How to Open Ports for Arma 3 Using Port Forwarding

There are few things more enjoyable than playing Arma 3 online. But what if your connection cuts out just as you are making that critical shot? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. One of the easiest ways to improve the stability of your connection is to enable port forwarding for Arma 3. In this guide, we’ll show you how to do that.


Quickly & Safely Open Ports Behind CGNAT

Opening a port behind CGNAT shouldn’t be complicated. With the Port Forwarding add-on, it’s as simple as 1, 2, and 3

Ports Needed To Run Arma 3

Here are the ports that Arma 3 uses, and which we are going to forward:

Ports To Forward Port Numbers
PC – Windows – TCP 2344, 2345
PC – Windows – UDP 2302, 2303, 2304, 2305, 2344

How To Enable Arma 3 Port Forwarding

Now we can forward the ports. You can do this right from your router, but to do that you’re going to need some extra information.

So, before we start, make sure you collect and make a note of the following:

  • Your router’s IP address
  • The IP address of your PC or console
  • The ports for Arma 3. They are in the list above.

The process for forwarding a port is generally:

  • On your console or PC, open a web browser window. Type or paste your router’s IP address into the bar at the top.
  • This will bring up your router’s settings menu. Somewhere in here, you’ll see port forwarding options.
  • Now you’ll need to enter the details you just collected.
  • First, paste your router’s IP address into the right box
  • And then copy your PC or console’s IP address into the other box.
  • Next, you will need to enter the ports for Arma 3. You can copy these from the list above, and paste them into the correct box.
  • Finally, restart your router to apply the new settings.

PureVPN’s Port Forwarding Add-on

Our port forwarding add-on takes the hassle out of enabling port forwarding for Arma 3 or any other game. Instead of messing around in the settings on your router, you can forward your ports in just a few clicks.


Benefits of Using PureVPN Port Forwarding Add-On

  • It works with all your devices, so you can forward your ports from your phone or tablet.

  • Port forwarding also increases P2P download speeds, so your torrents will arrive faster.

  • It’s also compatible with CGNAT (Carrier Grade Network Address Translation), if you want to use it.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does port forwarding help gaming?

    Port forwarding can help improve gaming performance by allowing game data to bypass your router and travel directly to your computer. Port forwarding is a way of directing incoming internet traffic to a specific device on your network, rather than allowing the router to distribute the traffic to all devices connected to it. By forwarding a specific port used by the game to your gaming device, you can reduce lag, minimize latency and improve connectivity to the game servers.

  • What ports do I need to open for Arma 3?

    In order to play Arma 3 online, you need to have the following ports open on your network: TCP: 2344, 2345 UDP: 2302, 2303, 2304, 2305, 2344

  • Is it ok to port forward Arma 3

    Yes, it is generally okay to port forward Arma 3. Port forwarding is a way of directing incoming internet traffic to a specific device on your network, which can improve the performance of online games like Arma 3.