How to Open Ports for Forza Horizon 2 Using Port Forwarding

Forza Horizon 2 is a great racing game, and even better when played online. The only issue is that sometimes you might experience an unstable connection to the game’s servers. This can mean that your game cuts out mid-race, and (even worse) your mates might win just because of your poor connection.

There is a solution, though. Using port forwarding for Forza Horizon 2 will make your connection more reliable and more stable. Port forwarding is not hard to do, either. To make things even easier, we’ve put together this guide for you.

Ports Needed To Run Forza Horizon 2

Ports Needed To Run Forza Horizon 2First of all, you are going to need to know which ports Forza Horizon 2 uses, so we’ve put together a list for you:

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Ports to Forward on Xbox 360

TCP: 3074
UDP: 88,3074

Ports to Forward on Xbox One

TCP: 3074
UDP: 88,500,3074,3544,4500
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How To Enable Forza Horizon 2 Port Forwarding

Once you’ve copied the ports, you’ll need to go to the settings on your router, and tell it you want to forward these ports. If you don’t know how to do that, though, we’ve got you covered.

To begin with, you’ll need a couple of pieces of extra information:

  • The IP address of your router
  • Your PC, Playstation, or Xbox One IP address
  • And the TCP and UDP ports for Forza Horizon 2. Those are above

This information is easy enough to find if you know how. If you don’t, then we’ve also put together a guide on how to find them. Head to this page -- How to Forward Ports on your Router for Online Games -- and you’ll find a guide on how to get everything you need for port forwarding for Forza Horizon 2

Now we are ready to get started. To enable port forwarding for Forza Horizon 2, you first need to go to your router’s settings.


The process for forwarding a port is generally:

  • You can do that by opening a web browser window on your console or PC, and typing your router’s IP address into the address bar. Then hit go to navigate to that page.
  • That will bring up a settings page for your router. The way each router works is different, so have a look around until you spot ‘port forwarding
  • This menu will ask you to enter your PC or Console IP address, so do that
  • Then enter the TCP and UDP ports to forward for Forza Horizon 2
  • That should be it. Restart your router, and the ports should be forwarded.

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PureVPN’s all new Port Forwarding Add-on does everything for you, so that you don’t have to go through the task of changing different router settings. Plus, with the help of this new add-on, you have the ability to forward or open any UDP/TCP ports that strengthens your connection to the game’s server. And that just the tip of the iceberg.

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Benefits of Using PureVPN Port Forwarding Add-On

The PureVPN port forwarding add-on also provides you with some benefits alongside more reliable gaming connections:

    • It works on a range of devices, so you can configure port forwarding from anywhere.
    • Forwarding your ports will also improve your P2P download speeds.
    • CGNAT (Carrier Grade Network Address Translation) can also be configured from our port forwarding add-on.
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