Rust has vide variety of available vanilla maps. However, those maps might not always be what you want. For example, if you are hosting a combat training server, you might want a map with custom arenas, custom monuments, lobbies, and so on.
Here, you'll find step-by-step guidelines on how you can set up your custom map to work on your own Rust server!
Choosing the map
Due to the resources required to make a detailed Rust map, most maps are paid. Don't worry as you can still find some free ones from these websites:
Once you choose the map you'd like to play on, download and extract it on your computer.
Installing the map
Once you have this file downloaded you'll need to upload it to 258550 > RustDedicated_Data > Managed folder:
Once that's done, head to configuration > Rust page. There, you'll find all the settings for your Rust server. In there, find a Level URL field. In this field, you need to insert a direct download link, that your server will use to download the map:
The best way for uploading your map to the internet is to use services like Dropbox to upload your map file and generate a direct link.
That's it! You successfully installed a custom map to your Rust Server 😊