms, shoot enemy mobs, climb ladders, and
  • In an adventure game you generally play through a story, usually as the protagonist. They rely heavily on story telling and can be inspired from books or movies.

Forward Ports for Red Dead Redemption

When you are playing Red Dead Redemption 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:

  • The IP address of your router.
  • The IP address of the device that the game will play on: either your computer or your console.
  • A list of TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.

How to click the links to get to your router's IP Address

The easiest way to navigate 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

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:

  • Open a web browser and navigate to your router's IP address.
  • Find your routers port forwarding section.
  • Put the IP address of your computer or gaming console in the appropriate box in your router.
  • Put the TCP and UDP ports for your game in the matching boxes in your router.
  • On occasion you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

Ports Required for Red Dead Redemption

The required incoming ports that need to be forwarded for Red Dead Redemption are as follows:

Red Dead Redemption - Xbox 360

  • TCP: 3074
  • UDP: 88,3074

Red Dead Redemption - Playstation 3

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

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

After that you're done - your ports should be open. Wait, there's more... Check out our growing list of games and applications.

Jason Bauer

Jason Bauer

Jason Bauer is an owner and programmer for PortForward. You can find more of his articles in the Games and Applications section of our site.