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Call of Duty: Black Ops III Port Forwarding

Call of Duty: Black Ops III is a first-person shooter video game released on November 6th, 2015. The mission in the game takes place 20 years after its predecessor and revolves around players fighting for control as they battle their way through futuristic environments from South America to Asia with advanced weaponry such as cyber warfare tools like drones or mechanized robots.

Getting Started With Call of Duty: Black Ops III Port Forwarding

Routers are designed in such a way that they do not allow incoming requests from the internet into your home network. This is because they feature a “firewall” of sorts that blocks these requests. This feature provides additional security as hackers cannot easily access your network. However, games such as Call of Duty: Black Ops III play better when you open some ports. Therefore, port forwarding Call of Duty: Black Ops III will enable you to host games, make video calls, and chat with other players online with minimum pings and lag, giving you a fantastic gaming experience.

Things You’ll Need Beforehand

To successfully port forward Call of Duty: Black Ops III, you will need the following details beforehand:

  • The IP address of your router;
  • The IP address of your gaming console could be your PlayStation, PC, or Xbox One.;
  • A list of the TCP and UDP ports of Call of Duty: Black Ops III that you will need to forward.

Finding your Router IP Address

To access your router’s setup page, you will need to know its IP address. An IP address is a special number separated by dots that identifies devices within a network. 

If you are a Window’s user, you can find this address using the steps below:

  • Press the Windows button on your keyboard or click the Start button to open the Windows Search bar
  • On the open Command Prompt, type ipconfig/all
  • You will see your router’s IP address next to the Default Gateway title

Related: How to Find Router IP Address on any Device

How to Port Forward Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Port forwarding Call of Duty: Black Ops III will give you a direct connection to game servers. This, in turn, will improve your game performance as you will be able to host this game, chat, and video call other players with minimum lags and pings. To port forward Call of Duty: Black Ops III, follow the steps below:

  • Log in to your router. Routers feature a web interface, and you will need a web browser such as Microsoft Edge, Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox to log in. On the Address bar of your chosen browser, enter your router’s IP address and press Enter. This action will open a window prompting you to log in with your credentials. Use your router’s default credentials to log in or your updated credentials if you had changed them in the past.
  • On your router’s home page, scroll to the Port Forwarding tab and click it to open.
  • On the Port Forwarding page, click the Add Service tab and enter the static IP address of your gaming console. You can also enter a name in the Service box to remind you of the reason for the port forward.
  • Select the protocol in the Protocol dropdown. If your router has Both protocols, you will make one entry, but you will make two entries for TCP and UDP if it does not have this protocol.
  • Enter the TCP and UDP ports of Call of Duty: Black Ops III that you will forward.
  • Reboot your router to effect the changes
  • You can then test your ports to see whether they opened successfully.

Ports to Forward for Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Depending on the gaming device you are using, here are the ports to forward for Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Xbox 360

TCP:3074
UDP:3074, 88

Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Xbox One

TCP:3074
UDP:88, 3544, 3074-3075, 500, 4500

Call of Duty: Black Ops III – PlayStation 3

TCP:3478-3480, 3074, 8080, 5223
UDP:3658, 3478-3479, 5223, 3074

Call of Duty: Black Ops III – PlayStation 4

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

Call of Duty: Black Ops III – PC

TCP:27014-27050, 3074
UDP:3478, 27000-27031, 4379-4380, 27036, 3074,
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Adil Advani is committed to sharing his valuable insights into everything security, privacy, and gaming. When not working, he loves experimenting with different things, traveling with friends, and playing online games.

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