Rent a Server
You can rent and manage your server through GPORTAL.
You can view your server's Status, Basic Settings, Logs, and Configuration Files. You can also restart the server, update, or add permissions for other users.
To enable the ability to run admin commands, you need your Steam ID. You can find this at the top of the Account Details page in the Steam application. Enter that ID under "Adminlist" which you can find under Basic Settings > User Management on the GPORTAL site.
You must have the console enabled in the game to use admin commands. Type "list" in the console to list all available commands.
Host Dedicated Server
The V Rising Dedicated Server application is needed to host a dedicated server. You can find it under the tools section of your Steam library. Search "v rising" to help you find it if it's not visible in your library.
Clicking the Launch button in the Steam client does not start the server. Instead it will open a notepad with a GitHub link that has detailed dedicated server instructions.
Launch your server from the installation directory. Click the settings icon in Steam and navigate to the local files on your PC. Click on VRisingServer.exe to launch the server.
After launching the application, your server will be running with the default game settings.
Give your server a custom name so players can find it in the server list. You need to open start_server_example.bat and change the server name in quotes that you find there.
Note: rename start_server_example.bat or all of your changes will be reverted when the game receives any updates.
Give players your server name so they can connect to your server. Keep in mind that it can take a few minutes for recently launched server to appear in the list. Alternatively, you can give players your external IP address so they can connect directly. An example of how to find your external IP would be by searching "what is my ip" on Google.
There are tons of settings and configurations you can change. For full documentation on setting up your server, visit the GitHub link here: V Rising Dedicated Server Instructions