Set Up Borderlands 2 Port Forwarding Using This Easy Guide
Borderlands 2 is a first-person action RPG shooter developed and published by 2K games in 2012. Borderlands 2 follows the same gameplay elements as the Call of Duty franchise, where the players get to see the action from the protagonist’s perspective. Borderlands 2 supports a deep leveling system, with the option to incorporate different upgrades as the player moves through the storyline. While the story-mode was a decent enough entry, it’s really the online mode that helped it stand out from the rest of the competition. The player can compete with other players for loot and different prizes. Additionally, you can form teams with your friends online to increase your chances of success. You can enjoy the game even more with Borderlands 2 port forwarding. How? Learn more about how it can elevate your gaming experience below:
Getting Started With Borderlands 2 Port Forwarding
In simple, non-technical terms, port forwarding is meant to create a direct connection between you and the other player you want to play online. All routers major routers from Netgear, TP-Link, screen your incoming connection unless you direct them to connect to a specific device at the end of your connection. As you’ll learn below, you can set the connection to go directly to your PC/gaming device. This will give you better ping times, a stabler connection, and a superior gaming experience overall.
Things You’ll Need Beforehand
Here’s all you’ll need to set up port forwarding on your device:
- The router’s IP Address (Read the section below to learn how)
- The PC/gaming console’s IP Address (Read our detailed PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Port Forwarding guides to learn how)
- A list of TCP and UDP ports to forward (Find these listed in the very last section below)
Find Router’s IP Address
You can find out your router’s IP Address by following these steps:
- Search for Command Prompt from the Windows search bar.
- In the Command Prompt window, type in “ipconfig/all”.
- Your router’s IP Address should be mentioned next to Default Gateway.
How To Forward Ports
The entire port forwarding process is simple and easy to set up. Follow these steps, and you won’t have issues during the process:
- Open any web browser and log in to your router (Enter your router’s IP Address in the address bar to open the login screen)
- Scroll down to your router’s Port Forwarding section.
- Enter the IP Address of your PC or gaming console in the relevant sections.
- In the same way, enter the TCP and UDP ports in their appropriate boxes.
- Save the settings and reboot your router for the changes to take effect.
Ports To Forward
Here’s a list of the ports you’ll have to forward:
Protocol TCP: 7777,27015-27030,27036-27037,28900,28910
Protocol UDP: 4380,7777,27000-27031,27036,27900
Protocol TCP: 3074,7777
Protocol UDP: 88,3074,7777
Protocol TCP: 3478-3480,5223,7777,8080
Protocol UDP: 3074,3478-3479,3658,7777