RUST Weather Command, Hints and Tips

RUST Weather Command

RUST weather command & server variables

The RUST weather command allows  server variables to be set that will control the chance of environmental factors appearing across the game map. It also has a function that allows all players logged into the game the ability to see the current conditions, via the weather report. There are four weather variables that can be set through the in-game console, RCON platforms, or by manually modifying the server’s configuration files.

  • Clouds
  • Fog
  • Rain
  • Wind

A few practical reasons for using the RUST weather command:

  • Seeing the current weather conditions of the game server.
  • Setting a particular mood and feeling across a server’s environment.
  • Clearing or adding weather for capturing video or screen shots.
  • Adding or removing weather to increase the difficult of server events.
  • Matching a game server to its hosted locale’s weather conditions.
  • Improve the frames per second of all players effected by the visuals.
  • Create a stealthy environment for players to move around with more cover.

Who can enter the RUST weather command

The RUST weather command can be issued on vanilla RUST Servers by RUST admins and moderators only.  Players on vanilla RUST servers cannot use the weather commands that set the four different environmental variables. There are RUST mods available for modded servers that allow normal players to manipulate the weather or make it easier for admins to set the particular weather setting, such as Weather Controller.

How to use the RUST weather command

Some things to keep in mind for all of the RUST weather commands:

  • The RUST weather command will set the particular variable immediately, but requires the configuration to be saved if its intended to persist.
  • Each of the RUST weather commands require a particular environmental setting, such a clouds, fog, rain, wind, and a decimal percentage.
    • The maximum amount that a variable can be set to is 1.0, which equates to 100% chance.
    • The minimum value that a variable can be set to is 0.0, which equates to a 0% chance.
  • If no value is set when entering a variable, it will return the current setting’s value.
  • Also note, rain was disabled due to performance issues but still exists in the game. If players do not have ambient occlusion on, the rain will clip through buildings and monuments. Unfortunately, ambient occlusion can be very taxing on older systems.

Before initiating the weather command, ensure the players involved are aware:

  • Ready for the weather to switch from sun to intense rain, wind, clouds, etc. This is often shocking.
  • It’s good to let players know this is happening, as some may have planned to go venturing from their base because of the current conditions.

The RUST weather commands differ slightly, while some can be issued from RCON platforms, all of them can be issued while logged into the game server. Press the F1 key to first open the in-game console and type in the specific weather command syntax listed below and press enter.

RUST weather.report command (1 of 5)

This command will instantly report back the current weather conditions of the game server. This particular command is unique, in that all players can use it in vanilla servers, regardless of their role.

Note that this command does not work from RCON platforms and requires being logged into the game server.

Use the command below:

weather.report

On success of this command being entered, the console will display something similar to the below:

Clouds: 0%
Fog: 10%
Wind: 0%
Rain: 0%

RUST weather.clouds command (2 of 5)

This command will instantly modify the chance of clouds appearing in the game environment, relative to the value the variable is set.

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

Use the command below:

weather.clouds “0.5”

On success of this command being entered, the console will display something similar to the below:

Clouds: 50% (was automatic)

RUST weather.fog command (3 of 5)

This command will instantly modify the chance of fog appearing in the game environment, relative to the value the variable is set.

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

Use the command below:

weather.fog “0.5”

On success of this command being entered, the console will display something similar to the below:

Fog: 50% (was automatic)

RUST weather.rain command (4 of 5)

This command will instantly modify the chance of rain appearing in the game environment, relative to the value the variable is set.

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

Use the command below:

weather.rain “0.5”

On success of this command being entered, the console will display something similar to the below:

Rain: 50% (was automatic)

RUST weather.wind command (5 of 5)

This command will instantly modify the chance of wind appearing in the game environment, relative to the value the variable is set.

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

Use the command below:

weather.wind “0.5”

On success of this command being entered, the console will display something similar to the below:

Wind: 50% (was automatic)

 

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