3:10pm EST - The update is live and devblog is out!
2:10pm EST - Our update stream is live!
1:40am EST - Update day is upon us and, although we are still one week from the forced wipe, we’ve got a new rare weapon and the resurgence of a legacy game dynamic: sleeping bag pickup.
LR-300 Assault Rifle added
A new military grade weapon makes its entry this week: The LR-300 Assault Rifle. Similar to the M4 of legacy, this gun packs a high damage per second, combined with more manageable recoil than the AK - a sort of SMG on crack, if you will.
Don’t expect to see every Tom, Dick, and Newman wielding one post update though - it cannot be crafted or researched. Like the M249, the LR-300 can only be found. Unlike its Rambo-esque cousin - which is only in helicopter crashes - this bad boy can be found in heli loot along with weapon crates and airdrops.
5.56 (any type)
Rounds per clip
Sleeping bag pick up
A functionality not seen in Rust since the days of Legacy has re-emerged: picking up sleeping bags. Players can now hold ‘E’ on their bag and select 'Pickup' to place it back in their inventory. This only works on bags you’ve placed or one’s assigned to you.
Various other changes and fixes have taken place this week. Here are some highlights:
- New sounds when collecting mushrooms, stones, and stumps
- New research table sounds
- Materials for weapon mods and M249 tweaked to look more metallic
- Fixed distorted water reflections in rivers
- A bunch of entity pooling stuff (expect more details from Andre in the devblog)
Forced map wipe next week
What we’re seeing today is only a fraction of what the team has in store. Next week's update, along with a forced map wipe, will include the much anticipated graphics overhaul, stunning new dungeon art, a normal game mode for Savas, and various other things still in process. Stay tuned as we get closer to September 1st for more details.
Update summary videos are back!
If you've been tracking Rustafied for a while, you probably recall a series of update videos we did last year. I'm happy to report, Puddy has returned to start making these videos again. Here's the first fresh one: