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I wanted to host custom dedicated servers, not on Azure, and register them through the API. In the documentation it was called External Game Server Hosting.

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TLDR: Is external game server hosting still supported by PlayFab?


I tried registering external servers with Playfab using this api:
POST https://AAA.playfabapi.com/Server/RegisterGame

I no longer could find documentation on it but found it in previous versions in docs:
https://web.archive.org/web/20170802123443/https://api.playfab.com/docs/tutorials/external-game-servers

The API returns error 403 Not Authorized. I've checked, it's not my ISP problem.

PlayFab title settings still have an option for external game servers, which is toggled on, yet this particular API call seems not to be supported.

Could anyone verify if you are able to use external servers? Thanks

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Sarah Zhang answered

The external server hosting is a part of our Legacy Multiplayer Server service that has been deprecated. Please check this blog for more information - PlayFab sunsetting legacy Multiplayer Servers for more information.

Currently, we only support the multiplayer server hosting service based on Azure VM. To get started with the currently supported Multiplayer Servers, please view the series of documentations here - Servers - PlayFab | Microsoft Docs and check our sample repository - GitHub - PlayFab/MpsSamples: Samples that show how to use PlayFab's Gameserver SDK for Multiplayer Servers.

If you want to use other PlayFab Multiplayer Services, such as PlayFab MatchMaking with external servers together, there is no official sample now, you can try to implement the integration on your own.

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Thank you!

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