How to Open Ports for Halo 5: Guardians Using Port Forwarding

Halo 5: Guardians is the latest installment in the legendary series, and might be the best Halo game yet. Unfortunately, the multiplayer mode sometimes suffers from connection problems. These can range from unstable connections to slow speeds, and can really wreck your gaming experience.

You can improve your connection to the game servers, though. A good way to do this is to enable port forwarding for Halo 5: Guardians. This will make your connection more stable, and should also speed it up. Port forwarding for Halo 5: Guardians is easy to set up, and we’ll take you through it in this guide.

Ports Needed To Run Halo 5: Guardians

First, you’re going to need to know which ports to forward for Halo 5: Guardians. So we’ve put together a list for you:

Ports to Forward on Xbox One

TCP: 3074, 3075, 3076, 49964
UDP: 88, 500, 3544, 4500
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How to Enable Halo 5: Guardians Port Forwarding

To forward your ports, you log into your router, and tell it which ports you want it to forward. It will also need some extra information about your setup, though, so before you begin you need to collect some details.

Find and make a note of the following:

  • Your router’s IP address
  • Your console or PC’s IP address
  • The TCP and UDP ports that you will forward. For Halo 5: Guardians, these are the ports in the list above

If you have trouble finding this information, don’t worry. Here is a guide on How to Forward Ports on your Router for Online Games, where we explain how to find all these details. You will also need them to forward ports for any other game, so it’s good to know how to find them.

Now you are ready to forward your ports for Halo 5: Guardians. The process is pretty easy:


The process for forwarding a port is generally:

  • Use your PC or console to open a web browser
  • Enter your router’s IP address into the address bar, and hit go
  • This will bring up the settings for your router. Find the ‘port forwarding’ options
  • In the port forwarding menu, you will be asked for the details you collected earlier
  • Enter your console or PC’s IP address in the box
  • Enter the ports for Halo 5: Guardians
  • Click enter, and then re-start your router

PureVPN’s Port Forwarding Add-on

Easy & Secured Way to Open All Ports

Enabling port forwarding for Halo 5: Guardians is easy enough, but can get pretty repetitive if you are doing it a lot. That’s why we’ve made a tool, the PureVPN port forwarding add-on, the make the process quicker and easier.

With our port forwarding add-on, you can forward the ports for Halo 5: Guardians, or any other game, with just a few clicks.

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Benefits of Using PureVPN Port Forwarding Add-On

PureVPN’s port forwarding add-on also has some other great benefits:

    • It works on almost every device, so you can forward your ports from your phone or tablet
    • It will speed up your torrents and any other P2P downloads
    • You can use it to enable CGNAT (Carrier Grade Network Address Translation)
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