Network Utilities

How to Port Forward The Long Dark

The Long Dark is a Survival game published by Hinterland Studio released in 2017.

The Long Dark is a survival style of game. Survival games are focused on resource management, such as health and ammo, and sometimes include elements of stealth. Most are either post-apocalyptic or supernatural based, and many have a strong horror component. The primary gameplay mechanic is to simply stay alive for as long as possible. Many survival games have multiple waves of enemies that get harder with each wave. It is an extremely popular style for zombie invasion games.

Port Forward The Long Dark

When you are playing The Long Dark 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:

  • 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

To easily and quickly get your ports forwarded use the Network Utilities software. Network Utilities allows you to forward ports only when you need them, and then close them again when you are done. This makes keeping your network more secure much easier. You can also do it by hand.

The general process for forwarding a port is:

  • Start by logging in to your router.
  • Find 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.
  • Intermittently you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

Which Ports Does The Long Dark Require

The necessary ports for The Long Dark are as follows:

The Long Dark - Playstation 4

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

The Long Dark - Xbox One

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

The Long Dark - PC

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

The Long Dark - Steam

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

We have guides that are custom tailored for The Long Dark that will show you the required ports that need to be forwarded.

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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.