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.
Patch time: Today at 2pm EST / 7pm GMT
To set 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 (2pm local time for each region).
Airdrops are much more festive with the advent of Rust Xmas. 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!
If you’ve been around for any previous Rust Christmas events, you’ll be familiar with these presents. 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. Best of all, the loot drops for presents has been updated for this years event!
~100 to 200 stone
~3 to 4 chocolate bars
~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
Upgrade to medium
Pipe shotgun and 10 handmade shells
Snowball Gun and 4 snowballs
Star tree topper
~3 to 4 short ice walls
1 Medical syringe
Upgrade to large
250 Crude Oil
Revolver and 20 pistol bullets
Custom SMG and 20 pistol bullets
Pump shotgun and 12 buckshot
Holosight, Weapon lasersight, Silencer, Flashlight
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.
~25 metal frags
Eoka + ~10 shells
Candy cane club
~5 Chocolate Bars
~50 metal frags
Eoka + ~10 shells
Waterpipe shotgun + ~10 shells
There are a number of new items in the game for this holiday season. Most will likely be for sale on the item store once the update comes out. I’ll be sure to update here with all the details once they become available. Please note: all the numbers below are subject to change.
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.
It appears as though there will be 2 variants, both likely available for purchase on the item store once the update is live. They can be picked up with a hammer and slide well on snow (but not much else).
Level 1 required
There are 5 variants of the new Neon Signs being added. Likely to be purchasable on the item store when the update is live, these signs are edited like a normal sign, however, they glow when powered. Requiring a couple power (depending on size), these signs all have a power passthrough socket as well.
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 will likely be available on the item store.View fullsize
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.
I’m happy to announce we have opened applications for both our Community and Moderation teams. If you’re interested in joining Rustafied, fill out an application today. Please note: we will not be replying to applications until January.Apply now