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CONFIGURING YOUR NAT SETTINGS.
Q: What does NAT mean?
Q: What are the differences between NAT types?
- Open or Type 1 NAT – Nothing is getting between you and your connection to Destiny. You get the best experience using voice chat, joining games, and matchmaking with players.
- Moderate or Type 2 NAT – With this NAT type, we have a harder time giving you the best possible experience. You may experience longer matchmaking times, issues with voice chat, or other problems.
- Strict or Type 3 NAT – Strict or Type 3 NATs often indicate your console network settings are restrictive. With Strict/Type 3 NAT types, we have a harder time giving you the best possible experience, including voice chat with all players in your Fireteam. A Strict NAT or Type 3 NAT is not recommended and may cause noticeable problems.
Q: How can I change my NAT type?
In addition to changing your console’s network settings, in order to get an Open or Type 1 NAT connection you will have to change your home network settings. Check out the guides on http://portforward.com for information on changing your network’s NAT type.
In order to get an Open/Type 1 or Moderate/Type 2 NAT type, you may also have to set up a Static IP Address on your console. Here are more links on how to do that for different consoles:
- PlayStation 4: http://portforward.com/networking/static-ip-ps4/
- PlayStation 3: http://portforward.com/networking/staticip-ps3-playstation-3.htm
- Xbox One: http://portforward.com/networking/static-ip-xbox-one/
- Xbox 360: http://portforward.com/networking/staticip-xbox360.htm
Finally, if your home or institutional network is behind a firewall, Destiny requires the following ports to be open:
|Destiny Port Range||Direction|
|3074 (UDP)||Inbound and Outbound|
|1200 (UDP)||Inbound and Outbound (Xbox One only)|
|1001 (UDP)||Outbound (Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3)|
|2001 (UDP)||Outbound (PS4)|
If you are playing on a PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 3 console, Sony has a support article on configuring your network to play on PlayStation Network.
If you are playing on an Xbox One or Xbox 360 console, Microsoft has a support article on configuring your network to play on Xbox Live.
Please note: Not all NAT Type problems can be solved. If you are on a University or corporate network, or if your ISP limits what type of traffic you can send/receive you may have a NAT problem that is out of your control.