How To Change Your Server Name In Ark: Survival Ascended

Ark: Survival Ascended is more fun with friends, but it’s hard to know how to get everyone together unless someone changes the server name.

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Ark: Survival Ascended is more fun with friends. It’s an open-world survival game with loads of potential for mischief, so there’s no sense in keeping that potential to just one-player worlds. However, it can be tricky to find the same server as friends without a unique name.

Thankfully, there are a few ways for players to change their server name in ASA. There’s one rather obvious option that doesn’t keep out strangers and one much more complex method that requires in-depth knowledge of server hosting and Steam’s systems. Below, we’ve broken down each of these ways to change server names so that, hopefully, every player who wants a dedicated server can create one and give it the name they want.

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How to Change Your Server Name in Ark: Survival Ascended Using a Non-Dedicated Server

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To change the server name using a Non-Dedicated Server in Ark: Survival Ascended,¬†players need to create a new game and choose the option to start one on a Non-Dedicated Server. This will allow them to select the server name, rules,¬†language, and settings. It’s the easiest way to create a server.

If players want to keep randoms from getting in, they can set a password and give it to their friends to ensure no one else can enter without permission. This effectively creates a private server where players can do what they want with their friends group.

How to Change Your Server Name in Ark: Survival Ascended Using a Dedicated Host

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If players want to craft a truly unique server for their Ark: Survival Ascended sessions, such as one that has a set mod list all the players can vote on, then they’ll need to use a dedicated hosting service. One of the best for Ark: Survival Ascended is Nitrado. However, some players have issues with the server policies on Nitrado, so a different host may be required.

Players can set up an account and start a dedicated server using this paid service. They’re able to set its name and even change it if they turn it off first. The big downside of this option is it’s a premium option that not all players will be able to access. For those who want a concrete server experience, a paid server host is the best option.