Star Wars: Squadrons offers the following styles of play.
- First person games are played from the perspective of the player. They typically have a gun or other weapon held out in front, but this is not always the case. Many first person games are sometimes called "shooters" because the primary goal of the game is to shoot other players or creatures, but this is not always the case.
- 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.
- Flight games are similar to car driving games in that you are usually in the cockpit of a plane or helicopter. They can also be from the view of a chase camera. Some flight games are atmospheric and some are space based.
- Simulation is a huge category of games that includes driving and flying simulators, social simulations, medical simulations, sports simulations, and even dating simulations. They attempt to mimic the real world in a way that is either educational or rewarding or both. Popular examples include SimCity, FlightGear, and Madden NFL.
- VR games require a VR headset and usually some sort of hand-held input device.
How to Port Forward Star Wars: Squadrons
When you are playing Star Wars: Squadrons 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 on occasion 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.
- 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 easiest 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 generally:
- Login to your router.
- Find 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 corresponding boxes in your router.
- Sometimes you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.
Which Ports Does Star Wars: Squadrons Require
The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for Star Wars: Squadrons are as follows:
Star Wars: Squadrons - PC
- TCP: 8080
- UDP: 3659
Star Wars: Squadrons - Steam
- TCP: 8080, 27015-27030, 27036-27037
- UDP: 3659, 4380, 27000-27031, 27036
Star Wars: Squadrons - Playstation 4
- TCP: 1935, 3478-3480
- UDP: 3074, 3478-3479, 3659
Star Wars: Squadrons - Xbox One
- TCP: 3074
- UDP: 88, 500, 3074, 3544, 3659, 4500
If you want to follow guides that are custom tailored to your exact router and Star Wars: Squadrons simply follow one of these links:
- Star Wars: Squadrons - PC
- Star Wars: Squadrons - Steam
- Star Wars: Squadrons - Playstation 4
- Star Wars: Squadrons - Xbox One
That should be all you have to do to forward your ports. Check our growing list of games and applications for more port forwarding guides.