How To Enable Hardcore Mode On Your Rust Server

Aimed towards veteran players, Rust's new hardcore mode removes a range of features making the world an even more unforgiving place. A few of the things disabled in hardcore mode are global chat, teams, crawling while downed and the map. 

In addition to the disabled features, players are also limited to 5 sleeping bags and the local chat range has been reduced to 100m.

Enabling Hardcore Mode

Rust's hardcore mode can easily be enabled in your server's Rust Server Settings file.

  1. Access your control panel and Stop your server.
  2. Navigate to Files > Config Files.
  3. Open Rust Server Settings.
  4. Set the Game Mode dropdown to Hardcore.
  5. Save and Start your server.

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Mitchell Smith

Managing Director @ Shockbyte

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