Having issues hosting a Magicka Game?

If you can’t seem to be able to host a multiplayer game of Magicka you might need to set up port forwarding on your router.

Here is some information on doing just that directly from Steam.

Required Ports for Steam


Which ports do I need to open on my router or firewall for Steam?


Your network must be configured to allow Steam access to the following ports (in order from highest to lowest priority for QoS users):

Steam Client
  • UDP 27000 to 27015 inclusive (Game client traffic)
  • UDP 27015 to 27030 inclusive (Typically Matchmaking and HLTV)
  • TCP 27014 to 27050 inclusive (Steam downloads)
  • UDP 4380
Dedicated or Listen Servers
  • TCP 27015 (SRCDS Rcon port)

Steamworks P2P Networking and Steam Voice Chat

  • UDP 3478 (Outbound)
  • UDP 4379 (Outbound)
  • UDP 4380 (Outbound)

Additional Ports for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer

  • UDP 1500 (outbound)
  • UDP 3005 (outbound)
  • UDP 3101 (outbound)
  • UDP 28960


Many university networks and proxies block required ports for Steam operation – please consult your network administrator to ensure the required ports are open if you are using a university network or a proxy. Ports required for Steam can not be re-mapped to HTTP or reconfigured to a custom port range.


Magicka Tips Site News. Also cute girls singing Missing You by Tamia

Ok well the Chapter 1 guide/walkthrough has been completed. Starting on Chapter 2. Hopefully more updates coming soon. Been real busy as of late. Thanks for visiting Magicka Tips!

Oh yeah, translations are available if you select from the available languages in the right “Translations” menu. If you have a language you’d like to see, please leave a comment and I’ll see what’s available.

Also I saw this video on youtube of these cute girls. Just wanted to share. Love the accents.

Chapter 8 (The Minesweeper) Multiplayer Crash Bug – Version

The MinesweeperThis bug was driving me nuts. On level eight there’s a section where you have to blow up a bunch of red barrels to get to the cave section. In coop mode if you blow up the barrels the game insta crashes for everyone except the host. (This is why the game desperately needs drop in/drop out functionality).

Until they patch this bug the best thing to do is teleport past the barrels. Only one guy has to do it. At that point you’ll all be warped to the next section.

Side note: But did the barrel thing remind anyone of Borderlands?