Multiplayer survival sandbox Rust, a recreation of base-building, bashing issues with rocks, and utilizing voice chat to persuade different gamers to not kill you, has now been purchased over 12 million occasions. Builders Facepunch Studios introduced the milestone as a part of a wrap-up of the previous year’s development, relating 12 months’ price of successes and new additions:
“2021 was an distinctive 12 months for Rust in nearly all regards, after 8 years of steady improvement Rust has gone from energy to energy. In 2021 Rust blew up on Twitch, we noticed record-high participant counts, launched Voice Props DLC Pack, World revamp, missions, freight trains, underwater labs, gestures, submarines, MLRS and a lot extra.”
The Voice Props DLC Pack, which features a megaphone for shouting at different gamers in addition to a cassette recorder, mic stand, chunky old style cell phone, disco flooring, and different audio-themed accoutrements, was Rust’s best-selling DLC to this point.
The 2021 recap additionally mentions a few of what’s forward for Rust, with updates scheduled for the primary Thursday of each month “together with occasional hotfixes and vacation occasions.” February will convey quality-of-life updates, and an “arctic monument” is within the works. “Along with new monuments, this 12 months you’ll be able to anticipate to see new weapons, deployables, occasions, automobiles, animals and a lot extra.”
For those who’re excited about moving into it, here’s how to survive your first day in Rust.