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All Valheim server admin commands and how to use

If you are running your own Valheim server, you will need these admin commands to help you manage your world with ease.
Valheim players can run their own server, either via local hosting or by going the extra mile and creating a dedicated server. Those who run either type of server will likely need to know the Valheim server admin console commands, and how to use them. We've got you covered with a full list of server admin commands but first, let's start with how to use console commands.

Valheim console commands: How to use

To use any Valheim server admin commands, you will first need to gain access to the game's command console.

Thankfully, this process is straightforward, and shouldn't take more than a few minutes to get going.

Valheim server admin commands how to use command console(Picture: Iron Gate AB)

Follow the steps below to use Valheim console commands:

  • Launch Valheim.
  • Create your own server (full guide here).
  • Once in-game, press "F5".

Your Valheim command console is now open, and you can start using server admin commands.


All Valheim server admin commands

There's a total of eight Valheim server admin commands to use. With these commands, you can kick or ban players from your server, get additional information, unban players, and more.

Valheim server admin commands how to use command console(Picture: Iron Gate AB)

Check out all the Valheim server admin commands below, which you simply type into the command console while hosting a server.

  • help - Shows all the available server commands
  • kick [name/ip/userID] - Kicks the named user
  • ban [name/ip/userID] - Bans the named user
  • unban [ip/userID] - Unbans the named user
  • banned - Shows a full list of banned users
  • ping - Pings the server to measure latency.
  • lodbias [number] - Sets the draw distance for the server. The number can be set from 1 to 5.

For those who are struggling with poor performance in their dedicated server, the lodbias command is definitely something to consider. The higher the number (from 1 to 5), the higher the draw distance, which will be more taxing on your server PC.

With these Valheim server admin commands, you should be able to control who joins, and who leaves your server, as well as possible performance improvements.