How to Open Ports for Call of Duty: Black Ops Using Port Forwarding

CCall of Duty: Black Ops is an amazing game, but what really makes it stand out is the online multiplayer. With so many people playing at once, though, you can sometimes have connection problems with game’s servers.

One way to improve your connection is to enable port forwarding for Call of Duty: Black Ops. This will give you a more direct, faster, and more stable connection. In this guide, I’m going to show you how to do that.

Ports Needed To Run Call of Duty: Black Ops

The ports that Call of Duty: Black Ops uses, and the ones we’re going to forward, are these ones:

Ports to Forward on PC - Windows

TCP: 3074, 27014-27050
UDP: 3074, 3478-4380, 27000-27030

Ports to Forward on - Playstation 3

TCP: 5223, 3074
UDP: 2005, 3074, 3075, 3478

Ports to Forward on - Xbox 360

TCP: 3074
UDP: 3074, 22728, 33233

Ports to Forward on - Wii

TCP: 3074, 28910, 29900-29901, 29920
UDP: 3074-3075
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How To Enable Call of Duty: Black Ops Port Forwarding

Now we know the ports, we can forward them. We can do that from your router, but first you’re going to need some extra info.

Before you can forward the ports, you should collect and make a note of the following:

  • Your router’s IP address
  • The IP address of your PC or console
  • The ports that are used by Call of Duty: Black Ops. These are in the list above, so you can copy them

Now we can start to forward these ports. To do that:


The process for forwarding a port is generally:

  • Get a web browser open on your PC or console, and paste your router’s IP into the address bar. Hit go
  • You’ll now see your router’s settings. Somewhere in here, you’ll find the port forwarding options
  • In this menu, you’ll need the info you noted down earlier
  • Enter your router’s IP address into the box
  • And then copy your PC or console’s IP address into the other box
  • Last, put the ports for Call of Duty: Black Ops into the right box
  • Restart your router, and you’re done

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That means it will save you a lot of time. Time you could spend doing something important, like playing Call of Duty: Black Ops.

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Benefits of Using PureVPN Port Forwarding Add-On

Our add-on also has some other benefits:

    • We’ve designed it so it works on almost every device. That means that you can forward your ports from your phone, your tablet, or whatever device you have to hand
    • It will increase your P2P download speeds
    • Lastly, it’s fully compatible with CGNAT (Carrier Grade Network Address Translation)
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