Multiplayer survival sandbox Rust, a sport 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, concerning 12 months’ value of successes and new additions:
“2021 was an distinctive yr for Rust in nearly all regards, after 8 years of steady growth Rust has gone from power to power. 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 skool cell phone, disco flooring, and different audio-themed accoutrements, was Rust’s best-selling DLC to date.
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 deliver quality-of-life updates, and an “arctic monument” is within the works. “Along with new monuments, this yr you’ll be able to count on to see new weapons, deployables, occasions, autos, animals and a lot extra.”
In the event you’re excited about entering into it, here’s how to survive your first day in Rust.