Port Forwarding in Valorant might be necessary for many players who are unable to connect to their nearest servers or get error codes when trying to play the game. Riot Games has officially listed all the necessary ports needed for Valorant’s port forwarding, but it can be tricky to set up your firewall if you have never tried it before. A lot of Valorant’s connectivity problems arise due to players’ network settings, and you can easily solve them with a few easy steps. Here is a step-by-step guide for port forwarding in Valorant to potentially resolve any connectivity issues you may be facing.
Why Do You Need Port Forwarding in Valorant?
Your internet provider assigns one IP address to your internet connection, and every computer connected to the internet needs one such IP address. “Ports” are used to help computers communicate with each other. In our case, it is Valorant’s servers and your computer that need to connect with each other. Some computers block certain ports, and by unlocking the ones specific to Riot Games/Valorant, you can resolve connectivity issues. Port forwarding in Valorant is safe as long as you only forward ports listed by Riot Games.
Which Ports Should You Forward
Here is a complete list of ports you need to use for port forwarding in Valorant:
- 7000 - 7500 UDP (VALORANT Game Client)
- 8393 - 8400 TCP (Patcher and Maestro)
- 2099 TCP (PVP.Net)
- 5223 TCP (PVP.Net)
- 5222 TCP (PVP.Net)
- 80 TCP (HTTP Connections)
- 443 TCP (HTTPS Connections)
- 8088 UDP y TCP (Spectator Mode)
Port Forwarding in Valorant
- Navigate to Control Panel, System and Security, and Windows Firewall.
- Select Advanced settings and highlight Inbound Rules in the left pane.
- Right-click Inbound Rules and select New Rule.
- Add the port you need to open and click Next.
- Add the protocol (TCP or UDP) and the port number into the next window and click Next.
- Select Allow the connection in the next window and hit Next.
It would be best if you allowed all the ports listed above. Once you are done port forwarding in Valorant, restart your computer and router, and you should no longer face any connectivity issues. Before changing your firewall settings, check the Riot Games Support Twitter account to ensure there are no server issues. If port forwarding does not resolve your issue, contact your ISP and seek assistance as routing issues at your ISP’s end can also cause Valorant to not connect to the game’s servers.