How to create your own private Rust server? Step by Step

How to create your own private Rust server? Step by Step

Here you will find a step by step guide explaining how to create a private server in Rust and the resources and programs that you will need to do it.

There are many ambitious Rust players who want to control every last possible playable option or wonder if a private server can be created in the title, whether it is to invite friends, plan special games, etc. The answer is yes, although you will have to have some light knowledge of computers and English for this. In this entry of our complete guide, we show you all the steps to follow to create a server in Rust and be its administrator.

Steps to create a private server in Rust

Facepunch Studios, the creators of Rust, allow absolutely any player to create a private server . To do this, you have to carry out a series of requirements and have a moderately powerful PC (the size of the map can occupy from 2GB to 6GB of RAM, so it is recommended to have about 7GB of memory dedicated exclusively to the server).

The first step is to visit this official link from the Steam community. In this link, you will find all the instructions to install SteamCMD on your PC, which is the online command console to run Steam files.

Download Rust Quickstart Zip

Download and install SteamCMD

Download and install SteamCMD

  • First, you have to create a folder for SteamCMD (for example C: steamcmd ).
  • Then download SteamCMD for Windows.
  • Also, create a folder for your server (for example C: rust server ).
  • Now extract the contents of the zip in the previously created steamcmd folder to proceed with the installation.
  • Once installed run the program and you will receive the Steam> prompt.

Create the server

You have to enter the Steam> prompt and type the following commands for the server to install on your PC:

  • Login with your Steam account or anonymously (for example login anonymous ).
  • Select the installation folder: force_install_dir PATH: SteamCMD ust_server
  • Run: app_update 258550 validate to download the public branch of the Rust dedicated server.
  • Enter the command: quit

You will have to run a server instance, which is done by creating at least one batch script file.

  • Create a file called RustServer.bat in the installation folder of our server ( c: rust server ).
  • Right-click to edit the file.
  • You have to define all the batch script settings, for this, we write the following commands.
  • 1 - echo off
  • 2 - : start
  • 3 - C: steamcmdsteamcmd.exe + login anonymous + force_install_dir c: ustserver + app_update 258550 + quit
  • 4 - RustDedicated.exe -batch mode + server.port 28015 + server.level "Procedural Map" + server. Seed 1234 + size 4000 + server.max players 10 + server.hostname "Name of Server as Shown on the Client-Server List "+ server.description" The description shown on the server connection window. " + server.URL "" + server.headerimage "" + server.identity "server1" + rcon.port 28016 + rcon.password letmein + rcon. web 1
  • 5 - goto start

Enter the server

All of these commands will take a few minutes to complete. But after that, you can proceed to open the game itself. Once inside, press the F1 key to open the command console. Here you can enter the default path that comes with the zip file to join the server you just created. The command to do this is as follows:

client.connect localhost: 28015

Remember that to add yourself as an administrator (authentication level 2), you must write "ownerid YourSteamId64" (your 17-digit Steam number). You can also add it to the users.cfg file located at ../server/serveridentity/cfg .

If all of this seems too complex you can also use RustAdmin, a highly recommended remote RCON client with more instructions and accessibility. Once inside your server and up and running, you can change its settings and also use administrator commands and tricks to do all kinds of things, like changing the map's weather, teleporting, and much more.

Another alternative to managing game servers is to purchase Rust Server Manager, a premium paid tool that will help you create and configure dedicated servers.

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