In the survival horror game SCUM, you’ll find yourself on a 144 square kilometer island in a fight for pure survival. In addition to wild animals, the island is infested with zombies. Your goal is to gather the resources you need to escape from the island and survive.

Basic server configuration

Create backup

You can create backups for your GPORTAL server if you want to. You receive free storage space for saving your game play.

Note Please note that backups are not created automatically.

How to create a backup via the web interface:

  1. Log on to our website
  2. Click on “My Servers” in the menu on the left
  3. Select the desired server
  4. Click on “Backup” in the “Administration” menu on the left
  5. Click on “Create Backup
  6. The server stops for the backup
  7. After creating the backup, the server restarts automatically

How do I set Admin rights?

  1. Copy your Steam 64 ID*
  2. Log on to our website
  3. Click on “My Server” in the menu on the left
  4. Select the chosen server
  5. Enter Steam 64 ID in “Admin Access
  6. Save and restart the server


Use only one Steam 64 ID per line. Enter several Admins under each other with no commas.* Steam 64 ID tool:

*Steam 64 ID Tool:

SCUM Admincommands

#Clearly lists all Admin commands
#listPlayersLists current players with Steam 64 ID, Steam Name and Character Names
#kick <SteamID, Steam Name, Charakter Name>Kick a specific player from your server
#ban <SteamID, Steam Name, Charakter Name>Permanently bans a specific player from your server
#location <SteamID, Steam Name, Charakter Name>Returns the location of the selected player
#listAssets Item <filter>Displays a list of items that can be spawned. The filter is optional. For example, if you use “wood” as a filter, all items will be displayed with “wood” in the name
#spawnItem <Asset> <Number>Spawns a specific item. Asset is the item name. E.g. #spawnItem banana 3 -> You get 3 bananas
#spawnCharacter <Asset> <Number>Spawns a specific NPC. E.g. #spawncharacter bp_zombie2 2 -> Spawns 2 zombies in front of you
#teleport <Player>Teleports the player to you
#teleportTo <SteamID, Steam Name, Charakter Name>Teleports the player to another player
#setFamePoints <Points> <SteamID, Steam Name, Charakter Name>Adds fame points for a specific player
#ListItems <Filter>Lists all available assets using a filter function
#ListCharacters <Filter>Lists all characters using a filter function
#SetTime <Time>Sets the current server time #SetTime 8 for 8 a.m. – #SetTime 20 for 8 p.m.

Further server configuration

Server settings

SpawnerGroupsExpirationTimeInMinHow long do items take to spawn again in minutes? Important: You must be at least 50 meters from the item, otherwise it won’t spawn.
SpawnerProbabilityMultiplierGeneral respawn of items in the open world
ExamineSpawnerProbabilityMultiplierHow quickly do items spawn again after another player has collected them?
SentryDamageMultiplierDamage multiplier for sentries
ZombieDamageMultiplierDamage multiplier for zombies
HumanToHumanDamageMultiplierHow much damage do players generally do to each other?
HumanToHumanArmedMeleeDamageMultiplierHow much damage do armed players do to each other?
HumanToHumanUnarmedMeleeDamageMultiplierHow much damage do unarmed players do to each other?
MaxAllowedZombiesInWorldHow many zombies will be spawned?
MaxAllowedAnimalsinWorldHow many animals will be spawned?
MaxAllowedSentriesInWorldHow many sentries will be spawned? (-1 is default)
StartTimeOfTheDayWhen does the SCUM day start?
TimeOfTheDayHow long does a complete day/night cycle take?
MaxPingPlayers with a higher ping are automatically kicked
TimeBetweenEventsMinHow many minutes can be between at least two events/cargo airdrops?
TimeBetweenEventsMaxHow many minutes can there be a maximum of two events/cargo airdrops?
MaxAllowedVehiclesInWorldHow many cars can be spawned in the world? (0-64)
BlueprintsAutoDestroyTimeHow long does it take for the Blueprints to destroy themselves? (21600 = 15 days)

How to use the SCUM custom map option?

The map in SCUM is very large. Some communities (e.g. with fewer players) would like to make the map smaller, because it takes very long to get from one border to the other one.
This is easily possible with the advanced settings. Here is an explanation of the individual settings:

CustomMapCenterX and CustomMapCenterY places the center of the map on any coordinates. CustomMapWidth sets the width of the Map and CustomMapHeight sets the height. So you can customize the map according to your wishes.

  • Use the customized map, by simply activating the “CustomMapActive” option.
  • Now set the desired center point (if you don’t want to change this, leave the setting on 0/0)
  • To make the map smaller, change the height and width to a smaller value (standard: 12.2 km²)

Basic questions / FAQs

How do I connect to a SCUM server?

Connect via IP & port in the game

  1. Navigate to the “Server” tab in the game
  2. Click on the “Direct Connect” button
  3. Enter IP and port
  4. Click on “Connect

Connect via server name in the game

  1. Navigate to the “Server” tab in the game
  2. Enter the name of the server in the search field
  3. The server search runs in the background
  4. Once the server is found, click on the “Connect” button

What is an Exclusive Join, ReservedID or Banned List?

You can add players to an Exclusive Join list. ONLY these players can join the SCUM server. No one else. 

If a player is on the Reserved Slots list and tries to join the full server, another random player (of course no Admins) is automatically kicked. So your regulars can always join you. You CAN’T choose which players will be kicked so your regular players can join!

Unwanted, trolling, or abusive players can be permanently banned from your server. They will never be able to access your server again with their Steam account unless you undo this. A banned list is a great way to maintain a friendly atmosphere on your server.

How do I put players on Exclusive Join or Reserved Slots? How do I ban a player?

You only need to enter the player’s STEAM64 ID in the appropriate box in the basic settings. You can find these in the basic settings on the right. If you want to give multiple players a regular place, just enter all the IDs together under each other.

Of course, you can also ban a player directly on the server. Use your Admin rights to do this.