Isn’t it infuriating when you just can’t hook up multiplayer on your brand new Call of Duty.
After all, you didn’t just spend $59.99 to kill a bunch of bots all day.
If you still think the problem is from your ISP, think again…
You see…even though it might seem natural to call up your ISP and get the issue fixed, however, you’ll be surprised to learn the problem is not with your ISP but with your router.
Yup that’s right!
Now don’t worry your router isn’t broken or anything, it just needs a bit of tweaking and tinkering that’s all. More specifically, you need to setup and enable Port Forwarding on your home router.
Now you might be wondering what kind of sorcery is Port Forwarding? Well that’s exactly what we’re going to discuss.
In this blog, I’m going tell you everything you need to configure Port Forwarding for Call of Duty.
Note: If you want to learn more about Port Forwarding and its applications, check out my detailed blog on what is Port Forwarding.
How to configure Call of Duty Black ops 4 Port Forwarding?
By default routers are not designed to accommodate incoming network requests, which is why multiplayer games like Call of Duty struggle to stay connected to the internet.
Having said that:
If you properly route incoming network requests from your router to the game, it can vastly improve your Call of Duty experience.
Port Forwarding if done properly can marginally stabilize your internet connection and in most cases drastically improve your network speeds.
To enable and configure Port Forwarding on your router, you first need make sure you know:
- The IP address of your gaming machine (PC, Xbox, Ps4 etc.).
- Your router’s IP address.
- TCP & UDP ports required for forwarding.
To find your router IP address, simply head on over to google and “enter what is my IP”.
To find your gaming machine IP, open up cmd and enter ipconfig /all. IPv4 address is your gaming machine IP.
Now that you have your IPs, just follow the steps below:
- Copy and the paste your router IP in your web browser to open up your router settings.
- Now with in settings, click on Nat or Port Forwarding.
- Enter the IP address of your gaming machine in the field provided.
- Now enter the TCP and UDP ports (i.e. port from & port to) in the field provided.
- Finally hit save and reboot your router for the settings to take effect.
Ports to Forward for Call of Duty
There are many open ports on a router that can be used for gaming. The complete list of available ports for Call of Duty are listed below.
|Platform||TCP Ports||UDP Ports|
|PC||3074, 27014-27050||27000-27031, 3478, 4379-4380, , 27036|
|Xbox One||53, 80, 3074||3074, 3075, 53, 88, 500, 3544, 4500|
|PlayStation 4||80, 443, 1935, 3478-3480||3478-3479|
Port Forwarding is an absolute necessity when it comes to online gaming. It streamlines your internet connection, speeds up your game and makes the overall experience of online gaming that much immersive.
If you want to truly experience the rush of multiplayer gaming, definitely enable Black OPS 4 Port Forwarding on your router.
I hope you found my blog informative. Hopefully now you can easily enable Port Forwarding for Call of duty on your gaming machine.