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How to Adjust the Server Visibility in 7 Days to Die

Last modified on Jul 3, 2023 in 7 Days to Die

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7 Days to Die Server Visibility


When playing through the zombie-infested world of 7 Days to Die, the surrounding players can make or break the experience. When playing with any survivors, more situations can arise, but the dangers of their presence can as well. Alternatively, many players may want to limit who can join to just their friends or those deemed worthy of having the server IP. With these vastly different outlooks on the game, choosing which style is preferred can be extremely important. Luckily, 7 Days to Die has a built-in server visibility setting, allowing you to easily switch your server from public to completely unlisted. This change is made even faster with Apex Hosting, providing a quick dropdown menu to change between visibilities within a few seconds. With this in mind, we have created this tutorial to guide you through the necessary steps to achieve this change.

Changing Visibility

  1. Visit the Apex Server Panel, then log in.
  2. Use the stop button to ensure the server is offline.
  3. In the left-hand menu, access the Customizations tab.
  4. Here, locate the Server Visibility section.
    7 Days to Die Visibility Settings
  5. Using the dropdown menu, select your desired visibility.
  6. Once chosen, return to the main panel page and restart the server.

The server will now start up using your chosen server visibility options, which will function as soon as the server is online!

Understanding the Visibility Options

7 Days to Die currently has three different visibility options to choose from. These include:

Public – The server is listed on the public server browser, allowing any player to join and play on the server.

Unlisted – This prevents the server from being listed on the browser. When set to unlisted, players are only capable of joining through the server’s IP and Port.

Friends Only – As the name suggests, this makes it that the server can only be joined by friends. As you cannot be friends with a server, however, it relies on the first player that connects through the server’s IP. Afterwards, friends of that player will be able to view and join the server.

In-Game Use

7 Days to Die In-Game Browser

Once the server is loaded up, you can launch 7 Days to Die and navigate to the Join A Game section. Here, depending on your chosen setting you can either browse for your server or connect to an IP.

7 Days to Die In-Game Server

Regardless of which is selected, you will then begin connecting to your server and can start playing. Each of these visibility settings can be beneficial based on how you want your server to appear to other players. Whether you wish to allow any players to join or only your friends, this can be changed at any time.


After that, you now know how to change the server visibility and its effects in-game. All of these options can be beneficial in their own situations, especially when you are looking to adjust who can join. When a server is public, anyone can view the name and description to make a choice whether or not they wish to join. Alternatively, if a server is friends only or unlisted, the only players who can join must already be friends or be given the server’s IP and port. Due to the simple nature of the dropdown option, the visibility can be changed at any time to suit your needs. With all of this in mind, you can gear up with friends or other players and charge into the world of 7 Days to Die!

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