Guild Wars 2 requires three open ports to ensure proper communication between the client (the game on your computer) and the game servers. Depending your firewall, antivirus program, router, and even your domain, these ports might be restricted, which can cause issues when trying to play the game.
|Required TCP Ports|
Guild Wars 2
80, 443, 6112
When these ports are open and unrestricted, it allows your client to communicate and exchange information freely with the Guild Wars servers. This means that checking to ensure that the ports are open is an important step if you're experiencing connectivity issues.
Creating a Firewall Exception
It's easy to set Guild Wars 2 as an exception so that it is not blocked by your firewall. Here's how:
Opening Required Router Ports
Accessing your router can be tricky if it is blocking incoming and outgoing connections, and the steps to do so vary from device to device. To learn how to use your device, you can visit this third-party site:
- Note: This site is not officially affiliated with or backed by NCSOFT or ArenaNet.
- IMPORTANT: If you're connecting to Guild Wars 2 while on a campus, military, or business network, please check with your network's administrator to verify that these ports are fully opened and unrestricted. If you are on a home Local Area Network (LAN), you will want to make sure that your network's hardware is properly configured.
For any further questions or assistance, contact the maker of your router or your ISP provider to learn more about how to properly configure your internet settings.