How To Set Up Mass Effect Andromeda Port Forwarding
Mass Effect: Andromeda was developed back in 2017 by BioWare while being published by Electronic Arts. It was the fourth entry into the popular single/multiplayer role-playing game. It follows the player in the 29th century within the Andromeda galaxy in their quest to find a new home for humanity as part of the Andromeda Initiative. While the game’s single-player mode received mixed reviews, the multiplayer mode received universal plaudits. Thanks to features like the skill points, weapons management, and the ability to play as multiple species, the multiplayer turns an otherwise lackluster game into a fun experience. When playing Mass Effect Andromeda, port forwarding allows you to maximize this fun. How? Learn more below.
Getting Started With Mass Effect Andromeda Port Forwarding
The most important thing you need to know about Mass Effect Andromeda port forwarding is that it creates a direct connection between you and the player you want to play with online. Whether you have a TP-Link router or a Netgear one, all incoming connections are blocked unless they’re directed via your router’s port forwarding rules to go directly to the specified device at the end of the connection (your Mass Effect Andromeda console or device, for example). Mass Effect Andromeda port forwarding removes that block and immediately redirects the traffic to your device. This gives you better ping times, a stabler connection, and an overall much better gameplay.
Things You’ll Need Beforehand
You’ll only need three things before you can get started with Mass Effect Andromeda port forwarding. These are:
- Your router’s IP Address (Read the section below to learn how to find that out).
- Your PC/gaming console’s IP Address (Read our detailed Xbox One/PlayStation 4 guides to learn how to find these out).
- You’ll need to forward the TCP and UDP ports (Find these at the very bottom of this blog).
Find Out Your Router’s IP Address
Follow these steps to find out your router’s IP Address, and it shouldn’t take more than a couple of minutes:
- Go to the Windows search bar and type “Command Prompt” or “cmd”.
- Once the Command Prompt window is open, type in “ipconfig/all“.
- Your router’s IP Address should be right there next to Default Gateway.
How To Forward Ports
Besides being completely safe, port forwarding is relatively easy to set up, provided you know what you’re doing. Follow the instructions below, and you won’t have any issues setting up port forwarding on your PC/gaming console:
- Open any web browser of your choice and log in to your router (Enter your router’s IP Address in the browser’s search bar, and it’ll lead you straight to the login screen).
- Scroll down and find the Port Forwarding section.
- Carefully enter the IP Address of your PC/gaming console in the relevant boxes.
- Similarly, enter the TCP and UDP ports in the appropriate boxes (Find these in the section below).
- Save the settings and reboot for these changes to take effect.
Ports To Forward
These are the ports you’ll need to forward:
Protocol TCP: 10000-19999,42130,42210,42230
Protocol UDP: 3659,10000-19999
Protocol TCP: 1935,3478-3480,10000-19999,42130,42210,42230
Protocol UDP: 3074,3478-3479,3659,10000-19999
Protocol TCP: 3074,10000-19999,42130,42210,42230
Protocol UDP: 88,500,3074,3544,3659,4500,10000-19999