Project Zomboid Multiplayer - How to Play Together

INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT ZOMBOID MULTIPLAYER

In the unforgiving world of Project Zomboid, deadly challenges await the zombie-infested world as you explore the lands and survive against the undead to rebuild civilization. Strong allies are an enjoyable part of survival and bringing your friends along for the journey makes for the perfect zombie fighting squad with great communication, compared to playing with only NPCs in single-player.

When playing together, whether you’re joining your friends' server or your own, Project Zomboid multiplayer offers simple and effective ways to join and begin your zombie-slaying adventure! In this tutorial, we will go among the walking dead to learn how you can find your server IP and easily join a Project Zomboid multiplayer server to play with others!

HOW TO PLAY PROJECT ZOMBOID MULTIPLAYER

FINDING YOUR PROJECT ZOMBOID IP ADDRESS

  1. Access your Project Zomboid server panel.
  2. On your server panel under “Server Status”, you will see your server IP Address.
    Project Zomboid multiplayer server status

    This is the exact IP you will be using to connect to your Project Zomboid server.

USE STEAM TO JOIN A PROJECT ZOMBOID SERVER

  1. Load Steam and at the top, select “View” and then click “Servers”.
    Project Zomboid servers on Steam

  2. In the Steam “Servers” area, under the “Favorites” tab at the bottom, select “ADD A SERVER” and then input your Project Zomboid server’s IP address:
    Project Zomboid servers Steam menu

  3. That Project Zomboid server will appear. Click that server, press “CONNECT” to join, and begin playing Project Zomboid multiplayer!
    add Project Zomboid mutiplayer server

CONNECTING IN-GAME TO A PROJECT ZOMBOID SERVER

  1. Open Steam and start Project Zomboid from your game library.
  2. Once at the main menu of Project Zomboid, click “JOIN” to access the server browser.
    Project Zomboid multiplayer server browser

  3. You can add your server to the “FAVORITES” section of the server browser by adding your server information on the right side including name, IP, Port, and if a Server Password is required also include that along with a username and password you’d like to create for that server.
    Project Zomboid server browser favorites

  4. Once the server has been added, click it and then press “JOIN SERVER” to join and begin playing together with your friends on your dedicated Project Zomboid server.
    connect to Project Zomboid server

  5. You can also search for and join Project Zomboid servers in the “INTERNET” tab:
    Project Zomboid multiplayer

CONNECTION ERRORS - PROJECT ZOMBOID MULTIPLAYER

Unable to connect to Project Zomboid servers? Below, we have provided step-by-step instructions on how you can fix these connection issues to ensure that you can join and play together with others on your Project Zomboid server!

P2P CONNECTION ERRORS JOINING A PROJECT ZOMBOID SERVER

This error can be associated with an issue with your Project Zomboid server files and potential recent changes made to the server. To best handle fixing this error, restoring a backup from before the issue began can get your server back online quickly without losing any server files!

  1. Go on your Project Zomboid server control panel and under “TOOLS” click “Restore Backup” to get to the “Backup Management” area.
    Project Zomboid server backups

  2. In the “Backup Management” area, find a Project Zomboid backup from before this issue began to occur and click the “Restore” button on that backup.
    Project Zomboid server backups

  3. Click “Restore” to confirm that and your server will restore to that date and save.
    Project Zomboid server backups

  4. After a few moments, your server will restore and start. Try joining your server again and you will now be able to connect to your Project Zomboid server!

CAN’T CONNECT TO A MODDED PROJECT ZOMBOID SERVER

This issue is often associated with the Project Zomboid errors “client File doesn’t exist on the client” and “workshop item version different than server version” which means that the game mod files are not up-to-date. To resolve these types of errors, you can force Steam to reinstall and update each mod file. We will show you exactly how to do that!

  1. Start Steam on your PC, go to your game library, click on Project Zomboid, and access the Steam Workshop for this game.
    Project Zomboid steam workshop

  2. In the Steam Workshop for Project Zomboid, next to your profile picture select “Your files” and then “Subscribed items” to see all your subscribed to Project Zomboid mods.
    Project Zomboid steam workshop subscribed items

  3. Click each mod that your server uses and then press “Unsubscribe” and then “Subscribe” again to redownload the mod.
    Project Zomboid steam workshop mods

  4. After Steam is done downloading the mods, you will now be able to join your or your friends' Project Zomboid modded server!

CONCLUSION

When zombies are rising, coming together to take down the threat leads to the ultimate hack and slash against zombies so that you can enjoy the game and build up the world around you as a team! A Project Zomboid server offers the ability to play Project Zomboid multiplayer and in only a few moments, it’s fast to join and play on your server or your friends’ servers. Get ready for an action-packed adventure with your friends when you play on your own Project Zomboid multiplayer game server!

Jul 2, 12:00 pm
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Kevin Lott
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