How to install a custom Unturned map

Unturned Custom Maps

The Unturned Steam Workshop offers thousands of custom maps such as A6 Polaris, Arid and Elver. This guide will show you how to install a custom map on your Unturned Game Server in a few simple steps.

Decide on a map

First, you need to decide which map you want to play on and get the workshop file ID of the map. You can find a list of all available maps on the Unturned Steam Workshop.

You can find the workshop file ID at the end of the Steam workshop URL. Here is an example:

Curated maps

In case you don't want to search for a map yourself, here is a list of some of the most popular maps:

Map NameWorkshop File ID
A6 Polaris2898548949
Athens Arena1454125991
Bunker Arena1257784170
Canyon Arena1850209768
Cyprus Arena1647991167
Cyprus Survival1647986053
Easter Island1983200271
Rio de Janeiro1821848824

Install the map

  1. Start your server
  2. Browse your server's files from within the app
  3. Edit the WorkshopDownloadConfig.json file under gameserver/Server/MyServer/server/
  4. Add the maps workshop file ID to the File_IDs list
  5. Edit the Commands.dat file under gameserver/Servers/MyServer/Server/
  6. Add the line map MAPNAME to the file and replace MAPNAME with the name of the map you want to play
  7. Restart your server and enjoy your new map!

Example files for A6 Polaris

In case you're unsure how the files should look like, here's an example for the A6 Polaris map.

Your WorkshopDownloadConfig.json file should look like this:

  "File_IDs": ["2898548949"]

And your Commands.dat file should look like this:

map A6 Polaris