How to Create a Port Forward in Your Router for XCOM 2

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April 01, 2020 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 3 minutes

XCOM 2 is a Turn-Based, Strategy, Tactical, and Role-Playing game published by 2K Games released in 2016.

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When you play XCOM 2 you will experience the following styles of play.

How to Port Forward XCOM 2

When you are playing XCOM 2 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

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 generally:

Which Ports Does XCOM 2 Require

The specific ports for XCOM 2 are as follows:

XCOM 2 - PC

  • We do not know the PC ports for XCOM 2 yet. If you know them please send us a message using our Message System.

XCOM 2 - Steam

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

XCOM 2 - Xbox One

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

XCOM 2 - Playstation 4

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

XCOM 2 - Switch

  • TCP: 6667, 12400, 28910, 29900, 29901, 29920
  • UDP: 1-65535

We have guides that are custom tailored for XCOM 2 that will show you the required ports that need to be forwarded.

After following those steps your ports should be forwarded. Head to our applications and games list for more port forwarding guides.

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