How do I join a Rust server?

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If you're new to Rust, you might be wondering how to join a server to start playing. Don't worry, it's a straightforward process. There are multiple ways to join a Rust server, so let's take a look at each one.

Using Rust's server list

One way to join a Rust server is by using Rust's server list. Here's how to do it:

  1. Launch Rust and select the server type you want to play on (Official, Community, or Modded).

  2. Type the name of the server you want to join in the search box.

  3. Select the server and click "Join Server."

Keep in mind that the server list might not display all available servers, so you might need to use a different method to join a specific server.

Using Rust's in-game console

Another way to join a Rust server is through the in-game console. Follow these steps:

  1. Launch Rust and press F1 to open the console.

  2. Type client.connect <IP:port> in the console, replacing IP with the server's IP address and port with its connection port.

  3. Press Enter to connect to the server.

Using the console is especially useful if you don't see the server you want to join on Rust's server list or if the list is not working.

Using Steam's server viewer

The third method is to use Steam's server viewer. Here's how to do it:

  1. Open Steam and navigate to View > Servers.

  2. Enter the server's IP and port in the "Add this Address to Favorites" field.

  3. Click "Add this Address to Favorites" to save the server's address.

  4. Launch Rust and select "Favorites" in the server list to see the servers you've added.

  5. Select the server you want to join and click "Join Server."

Using Steam's server viewer can be useful if you want to quickly join servers that you've played on before.


There are different ways to join a Rust server, and each method has its advantages. If you're having trouble joining a specific server using one method, try using a different one. Remember that the server's IP address and port information are required to connect. With these methods, you should be able to join any Rust server and start playing right away!

You can read more about Rust and high-performance laptops in our laptop guide and check out our list of high-performance laptops for Rust to find a laptop that can handle your gameplay. You can also learn more about joining Rust servers from these online sources.

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