RUST Bear Population Command and Variable

RUST Bear Population Command

The RUST Bear Population Command and Variable

The RUST bear population command and variable allows server admins the ability to specify how many bears will spawn across the server. Setting the variable to a higher value will increase the amount of bears that automatically spawn. The variable’s setting is specific to each square kilometer (km) across the map.

A few practical reasons for using the RUST bear population command and variable:

  • Increasing the number of bears spawning across the map
  • Decreasing the number of bears spawning across the map
  • Stopping bears from spawning completely
  • Greatly increasing the difficulty of surviving on the island of RUST
  • Reduce the strain and increasing server performance
  • Controlling the server’s entity counts
  • Use the bear population command to setup a bear hunting season
  • Create a special server event for “bear mating season”, run on timed scripts

Who can enter the RUST bear population command and variable

The RUST bear population command and variables can be issued and configured on vanilla RUST servers by RUST admins and moderators only.  Non-admin players on vanilla RUST servers cannot use the RUST bear population command and variable.

RUST bear population command and variable

  • Use this command to get or set the current number of bears that spawn automatically in the RUST game world.
  • This variable defaults to 2 on vanilla based servers.
  • After issuing this command, it will immediately change the game world’s setting, without the server needing to restart.
  • Be sure to use sane values, otherwise it can have a drastic performance impact to the server.

Note that this command does work from RCON platforms and doesn’t require being logged into the game server.

Getting the current bear population value

bear.population

On success the console will display:

bear.population: "2"

Setting the bear population value

bear.population “4”

On success the console will display:

bear.population "4"

Stop the bear population from spawning

bear.population “0”

On success the console will display:

bear.population "0"