SafeZone Rules

Last Updated 15th October 2020

Combat Avoidance

Running, flying or driving into a safezone while in combat with another player is allowed. However, an intent to enter a safe zone does not make you safe from attack. If you run towards a safezone to avoid combat and die on the way, it is NOT considered safezone camping. People found to be repeatedly going after others who are on their way into safezones will be punished.

Safezone loitering/Spotting

Whether you are inside or in the immediate vicinity of the safe zone, loitering is not allowed. If you are seen or reported for killing somebody who has just left the safezone, or are camping the safe zone to target people entering, you will be punished accordingly. You are also not allowed to spot targets or inform others of those leaving the safezone. If you are hovering above a safezone, we will always assume you are scanning or targeting. Don't do it. Additionally, leaving the safezone just to kill another player that you see outside a safezone or destroy their vehicle is not permitted.

Safezone Encounters

Players who cross paths in the immediate vicinity of a safezone should avoid engaging eachother, especially when one player appears to have just left the safezone. Players who are fired upon immediately after leaving a safezone, or players who are fired upon by someone who has just left a safe zone, should contact an admin and provide video evidence and/or screenshots of the encounter. Admins will determine who is at fault and resolve the situation at their discretion.

Safezone Camping

Safezone Camping is dealt with very easily on GADD. If you are going towards a safezone and get killed... tough shit. If you are leaving a safezone and get killed, this is where admins will act.
To put it simply, if you are on your way and die, we won't do anything. If you have just left, we might consider it.
If you continuously shoot into safezone or towards safezones and kill people, we will consider this camping a safezone and it will also be dealt with. For example, you have a base near or that can see safezones... do not shoot at people using safezones.
Please also note that we do not enforce this rule for Boat Trader Safezones which are marked on the map by an Anchor icon.


Do not attempt to interact with anyone else's belongings while in the safezone unless you have permission from the owner of that particular vehicle/crate/item(s).
DO NOT attempt to unlock, access the inventory of, flip/rotate, or enter other people's vehicles etc.
DO NOT attempt to access any inventories of vehicles, crates or ground loot.

Space Projects

Do not ram other players or their vehicles in the safe zone. Do not "launch" other people's vehicles, INCLUDING FRIENDS.

Parked Vehicles

Leaving vehicles on the edge of a safezone in an attempt to exploit the safezone boundaries will result in that vehicle being deleted. You are either in or out of the safezone, not slightly in it for the god mode and slightly out of it so your vehicle does not unlock on a restart. We know about this exploit and it may even result in a ban since this is cheating. THIS APPLIES ONLY TO VEHICLE RIGHT ON THE EDGE OF SAFEZONE. Vehicle wipes do happen, so vehicles should be kept in bases/virtual garages when possible.

Pushing vehicles

Pushing vehicles into the safezone before a restart to be able to sell them when you join the server again because they will be unlocked is prohibited.

Safezone Ducking

Do not use the safezone for a combat advantage. Flying or driving into a safezone and using it to get the protection or using the protection before engaging or running from combat is one example of this.

Vehicle Ownership

Vehicle ownership transfers to the player who drove or flew the vehicle into the safe zone, even if that vehicle was taken from the original owner outside of the safe zone. When two competing players enter a safe zone in the same vehicle, they have dual ownership, and the vehicle can be taken by either player. In this circumstance, either player can sell the vehicle while still in trader, or can assume sole ownership by leaving trader in the vehicle alone. This does NOT mean you can lock a player in the vehicle they stole from you inside a safezone.

Grey Areas.

When it comes to Safezones in Exile, there are many grey areas in the rules, as you can see above. Should you have an issue with other players, we advise that you ALWAYS take it up with an Admin either in TeamSpeak or Discord. And remember, the Grey areas are NOT for hiding in and Admin Discretion is in force here. What ever the Admin's decision is, that decision is final. Do not attempt to seek advice from another Admin after verdicts have been made.