How to Configure your Killing Floor 2 Server

Common Shockbyte Killing Floor 2 server startup configuration options are found in the Killing Floor 2 Server Settings section of your server's control panel. This configuration file facilitates quick and easy updates to settings like server name, description, active map, workshop mods, and more.

Configuring Game Session Settings

While the config file is used to change the startup options for your server, all other essential game options can be configured using the Web-Admin Panel.

For more information on the Killing Floor 2 Web-Admin Panel and how to access it, please refer to this knowledgebase article.

Accessing your Server Startup Settings

Primary startup configuration options can be defined in your file. To edit this file, you should access the Files > Config Files section on your control panel.

Other configuration files such as the KFGame.ini file can be found here as well, but only holds advanced configuration options.

  1. Access your control panel and Stop your server.
  2. Navigate to Files > Config Files.
  3. Click Killing Floor 2 Server Settings.

Configuring your Server Startup Settings

Once you have accessed your server settings, you can make any required changes. The table below lists all of the available server settings.

Option Description
Automatic Steam Updates Enable/Disable your server automatically updating alongside Killing Floor 2 Steam updates on startup.
Validate Files Enable/Disable your server automatically validating your Killing Floor 2 server files on startup.
Server Map Set the name of the map the server should attempt to load on server startup.
Server Name Set the name of the server. This is shown on the in-game server list.
Server Password Sets a password of the server used when connecting to a server. Leave this empty if you want your server to be open to the public.
Admin Password The admin password is used to gain in-game administrator permissions. Also used to connect to the admin user account on your Killing Floor 2 Web-Admin Panel.
Tickrate Set the tick rate your server should use on startup.
Mods Uses Steam Workshop IDs to automatically download mod content from the Steam Workshop. Multiple IDs can be set here by separating them with commas (,).
Mutators Used to define mutators your server should use on startup. You can usually think of mutators as a way to tell your server what mods it should use.
Steam Beta Opt into and automatically install a specific Steam beta on startup by entering its Steam beta ID here. 

To learn more about Killing Floor 2 server hosting, you can browse our library of Knowledgebase articles here.

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Mitchell Smith

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