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Servers in Enshrouded - how to create and configure a dedicated server


Servers in Enshrouded - how to create and configure a dedicated server

Enshrouded can be played alone, but the game truly shines when in the company of friends. However, one of you who created the world will have to constantly be online and host. To avoid being tied to a player, you can create a dedicated server that is accessible to everyone at any time. In this guide, we will tell you how to create a secure dedicated server and configure it, as well as other available methods.

How to set up a dedicated server

Download the official dedicated server app. It's in your Steam library if you bought the game.

Then follow these steps:

  • Launch "Enshrouded Dedicated Server";
  • Copy the public IPv4 address and save it in a notepad. It will come in handy later;
  • Close the command prompt;
  • Right-click on “Enshrouded Dedicated Server” in your library, select “Manage” and click on “Browse local files” ;
  • Find “encrouded_server.json” and open it with a text editor (Notepad);
  • Change the server name and password, then save and close the file. Use a strong password if you intend to make the server available online.

How to set up a firewall

For stable operation, you need to configure a firewall and open several ports. To do this, find the standard Windows PowerShell application in the Start menu or using Search. Right-click on the application and run it as administrator. Paste the following code and press Enter :

New-NetFirewallRule -DisplayName "Enshrouded Server" -Direction Inbound -LocalPort 15636,15637 -Protocol TCP -Action Allow New-NetFirewallRule -DisplayName "Enshrouded Server" -Direction Outbound -LocalPort 15636,15637 -Protocol TCP -Action Allow New-NetFirewallRule - DisplayName "Enshrouded Server" -Direction Inbound -LocalPort 15636,15637 -Protocol UDP -Action Allow New-NetFirewallRule -DisplayName "Enshrouded Server" -Direction Outbound -LocalPort 15636,15637 -Protocol UDP -Action Allow.

How to set up a firewall

Once all the commands are completed, you can close this application. These steps are enough to ensure that the created server is visible only on your local network.

How to set up port forwarding

If you want the server to be visible online, you need to configure port forwarding. Use the command line to find your router's IP address:

  • Press “Win+R” ;
  • Enter CMD and click OK ;
  • Write ipconfig and confirm using Enter.
Now the default gateway is your router's IP address and you can access its settings. Save the IPv4 address so you can enter it when needed. Open the router’s control panel by typing “” or “” without quotes in the browser search bar. If you need to enter a login and password, use “admin” or the data that was given to you when setting up the device or is located on the router.

Find your port forwarding settings (application and game settings are also common). There should be a button "Add rule". In the new menu, select the following settings:

  • IP address (Destination) - the local IP address of your computer that you saved earlier;
  • Inbound and Outbound ports - lower limit 15636 and upper limit 15637;
  • Protocols - TCP and UDP.
Now you can launch a dedicated server, which, after a short delay, will appear in the game lists.

Note: If there are multiple access points between your main router and your PC, you will need to configure port forwarding rules for each of them. To make setup easier, connect your device directly to your main router.

How to add a server to favorites

To connect a server faster, you can add it to your favorites. To do this, do the following:

  1. Open Steam.
  2. Click View in the top left corner and then select Game Servers.
  3. Go to the "Favorites" tab and click on the "+" at the bottom.
  4. Enter the IPv4 address you saved when you started Enshrouded Dedicated Server.
  5. Click OK so the server appears in the list.

As soon as the server appears in the list, connect to it using the password you created earlier. This menu can also be used to quickly log into the server, ignoring the game menu.

One of the disadvantages of this method is that the computer on which the server is created must always be turned on. When the equipment is turned off, the server will not be accessible to other players.

How to create a paid server

If the method described above does not work for you, or you want to create a server running 24/7 without loading your computer, then you can buy a dedicated server using official suppliers through the game menu. This has several advantages, such as reduced ping, as well as additional protection against DDOS attacks. GPortal is the main service provider for the Enshrouded game and you can access their website through the in-game menu. The price per server depends on the number of players.

How to create your own world

After starting the game, click “Play” and select “Host” mode. You can create a world for free that can accommodate up to 16 players at once, but you must be in the game. Enter a good password and send your friends an invitation to the server. “Closed” mode allows you to create or continue to explore a world, but only alone.