DOTA 2 is an amazing game, only let down by the problems players sometimes experience with their connection to the game servers. An unreliable connection can make multiplayer games a frustrating experience, and (worse) can cost you the game.
There are some ways to make your connection to the DOTA 2 servers more reliable, though. One way is to enable port forwarding for DOTA 2. Forwarding your ports will make your connection faster and more stable, and isn’t too difficult to do. To help you, we’ve put together a guide on how to do it.
To forward your ports for DOTA 2, you’re going to need to need to know which ports the game uses. Here they are:
The basic process for enabling port forwarding for DOTA 2 is straightforward. You need to log in to your router, and tell it to forward the ports that the game uses.
In order to do that, though, you will need some pieces of information first. So first up, collect the following and make a note:
Now we can forward our ports. If you’re having trouble finding the IP addresses you need, though, head over to our guide on How to Forward Ports on your Router for Online Games. There, we go through this process in more detail, and show you how to find these addresses.
Now we forward our ports, in the following way:
The process for forwarding a port is generally:
PureVPN’s port forwarding add-on automates this process, so you can forward your ports for DOTA 2 or any other game.
This means you can forward your ports whenever you like, and don’t have to scrabble around looking for IP addresses and the numbers of the ports for DOTA 2.
We’ve made this tool ourselves, and it also comes with a range of other features.