Halloween Event Video
Here’s our spooky update summary video from Puddy!
Halloween event overview
Similar to other holiday events in Rust, the 2019 Halloween Event is going to run for the second half of the month and feature a variety of seasonal items and events in the game. Scheduled to go live with a mandatory patch on Friday, it’ll be active on servers till the next forced wipe on Nov. 7th.
Long and short for this month: Murderers roaming about, Trick or Treat events, new store items, spooky skins, and maybe more!
This is very much still a work in progress and it appears much hasn’t been merged into staging yet. Given that, all the information below is subject to change. As always, we’ll update this post as that happens.
An updated (and much freakier looking) version of the Scarecrow from last year, Mummies have been added. They roam around the map trying to kill you with various weapons such as chainsaws, sickles, and beancan nades. Their glowing eyes and boorish grunts will surely get you into the Halloween spirit as you roam around looking for candy corn.
How many on map?
~ 40 on a 4k map
Example loot dropped
Metal Blades (2x)
F1 Grenades (3x)
Trick or Treat event
Similar to the Egg hunt from the Easter event earlier this year, this years Halloween event features trick or treating! About once every in game day you’ll see a countdown and notice pops up saying “Trick or Treat Starts in: 14 seconds”.
Once it starts, Halloween Candy will spawn around the map. Race to pick up as much as you can within 3 minutes.
Now what do you do with all this candy? Well, like any normal trick-or-treater, you can just shove it all in your gullet till your stomach can’t take any more. You can also upgrade it to higher tiers of candy (loot). See below for more details on each tier.
Oh, and the top three people to get the most candy, get prizes…
3 Medium Loot Bags
1 Medium Loot Bag
1 Small Loot Bag
Halloween Loot Upgrades
Lowest common denominator in the treat loot ladder, Halloween Candy - which stacks to 10 - can be eaten (healing +1, calories +25) or upgraded to a Small Loot Bag (10 to upgrade).
From there, you can continue to upgrade. Here’s a low down of each loot bag type and some loot examples you can find:
Small Loot Bag
4 Chocolate Bars
Compound bow +10 arrows ~48 frags
Hunting bow + 5 arrows Scarecrow Wrap
Upgrade to Medium
Medium Loot Bag
Revolver + 20 ammo
Double Barrel + 5 buck shot Chainsaw + 22 low grade Spider Webs
Upgrade to Large
Large Loot Bag
MP5A4 + 30 ammo
M249 + 50 ammo
LR300 + 20 ammo
M39 + 50 ammo
5 IC + 3 HV Rockets
This handy bucket found in Small Loot Bags allows you to pick up candy quicker during the Trick or Treat event using left click. You can also use right click to throw candy at people - it does about 20hp damage.
The Scarecrow Wrap - found in Small Loot Bags - will give you extra candy vision when applied (basically allows you to to see the candy from farther away).
A bunch of Halloween exclusive (old and new) content is on the item store.
A new way to hide out around Newmans is here in the form of the Crate Costume. Found in loot, this costume makes you, well, a crate.
Another outfit for Trick or Treating is here. The Surgeon Scrubs basically make you look like a doctor who just got done performing heart surgery with a butcher knife. Grab them here on the item store.
Skull Door Knocker
Another spooky item coming with the Halloween patch, the Skull Door Knocker. Placed on a door, it not only looks cool, but the eyes light up with fire when knocked. Grab it here.
You’ll notice a change to the resources you can pick up off the ground with this update. Wood, stone, and ore pick ups are now spooky looking! You can even pick up bones!
Other text updates
10/18 @ 10:00am EST - The Halloween update patch is set to hit at some point today. There is no word on an exact time as it’s a bit of a rush job, but I think ‘normal’ time is in the realm of possibility. Updated the post below with more info on Mummies and new content.
10/17 @ 5:10pm EST - Looks like some more Halloween stuff might have just been merged in. There’s a new costume and door knocker. Stay tuned for more info…
10/17 @ 3:00pm EST - The daily Facepunch Instagram post just came out and it’s horrifying! Looks like these will be the NPC foes lurking in the darkness during the Halloween event! Still waiting on the merge of all this, will update this post with all pertinent details ASAP.
10/17 @ 1:00pm EST - Our spooky Halloween update preview stream is live! twitch.tv/rustafied
10/17 @ 12:45am EST - Halloween is right around the corner and the team at Facepunch has some spooky events in store for Rust! Not quite ready to go live today, the Rust Halloween event for 2019 will go live with a mandatory patch on Friday (exact time not known).
Wipes at normal times
With regards to wipes: All Rustafied servers will wipe at their regular scheduled times. They will restart and update once the patch comes out on Friday.