Manage regions

Note: The content on this page pertains to Game Server Hosting (Multiplay) available on the Unity Dashboard. If you’re using Game Server Hosting (Clanforge), see the Game Server Hosting (Clanforge) documentation.

A region is a collection of machines within a specific geographic region. You can manage regions within your account from the Unity Dashboard.

See the sections below to learn how to:

Bring a region online

The following instructions explain how to bring a region online from the Unity Dashboard.

  1. Go to Multiplayer > Game Server Hosting > Fleets.
  2. Select the fleet you want to update.
  3. Go to the Scaling settings. This is where all the regions within the fleet are listed along with their scaling settings.
  4. Select the edit icon next to the region you want to bring online.
  5. Select the region status then select Online.

Note: You can only bring a region online if it’s not already online.

The status text should update to Bringing online. The status updates again once the region is completely online.

Take a region offline

The following instructions explain how to take a region offline from the Unity Dashboard.

Warning: Taking a region offline can impact players by limiting the available capacity in this region. If you allocate players in this region to a nearby region, they might experience higher latency than normal.

  1. Go to Multiplayer > Game Server Hosting > Fleets.
  2. Select the fleet you want to update.
  3. Go to the Scaling settings. This is where all the regions within the fleet are listed with their scaling settings.
  4. Select the edit icon next to the region you want to bring offline.
  5. Select the region status, then Take fleet offline.

The status text should update to Draining. The status updates again once the region is completely offline.

Add a region

The following instructions explain how to add a region to a fleet from the Unity Dashboard.

  1. Go to Multiplayer > Game Server Hosting > Fleets.
  2. Select the fleet you want to update.
  3. Go to the Scaling settings. This is where all the regions within the fleet are listed along with their scaling settings.
  4. Select Add region.