1:00pm EST - Our update preview stream is live! twitch.tv/rustafied
12:00pm EST - It appears the Easter Patch went live a bit early today. We’ve updated our servers, let the egg hunts begin! Also, check out the Easter skins on the item store!
12:00am EST - Bunnies and eggs will soon permeate every Rust server with the start of Rust Easter. Going live in an update today, the Rust Easter event includes egg hunts, costumes, and more!
This update is expected to hit at the regular time (2pm EST / 7pm BST) and does not force a wipe. Our update stream will go live at 1pm EST to show off all the Easter goodness you can expect. Also, follow @Rustafied for news throughout the day.
Easter Egg Hunts
It wouldn’t be an Easter celebration without some egg hunts! As with last year, an Easter Egg hunt will begin every in-game day. For 3 minutes, every player on the server will be able to collect as many eggs as they can - with the top 3 winning special eggs as a reward.
3 Silver Eggs
1 Silver Egg
1 Bronze Egg
Getting to the podium isn’t everything though, as eggs collected during each hunt can be upgraded for bigger and better things…
Similar to the presents of the Xmas event in Rust, collectible eggs can be gathered, upgraded, and opened for prizes. Here is a rundown of the different types of eggs and what you can find in each.
Stone (100 - 200)
Wood (200 - 400)
Metal frags (20 -50)
3 or 4 Chocolate Bars
Compound bow + 10 arrows
Upgrade to Silver
Chainsaw + fuel
Revolver + ammo
Double Barrel + buckshot
Pump shotgun + buckshot
Upgrade to Gold
5 Incendiary + 3 High Velocity Rockets
MP5A4 + ammo
LR-300 Assault Rifle
M39 Rifle + ammo
Multiple Grenade Launcher
M249 + ammo
Total Egg Cost
1000 Painted Eggs
Egg hunt helpers
There are a couple special Easter items which will help you get on the leaderboard for any egg hunt. First, the Egg Basket, when equipped, allows you to pick up eggs instantaneously with left click (as opposed to having to wait a couple seconds for each pickup, which is the case for any basket-less bunny).
Next are the Bunny Ears, Onesie, Nest Hat, and new this year, the Egg Suit. All provide an extended sense, Egg Vision, which allows players to see eggs from farther away during the hunt.
Edit: not sure if the Egg Suit made it in this year…
Special Easter items
Along with community created Easter skins, some Facepunch created Easter items are expected to hit the item store. We’ll have more details on these once the update goes live.
Edit: The item store has been updated!
Twitch Rivals: Rust
The team is working on a bunch of other projects and features. Below is a brief summary of what they are working on. We’ll go into more details on this in the article next week.
A bunch of hotfixes for crashes related to the last update
Performance - The team is prioritizing performance increases this month
New recoil - initial work on the PvP update
Rail network - initial work on adding an above ground workcart to the tracks
Power zipline - can now travel up to 3m higher than their departure point
Pets - more work on setting this up
Magnetic Crane - increased yaw speed by 20%
More Hapis conversion