4:40pm EST - It’s a fresh week for Rust development and we’re seeing a bunch of balance tweaks and bug fixes. Also, Charitable Rust is happening this Sunday! Check the bottom of the post for more on that. Let’s get into it…
The crafting cost of two key items has been reduced - crossbow now costs less wood, frags, and rope while the code lock no longer requires wood at all!
50 Metal Frags
100 Metal Frags
The revolver is undergoing some interesting shifts this week. Helk has nerfed damage by 5% while increasing the aimcone slightly (making it less accurate). On the flip side, he’s made it cheaper to craft and it once again accepts silencers.
1 Metal Pipe
125 Metal Frags
Furnace light and comfort
Furnaces have become more useful, and not for smelting purposes. They now provide more comfort when you’re near them (50% when alone) and once again emit light (although not a ton of it).
No more shelf raid towers
Raiding is getting a nerf this week as the exploit allowing people to stack shelves on boxes repeatedly to create raid towers has been fixed. Andre has made it so shelves can no longer be placed on deployables, making it no longer possible to create this type of raid tower.
Foot step bug fix
Paranoid solo players will be happy to hear the bug which causes sporadic footstep sounds (even when standing still) has been resolved.
Salvaged tools more durable
The salvaged axe and icepick just got even more viable as their durability has been drastically increased. Still no sign of a fix for the free repair bug on salvaged tools, however, I have a hunch that’ll happen soon...
Mace has larger attack radius
Bashing Newmans in the face with a mace just got a bit easier as Helk increased the attack radius.
Purifier runs twice as fast
Making your water potable just got a bit quicker as the water purifier now runs twice as fast as before.
Combat log timestamp
The combat log has gotten a bit more useful with the addition of a timestamp for each event. If you’re not familiar, this log allows you to see details of recent events where you inflicted or received damage. You can access it by typing ‘combatlog’ in console.
Rust: Coming to a console near you
Garry appears to be working on the beginning stages of porting the game over to consoles. Although it’s been known for a while that Rust will be released for consoles, this is the first solid work towards that goal we’ve seen.
Charitable Rust: This Sunday!
It’s just about that time! Charitable Rust is this Sunday (November 20th), starting at 11am EST and going for 12 hours. We’ve got a special event server setup with a ton of games and prizes throughout the day, along with a bunch of special Rust celebrity guests. Check out charitablerust.com for some more info, and make sure to fill out the participate form if you’d like to help out in any way!