How to Open a Port in Your Router for Sheltered

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April 24, 2021 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 2 minutes

Sheltered is a Role-Playing, Survival, Management, and Strategy game published by Team17 released in 2016.

Sheltered game art showing characters ready to fight.
Sheltered game art showing characters ready to fight.

Sheltered includes the following genres of gameplay.

How to Port Forward Sheltered

When you are playing Sheltered 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 frequently 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:

How to find 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

Quickly get your ports forwarded using Network Utilities. Then when you are done you can just as easily close your ports back down to keep your network as secure as possible. You can also do it manually.

The process for forwarding a port is usually:

Ports Required for Sheltered

The ports for Sheltered are as follows:

Sheltered - Steam

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

Sheltered - PC

  • We do not know the PC ports for Sheltered yet. If you know them please send us a message using our Message System.

Sheltered - Switch

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

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

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