If you’re anything like me, you have dozens of V Rising servers on your computer and have no idea how to get rid of them. I’ll be honest, I’m kind of disappointed in the lack of options in the UI in V Rising, but realistically players can change just about anything by going into save files. Though this isn’t the most straightforward aspect, I’m going to do my best to break down how players can easily do this, at least until V Rising gets an update that makes these options much more accessible for players.
As most players know, I currently have at least 6 Save Files in V Rising. One for our YouTube playthrough, which we also use to stream on Twitch and a number for testing out various aspects of the game. At first, I thought it was going to be nearing impossible to get rid of my multitude of Save Files, which was going to get annoying since I didn’t even think to name them different things, but there’s actually quite a simple way to manage all of your save files, rename them or delete them if you know a bit about the files that are available to you.
The following guide will take you through all the simple ways you can do this. If anything is unclear, please feel free to let me know as I want to ensure that no one gets confused as we’re covering a topic that will alter your save files.
HOW TO ACCESS YOUR SAVE FILES IN V RISING
Shockingly, this was the most confusing element to getting access to your save files, as typically players will only have to locate the game in their Steamapps folder or wherever the game is typically located, however, for V Rising it’s actually stored in your %appdata%.
In order to access your Save Files follow these instructions:
1. Open Run on Windows. To do this, all you have to do is search for the Run program after you hit the Windows Key.
2. Next Type %appdata% into the Run program and hit Okay
3. Although players are trying to open the %appdata% file folder, this will typically open the Roaming Folder, so make sure you head back a Folder so you are actually in AppData
4. Select the LocalLow folder
5. Select the Stunlock Studios folder
6. Select the VRising folder
7. Select the Saves folder
8. Select the V1 folder
9. The next part is where players will want to be careful. I would organize the files you are looking at by the date that they were last modified. Typically when players open and close a server in-game it will force the server to save. Though, if players want to ensure that they have the right server (and have been smart by naming them different things) players can head into each of the file Folders to click “ServerHostSettings” to see the name/password of the server.
10. Simply delete whichever folder of the server you no longer want and it will no longer appear in your list of servers.
HOW TO CHANGE THE NAME OR PASSWORD OF YOUR V RISING SERVER
Players will need to repeat the steps above, however, at step 9 players must go into their ServerHostSettings.
Open this file with Notepad, not Wordpad, here players will see:
“Name”: “YOUR SERVER NAME”,
“Password”: “YOUR PASSWORD”,
Players can use any characters in both the Server name and Password, however, they will not need to touch the API.
When you save your file make sure you have selected “All Files” as the file type and save it as “ServerHostSettings.json” or your server changes will not work. If you make a mistake and save it as something else you should be able to fix the server by replacing the file and doing it correctly.