Network Utilities

How to Open a Port in Your Router for Shadows: Awakening

Shadows: Awakening is a Tactical, Action, and Role-Playing game published by Kalypso Media Digital released in 2018.

Shadows: Awakening includes the following genres of gameplay.

  • Tactical games are a subgenre of strategy games that focus more on operational warfare, military style tactics, and troop placement. They focus more on logistics and production than on combat, and can at times feature complex battlefield tactics.
  • 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 a role playing game, or RPG, the player takes on the role of the main character and helps the story line to unfold. It usually involves a very long play time, inventory management, and a deep leveling system. RPG's are usually the longest style of game. Skyrim and Fallout are amongst the most popular RPG style games.

Port Forward Shadows: Awakening

When you are playing Shadows: Awakening 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.
  • Your gaming machine's IP address.
  • A list of TCP and UDP ports to forward.

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

Most people use our Network Utilities software package to forward ports. It's the easiest way to forward ports when you need them and then close them when you do not. You can also do it by hand.

The usual process for forwarding a port is:

  • 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 correct 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 Shadows: Awakening

The connection ports for Shadows: Awakening are as follows:

Shadows: Awakening - Playstation 4

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

Shadows: Awakening - Steam

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

Shadows: Awakening - Xbox One

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

We have guides that are custom tailored for Shadows: Awakening that will show you the ports.

After that your ports should be open. Check out our full game and application list for more port forwarding guides.

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.