Deleting a deployment

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This page explains how to delete a Game Servers deployment.

Before you begin

Before you start, we recommend you familiarize yourself with key concepts in the Game Servers Overview. Make sure you have also performed the following tasks:

  • Ensure that you have enabled the Game Services API.
  • Enable Game Services API
  • Either choose a shell with gcloud CLI installed, or use an API client:
  • Cloud Shell

    To launch Cloud Shell, perform the following steps:

    1. Go to Google Cloud console.

      Google Cloud console

    2. From the upper-right corner of the console, click the Activate Cloud Shell button:

    A Cloud Shell session opens inside a frame lower on the console. You use this shell to run gcloud commands.

    Local shell

    Install the gcloud CLI.

    Verify that you have set desired default project for Google Cloud CLI (otherwise you need to specify flag --project explicitly for each command later):

    gcloud config list project

    If not you can run the following command to set a default project, replacing PROJECT_ID with your desired project ID :

    gcloud config set project PROJECT_ID

    Run the following command to verify your version of the Google Cloud CLI. Game Servers requires version 306.0.0 or higher of the gcloud CLI.

    gcloud version

    To update your installation, run the following command:

    gcloud components update

    curl / PowerShell

    To use the REST API with curl or Windows PowerShell, do the following:

    1. Create a service account.
    2. Download a private key as a JSON file.
    3. Set the environment variable GOOGLE_APPLICATION_CREDENTIALS to the path of the JSON file that contains your service account key. This variable only applies to your current shell session, so if you open a new session, set the variable again.

    Client Library

    Google Cloud Game Servers can be controlled programmatically using a client library. See Client Libraries Overview for instructions on using the library and authenticating.

Deleting a deployment

Before you delete a Game Servers deployment, make sure you delete all configs under the deployment.


  1. In the Google Cloud console, go to the Game Server Deployments page.

    Go to Game Servers

  2. You can use the filter box to filter the deployments list by different properties.

  3. In the last table column, click the ellipses and select Remove deployment.

gcloud CLI

You can delete a deployment using the Google Cloud CLI.

To delete a deployment, run the following command and replace deploymentID with the identifier for a deployment you have previously created:

gcloud game servers deployments delete deploymentID


Before using any of the request data, make the following replacements:

  • PROJECT_ID: your Google Cloud project ID listed in the IAM Settings
  • DEPLOYMENT_ID: the user-defined identifier for the deployment

To send your request, expand one of these options:

You should receive a JSON response similar to the following:

  "name": "projects/PROJECT_ID/locations/global/operations/OPERATION_ID",
  "metadata": {
    "@type": "",
    "createTime": CREATE_TIME,
    "target": "projects/PROJECT_ID/locations/global/gameServerDeployments/DEPLOYMENT_ID",
    "verb": "delete",
    "requestedCancellation": false,
    "apiVersion": "v1"
  "done": false

Verifying that your deployment has been deleted

To verify that you successfully deleted the deployment, list your deployments using the Google Cloud CLI.

To list all deployments, run the following command:

gcloud game servers deployments list

Your deleted deployment no longer appears in the output of the command.

What's next

Learn how to Game Servers audit logging information.