How to Open Ports for Metal Slug 3 Using Port Forwarding

Metal Slug 3 is a classic game, and the multiplayer mode is enjoying a period of renewed popularity. Unfortunately, the game is also affected by some connection issues that can slow down it’s performance.

If you’ve noticed that as well, you might be wondering if there is a way to fix the problem. There is: enabling port forwarding for Metal Slug 3. In this guide we’ll show you how.

Ports Needed To Run Metal Slug 3

First of all, you’re going to need the ports you want to forward. Here are the ports used by Metal Slug 3:

Ports to Forward on - XBOX 360

TCP: 3074
UDP: 3074
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How To Enable Metal Slug 3 Port Forwarding

To enable port forwarding for Metal Slug 3, we need to change the settings on our router.

Before we can do that, though, you’ll have to collect some pieces of information. So find and then make a note of the following:

  • Your router’s IP address
  • The IP address of your PC or console
  • The ports that your need to forward for Metal Slug 3. These are in the list above, and you can copy them by clicking the button

If you don’t know how to find these details, don’t worry. We’ve put together a more detailed guide on How to Forward Ports on your Router for Online Games, and in there you’ll find detailed instructions on how to get all of this together.

Ready? Great. Now we can forward the ports. To do that:


The process for forwarding a port is generally:

  • Load a web page on your PC or console
  • In the address bar at the top, paste or type your router IP address
  • This will take you to your router’s settings menu. Somewhere in there you will see the options for port forwarding
  • Once you’ve found them, you’ll notice you need to enter some info to forward the ports for Metal Slug 3
  • Enter your router’s IP address in the relevant field, and then paste your PC or console’s IP address into the other box
  • Lastly, add the ports you want to forward for Metal Slug 3, from the list above
  • Restart the router, and your ports should be forwarded

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The PureVPN port forwarding add-on lets you enable port forwarding for Metal Slug 3 in a few clicks, rather than going through menus and entering codes. If you forward your ports a lot, it’s going to save you a lot of time.

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Benefits of Using PureVPN Port Forwarding Add-On

Not only is the add-on a faster way to forward your ports for Metal Slug 3 or any other game, it also has some other advantages:

    • You can use it on your phone or tablet, and forward your ports from there
    • P2P downloads are also faster if you forward your ports, so the add-on will improve your torrenting speed
    • It’s even compatible with CGNAT (Carrier Grade Network Address Translation), if you want to get a little more technical
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