How Can My Friends Join My Private Rust Server?


Heather Bennett

Welcome to this tutorial on how to invite your friends to join your private Rust server! If you’re looking to play Rust with a close-knit group of friends or want to create a private server for a community, this guide will walk you through the steps to make it happen.

Step 1: Setting up Your Private Server

Before your friends can join, you need to set up your private Rust server. Follow these steps:

  • Step 1.1: Purchase and download the Rust dedicated server software from the official website.
  • Step 1.2: Install the server software on your computer or rent a virtual private server (VPS) from a hosting provider.3: Configure the server settings, such as map size, player limit, and other gameplay options.

Step 2: Port Forwarding

In order for your friends to connect to your private Rust server, you’ll need to set up port forwarding on your router. Follow these steps:

  1. Step 2.1: Access your router’s settings by typing its IP address into a web browser.
  2. Step 2.2: Locate the port forwarding or virtual server section in your router’s settings.3: Add a new port forwarding rule for the Rust server using the default port (usually port 28015).

Step 3: Share Your IP Address

To invite your friends, share your public IP address with them. Your public IP address is necessary for them to connect to your server. You can find your public IP address by searching “what is my IP” in a search engine.

Make sure to provide clear instructions on how to join your private Rust server:

  1. Step 3.1: Open Rust and navigate to the server browser.
  2. Step 3.2: Click on “Add a Server” or a similar option.3: Enter your IP address and the port number (default is usually 28015).
Step 4: Password Protect Your Server

If you want to add an extra layer of security, you can password protect your private Rust server. Follow these steps:

  • Step 4.1: Open the Rust server console.
  • Step 4.2: Type “server.password <your-password>” without the quotes and replace “<your-password>” with the desired password.

Your friends will need to enter this password when connecting to the server.


You have successfully set up your private Rust server and invited your friends to join. Enjoy exploring, surviving, and building together!

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