RUST
Genre: Survival
Studio: Facepunch Studios
Publisher: Facepunch Studios
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Genre: Survival
Studio: Facepunch Studios
Publisher: Facepunch Studios

How do I add a “Custom Map” to my Rust server?

“Custom maps are popular with many players and there is an almost endless variety of such maps. Of course you can upload such maps to your server. How exactly this works, we show you here.

  • Before we start, first stop your server
  • Now make sure that you have the “Custom Map” in the .map format
  • Upload this map to any file sharing service
    • Note: Dropbox doesn’t seem to work for this purpous
  • When the upload is finished, copy the displayed link and save it somewhere (you will need it in a moment)
  • Now establish a FTP connection to your RUST server
    • We recommend “Filezilla” as FTP-Tool
  • On the right side in the tool you see the server files now
    • Search there for the file “rust.properties
    • Make a right click and choose “Edit”
  • Search in the file for the line “levelURL=
    • Add the link you saved before (from the file sharing page) behind the =
  • Now make sure that the end of the link is not dl=0, but dl=1 (change this if necessary)
  • Now search in the same file for the line “serverLevel=“.
    • Here you have to enter after the = the same level, which was used on the “Custom Map
      • Procedural Map / Barren / Craggy Island / Savas Island / Barren
  • Save your changes now
  • You can exit the FTP-Tool now and start your server again.

Have fun playing!

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