Network Utilities

How to Forward Ports in Your Router for Sea of Thieves

Sea of Thieves is an Action, Adventure, and Open-World game published by Xbox Game Studios released in 2018.

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Sea of Thieves has the following styles of play.

  • Action games are usually a bit faster than other games and require quick reflexes. You frequently jump platforms, shoot enemy mobs, climb ladders, and
  • Adventure games are very heavily story driven. You are usually the main character and are the one who discovers the true plot as the game progresses.
  • In an open world style of game the player is allowed to roam freely through a normally massive environment. This style of games is usually not on rails, meaning that the player gets to go anywhere and solve problems in the order that they choose.

Forward Ports for Sea of Thieves

When you are playing Sea of Thieves 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:

  • The IP address of your network 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 to forward.

How to locate 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

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 general process for forwarding a port is:

  • 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.
  • Frequently you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

Ports To Forward for Sea of Thieves

The exact ports for Sea of Thieves are as follows:

Sea of Thieves - Xbox One

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

Sea of Thieves - PC

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

Sea of Thieves - Steam

  • TCP: 3074,27015-27030,27036-27037
  • UDP: 88,500,3074,3544,4380,4500,27000-27031,27036

We have guides that are custom tailored for Sea of Thieves that will show you the exact ports.

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.