How to Kick People in "Garry's Mod"

By Seth Amery

Updated September 22, 2017

In "Garry's Mod," in addition to the offline sandbox mode, players can connect with others to work on projects together. If someone seems to have joined your server just to cause trouble, spew vulgarity or try to spam users, you can kick them off the server with the right permissions. Usually, only the administrator can boot users, unless they give similar permissions to selected moderators.

Booting Unruly Users

At any time, while you're hosting a server or have moderator's privileges, you can press the tilde key (~) to open up the console. In the console, type "/kick" followed by the username of the player and press Enter to boot them from the game immediately. You can also use the /banid and /banip commands to permanently stop that user or IP address from accessing your server ever again.

Enabling the Console

Like other games built on Valve's Source engine, you need to enable the console in "Garry's Mod" before you can use it. From the main menu, open up the Options menu and swap to the Advanced menu. Here you can check a box to enable the console. Remember to save your settings; you don't need to restart the game for the change to take effect.