5:30pm EST - Our new Getting Started in Rust Guide is live!
3:00pm EST - Our update preview stream is live! twitch.tv/rustafied
12:00am EST - With one week until the update and forced wipe, we’re seeing some exciting things on the horizon.
The Steam Summer Sale is on and Rust is already one of the top sellers! With a whopping 75% off, copies of Rust can be gotten on the cheap like rarely before. A warm welcome to all the fresh Newmans who are getting their first taste of Rust.
Get it while the getting is good though, this deal only lasts till July 9th.
Released in a small update yesterday, 7 new Steam achievements have been added to Rust in honor of the Summer sale. Hidden at first, they will unlock as you complete them.
Although the specifics of each achievement are still a mystery (spoiler), the names of each can be found on the global achievements page on steam: Glutton, Sealbreaker, Save The Planet, I'm the Captain now, On The Deck, Giddy Up!, and Too cool for school.
Keep in mind, as with all other achievements, these can only been gathered on official servers.
Gesture menu coming
Adding to the gestures which went live last week, Helk is working on a menu to make it easier for players to access. No visuals yet, but it’ll likely make it in for the update next week.
The newest craze to sweep the plains of Rust, horseback riding is getting some expansion and improvements. Along with new models and art for horses coming down the pike, a hitch and trough are in the works. As Helk told me when they were released, the plan is for people to eventually be able to keep and maintain the same horse long term.
A place for the horse to eat and hitch are great starts! All of this is still on a separate branch, however, I suspect it’ll go live with the update next week. More info as it gets merged in.
As you may have picked up over the past couple of weeks, the team is working on overhauling graphics and visuals in the game from several fronts. From HDRP streamlining much of the VFX, to environmental shaders shifting many fundamental aspects of ambience. Sprinkle in some procedural map generation changes and we’ve got some huge shifts coming to the overall look and feel of the game.
No word on when this work will be on staging, each piece is in itself a large undertaking, so we’ll just have to be patient.
Edit: It appears that we will be seeing some of this coming for the July 4th update!
Minicopter fixes and optimizations
Added streamer mode to options menu
Player animator work (video making tools)
New Getting Started in Rust Guide!
To all the new Summer Sale players, I’m happy to present a fresh Getting Started in Rust guide. A huge thanks to The Seb for writing this.