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How to Upload Custom World Files on Rust

Last modified on May 13, 2022 in Rust

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When playing Rust, a large part of the game is exploring the large world to get the best loot. Sometimes, server owners will prefer to have a customized map in order to have control over the biomes and monuments that appear. Whether it’s to have a barren landscape or as many locations as possible, with Apex Hosting, you are able to upload a custom map to your Rust server. Today, we will show you how to set one on your server to appear in-game!

Downloading a Custom Map:

There are many locations online to download a custom map. Whether you are using a site to download a free map or purchasing a custom-made one, ensure it is a “.map” file for this to work.

Uploading the Map:

In order for the map to work, you will need to upload the .map file to a file hosting site such as Dropbox.

  1. Upload your .map file to Dropbox.
  2. Once complete, go to the Share option to generate a link.
    Rust World Share
  3. With the link, replace the ending ?dl=0 with ?dl=1.
  4. Copy this link to a safe location, as we will need it shortly.


Server Preparation:

  1. Download the RustEdit Oxide extension, which can be found here.
  2. Navigate to your Apex Server panel, then stop the server.
  3. Scroll down to ensure Enable uMod Support is checked.
  4. Navigate to the FTP File Access on the left, then log in.
  5. Access the RustDedicated_Data folder, then the Managed folder.
  6. Press Upload in the top-left, then drag + drop the Oxide.Ext.RustEdit.dll file into the right.
    Rust World Upload


Setting the World

  1. Once complete, return to the main FTP area.
  2. Navigate to /server/[WorldName]/.
  3. To reset the world, delete all files except for the “cfg” folder, if present.
  4. If the “cfg” folder is not present, create one, then enter it.
  5. Locate or create the server.cfg file, then press edit to the far-right of it.
  6. In the file, add a new line of:
  7. levelurl "[url]"

  8. Replace the [url] part with your dropbox link from earlier, keeping the quotations.
    Rust World Config
  9. Save the file, then restart the server.



With that, your server should now be running your custom map! When Rust maps are often randomized and never the same, it sometimes helps to have a map that is always the same, even after a world wipe. This can create areas that players fight for and make the experience more interesting overall.

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