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Palworld Port Forwarding Guide

Palworld has been released in early access! But how do you start a server to play with your friends? This guide will show you how port forward your router so that your friends can join your Dedicated Server!

Step 1: Prerequisites

  • You’ve setup your server (following this guide).
  • Access to your router.
  • (Preferably) A wired internet connection. Wifi can get unstable and can cause issues with people connecting to your server. 
  • A Static IP address on your computer (Not sure how to do this? check out this guide!).

Step 2: Firewall Rules

Before you and your friends can connect to the Palworld server, you’ll need to make changes to your firewall to allow connections on specific ports.

By default, a Palworld server uses the following ports:

Default Port (UDP only) Port Usage Description
27015 Query Port This is the port that you need to enter in the game when you first connect to a dedicated server.
8211 Game Port This port can be redirected at the moment. It is automatically incremented if multiple instances of the server are launched and the default is in use already.

Now you can add these port exceptions to the firewall by hand, but let’s not, that takes way too much time, let’s do something different:

  • Press + to open a run window.
  • Type PowerShell and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter to run it as administrator.
  • Type the following 3 commands:
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="Palworld Port 27015" dir=in action=allow protocol=UDP localport=27015
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="Palworld Port 8211" dir=in action=allow protocol=UDP localport=8211

And now your firewall has been magically configured!

Step 3: Finding your local IP address

Now, let’s move forward by port forwarding. Before doing that, you would want to set a static IP address on your computer

After you’ve done that, you can move forward with the actual port forwarding:

First, you’ll need to know what the IP addresses of your computer and router are. This can be done by doing the following:

  • Press + to open a run window.
  • Type CMD and press Enter. (This should open a black window.)
  • Please type “ipconfig” and press enter.

You’ll see some information about the network settings:

A Picture of a Commandprompt which just executed the ipconfig command

You’ll want to make a note of the “Default Gateway” & IPv4 address. In my case, it is:

  • Default Gateway:
  • IPv4 address:

Step 4: Login to your router

You’ll need to enter the Default Gateway address in your browser and log in to your router, as shown in the image below:

Browser navigating to

Step 5: Port forwarding your Palworld Server

Once you’ve navigated to the Port Forwarding rules, please enter the following information:

Rule Name IP Address Port Range Protocol
Palworld Query Port -Your IPv4 Address- 27015 – 27015 UDP
Palworld Game Port -Your IPv4 Address- 8211- 8211 UDP

Now hit save and your Palworld server should open to the public!

Step 6: Testing if the ports are open

Once you have your public IP address, you can move forward with testing the UDP connection to your palworld server.

  1. Make sure the Palworld Server is running
  2. Go to https://check-host.net/check-udp
  3. Enter <your_public_ip_address>:8211
  4. Press “UDP Port

For example: 

udp port check on

If the port forward is successful the results should look like:

Result = Open or Filtered

If your result looks do not look like the image above, you’ll need to check your Firewall and Port Forward settings again.

Step 7: Connecting to your Palworld Server

Woohoo! You’ve made it to the last step! You’re in the home stretch.

Now you can finally boot up your game. 

Once in the main menu, click on Dedicated Server and then the “Join” on the bottom of the screen. 

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By Thijs van Loef
Posted on: 20/01/2024

2 Comments on Palworld Port Forwarding Guide


    HI! great tutorials, i am not familiar to making game server but i need to learn sopme. all clear until step 7. based on your tutorialm, what IP address should i write for me and my friends to connect to the dediated server?

      Thijs van Loef

      If the server is installed on the same system you game on, then it you should be able to use "localhost:8211". Your friends need to have your public IP to connect to the server, you can find that on www.whatsmyip.com. for example:


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