How to Set Up an Arma Reforger dedicated Server Hosting

For the ultimate multiplayer experience in Arma Reforger, creating your own server is crucial. Enjoy conflict mode battles, “Capture & Hold” mode, or embark on a solo adventure with a game master in Everon mode. Setting up an Arma Reforger server is straightforward using SteamCMD.

Hardware and Software Requirements:


  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4460 or AMD FX-4300
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 or equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Operating system: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Storage: 15 GB available space


  • Arma Reforger server software
  • SteamCMD (for server software installation)
  • libcurl4
  • net-tools (for debugging)

XGamingServer Arma Reforger Hosting Options

For convenient multiplayer sessions in Arma Reforger, consider renting a dedicated server from XGamingServer. While running the server on your own computer is an option, specific specifications are necessary for this resource-intensive military simulator, including RAM, CPU, and bandwidth.

Choose from the following three servers:

  1. Arma Reforger Novice: High Performance starting at $18.00/month with 5GB RAM
  2. Arma Reforger Rookie: Starting at $25.00/month with 6GB of RAM
  3. Arma Reforger Pro: High Performance starting at $35.00/month with 8GB of RAM

Flexibility is paramount, allowing you to upgrade or downgrade your plan as needed.

Setting Up Your Arma-Reforger Server: Step-by-Step Guide

Once you’ve selected your server setup, it’s time to choose the operating system. This guide focuses on using Windows Server software for the installation process. Whether on your Windows PC or a rented server from XGamingServer, the steps remain consistent.

Step 1: Install SteamCMD

Begin by installing SteamCMD on your server. Download the Steam command line client’s package files here. Follow our detailed guide on “Installing SteamCMD.”

Step 2: Install the Steam app “Arma Reforger Server” using SteamCMD

Download the Arma Reforger server application via the command line tool and install it on your server. Log in anonymously to public Steam servers:

login anonymous

Specify an installation folder for the server software, e.g., C:\arma-reforger-server:

force_install_dir C:\arma-reforger-server

Commence the application’s download using the “app_update” command and the Steam app ID, “1874900”:

app_update 1874900 validate

Upon installation completion, use the “quit” command to log out of Steam servers.

Step 3: Open Ports

Open UDP ports 2001 (game port) and 17777 (Steam queries port) to facilitate connections to the Arma Reforger server. If your server is not found via the search function, use “Join directly” and enter your server’s IP address, keeping the port as “2001.”

Once connected, dive into the online adventure in your chosen game mode!


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