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

Call of Duty: Black Ops III is perhaps the best installment yet in the award-winning series, and like the earlier games it has a killer multiplayer mode. Like any online game, though, sometimes your connection with the Call of Duty: Black Ops III servers will be unstable.

We’re here to help. If you enable port forwarding for Call of Duty: Black Ops III, you will have a more direct connection to the game’s servers, and game performance will be improved. In this guide, I’ll show you how.

Ports Needed To Run Black Ops III

These are the ports that Call of Duty: Black Ops III uses, and which we are going to forward:

Ports to Forward on PC - Windows

TCP: 3074, 27014-27050
UDP: 3074, 3478, 4379-4380, 27000-27031, 27036

Ports to Forward on - Playstation 4

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

Ports to Forward on - Xbox One

TCP: 3074
UDP: 88, 500, 3074, 3544, 4500
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How to Enable Call of Duty: Black Ops III Port Forwarding

Now we know the ports, you can forward them. You’re going to do this from your router, but first you’ll need some extra details about your system.

So before we begin, make a note of the following:

  • Your router’s IP address
  • The IP address of your PC or console
  • And also the ports you need to forward for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. These are the ports listed above.

Now you can actually forward the ports. To do this:


The process for forwarding a port is generally:

  • On your console or PC, open a web browser and paste your router’s IP into the address bar.
  • On that page, you’ll see your router’s settings
  • In this menu, you should look for port forwarding.
  • Once you’ve found it, enter the details you noted down.
  • Enter your router’s IP address into the box
  • And then copy your PC or console’s IP address into the other box.
  • Then the last thing is the paste the ports for Call of Duty: Black Ops III into the box.
  • Restart your router, and you’re done

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If you enable port forwarding a lot, it’s going to save you a lot of time. Time you could spend playing Call of Duty: Black Ops III.

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Benefits of Using PureVPN Port Forwarding Add-On

The PureVPN port forwarding add-on also has some other benefits:

    • It will work on your phone, tablet, or any other device. That means you can forward your ports from anywhere.
    • It will also speed up your P2P downloads.
    • Finally, it’s also compatible with CGNAT (Carrier Grade Network Address Translation)
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