Network Utilities

Creating a Port Forward in Your Router for Risk of Rain 2

Risk of Rain 2 is a Third-Person, Action, Shooter, and Survival game published by Gearbox Publishing released in 2020.

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Risk of Rain 2 includes the following styles of gameplay.

  • 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.
  • Games that are considered action are all about centering the player in the middle of an evolving situation.
  • 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.
  • Survival games are usually focused on resource management, such as ammo and health, and occasionally include elements of stealth. They tend to be based on either supernatural enemies, have horror themes, or be post-apocalyptic. The primary gameplay mechanic is to simply stay alive.

Port Forward Risk of Rain 2

When you are playing Risk of Rain 2 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:

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

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

The fastest way to do this is to use Network Utilities. Network Utilities can forward your ports in just a few clicks, and close them back down when you are done just as easily. You can also do it the manual way.

The process for forwarding a port is usually:

  • 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 proper box in your router.
  • Put the TCP and UDP ports for your game in the matching boxes in your router.
  • Sometimes you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

Ports Required for Risk of Rain 2

The necessary ports for Risk of Rain 2 are as follows:

Risk of Rain 2 - Steam

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

Risk of Rain 2 - Playstation 4

  • TCP: 1935,3478-3480
  • UDP: 3074,3478-3479

Risk of Rain 2 - Switch

  • TCP: 6667,12400,28910,29900,29901,29920
  • UDP: 1-65535

Risk of Rain 2 - Xbox One

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

We have guides that are custom tailored for Risk of Rain 2 that will show you the connection ports.

That's all it takes to get your ports open. Don't forget to check out our growing list of games and programs.

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.