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Oxide is a popular modding framework for the game Rust, which provides a wide range of tools and features for server owners and modders. Oxide allows server owners to install and manage plugins that can change almost any aspect of Rust gameplay, from adding new items and crafting recipes to modifying player behavior and AI.


To install Oxide on your Rust server, you will need to download the latest version of the Oxide installer from the Oxide website. Once downloaded, follow these steps:

  1. Stop your Rust server
  2. Run the Oxide installer on your server
  3. Start your Rust server

Once installed, you can access the Oxide console by typing oxide into the Rust server console. From here, you can manage plugins, update Oxide, and more.


Plugins are the main way that Oxide can modify Rust gameplay. There are thousands of plugins available on the Oxide website and other community sites. Some popular plugins include:

  • Better Chat - enhances the in-game chat system
  • Kits - allows server owners to create and distribute kits of items to players
  • Clans - adds a clan system to the game
  • Raidable Bases - adds pre-built bases that can be raided by players

To install a plugin, simply download the plugin file from the Oxide website or another community site, and then place it in the oxide/plugins folder on your Rust server. Once installed, you can manage the plugin using the Oxide console.


Oxide provides a robust API for plugin developers, allowing them to create custom plugins that can modify Rust gameplay in almost any way. The Oxide documentation provides detailed information on how to use the API, along with examples and tutorials.


Oxide is an essential tool for Rust server owners and modders, providing a wide range of features and tools for customizing Rust gameplay. With thousands of plugins available, the possibilities for modifying Rust are almost endless.