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LUNAR NEW YEAR 2024Feb 8, 2024 - Community AnnouncementsLUNAR NEW YEAR Happy Lunar New Year to everyone! This year, we celebrate the Year of the Dragon. In Chinese culture, the dragon is a symbol of courage, power, and majesty. And to help everyone get in the spirit, we have added both new and old Lunar New Year items to the Steam item store. But don't forget to decorate your bases with trees (symbolizing wealth and good luck) and wearing this year's lucky colours (yellow and red)! https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20240207/rust_lunar2024_hero_01.jpg SPEAR Prim locked? This magnificent Chinese spear is for the fearless primitive warriors of Rust. This spear is a skin replacement for the wooden spear. Crafted with precision and adorned with intricate engravings, this weapon is not just a tool for battle. It's a work of art that tells a story of power and elegance. https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20240207/rust_lunar2024_spear_01.jpg https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20240207/rust_lunar2024_spear_04.jpg ROCKET LAUNCHER To celebrate the Year of the Dragon, we have created a beautiful dragon themed rocket launcher with both unique visuals and sound effects. Differing from Western culture, the Dragon in Chinese mythology is auspicious and supreme. Dragons have the great power to control weather elements, but most importantly, soar through the skies - much like your ejecting rockets. https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20240207/rust_lunar2024_rocketlauncher_01.jpg https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20240207/rust_lunar2024_rocketlauncher_03.jpg The dragon rocket launcher is a reskin of the rocket launcher. NEW YEAR STORE ITEMS There's a variety of community-made Lunar New Year items on the Steam store as well! BAGS TO RICHESFeb 1, 2024 - Community AnnouncementsBACKPACKS Backpacks have been one of Rust's most highly requested additions for several years, and what is a survival game without backpacks? This month, we're excited to bring you the small and large backpack, allowing players to carry more loot. https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20240129/rust_backpacks_hero_01.jpg Inventory space has become more scarce as more items have been added to Rust over the years. Small Backpack https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20240131/rust_backpacks_04.jpg The small handmade backpack provides 12 slots & can be crafted for 50 cloth and five sewing kits at a T1 workbench. It is a default blueprint and will take 30 seconds to craft. Large Backback https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20240131/rust_backpacks_06.jpg The military-grade backpack carries a whopping 28 storage slots and is uncraftable, found in military loot. How To Use Both are worn in the backpack slot and drop off your character on death. They can be looted on the ground (be careful if dropping one in a safe zone!) or from inside your own inventory. They take 3 seconds to pickup off the ground and despawn slower when filled with valuable items (up to 2 hours). Currently, there are no negative effects from using a backpack. NEW PLAYER REMAINS BACKPACK To help differentiate regular player remains from the new backpack models we’ve given the player remains a visual refresh. This new model has a new open and closed visual state so you can tell at a glance if a bag has been opened by anyone. There is also some visual debris around an opened bag if the bag has more than 3 items in it. https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20240129/rust_playerdeathremains_01.jpg METAL DETECTOR The new metal detector allows you to find metal objects hidden beneath the ground. https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20240130/rust_metaldetector_01.jpg Use the green lights to find the general area of an object, then when the green lights are all fully lit, hold the right mouse button to start sweeping the ground more closely and illuminate the yellow lights. When all the yellow lights are also lit up, a flag will be placed. Dig this flag up with any melee tool and grab your treasure! Different areas of the world will yield different types of loot, for example, what you may find on the beach will be different than what you find at the roadside or fields. WEAPON CHANGES I've modified the animations for the SAP/SAR and they should feel a bit less floaty and more snappy when reloading and aiming. I've also reduced the additional recoil added while moving when using the SAP. Over the coming months I plan to take a look at each and every weapon and do another pass at balancing them. This means timings, handling, recoil, and aimcone. I'm not saying the changes will be drastic but I'm aware there are elements that need changing. Stay tuned. IMPROVEMENTS & FIXES HIGHLIGHTS Legacy Shelter Limit Players can now only have one shelter placed at any one time Safezone Warning When attempting to log out in a saf...Steam Global Top Sellers for week of 9 Jan — 16 January 2024Jan 16, 2024 - SteamDB * Steam Deck; * Lethal Company; * Baldur's Gate 3; * Call of Duty®; * EA SPORTS FC™ 24; * Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® Siege; * Rust; * Anno 1800; * Ready or Not; * Grand Theft Auto V; * excluding free to play games View top 100 on SteamDBAfter 10 years survival game Rust is finally getting backpacks, but pets 'will not be released this year'Jan 5, 2024 - PC Gamer"How do I craft a backpack?" is typically the fifth question I ask when starting a new survival game, following "How do I craft an axe?" and "Where can I find water?" and "How do I make a campfire?" and the all-important "What the hell was that noise?".. Read more.Rust dev finally adds highly requested backpacks, says pets are comingJan 4, 2024 - PCGamesNRust isn't going to die out any time soon, after going strong for well over a decade now. Facepunch Studios' unique multiplayer survival game has all the essentials to make for a challenging, chaotic experience and will only continue to have more fun features as the developer now reveals a variety of other upcoming additions to Rust's content. Fans have asked for both backpacks and pets for a while now, and we now know we'll see both drop in updates. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Rust 2 confirmed, but it "definitely won't be a Unity game" The best Rust servers 2024 Rust downtime "beyond our control," developer tells Valve SURVIVING A DECADEJan 4, 2024 - Community Announcements10 YEARS OF RUST Servers are now wiped and Santa is packing up and clearing out the bodies, but we hope you enjoyed the Holiday Season. We're getting back to work after a couple of weeks off, which is why this blog is lighter than usual, but we're looking forward to the journey ahead in 2024! This year, we celebrated Rust's 10th Birthday, which has been an incredible journey. Rust is continuing to see year-on-year growth and for a 10 year old game, that's a rather impressive feat. At a glance, here are some key gameplay features we added in 2023: Industrial system Drones RF Detonated C4 Security Camera Player controlled turrets Pings Double horse saddle Missile silo monument Wipe event Building skins Sleeping bag limits Building upgrade effects Water refresh Tugboat Ferry Terminal monument Wounded info Chat emoji Attack helicopter Homing missile launcher Parachutes Armored hot-air balloon Above and below rail linking Underground train signals M4 shotgun Alongside a metric ton of improvements. Rust continues to be a labour of love from all of us at Facepunch, and we couldn't have done it without your passion and feedback. Rust has evolved around player feedback. It's not the game we initially set out to develop, but it's a game we're incredibly proud and passionate about to keep developing. Thank you for being an integral part of this incredible journey, we look forward to delivering updates for the years to come. https://files.facepunch.com/Alistair/101/01/2024/8X88/A_1M5fjc.jpeg If you're interested in learning more about Rust's history or a further look back at 2023, you can view the timeline here: https://rust.facepunch.com/rust10 MOVING FORWARD What can you expect from us in 2024? More of the same! Guaranteed monthly updates every first Thursday of the month, along with frequent fixes, quality of life changes, improvements and holiday events. Next Month On February 1st, we'll release the backpack update. Backpacks will be a new craftable attire, allowing the player to carry more items. https://files.facepunch.com/Alistair/101/01/2024/2h12/RustClient_5ddZwDq1tL.jpg Can't wait till February? Backpacks will be publicly playable on Staging next week, allowing everyone to test and give feedback. Next month we'll also limit the number of shelters players can have placed at any one time. Forwards We have a ton of content currently in development, and if you're keeping an eye on our commits page, you'll already know some of them. This year, you can expect to see new and revamped monuments such as the compound, a tutorial system for new players, motorcycles, revamped server listings UI, new weapons. A hot topic we see is improving the world and the environment. We have multiple patches lined up in 2024 to improve the world, creating unique buildable areas such as canyons and lakes and improving rivers. Procedurally generated caves, additionally, we'll be exploring and improving cliffs and rock formations. We also plan to address the defender's advanta...The Labor of Love Award - Final VotingDec 21, 2023 - Community AnnouncementsThank you to everyone that nominated Rust into the final round of voting for the Steam Awards! Voting is simple - you can vote for us above in the Labor of Love category. We need you to do it! But it just so happens that over the last two weeks, we’ve been celebrating 10 years of Rust. Here's a recap of the last 10 years of development, community, and more - it brought a tear to our eyes! We’ve seen an unprecedented amount of new and returning players, and the community is now bigger and more engaged than ever before. With teams working around the clock, on almost every continent, we still continue to spend every day monitoring, maintaining, and nurturing the game. And we release monthly updates - without fail - delivering new content, lore, plus regular Twitch drops, and seasonal events. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/5377070/0edc63c615723535950f5eb51cf721b640e448ce.jpg We had many kind words about all the work we put into Rust and it was clear to many that over the past 10 years, the game has transformed from a mere survival game to a global phenomenon, captivating all kinds of players with its unique blend of challenges, creativity, ways to play, and community spirit. From groundbreaking procedural generation, to some of the most intense player interactions, Rust stands out as a testament to our creativity and we feel, the creativity within the wider gaming industry. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/5377070/6ef96a75ddc2a2f9419965dcf10db8732950d52d.png Recall those heart-pounding moments when survival meant outsmarting both the environment and other players. Rust's innovative gameplay has set the standard for emergent storytelling and PvP in the gaming world. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/5377070/5843131bc5e06117cc4de014963ba57378b9e949.png Rust's journey wouldn't be as remarkable without its vibrant and engaged community from all over the world. We, the developers at Facepunch Studios have continually embraced player feedback, ensuring that the game evolves with the input and creativity of its dedicated and growing player base. In the last 10 years, the game has undergone some huge changes, including graphic, physics, and engine updates and rebuilds, all because we’ve wanted to make Rust what it is, and what it could be. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/5377070/16d13a319484896e13791c85ac7e4e36efffd7aa.jpg Why vote for Rust? Let's take Rust to new heights! Winning the Labor of Love Steam Award would be the perfect way to honour Rust's incredible journey and the passionate community that has been an integral part of it. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/5377070/f6370914aeb9a33a036cb26748056534f4d62e04.jpg How to Vote: Make Your Voice Heard! Voting for Rust in the Steam Awards is quick and easy. Here's a step-by-step guide: Visit the Steam Awards Page: Head over to the Steam Awards page on Steam. Select the "Labor of Love" Category: Find the "Labor of Love" category, a perfect fit for Rust's emphasis on our commitment to the community and collaboration. Cast Your Vote for Rust: Click on Rust to cast your vote a...Steam Global Top Sellers for week of 12 Dec — 19 December 2023Dec 19, 2023 - SteamDB * Steam Deck; * Lethal Company; * Call of Duty®; * Baldur's Gate 3; * House Flipper 2; * Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising; * Ready or Not; * Rust; * Grand Theft Auto V; * EA SPORTS FC™ 24; * excluding free to play games View top 100 on SteamDBMERRY RUSTMAS!Dec 16, 2023 - Community AnnouncementsMERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY HOLIDAYS! From everyone at Facepunch, we'd all like to wish you a Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone! Rust and its DLC packs are currently on sale till the end of January with up to 50% off. The Christmas Event is once again live! If you haven't been around for this before, here's what you can expect: Every once in a while you will hear the sound of jingle bells. Run outside and look for a gift! Two gifts are spawned per player, in a radius of about 40m from where you are standing. Run up and bash it open to receive your Christmas presents. They come in three sizes: small, medium, and large. If you have enough small presents stashed, you can "trade up" to a medium or large. The contents of each present vary, but you'll find a mix of resources, weapons, and candy. https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20201218/xmas2020_giftboxes.jpg Once again, you will be able to find Santa hats and reindeer antlers, both of which can be worn and provide a decent amount of protection. There’s also a lickable candy cane club, and two types of stockings. If you hang a stocking inside your base when the jingle bells ring the stocking will fill up with loot. The larger stocking has a higher chance for better items and both last around 5-10 refills. https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20201218/xmas2020_santasleigh.jpg The advent calendar is a craftable deployable available to everyone during the Christmas event. Once placed you can claim an in-game surprise once every in-real-life day from the 16th of December. https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20211215/xmas_adventcalendar.jpg The Christmas event ends on January 4th @ 19:00GMT Have fun! GINGERBREAD CAKE MINES Run, run fast as you can, the gingerbread men are coming! Gingerbread houses have mysteriously started appearing throughout the world, leading to an underground dungeon, smelling a little like grandma's baking, but be careful, it's not going to be a cakewalk if you enter! https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20221206/gingerbreadmen_header_01.jpg https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20221208/xmasmines_entrance_01.jpg https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20221216/caketunnels_02.jpg Server owners can adjust the portal count using the xmasdungeon.xmaspopulation convar. RUSTMAS STORE ITEMS We have brought some items from previous years, now purchasable from the Rust Item Store. Since last year the festive garland pack now includes a double door garland. If you've already purchased this pack, you'll now be able to craft this item. https://files.facepunch.com/Errn/1b1511b1/store2023.png TWITCHMAS This year, we've teamed up with Twitch to celebrate this festive season. To commemorate this landmark partnership, we're dropping winter-themed items, as seen below. https://files.facepunch.com/Alistair/111/12/2023/0o19/4B2SjsZ5.jpeg Learn more at twitch.facepunch.com RUSTMAS BASE DECORATION CONTEST We are excited to announce the annual Rustmas base decorating competition is back! We're looking for the best...10 YEARS OF RUSTDec 7, 2023 - Community AnnouncementsRUST 10TH ANNIVERSARY This month marks Rust's 10th birthday. We’ll celebrate from today till the 16th of December with in-game birthday cake, hats, throwbacks and some new items. Rust has undergone significant evolution since its launch in 2013. It initially began within the Unity Engine 4, playable in a web browser. Later, a standalone version launched on Steam early access, the beginning of which is now known to most as Rust Legacy. With rocky foundations, a complete overhaul was done to what we have today, known as Rust reboot, or just Rust nowadays. Over the past ten years, Rust has sold over 16 million copies (not counting console). Rust Legacy 2013 https://files.facepunch.com/Alistair/106/12/2023/8j73/59dc97fe534c22706b625619cb2ec6867553d321.jpg Rust exceeded everyone's expectations and has grown yearly for ten years. We have delivered monthly updates for ten years straight, as we continue to expand the Rust development team, we have no plans to stop providing you with guaranteed monthly updates. Rust Reboot 2015 https://files.facepunch.com/Alistair/107/12/2023/2n13/d20d177fe4242bcd178065a6c7bdb257f2b6c637.png Below are some exciting metrics we've achieved over the past 10 years. https://files.facepunch.com/Alistair/107/12/2023/6c20/Q8DexdRx.jpeg If you're interested in learning more about Rust's history, you can view the timeline here: https://rust.facepunch.com/rust10 On behalf of everyone at Facepunch Studios, we'd like to wish you a Happy Holidays. In the January end-of-years blog, we'll discuss how 2023 has gone, what we've achieved, what we learned, and our upcoming plans for 2024. PINATA Take your best shot at the new Pinata deployable, available to be crafted for 500 wood. Destroying the Pinata will drop a random selection of goodies, remember to share with your teammates. https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20231208/pinata_01_alt.jpg https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20231208/pinata_02.jpg CONFETTI CANNON Mark the occasion with the Confetti Cannon! Simply light the fuse and sit back while the confetti rains down. https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20231208/confetticanon_01.jpg LEGACY WOOD SHELTER Remember those first few hours of Legacy Rust? Farming resources for your first big base, and needing a place to call home in the meantime? The shelter was the answer. Now it's back! https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20231204/legacyshelter_01.jpg The shelter comes with an included door, key lock and even a small radius of building privilege! The perfect start to your Rust journey. https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20231204/legacyshelter_03.jpg Shelters will decay naturally, provided the door isn't interacted with (by someone with a key or ownership of the shelter) at least once a day. Make sure you keep using your shelter in order to keep it! Shelters placed within a tool cupboard radius will use TC upkeep as normal. They can also be repaired with the hammer, the same as any other deployable. Hello! I'm Ian, the new Gameplay Programmer! I rem...COMMUNITY UPDATE 258Nov 27, 2023 - Community AnnouncementsSTEAM AWARDS Rust's 10th Anniversary is coming up and we would love nothing more than for all you loyal Rust players to nominate for us in the Steam Awards - Labor of Love! https://files.facepunch.com/Errn/1b2011b1/Labor%20of%20Love%202023%20-%20800x450.png In the last 10 years, the game has undergone some huge changes, including graphic, physics, and engine updates and rebuilds, all because we’ve wanted to make Rust what it is, and what it could be. But what has really blown us away is the great milestones that have been achieved within the community such as: Regularly being in Steam’s top 10 most played games 350+ content updates 16,000,000+ copies sold. $1,703,923+ raised for multiple charities 960,000,000+ hours watched on Twitch 244,000+ peak player count 75,000,000+ Twitch drops claimed 151,000+ peak player average per month 124,000+ Steam workshop items posted https://files.facepunch.com/Errn/1b2011b1/Steam_Awards_2023_LABOR_OF_LOVE_loc_flat.png If you feel we are deserving of your vote, we'd love for you to give Rust yours in this category and we have no plans to stop crafting and refining our rewarding and multi-purpose game any time soon! And stay tuned for Rust 10th anniversary celebrations! SUPPORT A STREAMER CAMPAIGN Beginning December 7th till December 31st 2023 we will be hosting our very first Twitch Support a Streamer Campaign! https://files.facepunch.com/Errn/1b2111b1/SaS-1280x720%20_%20Campaign%20Key%20Art.png During this period anyone that purchases 2 (two) subscriptions from any participating Rust Streamer will earn an exclusive Creator Computer Station to use in game! This functions just like the current computer station, but in style. Keep an eye on our socials and the official website for more details and who you can watch to get the creator computer station! More info & FAQs: https://rust.facepunch.com/support-a-streamer BLOOPRINT 2M SUBSCRIBERS Well well well ...he did it! Bloorprint hit 2 MILLION subscribers. I do believe this makes him the highest subscribed Rust channel to date? Please do correct me if I'm wrong. https://files.facepunch.com/Errn/1b2211b1/bloox.png With his great achievement he's also created what he calls his "magnum opus". A nearly 4 hour masterpiece to commemorate the long road that got him here. Settle in, grab some popcorn, and give this man some of your time (and a thumbs up). Congratz Bloo, we're proud of you! COBALT - THE DESCENT Another long-time coming project SyntheticKill as been working on is out! Tons of cameos in this one including yours truly as the Exposition Commentator. Had a few hitches a long the way with ever-changing Rust development causing some delays in his cinematics but we got there! Is this how YOU saw Rust lore happening? FANCYORB'S GLOBAL WARFARE Alright so as many of you may know FancyOrb did a huge event this summer involving tons of creators and their pals to do a Global Warfare event. The map was a replica of earth in its entirety. Every region was battling to maintai...Vote for Rust in the Steam Awards!Nov 21, 2023 - Community AnnouncementsThe Steam Awards are once again upon us and this year, we’d really appreciate getting your nomination for Rust in the `Labor of Love` category, as our big baby turns 10 years old this December! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/5377070/5ad05904713480222264165703309241e5fbb871.png The Labour of Love award perfectly describes our past ten years of development as: With teams working around the clock, on almost every continent, we still continue to spend every day monitoring, maintaining, and nurturing the game. And we release monthly updates - without fail - delivering new content, lore, plus regular Twitch drops, and more. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/5377070/0edc63c615723535950f5eb51cf721b640e448ce.jpg We provide regular updates on our efforts to ensure the community are aware of what’s happening in game and behind the scenes - plus, we have brought in a range of new mechanics, skins, monuments, landscapes and graphical and gameplay improvements - with many of these also monitored and improved on post-release. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/5377070/0175bdbada57122c9dcd09e1c83c81938ddcd62a.jpg {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/5377070/16d13a319484896e13791c85ac7e4e36efffd7aa.jpg We listen to the Rust community and use their feedback to influence balancing and fixes that have encouraged all sorts of innovations within the game. Each month sees us constantly impressed by what the community can create and exploit. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/5377070/f97ec03d69e5374ecfdf4a29c4eb23e65700f576.jpg {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/5377070/0a1e608c32d4b72fce95b1c7c48fd0fd238aabee.png And looking at just the last 12 months, we’ve brought players tug boats, helicopters, drones, parachutes, train linking, decorative items, storage, and more. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/5377070/384509623d5de8e38e7dde5a7d1d75c89feab204.jpg {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/5377070/f6370914aeb9a33a036cb26748056534f4d62e04.jpg In the last 10 years, the game has undergone some huge changes, including graphic, physics, and engine updates and rebuilds, all because we’ve wanted to make Rust what it is, and what it could be. But what has really blown us away is the great milestones that have been achieved within the community such as: Regularly being in Steam’s top 10 most played games 350+ content updates 16,000,000+ copies sold. $1,703,923+ raised for multiple charities 960,000,000+ hours watched on Twitch 244,000+ peak player count 75,000,000+ Twitch drops claimed 151,000+ peak player average per month 124,000+ Steam workshop items posted 1,054,000+ Community followers 980,000+ Steam reviews 7,200,000+ Twitch followers 353,000+ X Followers 12,400,000+ YouTube views 160,000+ YouTube subscribers If you feel we are deserving of your vote, we'd love for you to give Rust yours in this category and we have no plans to stop crafting and refining our rewarding and multi-purpose game any time soon! And stay tuned for Rust 10th anniversary celebrations! Adele made her kid a Rust costume for Halloween, though 'can't say he really loved it'Nov 8, 2023 - PC GamerGrammy-winning British singer-songwriter Adele is currently in the middle of a multi-year Las Vegas residency at Caesars Palace. "Weekends with Adele" runs until 2024, and the idea came about after the artist found herself fed-up with the touring life but still wishing to perform in more intimate settings where she can talk to the audience a whole bunch. Which is why she's now in PC Gamer, because it turns out her son's a Rust nut... Read more.COUPLING THE RAILSNov 2, 2023 - Community AnnouncementsABOVE AND BELOW RAIL LINKING https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20231102/railroadlink_01.jpg This month we are finally connecting the above-ground rail network with the underground. While playing on servers with a world size of at least 4250, you will find one or two rail tunnels allowing you to seamlessly travel between the underground and above-ground networks. To do it, simply take a train inside one of the tunnels, drive it down a short slope and you will be inside the underground network. All wagon types are fully compatible with both networks regardless of their length allowing for new gameplay opportunities. To top it off, we also made some visual tweaks to the network that fix light leaking issues in small areas like the stairwells, as well as made some other minor tweaks and fixes. https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20231102/railroadlink_03.jpg UNDERGROUND TRAIN SIGNALS https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20231102/train_lightsignal_red.jpg For a while now we've had signal lights in the underground train tunnels, but they were always off. They're now fully functional and can be used to see what's up ahead. - A green light means the block is clear. - A red light means the block has something in it - a train or a barricade. - A yellow light means the next block has something in it, so you can get prepared. A "block" is the section between two train signals. If there's no next signal, it's the rest of the track, either to the end of the line or the next 500m if it's further than that to the end of the line. https://files.facepunch.com/BillB/1b0111b1/trainline_graphic.png WIRE TOOL RECONNECT Not only did we couple the rails this update: we also allowed you to re-couple your wires! If you have done electrical before, you know the pain of unequipping a wire tool and having to re-run the wire from the top to bottom of your base all over again. (or yelling for a teammate to place a root combiner quickly!) Short demonstration here. Note: If a teammate blocks industrial with a wall as you have your wire tool holstered it will resume right before the industrial pipe is blocked. We also added the ability to reconnect existing wires to avoid rerunning them through the base. This speeds up redesigning circuits and will make reconnecting long wires significantly easier. Use right click to reconnect, hold right click to disconnect & clear wire. ITEMS ON VEHICLES Dropped items no longer fall through vehicles. You can now drop items on trains, cars, boats, helicopters etc and they'll collide properly. https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20231102/vehicle_itemdrops_boat.jpg Dropped items do have some mass, so they can weigh vehicles down a bit if there are a lot of them. But you can still fly a scrap heli load of stuff across the map. FRONTIER BASE DECOR PACK New this month is the Frontier base decor pack DLC, a wild western-themed collection featuring ten new items and 17 variants. The pack can be bought from the Rust Steam item store or in-game. Fish Trophy Put ...COMMUNITY UPDATE 257Oct 26, 2023 - Community AnnouncementsSPOOKY SCENES Rust daVinci blessed us with a walkthrough of their Halloween town on the Method Games RP server. Village will be up till Nov. 2nd if anyone wants to check it out! BREAST CANCER CHARITY October 27th-29th Some of our most badass babes in Rust are getting together to do a Breast Cancer Research fundraiser this weekend! Tune into BeccaSomething, MuyDala, Jennifer, Peachieeo, Terpsicat & many more to watch some chaos and donate to the cause! There will be tons of giveaways including VIP/Queue Bypass to many of your favorite community Rust servers along with some Official Rust DLC items. https://files.facepunch.com/Errn/1b2511b1/F9D3QAYWgAANH11.jpg Support these awesome ladies by tuning in and donating to the cause! PROJECT LAZARUS Providing some signal boost for the upcoming Project Lazarus event! Event participants are invite only but if you're interested in getting involved check out their discord for more information. IBIZA RUST u/ReptarKitawa made this super rad party base on Rustopia US Large. Gives me Ibiza Party vibes and looks like a great time! Last I checked it was still alive too if you want to stop by and have some fun! https://files.facepunch.com/Errn/1b2511b1/ywa238c4phvb1.jpg https://files.facepunch.com/Errn/1b2511b1/yiux2nphohvb1.jpg https://files.facepunch.com/Errn/1b2511b1/ikqzn4m6phvb1%201.jpg https://files.facepunch.com/Errn/1b2511b1/as1hva76phvb1%201.jpg https://files.facepunch.com/Errn/1b2511b1/zivh3h97phvb1.jpg SHOW ME THE STUFF! If you made something cool or saw something cool, reach out! Tag me on the Twitterverse or u/ErrnieGerrn Reddit. Cover image by LostDoesArt! Full Blog HereHAPPY HALLOWEENOct 23, 2023 - Community AnnouncementsHAPPY HALLOWEEN! The Halloween events are now enabled! Once roughly every two in-game days, a candy hunt event will begin. You'll have 3 minutes to collect as many candies as you can. The top 3 players are given special loot bags as a reward. These candies and loot bags can be opened for various types of loot ranging from scrap all the way up to an M249! If you don't make the podium, that's okay. The candies you collect can be upgraded for better loot. https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20211026/halloween_ghostsheet.jpg There are various items available to help you during your hunt. The Pumpkin Bucket will allow instant pickup of candies and the Scarecrow Wrap and Ghost Costume will provide you with an advantage via Candy Vision. https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20201026/halloween_scarecrow.jpg The Halloween event will run until November 2nd. Have fun! GRHRRR.. What to do with all them body parts? Let's build a monster! To start building your own monster, first, you must slay scarecrows and mummies that roam the lands. Once you've collected a head, torso and legs, craft yourself a Frankenstein's table and place the body parts within the table. https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20211026/frankenstein_hauntedhouse.jpg Awaken your new pet monster and control it by pressing "P". https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20211026/monstertable_wakeup.jpg The monster will follow your orders without question. It'll follow you around the map, defend you if attacked and help slay foes you wish to attack. https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20211026/monstertable_tier3.jpg If you're having trouble accessing the pet menu or already have a key bound to "P" then use the following console command: bind X +pets or open the in-game controls menu. THE RIFTS Cultists are said to have been opening portals throughout the world, others believe it's a Cobalt experiment code-named R.U.I.N gone horribly wrong. Not much is known about these portals or what they do, only a few chads have entered and made it back alive. https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20221020/dungeonportal_01.jpg Do you dare to enter? https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20231020/halloween_dungeons_01.jpg Server owners can adjust the portal count using the halloweendungeon.population convar. NEW HALLOWEEN ITEMS This year we've added three new Halloween-themed items, one purchasable and two free. Dracula Mask & Cape Purchasable this year is the Dracula mask. The mask offers early-game head protection and requires ten pieces of cloth to craft. https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20231021/halloween_dracula_01.jpg The cape is a robustly thick outer garment that provides superior protection to the wearer. Capes can be found on the corpses of the undead. Wooden Stake A stake adorned with unique properties makes it able to release the soul of undead creatures with a single strike and yield extra loot from their remains. https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20231019/halloween_vampirestake_01.jpg Stakes can be found on the corpses o...SOLID FOUNDATIONSOct 5, 2023 - Community AnnouncementsTURRET INTERFACING A common complaint we have been hearing for a very long time as the over-use and abuse of turrets. To combat this we've added "Turret Interference" Basically this means that only a certain amount of turrets (sentry.maxinterference) can be active in any particular area ( sentry.interferenceradius). subsequently activated turrets will emit a blue electrical glow and fail to acquire any targets. https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20230301/rc_auto_turret_01.jpg There is no hard limit on the number of turrets you can deploy, only a limit on the number of turrets to be activated at any one time within 40m. For example, you may choose to enable 12 of your outdoor turrets but keep your indoor turrets disabled or you can set up smart circuits to detect players and power up turrets when needed. Hopefully this addresses some of the concerns we've been hearing regarding this issue, and we plan to iterate and improve, we'll be watching the feedback. SMG BALANCE While SMGs are not intended to be used in long range engagements, some of the clips sent to us are a little out there. https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20211201/rust_mp5_table_1080p.jpg I've reduced the aimcone on SMGs slightly so that more rounds will land in the center during sustained fire. I've also given the MP5 a bit of a buff, it'll deal slightly more damage and have less bullet drop. The burst mode has also been improved, yielding higher accuracy and less recoil. QOL IMPROVEMENTS & FIXES HIGHLIGHTS Updated TC Layout TC contents and tools are now one page with +1 tool slot Vehicle Dismount Settings Adjust how long it takes to dismount a vehicle per type (Ground/Air/Aquatic/Horse) Toggle Vending Machines Can now hide Vending Machines from the map view Bad Weather Higher chance of rain, storms and fog Water Catchers Water catchers now fill much faster when it rains, even faster in stormy weather Small Battery Small Battery now outputs more power and has a higher capacity Underwater Visibility Underwater is now slightly brighter Tug Boat Player Respawn Players are now unable to respawn on Tug boats if too close to water monuments Workbench Radius Workbench radius has been slightly increased, allowing crafting from further away BRUTALIST BUILDING SKIN Available now from the Rust store is the new brutalist building skin which allows you to change the visuals of your stone base. https://files.facepunch.com/Alistair/101/10/2023/9l99/brutalist_buildingskin_001.jpg This skin is for sale at the Steam store. To use, simply equip your hammer tool, display the wheel, and enable building skins. This should reveal the skin's wheel on which you may choose Brutalist upgrade. https://files.facepunch.com/Alistair/101/10/2023/5g55/brutalist_buildingskin_006.jpg https://files.facepunch.com/Alistair/101/10/2023/8130/brutalist_buildingskin_004.jpg https://files.facepunch.com/Alistair/101/10/2023/2Z52/brutalist_buildingskin_007.jpg HOMING MISSILE LAUNCHER SCOPE In the last update we released the Homi...COMMUNITY UPDATE 256Sep 22, 2023 - Community AnnouncementsCHARITABLE RUST 2023 - WATER Twitch Drops! October 12th - October 19th Watch your favorite streamers and earn Twitch drops all week. Make sure to get synced! https://twitch.facepunch.com/ Main Event! October 14th & 15th Tune into the official Rustafied channel for the main event filled with mini games, art contests, talent shows, and more! Special Charity Store Items All week we will have unique charitable items up on the item store. These items are exclusive to the event and account-bound. Proceeds from these store purchases go to charity: water! Get Involved! Are you a content creator wanting to participate and help fund the charity? Want to donate? Full event and participation info can be found at https://www.charitablerust.com/ Keep an eye on our socials for more info in the upcoming weeks. IN GAME ART I'm a sucker for a good speedpainting and the community did not disappoint this month. Rust daVinci bringing us a dramatic black and white. MonsteraRust captured a couple of divers and a birb. RUST MINIATURES u/Smecken has been working on an entire Rust miniature set. Base, accessories, minicopter, the works! Been challenged with getting the entire thing completed in 2 months. We'll follow up with this project! https://files.facepunch.com/Errn/1b2211b1/gatild18xuob1.jpg https://files.facepunch.com/Errn/1b2211b1/jajro339xuob1.jpg https://files.facepunch.com/Errn/1b2211b1/53pxl7u8xuob1.jpg https://files.facepunch.com/Errn/1b2211b1/67rl76o8xuob1.jpg TWITCH HIGHLIGHTS Going to keep it real. Steam does not let us embed Twitch clips. If you want to see some funny Twitch moments head over to our blog for a better viewing experience :) SHOW ME THE STUFF! If you made something cool or saw something cool, reach out! Tag me on the Twitterverse or u/ErrnieGerrn Reddit. Cover image by Alpha!Rust 2 confirmed, but it "definitely won't be a Unity game"Sep 13, 2023 - PCGamesNRust is truly a timeless survival game, bringing friends from all over the globe together as they struggle to make a base and thrive through the harsh multiplayer world. Garry Newman, the founder of Facepunch Studios, is best known for his work on games like Rust and other Steam classics such as Garry's Mod. Rust was created using the Unity engine, one that recently sparked controversy among developers due to its upcoming pay-per-install system. Newman responds to the matter himself, where he also mentions Rust 2. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: The best Rust servers 2023 Rust downtime "beyond our control," developer tells Valve Rust's May update sees the survival game go nuclear Garry of Garry's mod says 'Unity can get f*cked' and in-passing mentions Rust 2Sep 13, 2023 - PC GamerYesterday Unity announced big changes to its pricing system that, among other things, will see developers charged on a per-install basis once certain thresholds are met. Developers are up in arms about this and not shy about cutting the crap: Tom Francis, the developer of Heat Signature and a PC Gamer alumnus, described the change as " an astonishing scumbag move .".. Read more.