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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 gameplay.

  • Action games are fast paced and tend to put the player in the middle of the action, requiring you to jump over obstacles, climb ladders, and shoot things.
  • 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.
  • Open world style games are usually not on rails, meaning that the player gets to go anywhere and solve problems in the order that they choose. The player is usually allowed to roam freely through a normally massive environment.

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:

  • Your router's IP address.
  • Your gaming machine's IP address.
  • The 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

An easy way to do this is use our Network Utilities software. It can open your ports with just a few clicks. Then when you are done you can just was quickly close your ports again. 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.
  • Locate 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.
  • Sometimes you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

Which Ports Does Sea of Thieves Require

The required ports that need to be forwarded 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

Sea of Thieves - Xbox Series X

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

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

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.

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.