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    Rust Christmas is coming!

    12:00am EST - It’s that time of year again - Rust Christmas has arrived and will be showering Newmans with gifts from now till the new year.

    Our update stream goes live at 1pm EST. Follow @Rustafied for news throughout the day.

    Patch time: Today at 2pm EST / 7pm GMT

    To start the festivities off, a mandatory client and server update is needed. Expect them both to hit at normal time, 2pm EST / 7pm GMT. This will not force a wipe and Rustafied servers will still wipe at their normal times throughout the day (5pm local time for each region).


    If you’ve been around for previous Rust Christmas events, you’ll be familiar with these. Every in game day, a jingle will sound, and around every player in the game will spawn a couple presents. 

    Whack them a bit (they have 30 health) and you’ll be treated to 1 or more small or medium presents. These presents can be unwrapped or upgraded to higher tiers, which yield better loot.

    Small Present

    Possible Contents
    ~100 to 200 stone
    Candy canes
    ~3 to 4 chocolate bars
    1 snowball
    ~5 to 15 scrap
    ~200 to 400 wood
    Candy cane club, wrapping paper and 1 snowball
    ~25 to 35 LGF and 2 snowballs
    ~25 to 50 metal frags
    ~Eoka and 9 to 11 handmade shells
    Reindeer antlers

    Upgrade to medium

    Medium Present

    Possible Contents
    1000 stone
    Pipe shotgun and 10 handmade shells
    150 LGF
    Small stocking
    Salvaged cleaver
    Pookie bear
    Snowball Gun and 4 snowballs
    Star tree topper
    ~3 to 4 short ice walls
    Decorative baubles
    Tree lights

    Upgrade to large

    Large Present

    Possible Contents
    250 Crude Oil
    60 HQM
    Super stocking
    Supply signal
    Revolver and 20 pistol bullets
    Custom SMG and 20 pistol bullets
    Pump shotgun and 12 buckshot
    Flame turret
    Holosight, Weapon lasersight, Silencer, Flashlight

    Santa’s Sleigh

    Airdrops are much more festive with Rust Xmas in full swing. Instead of the soulless drone of the C130 overhead, the skies of Rust will be graced with festive sleigh bells and Old St. Nick with his team of reindeer, dropping huge presents with sparkling star trails. Not only does this sound and look festive as fuck, the airdrop loot includes some extra presents!


    Hung around the chimney (or campfire) with care, this duo of deployables loads up with items over time - a long time. You’ll know when there’s some goodies inside when they start dazzling sparkles from the top.

    Small Stocking

    ~250 wood
    ~150 stone
    ~25 metal frags
    Eoka + ~10 shells
    Reindeer antlers
    Candy cane club
    ~5 Chocolate Bars
    Santa Hat

    SUPER Stocking

    ~250 wood
    ~150 stone
    ~50 metal frags
    Eoka + ~10 shells
    Waterpipe shotgun + ~10 shells
    Medical Syringe
    Snowball gun
    4 snowballs

    Other Xmas goodies!

    Rust Christmas comes with a slew of other fun seasonal items. With things like Ice Walls, Sleds, Snowball Guns, Lights, Snow Machines, Snowmen, and more, players will have their fill of festivities.


    A favorite Christmas pastime has made its way to Rust. Sleds allow players to travel fast and free down snowy slopes. Deployed on the ground - similar to how boogie boards work - these sleds will start sliding down hills the moment you mount them.

    They can be picked up with a hammer and slide well on snow (but not much else). Find them in medium presents!

    Ice Walls

    Next up we have 2 new types of wall! Both made of ice (with icy spikes on the top), these walls will block your greatest of foes — or at least slow them down. Coming in short and high variants, these walls cost stones (300 and 1500 respectively) and are default blueprints for crafting.

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    Snowball Gun

    The Snowball Gun, also known as the ‘Blizzard Blaster,’ is akin to a fast-firing nerf version of the grenade launcher. Feed this puppy one snowball and you’ll get 50 rounds in return. Fire at will to ‘lay waste to your foes with Christmas cheer.’

    Dropped in Christmas loot during the event, you won’t need to craft or purchase this one.

    Craftable Christmas Tree

    As with previous years, a Christmas Tree can be crafted by players. For 500 wood and 30 cloth, you too can have your own Tree in your base to celebrate the holidays properly. Open the tree up (like a loot box) to decorate with Baubels, Candy Canes, Pinecones, and Gingerbread Men.

    Snowman Helmet

    What better way to celebrate the holidays than with a fancy new Snoman helmet? Likely to be available on the item store.



    Advent Calendar

    Another way to partake in the holiday festivities is with the new Advent Calendar. Currently all we know is that it will give a special gift each day. At the time of testing, we were unable to acquire any loot from it.

    100 wood
    20 cloth
    Workbench level 1

    Other stuff

    The team is working hard on a bunch of other things also. Here is a summary of the commits from this week:

    • Added 4 extra inventory slots to the tool cupboard that will only accept the hammer, building plan, tool gun, wire tool, and the hose tool

    • Pick the cheapest path to the target tech when displaying the required scrap to unlock a tech

    • When looting a player that is incapacitated, if the player dies (eg from a kill command) the player will automatically start looting the corpse

    • Added a warning if the selected item is already researched at the research table

    • First pass on native support for an auto walk binding. Once toggled on will walk until the bind is pressed again or the player presses the forward or backwards keys. Works in vehicles as well

    Rustafied Christmas event!

    Starting this Saturday, Dec. 19th at 4pm EST, our Xmas / winter art contest starts. Participate for your chance to win VIP prizes. We also have multiple race tracks and even a Super Sled Mountain to ride down! The event will run till Dec. 21st at 11pm EST.

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