Rust (video game)
Rust is a multiplayer-only survival video game developed by Facepunch Studios. It was first released in early access in December 2013 and received its full release in February 2018. Console versions for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have been announced for release in 2021. The player must gather resources and use them to craft tools, weapons, and other gear.
About Rust (video game) in brief
Rust is a multiplayer-only survival video game developed by Facepunch Studios. It was first released in early access in December 2013 and received its full release in February 2018. Console versions for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have been announced for release in 2021. To survive in the world, the player must gather resources and use them to craft tools, weapons, and other gear. Animals, such as wolves and bears, act as a looming threat, but the primary danger comes from other players. Most maps are procedurally generated, with the exception of Hapis Island, a pre-built map. Player vs player combat is accomplished with bows, melee weapons and craftable guns. Raiding is a major aspect of Rust and is done more frequently by large clans. An important element in Rust is the airdrop of supplies delivered by parachute-equipped pallets of parachutelets of loot. There are also entities that drop advanced loot, including an attack helicopter and the CH-47 Chinook. These entities travel randomly around the map and attempt to kill players to kill them. Some airborne vehicles can also be used to explore the game’s open world. These include hot air balloons, which can be fueled randomly, and can be picked up by players once they are found in the game. These are also used to traverse long distances and reach valuable loot. Once found, they can be used once again to reach a locked supply crate that opens after a time of time. These can be seen over extremely long distances, sometimes resulting in players running towards the parachute and running to the other side of the map.
The player must successfully manage their hunger, thirst, and health, or risk dying. Rust was initially created as a clone of DayZ, a popular mod for ARMA 2, with crafting elements akin to those in Minecraft. Players must build bases or join clans to improve their chance of survival. Rust has modded servers which can have more loot and kits, and more. There are limitations imposed on the amount of craftable items, with blueprints allowing the creation of more advanced items. The game was commonly explained as being a mixture of dayZ and Minecraft. During its pre-release phase, critics praised the concept and gameplay and by March 2017, Rust had sold over five million copies. After leaving Early Access, it received mixed reviews from critics, with many comparisons made to other survival games. It has been ported to the Unity 5 game engine, providing substantial graphical changes. Around this time, Rust introduced immutable, predetermined skin colour and biological sex tied to players’ Steam account details. The game continues to receive updates and is now known as Rust Legacy. It is currently available on Microsoft Windows and macOS, with plans for console versions for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 announced forrelease in 2021, as well as other platforms in the future. It can be pre-ordered from the Rust website for $39.99 (US) and $49 (UK) for the PC version of Rust.