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How to configure the Missile Silo Timer on a Rust server

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The Nuclear Missile Silo is a monument added with the Rust update that represents the server wipe cycle. This is the first element of Rust that offers players the opportunity to decide on the future fate of the island. In this guide, you will learn how to set a schedule for Rust server wipe.

WARNING: The Nuclear Missile Silo Timer is not included in some Rust maps

Before configuring your Rust server make sure if Nuclear Missile Silo timer exist on your map. Type in following command to check if monument exist:

PrintWipe

If monument doesn’t exist on your map, server should response:

WipeTimer not found!

 

Once you are sure that your map has a Nuclear Missile Silo Monument, you can start setting up a schedule for the cyclical server wipe.

Follow this guide to know how to configure Missile Silo Timer:

1. Change server wipe tag

Decide how often you want to perform a server wipe. You have the choice to wipe your server weekly, biweekly or monthly. Depending on decision you make, you will have to enter a different command in server console.

Enter the following command if you want to wipe your server every week:

server.tags "weekly"

Enter the following command if you want to wipe your server every two weeks:

server.tags "biweekly"

Enter the following command if you want to wipe your server every month:

server.tags "monthly"

2. Type in following command in server console:

server.writecfg

3. Select the day of week in which you want to wipe your server

The numbers desribed below correspond to the days of the week.

Type in following command into console to change wipe day:

wipeDayofWeek value

Where:

0 = Sunday

1 = Monday

2 = Tuesday

3 = Wednesday

4 = Thursday

5 = Friday

6 = Saturday

For example, if you want to wipe your server every Thursday, type in following command:

wipeDayofWeek 4

4. Change server wipe hour

Select what time you want to perform server wipe.

Type in following command into console to change wipe hour:

wipeHourofDay value 

Where “value” is a hour you have selected – for example, if you want to wipe your server at 15:00, type in following command:

wipeHourofDay 15

5. Type following command into server console to save previously done setup:

server.writecfg

If you have carefully followed the above five steps, your server wipe should take place at your chosen time and day of the week. To make  sure everything went according to your plan, you can check wipe schedule by typing in following command into server console:

PrintWipe

 

The steps above take you through the option in which you set the day of the week and the time at which the server wipe will take place. There is a second, alternative option in which you  can enter the exact date and time of server wipe.

You can configure exact date and time of Missile Silo event by following this steps:

1. Convert time do Unix timestamp

You can convert time to Unix timestamp here: https://www.timestamp-converter.com/

You should get an proper timestamp, for example: 1690286515

2. Type in appropriate command into server console

Once your timestamp is ready, you can paste command into server console. Your command should look like this:

wipeUnixTimestampOverride timestamp

Where “timestamp” should be replaced with your timestamp, for example:

wipeUnixTimestampOverride 1689685673

3. Type in a following command into server console:

server.writecfg

 

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