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Rust developer cancels community event due to death threatsMar 16, 2023 - PC GamerRust developer Facepunch Studios has canceled a small event that would have taken place at a coffee shop in San Francisco next week, citing "an IRL threat.".. Read more.EYE IN THE SKYMar 2, 2023 - Community AnnouncementsDRONE The Drone is a new player-controlled craftable deployable, operated from the Computer Station. Easily damaged from impacts. Can be picked up and deployed just about anywhere - but it doesn't have the best signal, so you'll need to control it using nearby Computer Station. https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20230301/rc_drone_02.jpg https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20230301/rc_drone_01.jpg The Drone can be unlocked from the tier 2 workbench tech tree. RF DETONATED C4 C4 can now be remotely detonated via RF. Select the item and click enable RF, then set a frequency. An RF Broadcaster or detonator can then be set to the same frequency and as soon as the C4 detects the signal, BOOM. Please note that C4 deployed outside of your building privilege zone will decay after 24 hours. Also, anyone can pick it up (with a 5 second delay) so keep a look out when using it during raids. Use it to set traps in your own base or for controlled demolition of someone else's. There has never been a better time to bankrupt a clan! https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20230301/RF_C4_01.jpg PTZ SECURITY CAMERA A new player-craftable CCTV Camera system can be used for real-time surveillance and security when paired with the Computer Station. This camera has pan, tilt, and zoom capability and must be placed on a ceiling. https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20230301/ptz_securitycam_01.jpg All cameras now require 3 power instead of 5. The PTZ camera can be unlocked from the workbench level 2 tech tree. PLAYER CONTROLLED AUTO TURRET Autoturrets can now be configured to be pairable with a Computer Station. While the autoturret is turned off, there is a new menu to set the ID which you can then add in your Computer Station. https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20230301/rc_auto_turret_01.jpg When connected to an autoturret from a Computer Station you will take control of it so you can look around and even shoot at things. However, the camera on the autoturrets don't have a great view of far away objects. The autoturret cannot be controlled whilst in peacekeeper mode. CCTV IN RUST+ Something that has constantly been requested in Rust+ is the ability to view cameras. I've tried a few different solutions to get that working but had nothing that worked good enough until recently. You'll now be able to add cameras from a paired server in Rust+ and view them from your phone! This is an alpha release of the feature. I'll be working on improvements over time but, if there are any issues found, it may be disabled or limited to preserve server stability. Server owners can control this feature using the 'camerarenderer' set of convars. Video Example Here The signal from your cameras has got to travel a long way to get to your phone so everything is low quality but you should be able to make out most things in the world. All of the new, controllable cameras can also be used from Rust+! You will need to make sure you have the very latest version of Rust+ from the App Store or Google Play. You wi...Rust Industrial update lets you automate your base and craftingFeb 3, 2023 - PCGamesNThe Rust Industrial update is here to make your bases run more smoothly than ever. The February 2023 Rust update brings dramatic changes to one of the best survival games on PC, introducing automation tools to help overhaul your Rust base building capabilities. Among the features on offer are ways to automate your storage sorting, automatic crafting, and a nice cosy furnace for those colder nights after a Rust wipe. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Rust water is getting more watery The Rust September update adds a brutal new mode to the survival game Steam Survival Fest sale discounts include two of the greats INDUSTRIAL UPDATEFeb 2, 2023 - Community AnnouncementsINDUSTRIAL Bring new levels of efficiency and unlock new avenues for automation with this month's set of Industrial entities. With these new tools you can move items around your base as well as craft items automatically without you needing to lift a finger. Storage Adaptor The Storage Adaptor is the starting point for most of your Industrial plans - simply attach an adaptor to an existing storage entity to make that entity compatible with your Industrial systems. The adaptor does not require power. https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20230201/indst_storageadapter_01.jpg Some entities have more than one slot that a storage adaptor can be attached to for ease of placement. Typically the storage adaptor can use all inventory slots on it's attached storage for input/output, although there are some exceptions: When attached to a furnace the Input will insert items into the Fuel/Inputs item slots while the output will remove items from the output slots When attached to a locker the storage adaptor will only access one partition, to access all partitions you'll need to place three storage adaptors https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20230201/indst_storageadapter_02.jpg The storage adaptor is compatible with: Tool Cupboard Large Wooden Box Small Wooden Box Small Furnace Large Furnace Refinery Electric Furnace Locker Fridge Drop box Vending Machine Industrial Conveyor The Conveyor is responsible for moving items from one entity to another, generally via Storage Adaptors. Once powered and turned on the conveyor will look for items in containers connected to its inputs and then divide those items amongst its outputs. https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20230202/indst_conveyor_01.jpg By default a Conveyor will move any item it can find, but you can also assign a filter to have more precise control over exactly what items you're moving. Each Conveyor's filter can have up to 12 items or categories (resources/components/clothing/etc). When a filter is assigned the Conveyor will only transfer items that pass those conditions. You can also assign values to each item in a filter to control quantities, by setting the Maximum amount (don't send resources if the target container has over X of that resource already) and Minimum amount (only send resources in a minimum batch of X size). You'll also find a Filter Pass and Filter Fail electrical passthrough, these will activate based on the current state of the conveyor allowing you to control other parts of the Industrial network based on what items are being moved around. Pipe Tool The Pipe Tool is how you connect industrial entities - if you've used the Wire or Hose tool before you'll be right at home. Pipes come in 4 colours to help identify what's going where. Same distance rules apply here except that the anchor points need to be a small distance apart from one another and that pipes cannot go through building blocks or Vending Machines. They can go through deployables like doors. https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/202302...Rust water is getting more wateryJan 16, 2023 - PCGamesNSomeone must have sarcastically asked the developers of survival game Rust if "water was wet" at some point, and the answer seems to have been, "not wet enough!" Rust water is going to get wetter, in other words - although not in time for the next patch, which arrives in the main game on February 2. That update will, however, include a host of additional changes to some of the new industrial management elements that have appeared on the test servers. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: The Rust September update adds a brutal new mode to the survival game Steam Survival Fest sale discounts include two of the greats Rust update completely changes gunplay Community Update 249Jan 13, 2023 - Community AnnouncementsTWITCH DROPS They are back! Join us! Starting Sunday January 15th at 1PM PST / 9PM GMT for the next Trust in Rust Charity tournament! https://files.facepunch.com/errn/1b1211b1/td21-trust-in-rust-blog.jpg hJune and Rustoria teamed up to raise money for YouAreRAD. They're a mental health and counseling charity that gives back to the community. With the funds raised from the event RAD provides FREE therapy sessions to the Rust community in return. Tune into the event to find out how to take advantage of this offer and get signed up! Store Items There will be amazing charity and event-specific item skins on the store this week only. They are exclusive & non-tradable as the proceeds go to RAD. Twitch Drops Starting January 15th 1PM PST / 9PM GMT Twitch drops will begin! 4 Exclusive drops from hJune's Twitch channel 4 general drops you can get by watching any creator participating in the event These drops go all week as well. Ends January 22. Get your watch time in! Get synced up at https://twitch.facepunch.com/ If you're not hyped yet this trailer may help :) XMAS BASE WINNERS Our Rustmas Base Decoration contest has concluded! We announced the winners on Twitter already and they're claiming their prizes. First place was @Hell_Faerie https://files.facepunch.com/errn/1b1111b1/winner%201.2.jpg https://files.facepunch.com/errn/1b1111b1/winner%201.jpg Second place was @5_40i https://files.facepunch.com/errn/1b1111b1/winner%202.jpg https://files.facepunch.com/errn/1b1111b1/winner%202.2.jpg Congrats to both! We'll see you all in the next one! COBALT RECRUITMENT Not too many words are needed for this one. Alpha made a cinematic Cobalt Recruitment ad. RUST GLOSSARY Our friends at Corrosion Hour have done quite a lot of guides in the past but this Rust Glossary is good if you're trying to be a cool dad in front of the kids. https://files.facepunch.com/errn/1b0911b1/glossary.png "To bridge the language gap between veteran players and those spawning in for the first time, we have compiled the RUST glossary of terms and phrases to lift the veil, so to speak." It's basically a decoder for all things Rust slang. Goes through abbreviations and callouts one would need to be in the know. Even if you are a Rust veteran it's rather amusing to go through some of these and see how we've evolved over the years. Check it out! SMARTEST FARMERS IN RUST FancyOrb is usually known for his curated experimental and event challenges. He's dusted off his pickaxe and played an actual Rust wipe with the best botanists this side of launch. The Weed Farmers. EPICDESK CAMPAIGNS EpicDesk has some great campaigns going right now! https://files.facepunch.com/errn/1b1511b1/epicdeskhorizontallogo.png They specialize is huge deskmats curated by your favorite creators. They are limited edition and once the campaign is over you can no longer get them! From now until early February you can get your hands on preorders for: Motion - Ends Feb 5th Falcon - Ends Feb 5th Dyanna - Ends Feb 1st Happy - En...SURVIVING 10 YEARSJan 5, 2023 - Community AnnouncementsBACK TO WORK Servers are now wiped, Santa is packing up and clearing out the bodies, 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, we're looking forward to the journey ahead in 2023! Later this year will celebrate Rust's 10th Birthday, which has been an incredible journey. We have some big plans to finish out the year, we'll share details in the coming months. In this blog, we'll look back at 2022, some of Rust's achievements, and give a sneak peek at what to expect from us in 2023. https://files.facepunch.com/Alistair/01/04/0620F1/2022-recap.jpg https://files.facepunch.com/Alistair/01/04/4m4901/chrome_LjMpZgOpnN.png Visit rust.facepunch.com/2022 to see the full recap. LOOKING FORWARDS What can you expect from us in 2023? More of the same! Guaranteed monthly updates every first Thursday of the month, along with occasional hotfixes and holiday events. NEXT MONTH In February, we'll release the industrial update, which includes the electric furnace, item piping and filtering, allowing you to automate many aspects of your base storage troubles. Can't wait till February? Starting tomorrow Rust Staging Aux2 branch will be publicly playable, allowing everyone to test and give feedback. https://files.facepunch.com/2023-01-05-043410.large.nohud.jpg HAPIS ISLAND RETIREMENT Additionally, in February, we'll be permanently retiring Hapis Island map, this will be your last month to play Hapis. https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20220601/hapis_02.jpg We'll be launching another map maker competition in the coming weeks. FORWARDS We have a ton of content currently in development, if you're keeping an eye on our commits page, you'll already know. This year you can expect to see new monuments such as the Nuclear Missile Silo Monument, Ferry Terminal and more. New DLC such as building block skins, new items and weapons and so much more. TWITCH DROPS SAVE THE DATE - TRUST IN RUST IS BACK!! We're excited to announce that hJune has teamed up with Rustoria again for the next Trust in Rust tournament on Sunday, January 15th, 2023. https://files.facepunch.com/errn/1b0411b1/TIR%20screencap.png Tournament starts at 1:00PM PST / 9:00PM GMT. THERE WILL BE TWITCH DROPS! Some exclusives for the event and general drops you can earn from your favorite creator channels. THIS IS A CHARITY EVENT! Proceeds from exclusive store skins sales and event donations go to You Are RAD. Rise Above the Disorder is a non-profit mental health organization that provides counseling for a lot of the gaming community. They are creating a fund for our very own Rust community. Anyone, anywhere, can have access to free therapy sessions regardless of their financial situation so they can begin on their journey of healing. More details to come later. Watch socials and our community blog next week!Gingerbread MinesDec 15, 2022 - Community AnnouncementsMerry Christmas & Happy Holidays! From everyone at Facepunch, we'd all like to wish you a Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone! 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. https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20211215/xmas_adventcalendar.jpg The Christmas event ends on January 5th @ 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/20221208/xmasmines_entrance_01.jpg https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20221216/caketunnels_01.jpg https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20221216/caketunnels_02.jpg Server owners can adjust the portal count using the xmasdungeon.xmaspopulation convar. Ice King Pack Today we're releasing a "cool" new item pack to the permanent item store, the Ice King pack! The pack includes three reskins: Ice Throne Chair, Ice Facemask, & Ice Chestplate A throne fit for the king of the north! https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20221215/ice_throne_01.jpg https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20221215/ice_throne_02.jpg This pack will be available on the item store. The Ice Throne is a reskin of the chair item. Rustmas Store Items We have brought some items from previous years, now purchasable from the Rust Item Store. 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/1b1411b1/Rustmas%20Store.png Christmas Competition https://files.facepunch.com/errn/1b1411b1/image%20%283%29.png We are excited to announce...The Big QoL UpdateDec 1, 2022 - Community AnnouncementsRUST 9TH BIRTHDAY Rust turns 9 this month, that's 9 years of weekly and monthly updates. We’ll celebrate for one day only on 11th December with in-game birthday cake and hats. https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20221116/rust_bday09_2022_poster_1080p.jpg In the January end of years blog, we'll talk more about how 2022 has gone, what we've achieved and what we learned as well as our upcoming plans. MODULAR CAR CODE LOCKS Car keys have been removed from the game and replaced with code locks, which should be a lot more useful. These can be added at a vehicle lift in the same way key locks were added, and for the same price (75 metal fragments). https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20221201/modularvehicle_codelock_01.jpg Features: Add, change, or remove code locks from a car at any vehicle lift. Code locks prevent mounting the vehicle - except for taxi modules - and also prevent access to storage. Players in a taxi module cannot swap seats to any other type of module. To capture a car with code locks, you can reduce the health of a seating module to 20% or less, which will enable an option to break the lock. Alternatively, if you can push the car to a vehicle lift, a new code can be set there. Note that locked cars cannot be pushed in safe zones. A mounted player can flip the Central Locking switch in a cockpit module to unlock all doors, temporarily disabling code access. Code locks on the exterior of the car will light up green instead of red. If all players in cockpit modules dismount, the central locking is automatically re-engaged. After entering the correct code, players are automatically whitelisted, and won't need to enter the code again. IMPROVEMENTS AND FIXES HIGHLIGHTS Planter Improvements Harvest/Clone/Remove all plants in a planter in one action Stone Spear Stone spear is cheaper and quicker to craft Miner's Hat Buff Miner's hat now offers better protection values Roof Rotation Roof can now be rotated before placement Grenade Crafting Times All grenade crafting times have been reduced Attack Helicopter Loot Improved Attack Helicopter loot tables Garge Doors Pickup Equipping a Hammer to pickup the Garage door is no longer required Armored Door HP Armored door HP increased by 25% Repair Cost Fixes Repairing deployables no longer require components Instrument Range Increase pitch range on several instruments Junkpile Scientists Reduced the number of Scientists at junkpiles M92 Sway Reduced sway when aiming with the M92 Despawn times Various high value items 5min -> 60min IO Deployment Various IO entities can be placed near floor level Projectile_Invalid Will show when you died first vs projectile_invalid X Days Upkeep Shows days of upkeep rather than >72 hours No Components For Repair Shotgun Trap, Garage Door, etc UI Scaling Fix small UI on 4k+ resolutions CABOOSE AT OUTPOST We've added a static (non-moving, indestructible) train caboose at the Outpost, which has the standard casino games inside: Poker, Slots, and the new Blackjack machine - so...COMMUNITY UPDATE 248Nov 16, 2022 - Community AnnouncementsTWITCH DROPS Charitable Rust is in just a few days! https://files.facepunch.com/errn/1b1411b1/CharitableRust%20Loader.jpg November 19th-21st There will be 48 hours of exclusive drops on the Rustafied channel along with all of the creator/special guest channels participating in the event. November 19th-26th The generic drops can be obtained from any channel streaming Rust that has drops enabled. These drops go for the entire week! https://files.facepunch.com/errn/1b1511b1/connect.png Don't forget to get your accounts synced at https://twitch.facepunch.com/ to ensure you can claim your drops! We will have an array of Charity skins on the item store for sale as well, starting Thursday the 17th. These will be account-bound (cannot trade or sell them) as the proceeds from them go to World Central Kitchen. RUST'S BIRTHDAY Rust is going to be celebrating our 9th Birthday on December 11th, 2022! https://files.facepunch.com/errn/1b1611b1/Rust-9th-Birthday-Alt2.png There will be an active server event enabled for the day. You spawn with cake and party hats. Many loot boxes around the map will have balloons on them. Just a little slice of fun in your day of death and destruction :) Special thanks to our community for your continued support and helping us make it this far! LIFE SIZE STORAGE BOX Our friend over at Real&Game built us a life-size storage box! He's made an assortment of other Rust items be sure to check out his other videos! CRUST? Memeio been living up to his name this month. I present to you: cRust He made it in 7 days ..allegedly It's better than Rust ..allegedly 1 person at PAX enjoyed it ..allegedly Absolutely no copyright infringements ..maybe WHENS CAPYBARAS?? CREATOR SPOTLIGHT This month we have your resident building inspector, Dust! "Yo! My name's Dust, I'm a Rust YouTuber with a focus on base build videos, but also high quality cinematics and full length gameplay movies! My friend convinced me to download Rust in 2018 and I’ve barely seen a blade of grass since. What really hooked me was watching awesome content by Evil Wurst, Blooprint, Tesla, Frost, aloneintokyo and a ton of other insanely talented creators. I started YouTube pretty recently and things quickly took off. Even though I started as a build channel, there’s been a ton of demand for more movies so I’m working on putting out more action packed wipe content! Stay tuned! On a real note, my favorite part about this whole journey has been the friendships that I’ve made along the way. Rust is a super unique game where you’ll end up spending hundreds or thousands of hours with people, so you’ll tend to build some really strong and genuine friendships. The creator community in Rust is also super collaborative and filled with some awesome people." He's gotten pretty good with those cinematics! PAX COSPLAY Camomo sent us in some awesome cosplay pics from PAX AUS last month! Think one of these guys was in Memeio's cRust video :) https://files.facepunch.com/errn/1b1511b1/IMG_2702.jpg...PROTOTYPE 17Nov 3, 2022 - Community AnnouncementsPROTOTYPE 17 Arms manufacturers contracted by Cobalt were tasked with producing a new side arm to meet the personal defense requirements of the organization. After an exhaustive review of potential candidates, the Prototype 17 was selected. This new weapon has a magazine capacity of 18 and fires in deadly 3 round bursts with the single pull of the trigger. https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20221102/rust_prototype17_firstperson.jpg In addition, it features tritium sights for rapid target acquisition and engagement under low light conditions. It has been noted that some survivors have scavenged and reverse engineered the weapon, extracting some of its components and allowing them to augment their own weapons with the 3 round burst ability. https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20221103/rust_prototype17_03.jpg https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20221102/prototype17_range_01.jpg CABOOSE We've added a new train carriage that you might find on sidings. https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20221102/caboose_exterior_01.jpg Inside you'll find a poker table with four seats, two slot machines, and a brand new blackjack computer that can handle 1-3 players. https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20221102/caboose_interior_01.jpg All the features of blackjack are here, and blackjack pays out 3:2. The computer hates to lose, but he plays fair. You can make an initial bet of between 5 and 500 scrap. Just keep an ear out for what's going on nearby - this isn't a safe zone! https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20221103/rust_caboose_blackjack_01.jpg QUALITY OF LIFE CHANGES Swap Attachments Swap Attachments more easily by right clicking or click and dragging to attachment slots Get new bags while dead Death screen will now update if you are assigned a new bag while already dead Cap Menu FPS to 60 New setting in Options menu, prevents high framerates HLOD For the past few months I've been working on a new system to improve how we render monuments at a distance while maintaining or improving the current performance. It uses a technique called HLOD (Hierarchical Level of Detail) and involves baking the monument as it should be seen at a distance down into a single mesh. A key requirement was to make sure this didn't add any extra work for our environment artists, this process is almost entirely automated. https://files.facepunch.com/Alistair/11/02/0140l1/GScE57r6FX.gif https://files.facepunch.com/Alistair/11/02/2S09Y1/ezgif-3-a14076f95b.gif The final performance improvements were minimal, but the increased visual fidelity at a distance still seemed worthwhile to ship. You should notice more geometry and detail, as well as entire monuments that will now be visible when they weren't before. ANNOUNCEMENT: STEAM NETWORKING / QUERY PORT We have plans in place to switch the default networking layer of Rust servers from RakNet to Steam Networking in late November or early December, further communication will follow. This change requires servers to have a separate Steam query port set via the...COMMUNITY UPDATE 247Oct 27, 2022 - Community AnnouncementsRUST IS ON SALE! Now through November 2nd Rust is on sale at 33% off across the board! https://files.facepunch.com/errn/1b2611b1/ls_2022-10_HalloweenSale.jpg This includes all the DLC's and the Soundtrack! CHARITABLE RUST EVENT Just dropping in another reminder that Charitable Rust is next month! Every year Rustafied hosts a giant charity event. They have servers dedicated to mini games, live streams, Twitch drops, giveaways, and more! We will also be listing some exclusive skins on the Rust Item Store where the proceeds of these items will go to World Central Kitchen. https://files.facepunch.com/errn/1b2611b1/charitable-rust_twitter.png There will be some exclusive drops for 2 days and some generic drops for the whole week. Make sure you get synced up at twitch.facepunch.com to get and claim your drops when the event starts! If you are a content creator/live streamer and you want to participate in the event you can sign up here. Full details to follow when we get closer to the event! THE GREAT RUST RIVALS WAR Last month we had an epic Twitch Rivals event and Frost has a great high octane and emotional recap of all of it. Settle in and grab some popcorn. That end though... LOW POLY RUST Project Nova is breaking the mold again bringing you a unique low poly Rust! They have a couple different servers to try out on both sides of the globe. You can join their discord for more information or check out their website! HOW TO FIND NORTH This is one for you illuminati tin foil hatters. Raynbirds takes a deep dive into what it means when a gun flops down on the ground in a certain direction. Seems possibly useful on Hardcore servers that don't have maps if you feel like chucking guns on the ground! Half life 3 confirmed? LIFE SIZE WORKBENCH Panpots, in collaboration with MilesdetusFiguras3D, has made an amazing life size T3 Workbench! This has been a bit of a work in progress and we're amazed at the results. So much talent out there! https://files.facepunch.com/errn/1b2611b1/Ff1jyEtWYAUJk9g.jpg https://files.facepunch.com/errn/1b2611b1/Ff1jyEsXgAA3gPK.jpg https://files.facepunch.com/errn/1b2611b1/Ff1jyEtX0AAvGuv.jpg BREAKING BASES Listen, there's a few Breaking Bad Rust memes out there but this one has to take the cake. Jonkari P plz make more CUT-THROAT CANDYMAN I'm just going to leave this here. SHOW ME THE STUFF! If you made something cool or saw something cool, reach out! Tag me on the Twitterverse or u/ErrnieGerrn Reddit. Covert art by llennoco22. HALLOWEEN 2022Oct 20, 2022 - 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_mummies.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/20211026/halloween_scarecrow.jpg The Halloween event will run until November 3rd. Have fun! PORTALS 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. Do you dare to enter? https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20221020/dungeonportal_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 to the Rust store. Hockey Facemask Hide your facial deformities with this creepy hockey mask. https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20221020/hockeymask_01.jpg The Hockey Facemask skin is a reskin of the Metal Facemask. Cultist Deer Torch The Cultists must have dropped this while opening the portals throughout the world. https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20221020/cultistdeertorch_01.jpg The Cultist Deer Torch is a reskin of the starter torch. Once the torch skin is selected or crafted, you'll respawn with this skin. Baseball Bat It wouldn't be a zombie apocalypse without hitting zombies in the head with a baseball bat! https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20221020/baseballbat_01.jpg The Baseball bat is a reskin of the mace melee weapon. Now purchasable at the Rust item store. FRANK IS BACK! GRHRRR.. https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20211026/frankenstein_hauntedhouse.jpg 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. 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. HALLOW...Facepunch put out a fresh statement on Rust for Steam Deck / LinuxOct 7, 2022 - GamingOnLinuxI recently wrote about how it's looking pretty unlikely that Rust will actually be supported on Steam Deck / Linux with Proton, and it's not looking any better right now. Read the full article here: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2022/10/facepunch-put-out-a-fresh-statement-on-rust-for-steam-deck-linux The LumberjackOct 6, 2022 - Community AnnouncementsLUMBERJACK PACK This month we're introducing a new addition to Rust's permanent store, the Lumberjack Pack. The Lumberjack Pack contains five items, four tools and one hazmat reskin. Lumberjack suit The Lumberjack suit is a hazmat replacement skin that can be applied while crafting the hazmat or skinned using the repair table. The Lumberjack suit offers no in-game bonuses. https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20221005/lumberjack_hazmat_02.jpg https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20221005/lumberjack_hazmat_01.jpg Tools The Lumberjack additionally comes with four craftable tools. The concrete tools are reskinned versions of the stone tools, and the prototype tools share the same stats as the metal tools. https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20221005/lumberjack_tools_01.jpg https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20221005/lumberjack_tools_02.jpg https://files.facepunch.com/paddy/20221005/lumberjack_tools_03.jpg The Lumberjack pack is available now from the Steam store and in-game store. FURNACE UI IMPROVEMENTS Following feedback from last month's Furnace UI revamp, I made the following changes: All slots now cook at the same time. Added progress bar when smelting items New burning icon for items https://files.facepunch.com/errn/1b0611b1/furnace.png I also fixed a number of issues relating to ores dropping out of furnaces when overfilling. Splitting ores stacks between input slots will still not increase production rates. SERVER LISTING UI UPDATE As a part of a large long term menu UI revamp I have made several improvements to the server listing UI this month. Here are the most note worthy changes: Added regions server tags. Update tag search behavior to find servers with all of the selected tags instead of any of them. Add a button to clear filters to the server browser. https://files.facepunch.com/errn/1b0611b1/server%20browser.png Additionally, I reimplemented dropdown menus in the options menu. This should make life easier than clicking endlessly to find certain options such as screen resolution. https://files.facepunch.com/Alistair/10/05/3z8951/RustClient_gKroq97xYG.png CAMPFIRE AND EFFECTS The campfire is one of Rust's oldest models, dating back to pre-2015. It was time for an update to reflect Rust 2022. Issac has worked his magic and updated the model which can be seen below. https://files.facepunch.com/Alistair/10/05/9g14E1/RustClient_kjzWVxIlmv.jpg Along with the new model comes new visual effects courtesy of Petur. https://files.facepunch.com/Alistair/10/05/2B08w1/RustClient_MrnE2nx8re.jpg Petur has updated the effects on the campfire, large furnace, furnace and cauldron. These updated effects not only look better but also offer better performance. QUALITY OF LIFE CHANGES Train Offloading LGF Train fuel wagons now contain more low grade fuel Debris Building Blocker Debris building blocker now immune to explosive damage Not focused FPS Limit Added an option to cap framerate to 15FPS when not focused Radio Ga Ga Radio stations can now be updated without re...Community Update 246Sep 16, 2022 - Community AnnouncementsCharitable Rust Skin Contest Charitable Rust is back! Saturday November 19th & Sunday November 20th, 2022 For 2 days Rustafied will be hosting a charity event to raise money for World Central Kitchen. WCK is first to the frontlines, providing meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises all over the globe. https://files.facepunch.com/errn/1b1211b1/Charitable%20Rust.jpg To kick things off we're starting with the skin contest. These very limited skins will be part of the Twitch drops & Item store purchases surrounding the event. If you are a skin creator and want to have a shot at getting your work into the game, this contest is for you! All proceeds go towards charity! Contest Rules Use #CR2022 as official contest tag in workshop. No re-uploading old or previously submitted skins. Do not steal or use any copyrighted or otherwise trademarked content. Must be 100% original work (can work with others if all are listed on workshop page). Must follow all basic workshop submission rules and standards. If using the World Central Kitchen logo, it cannot be used on any weapon skins. Only the Charitable Rust logo may be used on weapon skins. Submissions must be high quality and Hi-Res, normals properly done/baked. Cannot contain offensive or sexual content. Don’t forget upload limit for the amount of skins you may submit. Skins must be submitted by midnight(23:59) PST September 30, 2022. Please see full details here on how to enter and what to expect! If you're a content creator/streamer and want to participate check out their info on how to sign up! We'll post more info about the event as we get closer. Hemp Base Empire @matt.zan in TikTok does a little bit of movie magic to show us his hemp empire little 2x2 with an extension on the back. Original vid: https://files.facepunch.com/errn/1b1611b1/zan%20vid%201.png Outside reveal: https://files.facepunch.com/errn/1b1611b1/zan%20vid%202.png Creator Spotlight This month we have a lil penguin you might know as BlizzardID! "I got into Rust after watching a Frankieonpc video in 2013, back when the game was still on browser. At the time, I was playing a lot of the Arma2 DayZ mods so figured it was right up my alley. I played it on and off but wasn't properly hooked until early 2016. I had just dropped out of University and finally had the right amount of time to enjoy the game. What's always made me fall back in love with this abusive relationship of a game, is the thrill of having all of your hours of effort taken away, but on the flip side being able to do it to others too. It makes everything feel so much more exhilarating and gives fights a lot more meaning than in any other game I've ever played. After watching some Trausi and Bchillz I decided to post some of my clips and videos on Youtube, which did pretty well for that time. Sadly I was also an anxious mess having my motivation fade in and out. Youtube's income was basically a coinflip and I wanted a bit more stability. That's when I dec...Hardcore GamemodeSep 1, 2022 - Community AnnouncementsHardcore Gamemode A major part of Rust is its brutal nature and ruthless PvP, when we added the softcore gamemode last year we saw and have continued to see feedback that many of you want a game mode which takes away the standard Vanilla comforts we've added throughout the years and gives a more ruthless, hardcore experience, so we've done just that. Introducing Hardcore mode - a new game mode in Rust aimed towards veteran players, gone are the comforts such as safezones, team system and maps but don't worry, the vast majority of our servers will still be regular vanilla Rust. https://files.facepunch.com/errn/1b0111b1/9568d48cf1b34cf1f84df0385a01e444.jpg During this first pass, you will find the following changes on Hardcore servers: Added: Local chat (100m range) Limit of 5 sleeping bags & beds In-game changelog (top left of inventory) Removed: Contact system Compass Crawling when wounded Global chat Rust+ Team system Map MLRS Safe zones Changed: Blueprints wipe monthly We believe this is a good starting place for a less forgiving game mode of Rust and we will continue to iterate and improve on it moving forward. If you're a server owner and wish to enable hardcore use the following var in your server startup config "-gamemode hardcore" 10 new official servers will be launching today with this new game mode. New Furnace UI Furnaces & cooking interfaces were cumbersome and not intuitive for newer players to use, requiring precise splitting of stacks to smelt efficiently, online calculators and guides to manage efficiently. We disliked this and felt we could do better, so we revamped the UI and some functionality. They smelt and cook at the same speed & capacity (or better!) as before while being quick and easy to use. https://files.facepunch.com/errn/1b0111b1/furnace.jpg With this update, you'll no longer be able to store non cooking/smelting-related items inside your cooking deployables (furnace/campfire), to address this see storage buff below. Storage Buff Over the past couple of years, we've quadrupled the number of in-game items and switched over to the component system, all of which require large amounts of additional storage. Now with the cooking and smelting UI revamp and removing the ability to store items within these deployables (campfire, furance etc) it was overdue we took a look at storage. Today we've increased the small wooden storage capacity to 18 from 12 and the large wooden box to 48 from 30. https://files.facepunch.com/Alistair/09/01/6127U1/RustClient_dv0RzfYSHp.jpg In the future expect to see new types of storage solutions. Coaling Tower V2 I made some simple improvements to the coaling tower that aired in our last update inside the Trainyard monument. https://files.facepunch.com/Alistair/09/01/8m64u1/RustClient_hd3gLszYwq.jpg These changes include a new way to access the tower from the top where the suspended bridge is located. This will make retreat from the building easier when the area is contested. https://files.facepun...Community Update 245Aug 22, 2022 - Community AnnouncementsRivals Recap Settle in, we've got a lot to cover. Rust x Twitch Rivals 2 was a huge success! First we'll cover some of the Twitch stats surrounding the event. Aug - 9th - Aug 13 (Rust Twitch Category) 386,889 peak concurrent viewers 7,500,319 chat messages sent 20,062,838 total hours watched 50,950,310 total views 2,499,030 clip views 19,037 Unique broadcasters Item Skin Drops Drops earned: 2,997,340 Drops claimed: 2,428,533 This is only our second event and we feel it was much better than the first. With time we'll perfect it and turn it into one of the best events on Twitch! Full list of player awards, stats, and top 5 Twitch clips can be found here. Raid Cam Been a while since we've seen a raid cam! Ser Winter brought us a massive one from one of the Reddit servers. Let him know if you want to see more! Creator Spotlight This month we have Albin! Somehow he got the most kills AND the most deaths in the recent Rival's event. This guy seeks out danger. "In 2016 (I was 15 at the time), I was playing too much CSGO and was starting getting to get bored of it. Was really good timing that my friends could show me Rust as a another first person shooter game. Fell in love with the game in my first few hours of playing and been playing ever since. What I love about this game is that you can do sooooo many different things. Everyday is different! Of course, just the pure chaos that can occur. Its not like CSGO when you load in to a match on same map everyday. The people I was watching the most was hJune, Frost, Ramsey. But hJune was the one I watch the most I was like 'how is this guy so hecking good at this game?'. Made me wanna get as good as him." Pretty great Twitch clip of him being a maniac. Printed Codelock Reddit user u/TarikMcqueen 3D printed and painted a real-world code lock. https://files.facepunch.com/errn/1b1711b1/1.jpg https://files.facepunch.com/errn/1b1711b1/2.jpg They want to refine it a bit more and possibly share some with the community! More details here. Speed Painting I'm always in awe at the crazy amount of talented players we have in Rust. The things they can do with in game signs warms my heart. Even the meme ones! Here's Chigidapo with "This is fine" Reddit Bits There's only one way to raid a submarine. Taking his new gig a little too serously. 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 art by YaX!Steam Global Top Sellers for the Week ending 7 August 2022Aug 7, 2022 - SteamDB * Steam Deck; * Stray; * Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered; * Rust; * Raft; * The Forest; * ELDEN RING; * Valve Index VR Kit; * Project Zomboid; * Grand Theft Auto V; View more information and data on SteamDBTrainyard UnloadingAug 4, 2022 - Community AnnouncementsTRAINYARD UNLOADING TOWER https://files.facepunch.com/Alistair/08/03/5e88W1/RustClient_4qxDMc4why.jpg The above-ground rail network is now connected up to the Trainyard area, and the Trainyard has a new tower that can unload certain types of train wagons. Railway sidings will now sometimes spawn unloadable wagons in several varieties Ore wagons filled with sulfur, iron, or charcoal Fuel tank wagons filled with low grade fuel Loot wagons that can be unloaded to reveal loot crates https://files.facepunch.com/BillB/1b0211b1/screen1.jpg All of these can be hooked up to a train and taken to the unloading tower at Trainyard for unloading. You'll need a green keycard and a fuse to get full access, after which you can unload as many wagons as you like. Ore and fuel go into an output hopper and fuel tank respectively inside the tower. Loot wagons activate their crates when emptied so you can then go out and loot them. The above-ground Work Cart train engine has been reduced in power, and is now only able to pull a small amount of train cars at a time. The large new Locomotive provides superior pulling power instead. https://files.facepunch.com/BillB/1b0211b1/screen2.jpg FLASH BANG AND MOLOTOV COCKTAIL Two new throwable items have been added to the game. The Molotov Cocktail is a powerful area denial weapon which slows movement and deals damage over time. It can also be used to damage and destroy wooden structures. https://files.facepunch.com/Alistair/08/03/2Z35y1/RustClient_srE4gpBPFB.jpg The Flashbang is a short fuse, low damage explosive which will blind and disorient anyone unfortunate enough to be in the blast radius and looking in it's general direction. We're hoping the addition of this tool reduces the benefit of corner camping and shakes up how room clearing is approached Both are available in the tech tree of the T2 workbench. https://files.facepunch.com/helkus/1b0211b1/Unity_bgSEttohz1.jpg QOL Updated Wooden Signs The Wooden sign has been received a model update Scrap Tea Buff Scrap Tea now yields more scrap and lasts longer Improved Cliff Collision A number of cliff colliders have been improved, making them easier to climb Invalid Projectiles when Mounted Fixed a long standing bug causing invalid projectiles when mounted to vehicles CUBEMAP AMBIENT LIGHT The lighting in Rust has been quite outdated for a long time. The primary reason for this have been our highly dynamic environments that prevent us from using any sort of statically baked lighting data. This resulted in flat and boring looking environments, particularly in areas that weren't receiving any direct light. To combat this, I finally implemented our own ambient lighting model that uses a blurred version of our existing reflection data, which is already completely dynamic. https://files.facepunch.com/Alistair/08/03/4U33x1/RustClient_EwHMKi2CFt.jpg The new lighting model is of course enabled for everybody, but it comes with a few customization options. The previous "World Reflections" ...