What is Rust?

Rust is a survival PvP video game with some PvE elements developed and published by Facepunch Studios for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux. The game only features multiplayer modes. Rust was initially created as a clone of DayZ, a popular mod for ARMA 2 with the addition of crafting elements. Originally released onto Steam‘s early access program in December 2013, the game was fully released in February 2018.

The objective of the game is to survive in the wilderness by crafting items using the materials gathered or stolen; the player starts with only a rock and a torch. There is only a multiplayer mode and a prevalent concept in Rust is to form and join clans with other players. Raiding is a very common action, usually done in large clans. Since Rusts first alpha launch, animals, hunting and the ability to craft armor and weapons have been added. It initially featured zombies as enemies, but subsequently replaced them with bears and wolves. Radiation was also removed due to the frustration it was causing players, although it was later reintroduced.

Throughout Rusts alpha release, it was met with mixed critical reviews and many comparisons with other survival games were made, with the most common one being the mixture between DayZ and Minecraft. During its early access phase, critics praised the game’s concept and gameplay. By March 2017, Rust had sold over five million copies. Upon being fully released, the game received average reviews.

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