Port Forwarding on Your Router for Valheim

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February 09, 2021 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 2 minutes

Valheim is Coffee Stain Publishing's Open-World, Action, Adventure, Survival, and Role-Playing game released in 2021.

Valheim game art showing players looking across a valley.
Valheim game art showing players looking across a valley.

Valheim includes the following styles of play.

Forward Ports for Valheim

When you are playing Valheim 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 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

Don't have time? Use our Network Utilities software. It's the easiest way to both open and close ports in your router. Of you can do it manually if you want.

The process for forwarding a port is usually:

Ports To Forward for Valheim

The incoming ports for Valheim are as follows:

Valheim - Steam

  • TCP: 2456-2457, 27015-27030, 27036-27037
  • UDP: 2456-2457, 4380, 27000-27031, 27036

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

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