12:00am EST - The team is pushing a bunch of new features and fixes as we pass the halfway point for Rust development this month.
Our update preview stream goes live at 1pm EST. Follow @Rustafied for news throughout the week.
A fix for some long standing flickering issues is in the works on the ‘precision fixes’ branch. Specifically, water flickering when using TSAA has been resolved. Also, far away shadows should no longer flicker as well!
Hardcore on AUX2
The newest game mode, Hardcore, is officially playable on the AUX2 staging branch! If missed it, Hardcore is a new, more raw Rust experience in which a bunch of features are limited or removed.
Here is an overview of Hardcore:
Team system and contacts are disabled
Local chat limited to 100m, no global
In game map is disabled, no compass, and map seeds are hidden to external sources
No safe zones
Peacekeeper NPC’s and sentries are removed from monuments
Crawling while wounded has been removed
Only 5 max sleeping bags per player
Monthly BP wipes
Both maps and BP’s will be force wiped each month on Hardcore servers
Remember, Hardcore does not impact vanilla gameplay, it is a completely separate game mode set on the server level. If you’d like to test it out, join AUX2 by right clicking Rust staging in your steam library, go to ‘properties’, ‘betas’ tab, select AUX2 from the drop down then allow your client to update.
Given it’s being tested publicly now, I’d say it’s likely Hardcore will go live with the September update. We’ll post more information as it’s available.
The ‘combatlog’ console command is receiving some improvements this week. Along with an overall reorganization of the code, the command will now show more information about desync times. Also, they have removed the ping field. No visuals yet as it is still on a separate branch.
A bit more progress on the ‘pets’ branch this week. Specifically, there’s been some initial work on a harness for taming pets and they’ve added an initial inventory for pets. Also, a Mastiff dog model has been added and the other dog models have been updated to fit some new rig work.
All of this is still on a separate branch, so visuals and various specifics are still up in the air. That said, it does look like you’ll be able to tame different dog types (and maybe other animals too). We’ll have more information once it comes to light.
Single pickup notice
Some changes to pickup notices are in the works. Now, when gathering a bunch of the same resource type, it’ll accrue the total amount in one notice instead of showing many notices in succession. This should not only look better, but also improve performance, especially when dealing with rapid collection tools like jackhammers.
New reclaim terminal
A fresh reclaim terminal is in the works for softcore servers. Here is a preview:
Fixes to the news section
More work on procedural caves
Add global.consolescale to change the font size in the console window
SetHorseBreed now only requires admin (was developer only)
Fixed trophy collision
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