Network Utilities

Forward Ports on Your Router for Valorant

Valorant is a First-Person, Tactical, and Shooter game published by Riot Games released in 2020.

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Valorant has the following styles of play.

  • First person games are played from the perspective of the player. They typically have a gun or other weapon held out in front, but this is not always the case. Many first person games are sometimes called "shooters" because the primary goal of the game is to shoot other players or creatures, but this is not always the case.
  • Tactical games are a subgenre of strategy games that focus more on operational warfare, military style tactics, and troop placement. They focus more on logistics and production than on combat, and can at times feature complex battlefield tactics.
  • Shooter games are fast paced action games that are based on testing the players reaction time. They usually involve the player holding a weapon in front of them and attempting to shoot other players or characters. Some shooters are short lived arcade style, but most have both a single player mission series and some have a large multiplayer following. Common shooters include Call of Duty and Battlefield.

Port Forward Valorant

Most multiplayer games like Valorant need a port forward. In a lot of multiplayer games forwarding a port helps improve various connection issues. Unfortunately we don't know which ports Valorant uses yet. The first step is figuring out which ports need to be forwarded. Let's tackle this problem together.

  1. Start by downloading Port Forward Network Utilities for free.
  2. When the install completes start Network Utilities and then find the Port Finder button.
  3. Carefully follow the instructions in the Port Finder application.
  4. Once the Port Finder has found your game ports they will be added to our site quickly.

Ports Required for Valorant

Usually most applications will open up a port in "listen mode" only while the game is in some sort of a multiplayer mode. It's important to have the Port Finder application running in the background while you attempt to make a multiplayer connection in the game or application.

Usually games will use the same port every time they are launched so we only need to collect this port data once. Some games and applications use a random numbered port at each launch and we'll only be able to figure that out over multiple runs possibly even from multiple different users.

Occasionally a game will require a large number of ports to be forwarded because it opens up a random port within a range. Over time we should be able to figure out that range because we'll notice that all users need a port open in the same range.

What Port Finder Does

Here's a quick summary of what the Port Finder application will do:

  • Look at which ports Valorant has open in "listen" mode. These are the ports that need to be forwarded in your router for Valorant.
  • Wait for you to attempt to do something multiplayer, which might open up additional ports.
  • Upload those ports to our servers so that we can combine them with other uploads and share them.

As users submit port data to our servers we will combine it into a list that we publish. Then we will use this list to help other people know what to forward.

As soon as we find the specific ports for Valorant we will list them on this page.

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.