Nuclear Missile Silo Wipe Timer Commands

Rust’s Nuclear Missile Silo Wipe Timer: What You Need to Know

Deep within the lowest level of the new Nuclear Missile Silo monument, you’ll find a nuclear warhead connected to a laptop with a timer on it. Yup, you guessed it – this bad boy is counting down to the next server wipe! But hold up – there’s more to it, so let’s dive in and explore how this wipe timer works and how you can customize it for your server.

Important Information: Just keep in mind that everything is subject to change since the code’s still in progress.

How Does the Wipe Timer Work?

The wipe timer does its magic using three variables: server wipe tag (monthly, biweekly, or weekly), wipeDayofWeek, and wipeHourofDay convars. This setup means the timer only works with monthly, bi-weekly, and weekly wipe schedules. For example, if your server wipes bi-weekly on Wednesday at 1 PM, the timer will hit 00:00:00:00 every two weeks on the dot. If you’ve got a shorter wipe cycle, like a 3-day cycle, you might need a plugin to adjust the timer.

Take note, server admins! The timer uses your local machine time, so double-check it’s accurate and let your players know your time zone.

Customizing the Wipe Day and Time

To change the wipe day from the default Thursday, use the wipeDayofWeek <0-6> convar with the appropriate value for the day of the week (0 for Sunday, 1 for Monday, etc.). For the wipe hour, add the wipeHourofDay <0-23> convar in 24-hour format (e.g., wipeHourofDay 14.5 for 2:30 PM).

Value Day of week
0 Sunday
1 Monday
2 Tuesday
3 Wednesday
4 Thursday (default)
5 Friday
6 Saturday


Examples of Wipe Timer Configurations

Here’s a quick look at some example configurations for various wipe frequencies and days:

  • Monthly wipe on the first Thursday of the month at 2:30 PM: +wipeDayofWeek 4 +wipeHourofDay 14.5
  • Weekly wipe on Thursday at 6 PM: +wipeDayofWeek 4 +wipeHourofDay 18
  • Biweekly wipe on every other Sunday at 11 PM: +wipeDayofWeek 0 +wipeHourofDay 23
Wipe Frequency tag Config Explanation
Monthly +wipeDayofWeek 4 +wipeHourofDay 14.5 Server will wipe on every first Thursday of the month at 2:30 PM.
Monthly +wipeDayofWeek 1 +wipeHourofDay 9 Server will wipe on every first Monday of the month at 9 AM.
Weekly +wipeDayofWeek 4 +wipeHourofDay 18 Server will wipe every Thursday at 6 PM.
Biweekly +wipeDayofWeek 0 +wipeHourofDay 23 Server will wipe every other Sunday at 11 PM.
Biweekly +wipeDayofWeek 4 +wipeHourofDay 19 Server will wipe every other Thursday at 7 PM.
Custom +wipeUnixTimestampOverride 1683622506 Server will wipe exactly on May 9th, 2023 at 08:55:06 (GMT+0)
Custom +wipeUnixTimestampOverride 1686766934 Server will wipe exactly on June 14th, 2023 at 18:22:14 (GMT+0)


Checking Your Wipe Timer Setup

To make sure you’ve set up the timer correctly, use the PrintWipe command. This will show you both the countdown timer and the static date.

And there you have it, folks! That’s the lowdown on Rust’s new Nuclear Missile Silo monument and the wipe timer. Remember, all this info is subject to change as the code is still a work in progress. So, stay tuned for updates, and happy surviving!

Information provided from: Official Rust Wiki

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