Decided to run a Rust Dedicated Server? The installation and set-up for the Rust Dedicated Server is very easy and straightforward. This guide is for the installation of a server on a Windows PC. For Linux, please check out our How to host a Rust server in Linux guide. The Rust server can be taxing on your host but maybe not as much as you would think. As a baseline a 3 square km default gen size map freshly generated will run at close to 2 gigabytes of ram. So I would suggest having at least 7 gigs allocated per server. SteamCMD is the command-line console used to install the Steam related files and the mechanism by which the Rust server is installed and updated. Extract the contents of the zip file to the folder you created for steamcmd. Execute the steamcmd.
What are the system requirements for a Rust server?
As things progress, hostile animals and, of course, the other players on the Rust server await in the form of life-threatening challenges. In February , Rust was released as a full-fledged game on Steam after a long Early Access phase, although the developer team Facepunch Studios probably only dreamed that the game would become one of the hottest multiplayers in the Twitch scene. We will then show you how to create your own Rust server and get it up and running, step by step. As the administrator of a server, you have the power to decide whether PvE or PvP is the focus, which map to play, and how big the game world should be in general. In other words, you have complete control and can customize the survival game to your own liking. Unless you have a high-end system and an excellent Internet connection, it is recommended that you rent the Rust server from a provider. The hardware requirements for a Rust server should not be underestimated. The type and size of the map are therefore just as important for the required hardware as the number of active players. The number of plugins used also plays a big role in how much computing power you need.
Installing and updating SteamCMD
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