Rust Component Guide

 

As a core mechanic of Blueprints 3.0, components are found throughout the map.

Not everything requires components. Many early game items can be crafted without components or blueprints.

Here is a list of all major components along with their rarity, where to find them, and what crafting recipes use them (quantity required is in parenthesis next to each item).


Scrap

Scrap is used in research tables to acquire blueprints by researching an item, though the learned item will be destroyed in the process. It is also used to craft workbenches and research tables. It can be used in work benches to gamble for a blueprint from the respective tier.

Rarity
Common

Found in
Barrels, crates, and barrels

Stacks to
1,000

Recycler return
Cannot be recycled

Used for
Researching items
Crafting of a few items, mainly workbenches, research tables, and the ever important nail gun
Gambling for a BP using a workbench


Gears

A prerequisite to any secure base, or gate, gears are one of the core components.

Rarity
Common

Found in
Barrels and Crates

Stacks to
20

Recycler return
13 metal frags
10 Scrap

Used for
Binoculars (1)
Armored Door (5)
Armored Double Door (5)
Ladder Hatch (3)
Garage Door (2)
External Wooden Gate (5)
External Stone Gate (10)
Flame Turret (3)
Reactive Target (1)
Snap Trap (1)
Vending Machine (3)
Shotgun Trap (2)


Metal Blade

Used mainly for melee weapons and salvaged tools, blades are plentiful in barrels.

Rarity
Common

Found in
Barrels

Stacks to
20

Recycler return
15 metal frags
2 Scrap

Used for
Metal Barricade (2)
Salvaged Axe (5)
Salvaged Icepick (5)
Salvaged Sword (1)
Long Sword (3)


Metal Pipe

Looking for fire power? You'll need pipes - and a lot of them. It’ll take stacks of this component to complete your Rust armory.

Rarity
Common

Found in
Barrels and Crates

Stacks to
20

Recycler return
1 high quality metal
5 Scrap

Used for
Double Barrel Shotgun (1)
Salvaged Tools (1)
Revolver (1)
Pump Shotgun (2)
Bolt (3)
Semi Auto Pistol (1)
Rocket Launcher (6)
Rockets (2)
Flame Thrower (6)
Python (3)


Metal Spring

Speaking of firepower, you won't have much till you have the springs to back it up. Required by every high tier weapon in the game, springs are bound to be one of the most sought after components.

Rarity
Uncommon

Found in
Barrels and Crates

Stacks to
20

Recycler return
1 high quality metal
10 Scrap

Used for
AK (4)
Bolt (1)
MP5 (2)
Custom SMG (1)
Thompson (1)
Semi Auto Rifle (1)
Pump Shotgun (1)
Python (1)


Rope

A necessity for a variety of things from armor to ladders, rope will always find a good use.

Rarity
Common

Found in
Barrels

Stacks to
50

Recycler return
15 cloth

 

Used for
Crossbow (2)
Wood Armor (1)
Ladder (3)
Wooden Barricades (1)
Netting (1)
Shotgun Trap (2)

 


Sewing Kit

Don’t expect to be doing any expeditions to the snow biome without using several of these, sewing kits are a requirement for all high-tier clothing and armor - oh, and beds.

Rarity
Common

Found in
Barrels and Crates

Stacks to
20

Recycler return
10 cloth
2 rope

Used for
Bed (2)
Leather Gloves (1)
Jackets (2)
Boots (1)
Coffee Can Helmet(1)
Road Sign Armor (2)
Metal Armor (6-8)Snow Jacket (1)


Road Signs

One of the lesser used components, road signs are good for two things at the moment. 

Rarity
Common

Found in
Barrels and Crates

Stacks to
20

Recycler return
1 high quality metal
5 Scrap
 

Used for
Road Sign Armor (1)
Salvaged Cleaver (1)


Rifle Body

A key piece of several firearms, rifle bodies are found rarely in weapon crates.

Rarity
Rare

Found in
Crates

Stacks to
10

Recycler return
2 high quality metal
25 Scrap
 

Used for
Bolt
AK


SMG Body

Like the rifle body, the SMG body is rarely found in weapon crates and used for submachinegun construction.

Rarity
Rare

Found in
Crates

Stacks to
10

Recycler return
2 high quality metal
15 Scrap
 

Used for
Custom SMG
Thompson
MP5A4


Semi Auto Body

You guessed it, the semi auto body is just like the SMG and Rifle body, only this is used to make P250's and semi auto rifles.

Rarity
Common

Found in
Barrels and Crates

Stacks to
10

Recycler return
2 high quality metal
75 metal frags
15 Scrap
 

Used for
P250
Semi Auto Rifle


Tarp

Perfect for crafting water catchers, water barrels, planters, and FROG BOOTS!  Tarps are also a great source of cloth when recycled.

Rarity
Common

Found in
Barrels

Stacks to
20

Recycler return
50 cloth

Used for
Water Catchers (1-2)
Water Barrel (1)
Large Planter (2)
Small Planter (1)
Frog Boots (1)


Tech Trash

On of the most prized components - a key to raiding and some attachments - tech trash is rarely found in weapon crates.

Rarity
Rare

Found in
Crates

Stacks to
50

Recycler return
1 high quality metal
20 Scrap
 

Used for
C4 (2)
Holosight (1)
Laser sight (1)


Empty Propane Tank

A key ingredient for the flamethrower, and also used in water purification (but seriously, who does that anyway?), propane tanks are likely to be found more often than needed.

Rarity
Common

Found in
Barrels

Stacks to
5

Recycler return
50 metal frags
1 Scrap

Used for
Water Purifier (1)
Flamethrower (2)


Sheet Metal

Primarily useful for crafting heavy armor, they also yield a nice metal return when recycled.

Rarity
Common

Found in
Barrels and Crates

Stacks to
20

Recycler return
100 metal frags
1 high quality metal
8 Scrap

Used for
Heavy Plate Helmet (1)
Heavy Plate Jacket (2)
Heavy Plate Pants (1)


 


The Recycler

The recycler takes items or components and returns a percentage of the materials back (depending on condition of the item). Recyclers cannot be crafted at the moment, you can only find them in dungeons and monuments around the map.


Recycler Locations

Satellites
The recycler is inside one of the standing dish's

 

Lighthouse
The recycler is in the platform on the shorter side of the light house

 

Train Yard
The recycler can be found on the second floor after going up the stairs on the small building.

 

Water Treatment
The recycler is found on the second floor after going up two flights of stairs in the long building.

 

Nuclear Plant
The recycler is found inside of the garage door on the right in the small building next to the conveyor.

 

Warehouses
They can also be found in warehouses throughout the map

 

Harbors
A recycler can be found in each of the possible harbors.  It is located directly behind the first building on the left in the first harbor, and between the cranes in the other.

 

Launch Site
You can find the recycler by entering from the launch pad side, it's under the awning at the second building on the left.

 

Supermarket
The recycler can be found in the fenced in area behind the building.

 

Gas Station
The garage houses the recycler here.

 

Junkyard
The recycler is found by climbing up to the raised shipping container next to the crane.

 

Military Tunnels
The recycler is found in a metal shack on the outskirts of the tunnel entrance.

 

The Outpost
When entering from the side with the rusty watch tower the recycler is found in a colapsed building with "repairs" sign to the right of the road.