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How to Change the World Size on a Rust Server

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mc head By Dalton Whalen

How to Change the World Size on a Rust Server


When playing on a Rust server, exploring the vast landscape and buildings is a crucial part of gameplay. After some time, you may find your existing world to be limiting, leaving a desire to explore more. Luckily, Rust allows you to directly change the world size to expand or shrink the map to whichever space you require. This can be helpful for exploring more land, putting space between players, or making it more difficult to survive. Adjusting the world size on a Rust server can be confusing for unfamiliar players, so we have created this Apex Hosting guide to ease you through the setup process.

Changing the World Size

  1. Navigate to the Apex Server Panel and stop the server.
  2. Proceed to the Customizations tab on the left-hand side.
  3. Locate the World Size field.
    Rust World Size
  4. Enter a new world size, with a maximum of 6000.

This will now set the new world size for the height and length of the map. If 3500 is entered, the map will be 3500km x 3500km.

Generating a New World

  1. Return to the main panel page.
  2. Scroll down and locate the World section.
    Rust New World Size
  3. Press the Change World button, then enter a unique world name.
  4. Once complete, restart the server once more to load up your changes.

You will now have a new Rust world using the desired world size. Once the server and world is generated, you can join and begin playing!

Common Issues

The map and world size is unchanged:
Oftentimes, this occurs when a new world has not been properly created. On the main panel page, scroll down to the main panel page, then press the Change World button. Ensure a unique name is entered, press Change World again, then make sure the server is restarted. This should properly generate a new world for your settings.

The map has changed, but the world size is the same:
When this issue occurs, it often means that the world size was either not set properly or not changed significantly. Return to the Customizations tab and ensure you adjusted the World Size field itself. In addition, make sure you select a world size that will have a noticeable difference to you. Once done, generate a new world like before, then restart the server.

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