How To Open Ports in Your Router for The Witness

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March 27, 2021 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 2 minutes

The Witness is a First-Person, Puzzle, and Adventure game published by Thekla released in 2016.

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The Witness has the following styles of play.

How to Port Forward The Witness

When you are playing The Witness 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 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

Use our Network Utilities for a quick way to get your ports forwarded. Network utilities makes it easy to enable and disable your port forwards to keep your network security as tight as possible. You can also do it by hand by following these steps.

The normal process for forwarding a port is:

Which Ports Does The Witness Require

The required ports that need to be forwarded for The Witness are as follows:

The Witness - Steam

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

The Witness - PC

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

The Witness - Playstation 4

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

The Witness - Xbox One

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

We have guides that are custom tailored for The Witness that will show you the necessary ports.

That's all it takes to open your ports. Want to learn how to create more port forwards? Check out our list of games and applications.

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