How to Open Ports for Dark Souls II Using Port Forwarding

Dark Souls II is pretty old now, but plenty of people still play it, and the online multiplayer is going through a period of resurgence. However, a few people have reported connection problems. If that sounds like you, you might want to forward your ports.

Enabling port forwarding for Dark Souls II can improve game performance by giving you a more direct connection to the game server. This can make your connection more stable, and faster.

Ports Needed To Run Dark Souls II

These are the ports you need to forward for Dark Souls II:

Ports to Forward on PC - Windows

TCP: 27015-27030, 27036-27037
UDP: 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 Dark Souls II Port Forwarding

To forward your ports for Dark Souls II or any other game, you need to go into the settings on your router, and tell it to forward the ports in the list above.

Your router will also need to know a few other things, though. So before we can forward the ports for Dark Souls II, you will need to collect a few pieces of information. Here they are:

  • The IP address of your router
  • The IP address of your PC or console
  • The ports that Dark Souls II makes use of. Those are in the list we gave you above.

You might not know how to find this information, but don’t panic. We’ve made another guide that can help you out, so head over to How to Forward Ports on your Router for Online Games. In that article, you’ll find instructions on how to find all these details.


The process for forwarding a port is generally:

  • On your PC or console, open a web browser, and paste you router’s IP address into the address bar. Hit go.
  • This will bring up your router’s settings. Have a look around, and you should see ‘port forwarding’.
  • In this menu, you’ll need to enter the info you collected earlier.
  • Go ahead and paste your PC or console’s IP address into the correct box.
  • Then enter the ports that you want to forward for Dark Souls II from the list above.
  • Now restart your router, and the changes will take effect.

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Benefits of Using PureVPN Port Forwarding Add-On

In addition, the PureVPN port forwarding add-on has a number of other advantages:

    • It’s designed to work with almost any device, so you can forward your ports from your phone, tablet, or whatever else is to hand.
    • Torrents will download faster, because port forwarding also increases P2P download speed.
    • It will also let you set up CGNAT (Carrier Grade Network Address Translation).
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