Hello Dev, are you tired of playing on overcrowded public servers? Do you want to customize your gaming experience on Ark Xbox One? If yes, then hosting a dedicated server might be the solution for you. In this article, we will guide you through the process of hosting a dedicated server on Ark Xbox One.
What is a Dedicated Server?
A dedicated server is a computer that is exclusively used to host software for other computers. In the case of Ark Xbox One, a dedicated server is used to host a game that other players can join remotely. Hosting a dedicated server allows you to customize the server settings and have full control over the gameplay experience.
Advantages of Hosting a Dedicated Server
There are several advantages to hosting a dedicated server. First, you have full control over the server’s settings, which means you can customize the server to your liking. Second, you don’t have to worry about other players hogging the resources, which can lead to lag and other issues. Third, you can create a community of players who share a common interest in your server and gameplay style. Finally, hosting a dedicated server is cheaper than renting a server from a hosting company.
Before you start hosting a dedicated server, you need to make sure your system meets the minimum requirements. These requirements are:
2 GHz Dual Core
10 Mbps upload speed
If your system does not meet these requirements, you may experience lag and other issues while hosting a server.
You can host a dedicated server on Windows or Linux. We recommend using Windows as it is more user-friendly and has better support for Ark Xbox One. However, if you are comfortable with Linux, you can also use it to host a dedicated server.
Step 1: Installing SteamCMD
The first step in hosting a dedicated server is to install SteamCMD, which is a command-line tool used to install and update Steam games. To install SteamCMD, follow these steps:
- Download SteamCMD from the official website
- Extract the contents of the ZIP file to a folder on your system
- Open the command prompt and navigate to the folder where you extracted SteamCMD
- Run the following command:
.\steamcmd.exe +login anonymous +force_install_dir C:\arkserver +app_update 376030 validate +quit
This will install Ark Xbox One server files in the folder C:\arkserver. You can change the folder location to any location of your choice.
Step 2: Configuring the Server
Once you have installed the server files, you need to configure the server according to your preferences. To do this, follow these steps:
- Open the folder where you installed the server files
- Open the file GameUserSettings.ini in a text editor
- Scroll down to the [ServerSettings] section
- Change the server settings according to your preferences
- Save the changes and close the file
The server settings are explained in detail in the next section.
The server settings control various aspects of the server’s gameplay experience. Here are some of the most important server settings:
This setting controls the maximum number of players that can join the server. The default value is 70, but you can change it to any value between 1 and 1000.
Player Damage Multiplier
This setting controls the damage dealt by players. The default value is 1, but you can increase or decrease it to make the gameplay easier or harder.
Taming Speed Multiplier
This setting controls the speed at which creatures can be tamed. The default value is 1, but you can increase or decrease it to make taming easier or harder.
This setting controls the level of difficulty of the creatures on the server. The default value is 1, but you can increase or decrease it to make the creatures easier or harder to defeat.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I connect to my dedicated server?
To connect to your dedicated server, follow these steps:
- Open Ark Xbox One
- Click on “Join Ark” from the main menu
- Click on “Unofficial PC Sessions” at the bottom of the screen
- Enter the IP address of your dedicated server and click “Connect”
Can I run mods on my dedicated server?
Yes, you can run mods on your dedicated server. To do this, follow these steps:
- Subscribe to the mods you want to use on the Steam Workshop
- Add the mod IDs to the file Game.ini in the folder where you installed the server files
- Restart the server
Do I need a static IP address to host a dedicated server?
No, you don’t need a static IP address to host a dedicated server. However, if your IP address changes frequently, you will need to update the IP address in the server configuration files every time it changes.
Can I host a dedicated server on Xbox One or PS4?
No, you cannot host a dedicated server on Xbox One or PS4. The only way to host a dedicated server is to use a Windows or Linux system.
Hosting a dedicated server on Ark Xbox One can be a fun and rewarding experience. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can create a customized gaming experience for yourself and your friends. If you have any questions or issues, feel free to reach out to the Ark Xbox One community for help and support.