How To Add A Custom Map To Your Rust Server
When you complete your order, you'll receive a separate email with details on how to create
your account for our control panel, control.empowerservers.com.
Click the Setup Your Account button to create a password and begin using your server.
Finding Your Server IP
Once logged in, Navigate to Server details
Under Server Info you will see your IP.
Make sure to enter the port number at the end after : when connecting to your server.
Starting Your Server
On the Console page, press the Start button to begin using your server.
Hosting The Map
The map you use needs to be able to be directly accessed via URL. For this you can use free hosting websites like dropbox. We highly recommend using dropbox for hosting as that is where you should face the least issues with the map being accessible, this is also the easiest platform for us to troubleshoot any issues you may face.
If using dropbox and the URL provided ends in dl=0 please change that to dl=1 so that the map is able to download automatically.
Please make sure the map you are using is updated to the latest version of rust or it will NOT work
Changing The Map
Make sure your server is OFF before starting this process
Go to 'Configuration' tab and select 'Startup Parameters'
Scroll down until you see 'Additional Arguments'
You will now need to add the parameter -levelurl, once done copy the share link from your dropbox file, once you have copied the link, paste it into the 'Additional Arguments' box
Scroll back up and press 'Update Startup Parameters'
You should now be able to restart your server and the custom map will be loaded!
Updated on: 22/01/2024