Port Forwarding for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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September 24, 2018 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 3 minutes

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a Role-Playing, Action, and Adventure game published by Bethesda Softworks released in 2011.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim warrior holding a sword.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim warrior holding a sword.

Which Ports Does The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Require

The required ports that need to be forwarded for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim are as follows:

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Steam

  • TCP: 27015, 27036
  • UDP: 27015, 27031-27036

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Playstation 3

  • TCP: 3478-3480, 5223, 8080
  • UDP: 3074, 3478-3479, 3658

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Xbox 360

  • TCP: 3074
  • UDP: 88, 3074

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Playstation 4

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

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Xbox One

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

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Switch

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

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Playstation 5

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

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Xbox Series X

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

We have guides that are custom tailored for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim that will show you the specific incoming ports.

When you play The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim you will enjoy the following styles of play.

Port Forward The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

When you are playing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 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:

How to locate 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

A smart way to forward your ports is to use Network Utilities. Since Network Utilities allows you to both forward and un-forward ports easily you can keep your network security maximized, and then forward ports only when you need them. Alternatively you can do it by hand.

The normal process for forwarding a port is:

That's all it takes to get your ports open. Don't forget to check out our growing list of games and programs.

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