Logging Into Rcon
The rcon password is set in the server.cfg file, you must first login to rcon on the server before you can issue admin commands. Join your server and open the console with the tilde key (~). Type in '/rcon login yourpassword' (without the quotes) and hit Enter. Note: Always use, and never forget, the forward slash "/" when logging in or you will broadcast your rcon password to the other players on the server. Note: To expand console to full screen, hold down Shift and hit the tilde (~) key.
Custom Desktop Shortcut
This creates a custom shortcut directly to your server, gives you rcon, and puts you in a private slot if you have that configured in your server.cfg.
Right click your MP desktop shortcut and choose Copy. Right click your desktop and choose Paste. Right click your new shortcut and choose Rename. Rename it to w/e you want it to be called. Right click the shortcut and choose Properties. In the Target field you will see this:
"C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare\iw3mp.exe"
At the very end, after the quote mark, click there so you have a blinking cursor, then hit space one time.
Copy this and paste it in:
+rcon login ***** +password ***** +connect xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:28960"
It should look like this when done:
"C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare\iw3mp.exe" +rcon login ***** +password ***** +connect xxx.xxx.xxxx:28960"
NOTES Replace the *****'s with your passwords for rcon and private slot. Replace the x's with your server IP. This will take you right into the server with the last profile you selected in multiplayer. Also note that you can edit in the IP and Port and share this as is, the rcon and password settings will be ignored.
- Commonly Used Commands
|Logging in to rcon||/rcon login password||/rcon login superdude||Gives player administrative rights on server.|
|Display Server Information||/rcon serverinfo||/rcon serverinfo||Shows the current server settings.|
|Display System Information||/rcon systeminfo||/rcon systeminfo||Shows the current System Information.|
|Display Player Information||/rcon status||/rcon status||Displays info for all players on the server.|
|Change a Map||/rcon map map_name||/ron map mp_crash||Loads the map specified by mapname.|
|Rotate to Next Map||/rcon map_rotate||/rcon map_rotate||Loads next map in rotation.|
|Reload a Map||/rcon map_restart||/rcon map_restart||Restarts round. Any gametype and round limit
setting changes will take effect.
|Fast Restart a Map||/rcon fast_restart||/rcon fast_restart||Restarts the current map.|
|Execute a Config||/rcon exec filename.cfg||/rcon exec rifles.cfg||Executes a Server Config File |
(located in your
server's main directory)
- Other Commonly Used Commands
|Change Gametype||/rcon g_gametype type||/rcon g_gametype koth||Sets gametype. Requires a map restart
to take effect.
|Auto Team Balancing||/rcon scr_teambalance [0-1]||/rcon scr_teambalance 1||Force team balance off (0), on (1)|
|Friendly Fire||/rcon scr_team_fftype [0-3]||/rcon scr_team_fftype 1||FF off (0), on (1), reflect (2),
|Spectate Type||/rcon scr_game_spectatetype [0-2]||/rcon scr_game_spectatetype 2||Disabled (0), Team/Players Only (1),
|Kill Camera||/rcon scr_game_allowkillcam [0-1]||/rcon scr_game_allowkillcam 1||Force killcam off (0), on (1)|
|Private Chat to Player||/rcon tell [client #] [message]||/rcon tell 3 Hello Player||Sends private message to a player.|
|Chat Via Console||/rcon say [message]||/rcon say Hello Player||Messages are shown in game preceded
- Kick and Ban Commands
|Kick a Player by ID||/rcon clientkick [ID]||/rcon clientkick 3||Kick player from server by client
|Kick a Player by Name||/rcon onlykick [Name]||/rcon kick Playername||Kick player by name from the server.|
|Kick a Player by Colored Name||/rcon kick [Name]||/rcon kick ^1Playername||Kick player by colored name from the
|Kick All Players||/rcon kick all||/rcon kick all||Kicks all players from server.|
|Kick All Players||/rcon onlykick all||/rcon onlykick all||Kicks all players from server.|
|Ban a Player by ID||/rcon banClient [ID]||/rcon banClient 3||Bans a user by their client number.|
their GUID to ban.txt
|Ban a Player by Name||/rcon banUser [Name]||/rcon banUser playername||Bans a user by their ingame name. |
GUID to ban.txt
|Temp Ban a Player by ID||/rcon tempBanClient [ID]||/rcon tempBanClient 3||Kicks and temp bans player by client id from
|Temp Ban a Player by Name||/rcon tempBanUser [Name]||/rcon tempBanUser playername||Kicks and temporarily bans player by name from