How to Add Server Tags and Configure the Filter List on your Rust Server

Tags for Rust servers are a unique way to show potential players the type of server you are running. With multiple preset options available, you’ll be able to promote your server to the proper audience. Server tags have the additional benefit of allowing you to filter your search for servers, based on the tags attached to a server.

There is a maximum of 4 tags available per server, with each tag coming from a specific tag group which you will find in the table below. 

Available Server Tags

Important: You can only use one tag per group, otherwise it will cause issues when searching for your server and they will not display. A tag that does not have an assigned group is not included in this and you can select any amount of these.
Value Tag Displayed Group
monthly Monthly Wipe Schedule
biweekly Biweekly Wipe Schedule
weekly Weekly Wipe Schedule
vanilla Vanilla Difficulty
hardcore Hardcore Difficulty
softcore Softcore Difficulty
pve PvE  
roleplay Roleplay  
creative Creative  
minigame Minigame  
training Combat Training  
battlefield Battlefield  
broyale Battle Royale  
builds Build Server  
NA North America Region
SA South America Region
EU Europe Region
WA West Asia Region
EA East Asia Region
OC Oceania Region
AF Africa Region

Adding Server Tags To Your Server

You can add server tags to your server using the Multicraft control panel and configuring server.cfg.

  1. Access your control panel and Stop your server.
  2. Navigate to Files > Config Files.
  3. Click server.cfg.
  4. Add your tags to the server.tags option (you must use their value displayed in the table above), they are required in the following format: server.tags "monthly,vanilla,roleplay,na"
  5. Click Save then navigate to your server Console.
  6. Enter the command server.readcfg.

Finding your Server In-Game Using Tags

After configuring your new server tags, you can more easily locate your server in-game by using tag filters in the in-game server browser.

Note: If your server recently finished starting up, you may need to wait up to an additional 15 minutes before your server will display on the in-game server list.
  1. While your server is online, navigate to the in-game server browser.
  2. Select your server category. In this example, our server is not modded, so we will use the Community tab.
  3. We recommend you also Enable the Show Full and Show Empty filters.
  4. Scroll down in the red highlighted area to find and select your server's new tags.
  5. Click Refresh.

To learn more about Rust server hosting, you can check out our library of Knowledgebase articles found here.

If you require any further assistance, please contact our support at:

Mitchell Smith

Managing Director @ Shockbyte

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