How to Increase Gather Rates on a Rust Server
By Dalton Whalen
When playing on a Rust server, you may find the amount of resources inadequate for gameplay. Oftentimes when building large bases or assisting players in getting a head start after a reset, an item multiplier may be desired. Luckily, the Gather Manager plugin allows commands to adjust these multipliers and is used on many servers. Installing and configuring this plugin can be confusing for unfamiliar players, so we have created this Apex Hosting guide to ease you through the setup process.
Installing Gather Manager
- Visit and download the Gather Manager uMod plugin.
- Navigate to the Apex Server Panel and stop the server.
- Scroll down to the
Enable uMod Support, ensure the box is checked, then save.
- Proceed to the FTP File Access and continue to the
- Access the
pluginsfolder, then press
uploadin the top-left.
- Drag + drop the Gather Manager file from earlier into the right-hand side.
- Once at 100%, return to the main panel page and restart the server.
The dispenser category is used for any gathering objects directly, such as a rock for stone or trees for wood. These commands can be used to set multipliers for a single item type or all at once using the wildcard symbol (*)
All dispensers can be scaled using the following commands:
gather.rate dispenser * 2 dispenser.scale tree 2
The pickup category adjusts the scale of items on the ground that can be picked up, such as small stones. This can also be modified to increase the multiplier, such as changing the default 50 stone to become 100.
You can adjust all pickup items using the following command:
gather.rate pickup * 2
The quarry category controls all resources that are available from the quarry. Since the quarry is zone-specific, some items may not appear at certain quarries even if you increase the multiplier.
Like before, all quarry items can be adjusted using:
gather.rate quarry * 2
This item category adjusts how many resources you receive from the survey charge grenade.
All items can be increased using the following command:
gather.rate survey * 2
Using Commands to Set x5 Resources
- Navigate to the Apex Server Panel and log in.
- Access the
Consoletab on the left-hand side
- In the text field, enter the following commands, pressing enter after each one:
dispenser.scale tree 5 dispenser.scale ore 5 dispenser.scale corpse 5 gather.rate dispenser * 5 gather.rate pickup * 5 gather.rate quarry * 5 gather.rate survey * 5
Once each command is entered, the resource gather rates should now be increased for everything at once! You may need to restart the server to ensure the rates properly update.
If a different multiplier is desired, simply replace the
5 with whatever number is needed.
None of the commands are working:
Oftentimes, this means that the server did not load the plugin up properly. Visit the main panel page and ensure the
Enable uMod Support box is checked and saved. If so, visit the /oxide/plugins/ folder and make sure the plugin is uploaded within there. If all of this is correct, restart the server once more and try again.
The commands worked, but the resources aren’t changing in-game:
If it appears that the resource rates aren’t properly updated, attempt the commands again and restart the server. If items like trees still give minimal wood, try to increase resource rates more and try again. If it isn’t working through loot-based items like barrels, this may be caused by the loot already being generated.