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.
These are the ports you need to forward for Dark Souls II:
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:
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:
Our port forwarding add-on lets you enable port forwarding for Dark Souls II quickly and easily. Instead of going through all the steps above, you can forward your ports with just a few clicks.
It will also help if you play a lot of games, and get bored of forwarding ports manually for each one.
In addition, the PureVPN port forwarding add-on has a number of other advantages: