How to Upload a Custom World to a Terraria Server
Last modified on Dec 20, 2021 in terraria
By Dalton Whalen
When playing a Terraria server, using freshly generated worlds may become monotonous over time. Luckily, Terraria servers allow you to upload a custom world, so you can play any existing world. Whether you use it to play minigames, use a fancy world from online, or simply using your singleplayer world, all of this is possible with a Terraria dedicated server. Uploading a custom world can be tedious if you are unfamiliar with the instructions, so we have created this Apex Hosting guide to ease you through the upload process.
Locating your World
- From your computer, navigate to the following location:
- Once in this folder, look for your desired world files.
- Keep this file location open, as they will be needed shortly.
Windows: Documents\My Games\Terraria\Worlds
MacOS: ~/Library/Application Support/Terraria/Worlds
Uploading the Custom World
- Navigate to your Apex Server Panel, then stop the server.
- Proceed to the
FTP File Access, then log in.
- From here, navigate to the
savesfolder, then the
Uploadin the top-left, then drag + drop the world files into the right-hand side.
- Once the files are all at 100%, return to the main panel page.
Loading the World
- Scroll down the main panel page to the
- Press the
Change Worldbutton, then enter the name to match the files.
Change Worldagain to confirm, then restart the server.
This should now load up the server using your desired world!
The server keeps generating a new world:
There are many reasons that this may occur, although a common cause is that the upload process was not properly completed, ensure that the .wld files are uploaded directly into the /saves/Worlds/ folder, as well as setting the exact name in the panel, not including the .wld ending of the file.
I cannot join the server after adding the world:
Oftentimes, this occurs if the world or your character was created in Journey mode. If your character is in Journey mode, create a new character with a different difficulty. If the character is in a non-Journey mode, create a new Journey character and try again.