Call of Duty: Warzone has been one of the most popular and frequently played games ever since it was released. However, there have been reports of certain issues with Warzone. One of the most prevalent issues was reported to be the NAT Type: Strict or Moderate status issue, which many players faced while playing Call Of Duty Warzone instead of “NAT Type: Open if it is working properly“ on the game’s main menu. Now, why would you be facing this issue in the first place? Generally, it could be a faulty connection issue, or you have a connection that is not adequate for the smooth running of your game. All of this results in undesirable gameplay that makes the whole gaming experience bland and boring. Here is how to change the COD Warzone NAT type to open.


We won’t bore you or waste your time in explaining to you extensive details about the technicalities of why you may be facing such an issue. However, to make it brief, the problem at hand could arise due to problematic firewall or internet connection issues. Now that you’ve got a quick idea of what it’s all about, let’s dive straight into how you can try different solutions to fix your problem.

Reset Firewall
It often helps to reset the Windows Firewall in solving issues like Warzone NAT Type: Strict/Moderate. You’ll need to restore the default settings of Windows Firewall, which will eventually lead you to allow the apps you want to allow. To do so, find and head over to Windows Defender Firewall in Control Panel, then click on “Restore defaults” and confirm the prompt, which should restore the settings. Then, launch your game and confirm that you give permission to the public and private networks. As you’re in the main menu, hopefully, you’ll see the settings changed to Open status.

Add Your Game As An Exclusion In Windows Firewall
This solution has worked for many users as a last resort. To follow through on this step, open “Advanced Settings” of Windows Defender Firewall, create a new “Inbound Rule”, and insert the address to the Call of Duty Warzone executable. And that really is pretty much it to this solution fix.

Forward Ports
If you didn’t already didn’t know, you can apparently manually forward the ports that your game uses through your router settings. To do so, first, open your default browser, type any one of the following addresses “” or “,” and then press enter. When you’ve been launched into the login screen of your router, enter all the necessary credentials and required information to head to router settings. Then, click on the “Advanced” option, then head to the section labeled NAT Forwarding (Port Forwarding). Select Virtual Servers, then click on Add to add your first port. Following is a list of ports to play Call of Duty Warzone:

For PC (TCP: 3074, 27014-27050 and UDP: 3074, 3478, 4379-4380, 27000-27031, 27036)
For PlayStation (TCP: 1935, 3478-3480 and UDP: 3074, 3478-3479)
For Xbox (TCP: 3074 and UDP: 88, 500, 3074, 3075, 3544, 4500)

That is all for our Call of Duty Warzone guide with tips on changing NAT Type to open. If you are facing errors and issues with other PC games or your PC, then also see our hub for commonly occurring PC errors and their fixes.