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STEAM 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!

The 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'

Grammy-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&apos;s now in PC Gamer, because it turns out her son&apos;s a Rust nut... <a href="https://www.pcgamer.com/adele-made-her-kid-a-rust-costume-for-halloween-though-cant-say-he-really-loved-it?utm_source=steam&utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">Read more.</a>


ABOVE 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 ...


SPOOKY 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 Here


HAPPY 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...


TURRET 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...


CHARITABLE 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"

<strong>Rust</strong> is truly a timeless <a href="https://www.pcgamesn.com/best-survival-games">survival game</a>, 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. <a href="https://www.pcgamesn.com/rust">Rust</a> 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. <a href="https://www.pcgamesn.com/rust/sequel-confirmed">Read the rest of the story...</a> RELATED LINKS: <a href="https://www.pcgamesn.com/rust/best-servers">The best Rust servers 2023</a> <a href="https://www.pcgamesn.com/rust/steam-auth-timeout">Rust downtime "beyond our control," developer tells Valve</a> <a href="https://www.pcgamesn.com/rust/may-update-nuclear-missile-silo">Rust's May update sees the survival game go nuclear</a>

Garry of Garry's mod says 'Unity can get f*cked' and in-passing mentions Rust 2

Yesterday 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 "<a href="https://www.pcgamer.com/an-astonishing-scumbag-move-indie-developers-react-to-surprise-unity-engine-pricing-changes/" target="_blank"> an astonishing scumbag move </a>.".. <a href="https://www.pcgamer.com/garry-of-garrys-mod-says-unity-can-get-fcked-and-in-passing-mentions-rust-2?utm_source=steam&utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">Read more.</a>