How do you enter a server by IP address? I have tried many things already for hours at a time looking for the custom server entry field.

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You have two main options that I know of:

In game, press F1 and enter: net.connect

Use a Steam link in a browser, such as: steam://connect/

(Obviously, replace with an IP of your choice)


I think this may have changed since the question was originally asked. Here's how you connect now. client.connect [IP Address]:[Port (default: 28015)]

Example: client.connect


Well now it just works with connect [IP Address]:[Port (default: 28015)]

Example: connect

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