Unturned - How to play with friends

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If you're struggling to last the first few nights, here's how to play with friends in Unturned. Given that the game can be a bit difficult if you don't know what you're doing, having a spare pair of hands will always help you out. Unfortunately, with so many servers, it can be hard to find what you're looking for.

This guide will go over how to play with friends in Unturned, from how friends lists work to what you should know to join public servers with them. It can be quite simple once you've figured it out!

How to play with friends in Unturned

There are a handful of ways to play Unturned with friends, but the best is to add them on Steam first. Doing so will mean you can invite them to games and look for their servers when they are active. Once you have someone added, go to the lobby option, where you can then click the "Invite friends" option.

From here, your friend has to accept your invite, and you will be put into a game with them. This means that you can then set up a private world for you to play together, or you can search through servers to join the same one. Anything you choose to join will immediately join your friend too.

Lobby icon in Unturned
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How to make a server in Unturned

In order to make a server, you have to find the "Unturned Dedicated Server" tool on Steam by typing it in. Open it up and it will make a server. After it is done, shut it down.

Then, after this, right click on "Unturned Dedicated Server", click "Manage", then "Browse local files". It will then boot up a folder, where you have to go into "Servers", then "Default", then "Server". Open up "Commands" with notepad, where you just have to type in a server name and map choice like the following:

name server2
map germany

Then, just save your notepad file, boot up the game, and you will find your personal server under the "LAN" option in-game. This all being said, it is often just easier to join a public server together.

Now that you now how to play with friends on Unturned, you may be looking for more information on the game. If so, here are the best maps in Unturned, the best servers in Unturned, and how to use the give command in Unturned.

For more articles like this, take a look at our Guides and Unturned page.