Hosted a Unturned 3.0 Game Server on Amazon EC2

I wanted to play Unturned 3.0 with my brothers, but they were in another state. I attempted to host the server portion of the game on my spare laptop on the shelf. It worked fine for me, but anyone connected outside my LAN experienced enough lag to make it un-playable. This was because my current upload speed is 0.2Mbps, yep, good times.

Then I remembered that I have a t2.micro Windows Server Instance on my AWS account, and bonus, it’s in the free tier so it doesn’t cost anything. So I logged on to AWS, booted up the server, downloaded Steam, installed Unturned, configured the game server, realised I had to give it an elastic IP, created a new security group with the required open ports, and hey presto! A game server in the cloud on a fast connection for anyone to join (anyone who has the password that is).

Anyone else play Unturned?


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