How Do You Make a Mordhau Private Server?


Angela Bailey

Are you a fan of the popular game Mordhau? Do you want to have complete control over your gaming experience by running your own private server?

Well, look no further! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of setting up your very own Mordhau private server.

Step 1: Getting Started

To begin, you need to have a dedicated server or a powerful enough PC to act as one. It is recommended to use a machine with at least 8GB of RAM and a quad-core processor. Additionally, ensure that you have a stable internet connection with high upload and download speeds.

Step 2: Downloading the Server Files

The next step is to download the Mordhau Dedicated Server files. You can find these files on the official Mordhau website or on Steam. Ensure that you select the correct version that matches your game client.

Step 2.1: Extracting the Server Files

Once the download is complete, extract the server files using an archiving tool like WinRAR or 7-Zip. Choose an appropriate location for your server files.2: Configuring Server Settings

Navigate to the extracted server files and locate the ‘MordhauServer.exe’ file. Right-click on it and select ‘Create shortcut.’ After creating the shortcut, right-click on it and choose ‘Properties.’

In the ‘Target’ field, add ” start” (without quotes) at the end of the file path. This will allow automatic startup when launching the server.

Step 3: Adjusting Server Parameters

To customize your private server settings, open ‘MordhauServer.exe.config’ in a text editor like Notepad. This file contains various parameters you can modify, such as server name, player capacity, and game mode.

For example, to change the server name, look for the ‘ServerName’ parameter and replace its value with your desired name within the quotation marks.

Step 4: Port Forwarding

Port forwarding is required to allow players outside your local network to connect to your server. Access your router settings by entering your router’s IP address in a web browser. Find the ‘Port Forwarding’ section and forward UDP port 7777 (or any other port you have specified in the server settings) to your machine’s local IP address.

Step 5: Starting the Server

To start your Mordhau private server, double-click on the modified shortcut you created earlier. A console window will appear, indicating that the server is running successfully.

Step 6: Inviting Players

To invite players to join your private server, share your public IP address (you can find this by searching ‘What is my IP address’ on Google) along with the port number you forwarded in Step 4. Players can then connect by opening their Mordhau game console (accessible by pressing tilde ~) and typing “open YOUR_PUBLIC_IP:PORT_NUMBER” without quotes.


Congratulations! You have successfully set up your very own Mordhau private server.

Now you can enjoy an enhanced gaming experience with friends or like-minded players. Remember to consult official documentation or community forums if you encounter any issues along the way.

Disclaimer: Running a private server may require technical expertise and could potentially violate terms of service or end-user agreements. Proceed at your own risk.

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