Rust is an unforgiving survival MMO and can be difficult for beginners. We know this well, so we’ve compiled 10 tips to give you an idea of how to play Rust. Discover the basics of exploration, crafting and caring for your character.
1. Explore safe places first
In general, every player in Rust starts the game naked and with a piece in hand; maybe you have a torch. This will depend on the server you are on. If you’re new to the game, we recommend looking for newbie-style servers or playing with friends who know the game and are your allies.
The first thing you need to do is to explore areas away from other players. At first you are vulnerable, so you should not take risks. At the beginning of the game, search for resources around you near where you were spawned. Dig a little deeper on the island, but avoid encountering large animals or other players until you have better equipment.
Once you have your own home or shelter in time, don’t be afraid to go further and explore. It is possible to explore caves and underground places to obtain better materials. From time to time there are planes that drop supply boxes with very useful things. Of course there will be other players too!
2. Build an ax as soon as possible
A stone isn’t the best weapon or tool you can have in Rust. It’s helpful to start with it, but after a few minutes you’ll realize you need something better. Craft a stone ax after collecting more stones and wood. This will improve your ability to obtain resources and you will also be able to defend or attack better than you can with a piece of stone.
In addition to the ax, it is good to make a fabric garment yourself. You can get fabric by hunting animals, so it won’t take long to get this outfit. It’s weak armor, but it’s better than nothing and will protect you a little more from the cold.
3. Eat often and monitor your needs
In Rust, you should pay attention to the level of hunger and thirst. If you don’t feed it often, your character will weaken and sooner or later it will die. Don’t forget to hunt animals while searching for resources and materials. A little food is enough to survive and survive for another day, but you’d better cook the meat or you’ll get poisoned!
Besides hunger and thirst, your character can also freeze to death. To fight the cold, you need to dress the character and provide him with a warm place. While a campfire that also allows you to cook is useful, it is best to build a house/shelter with an oven. All this and eating helps your character feel relaxed, revitalized and fully recovered.
As a final detail, try to collect all possible seeds. Besides feeding on hunted animals, you can also grow fruit! Therefore, when you have a house, do not hesitate to sow seeds nearby.
4. Do not cook at night
We do not recommend cooking at night for one simple reason: the light draws a lot of attention. If you can’t defend yourself against better equipped players, it’s best to stay at home until the night is over. Turn off all the lights, or at least don’t move in front of them. If someone sees your shadow moving, they will announce you the next hunt!
5. Build your first home or shelter
Building a house or shelter is one of the first steps to take as a survivor of the chaos that has plagued Rust.
We emphasize that it is best to build the house away from other players as the first building. A large base is great if you’re playing with your friends!
Of course, buildings in Rust are susceptible to degradation and loss of stability. Build with care and protect your home with repairs or improvements.
6. Make a sleeping bag
While you don’t need to sleep in the Rust, sleeping bags and mattresses are helpful. After you die, you can be reborn in a sleeping bag or bed. For this reason, it is recommended to keep the sleeping bag in a safe place or at least know that there are no enemies living where you put it. You only need a few dozen pieces of fabric to make one of these. So much better than being reborn on the beach!
7. Get resources and use them to craft
Here we want to highlight an important detail: use your resources. Accumulating more material is useless unless you have a plan in mind; Using them will help you survive. Spend your resources to get better tools, weapons and houses. That’s the craft!
Later, when the creations are more expensive and you have boxes to store the objects, it is recommended to save. It is good to have a plan for building large bases and requires a lot of resources. As a general rule, always store materials in safe places, such as boxes inside homes and bed bases, rather than carrying them around. Otherwise, you could lose a lot if they kill you!
8. Build an oven and counter
To speed up crafting and create more complex items, you need an oven and workbench. In addition to imparting heat to the character, the furnace serves, among other things, for both cooking and metal forming. After making a wooden house, you should make an oven as soon as possible. For this you need a desk made of stone and wood.
As you progress through the game, you’ll find that various objects and building pieces require a desk and blueprints. With this in mind, feel free to build as many houses, shelters, and stalls in bases as possible.
9. Do not trust unknown players
Unless you’re playing with friends, it’s wise to assume other players are enemies. In this game, a stranger will rarely help you, especially if he is well-equipped. Therefore, run away when you see a player!
Once you are better armed and protected, you can choose to fight or approach other players, but always be careful. Until then, stay hidden and go unnoticed, especially for the first few minutes. When night falls, we recommend staying at home or away from others.
Finally, gamers aren’t the only threat. In Rust, there are different NPCs, wild animals, zombies and even helicopters that will attack you as soon as they see you. Pay attention to your surroundings; Dangers abound on Rust Island!
10. Beware of radiated areas
Radiation fields are dangerous and cool places. First, radiation can kill your character. Fortunately, there are anti-radiation pills and syringes to combat this; As a bonus, it helps you reduce the effects of drinking water. In addition, if you have a clothing that protects you from radiation, you will be safer against this danger!
On the other hand, these radioactive areas may contain some of the best components and items in the game. These sites are well worth exploring, despite being busy places and often surrounded by zombies. We recommend visiting these sites with well-armed allies. If you have been playing for a short time, never go to these areas with radiation.