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How to Set Your Rust Server Seed

Last modified on Sep 2, 2022 in rust

mc head By Dalton Whalen

Overview

When playing on a Rust server, you may eventually find your world to be monotonous. After playing for long enough, you may want to restart with a new world to bring a fresh and unknown experience. Luckily, Rust provides the option to have a custom seed, allowing you to generate a random world or select a pre-existing seed. Setting a seed on a Rust server can be confusing, so we have created this Apex Hosting guide to ease you through the setup process.
 

Deciding on a Seed

There are many ways to decide on a seed for your server. Whether you enter a random seed or find one online, they will each generate a new result.
 

Finding a seed with Just-Wiped

  1. Visit the Just-Wiped website.
  2. Search for the map that you want to use using the filters.
  3. Once you find your desired map, click it to enter a detailed view.
    Map
  4. On the right-hand side make note of the Size and Seed.
    Detail
  5. When these are written down, you can begin to configure the world

 

Finding a Seed with PlayRust.io

  1. Visit the PlayRust.io website.
  2. Use the filters at the top of the page to sort through the possible seeds.
  3. Once you find your desired map, select the image to open a more detailed view.
    Map
  4. On the top-left of the page, make note of the Size/Seed.
    Detail
  5. When these are written down, you can begin to configure the world.

 

Configuring the World

  1. Navigate to your Apex Server Panel and stop the server.
  2. Proceed to the Customizations tab on the left-hand side.
  3. In the World Size field, enter the world size from earlier.
    Size
  4. Then in the World Seed field, enter the desired world seed.
    Seed
  5. Return to the main panel page, then scroll down to the World section.
  6. Press the Change World button, enter a new name, then restart the server.

 
Your server will now start up with the desired world seed!
 

Common Issues

The world did not change:
If this occurs, it often means that the changes did not take effect properly. First, ensure the details have been entered correctly in the Customizations tab. Afterwards, return to the main panel page, then press the Change World button. Ensure you enter a unique world name, then restart when prompted.

The world is different, but the seed is wrong:
Oftentimes, this means that one of the details may have been entered incorrectly. Depending on the world seed, the size must be a specific value. If the world seed is set with the incorrect size, a different world will be generated. Ensure both values are entered correctly, generate a new world, then restart once more.

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