3:30pm EST - Update is live and devblog is out!
2:00pm EST - Our update stream is live! twitch.tv/rustafied
1:00am EST - It's that time of the month! A forced wipe is incoming today along with a bunch of balance shifts and tweaks.
Update summary video
Here's the update summary update video from Puddy.
Recoil and aimcones
Over the last two days Helk has made a series of twitter posts discussing the state of gunplay in Rust. He has posted a few videos comparing the aimcones in Rust and Battlefield along with two polls asking for feedback from the players. The latest poll asks yes or no to “recoil compensation (optional), rifles have zero aimcone until automatic fire”. This evening Helk has added big changes to PVP including new recoil and balance to most weapons and uniform shake effect to guns.
- Pump shotgun costs 5 less HQM
- Thompson costs 10 less HQM
- Assault rifle has 50% more durability
Laser sight changes
Helk made some tweaks to laser sights. Here's a summary:
- Laser sight no longer reduces ADS
- Aimcone laser sight removes
- Aimsway laser sight reduces hipfire aimcone by 25%
- Laser sight more visible at distance
- HQM cost is now 3 down from 8
The Hapis upgrades described in our Tuesday post are almost here! We encourage players to check out these changes tomorrow on our Hapis server. We are increasing the population from 100 to 150 as well, expect some great PVP and exploring on this upgraded map!
Coming in at the last minute Helk added a drop box. Want to drop items off in your base without going through doors? If so, this is for you. With the capacity of a small box you can now quickly drop items off into your base. Anyone can drop items into the box, regardless of build privilege, but the items are only accessible from the rear of the box.
200 Metal Fragments
One nice quality of life change this week involves the ability to harvest logs and downed branches. While they don’t yield as much wood as a tree, each of them gives the an equal amount. How much wood you get overall depends on the tool that you are using.
Stone hatchet 194
Metal hatchet 211
Salvaged axe 250
All cacti can now be harvested. The two in the images below now yield cloth and cactus flesh at the same rate as the standard small cacti.
Like the snowy nodes in the great white north, the nodes in the desert now have a sand covered bottom. A small but aesthetically pleasing change.
- Ability to limit voice counts for individual sounds globally
- Added shotgun trap sounds