Universal Plug and Play

Hardware theme

Uses UPnP to automatically configure external hardware, commonly with the purpose of forwarding UDP/TCP ports needed for multiplayer.


The first video game about Universal Plug and Play was released on August 16, 2005.

Tripwire Interactive, Nimbly Games and Digital Extremes has published most of these games

Obviously without UPnP compatible router/firewall the autoconfiguration will fail and require players to manually configure them.

There's nothing lost from not having compatible devices, and therefore this is always optional, unless the developer/publisher fails to inform players of what needs to be forwarded.