Opening Ports for Unreal using Your Router

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September 19, 2018 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 2 minutes

Unreal is a First-Person, Shooter, and Action game published by GT Interactive, Epic Games released in 1998.

Unreal screenshot with logo
Unreal screenshot with logo

Which Ports Does Unreal Require

The specific ports for Unreal are as follows:

Unreal - PC

  • TCP:
  • UDP: 7777-7779, 27900

Unreal - Steam

  • TCP: 27015, 27036
  • UDP: 7777-7779, 27015, 27031-27036, 27900

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

When you play Unreal you will experience the following styles of play.

Port Forward Unreal

When you are playing Unreal 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

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 process for forwarding a port is generally:

When you are done following those steps your ports will be open. Do you need more games or programs forwarded? Check out our games and programs list.

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