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How to Install and Use the Vanish Plugin in Rust

Last modified on Sep 2, 2022 in rust

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When owning a Rust server, you may become aggravated with the need to disconnect from the server to be safe or be visible to other players despite being an admin. This may lead you to the world of Rust plugins, which can vastly change the gameplay and make your life easier. Introducing Vanish, a Rust plugin that allows players to turn invisible from all players and NPCs. Whether this is used while you are inactive or to keep an eye on players, this is all possible with this simple plugin. Installing the Vanish plugin can be confusing for unfamiliar players, so we have created this Apex Hosting guide to ease you through the setup process.

Downloading the Mod

  1. Navigate to the uMod Vanish page.
  2. Locate and press the Download button in the top-right.
    Vanish Download
  3. Save the Vanish.cs file to a safe location on your computer.

Once the file is saved, you can proceed to install it on the server!

Installing Server-Side

  1. Navigate to the Apex Server Panel and stop the server.
  2. Proceed to the FTP File Access on the left-hand side.
  3. Locate and enter the oxide folder, then the plugins folder.
    Vanish FTP
  4. Press Upload in the top-left, then drag + drop the plugin file.
  5. Once at 100%, return to the main panel page and restart the server.
    Vanish Upload


Commands & Use

The primary command for the Vanish plugin is simply /vanish in-game. This will cause you to become completely invisible to both players and all forms of NPC AI.


In order for players to use the /vanish command, the permissions must be configured through Oxide commands.

vanish.allow -- Allows the use of /vanish.
vanish.unlock -- Allows an invisible player to unlock locks.
vanish.damage -- Allows an invisible player to damage other entities. Requires "Use OnEntityTakeDamage hook" config option to be set to true.
vanish.permanent -- Permanently forces a player to be vanished.


Common Issues

The command is not working in-game:
If the command is not working while in-game, it often means either the plugin or permissions were not properly configured. First, ensure that the Vanish.cs file is uploaded directly into the /oxide/plugins folder, then restart once more. Afterwards, make sure you give yourself the vanish.allow permission through Oxide.

Configuring permissions gives an error:
Oftentimes, this means there is an issue with the permission command. First, ensure that the permission node is spelled perfectly. If issues still occur, this usually means that the mod is not properly loaded on the server. Ensure that “Enable uMod Support” is enabled on the main server page, then ensure that the mod file is uploaded into /oxide/plugins. After all this, restart the server to check it once more.

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