How to Quickly Find and Join Your Rust ServerLast updated: 05/07/20
This guide will show you how to quickly find and join your Rust server, instead of waiting for your server to appear in the in-game listings in the title screen. One of the quickest methods is to simply add your Rust server as a "favorite" server in Steam.
Start up Steam game client
In the upper left corner of steam, click on the word "view" in tiny letters across the top of the screen. A drop down menu will appear, and then click on "Servers" on that menu.
You will see the following window appear. Make sure the "Favorite" tab is selected.
Then, click on the "Add a Server" button and it will open another smaller window, like below:
In the small box, enter your IP address. Make sure you follow it with :28015, like so:
Your Rust server IP address
The IP address of your Rust server will be shown on the "Overview" tab of the Nodecraft control panel, in the "Server Information" section (under all the graphs that show CPU and RAM usage).
(The IP address is covered up by a red box for this example.)
When added correctly (remember the port number!), it will show in the "Favorites" tab of the "Servers" window with the correct server name.
It should show the server name, player count, and map in the window.
Start up Rust on Steam
From the title screen of Rust, click on "Play Game."
Then click on the "Favorited" tab of the game listings, and you will see the server that you just added listed there!