How to Open Ports for Far Cry 3 Using Port Forwarding

If you play multiplayer Far Cry 3, you’ve probably experienced connection problems from time to time. Losing your connection just as you are about to take that crucial shot is not only annoying: it can also cost you your game.

One way to make your connection more stable is to use port forwarding for Far Cry 3. Forwarding the ports that Far Cry 3 uses gives you a more direct connection to the server you are playing on. It’s also pretty easy to forward your ports, and below we’ll show you how to do that.

Ports Needed To Run Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3 uses specific ports when you connect to a multiplayer server. To forward these ports, you need to know which ones they are. That’s why we’ve pulled together a list for you:

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Ports to Forward on PC - Windows

TCP: 13000,13005,13200,14000,14001,14008

Ports to Forward on Playstation 3

TCP: 3478-3480,5223,8080
UDP: 3074,3478-3479,3658

Ports to Forward on Xbox One

TCP: 3074
UDP: 88,3074
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How to Forward Ports on Far Cry 3

Now you know which ports Far Cry 3 uses, you need to forward them. Doing that is easy. Essentially, you need to log into your router, and let it know which ports it should forward. Here’s a step by step guide to doing that for most routers.

To start with, you are going to need a few pieces of information:

  • The IP address of your router
  • The IP address of your PC, Playstation, or Xbox One
  • The TCP and UDP ports you need to forward for Far Cry 3. Those are the ones above

Once you have all of this info, you can quickly forward your ports. If you don’t know how to get this information, though, read our guide on How to Forward Ports on your Router for Online Games, where we explain how to get all of this information.


The process for forwarding a port is generally:

  • Open up a web browser window on your PC or console
  • In the address bar, paste your router’s IP address, and hit return
  • This will take you to your router’s configuration settings. Every router is different, but in the menu you should look for ‘port forwarding’
  • In ‘port forwarding’, you will have to enter a few pieces of information
  • Add your console or PC’s IP address, and
  • Add the TCP and UDP Far Cry 3 ports
  • That should be it. Restart your router, and you are good to go

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PureVPN now offers a port forwarding add-on. This is a small app that automates the process of forwarding your ports for Far Cry 3, or any other game.

Our add-on basically does the above process for you, so you can forward the ports for Far Cry 3 with just a few clicks. You also don’t have to enter any information: the add-on will take care of that for you.

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Benefits of Using PureVPN Port Forwarding Add-On

PureVPN’s port forwarding add-on also has a number of other benefits that can improve your online gaming experience:

    • The add-on works on almost every device, so you can use your phone or tablet to forward your ports if you want to
    • Forwarding your ports will also increase the speed of torrents and other P2P downloads
    • Through the add-on, you can also configure CGNAT (Carrier Grade Network Address Translation)
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