I’ve always been afraid to play games like Rust. There’s something about a full online world where anyone you run across could be friend or foe just makes me super nervous an anxious. The human factor makes the game highly unpredictable but I’m assuming that’s the whole appeal. Initially only available on PC, Rust is finally making its way to console in 2020. Players looking for the ultimate competitive survival experience on console will be able to play online with up to 100 others.
Waking up on a mysterious post-apocalyptic island littered with dilapidated industrial monuments and probing scientists, it’s up to you to figure out how to keep yourself alive in a world where everything wants you dead.
In Rust, there is one goal above everything else: survive. Conquer thirst and hunger, battle the elements, create clothing and stay safe against hostile forces including other players, scientists, bears, wolves or even succumb to fire, drowning or radiation poisoning. A game without rules, Rust doesn’t tell its inhabitants what to do. Players are free to be deceptive and aggressive with intense player vs. player combat, raiding and looting, but there is potentially even more to be earned with a team of friendly players by your side. In the struggle for survival and supremacy, players can build tiny cabins in the woods to huge scrap metal fortresses in an attempt to stay safe, as well as craft a variety of weapons, bombs and traps.
Rust is not for the faint of heart: the game boasts a steep learning curve and a huge, killer community of players. Literally anyone can and most likely will try to kill you.