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How To Use RCON On Your Quake Live Server

This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to set up and manage your Quake Live server using RCON.

Enabling RCON

By default, Quake Live servers have remote administration turned off so you need to activate it. You can do this by setting an RCON password.

  1. Access the Game Host Bros Panel.
  2. In the console type \seta rconpassword "your_password".

Sending RCON Commands From In Game

There are a few ways you can send commands to the server using RCON.

  1. Sending the password with each remote command, for example: \rcon "your_password" status

  2. You can also set the rconpassword on your client, similar to the server setup. Subsequent commands can omit the password, for example: \rcon status

  3. To manage a server without connecting to it, players should set the rconaddress variable to the server’s IP address.

RCON Commands

With remote access configured, players can now issue various commands to manage the server effectively. Some of the essential commands include:

  • Changing the map - \rcon map "map_name"
  • Removing a player from the server - \rcon kick "user_name"
  • Adding a bot to the game - \rcon addbot "bot_name" "skill_level [1-5]"