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Facepunch Studios
Unity 2021[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows February 8, 2018[2]
macOS (OS X) February 8, 2018[2]
Linux February 8, 2018[2]
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Microtransactions Cosmetic, Player trading
Modes Multiplayer
Pacing Persistent
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Survival
Rust on MobyGames
Rust on Wikipedia

Key Points

Missing native gamepad support from the console version.

General information

Official forum
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Green Man Gaming
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macOS (OS X)
Humble Store
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macOS (OS X)
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macOS (OS X)
All versions require Steam DRM.
Linux version is no longer available.[3]

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\cfg\client.cfg[Note 2]
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game>/cfg/client.cfg
Linux <path-to-game>/cfg/client.cfg
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/252490/pfx/[Note 3]
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


Unity configuration window.
Unity configuration window.
Graphical options.
Graphical options.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
HUD is spanned.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
70-90° in Gameplay options or custom with graphics.fov 90 command in console (press F1 in-game to open console).
Cannot select full monitor resolution in windowed mode.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Enable windowed mode and use the -popupwindow parameter (or see the glossary page).
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16x, but filtering is not applied to some textures. Force through driver to apply to all textures.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unity page for more details.


Control options.
Control options.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Slider in Input options (0.1 increments), or Input.sensitivity command in console (Press F1 in-game to open).
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Use unoffical script in GlovePie
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Sound options.
Sound options.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, voices, and game sounds.
Surround sound
Dolby Pro Logic, 4 speaker surround, 5 speaker surround, 5.1 surround, 7.1 surround
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese
An up-to date page of all supported languages can be found here


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Direct IP
Via console command client.connect ip:port

VR support

Devices State Notes
Supports: Yaw, Pitch, X, Y, Z.

Issues fixed

Trouble entering the game

Add launch option[4]
  1. Right-click on the game in your Steam library and select Properties.
  2. Select Set Launch Options and enter: -force-d3d11.


This applies to those using Windows 8.1.

Artifacts on textures

Execute console command[5]
  1. Open the console (F1 by default)
  2. Enter gfx.all false and press Enter

Server browser and crafting menus are invisible (Linux)

Run the game in windowed mode[6]
  1. Start the game from Steam and choose Play Rust to bring up the configuration window
  2. In the Graphics tab activate the Windowed tickbox

Game crashes when joining a server on NVIDIA 396 driver (Linux)

Disable OpenGL's Collapsed Arrays for Rust[7]

Open PreferencesSet Launch Options... and add the following line

__GL_GlslUseCollapsedArrays=0 %command%

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)


Middleware Notes
Anti-cheat Easy Anti-Cheat [8]

Disable censorship

Remove censorship (genitals will no longer be pixelated)[citation needed]
  1. Open the console (F1 by default).
  2. Enter censor.nudity false and press Enter.

Play music on the guitar

The Rustissimo app is available for free on Steam, but only works with Windows. An alternative named Rust Guitar is available for Linux. Both apps support basic MIDI files.

Though not a cheat and designed to be transparent to the game, could potentially trigger Easy Anti-Cheat. Use at your own risk!

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i7-3770
AMD FX-9590
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 670
AMD Radeon R9 280
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i7-3770
AMD FX-9590
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 670
AMD Radeon R9 280
2 GB of VRAM
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i7-3770
AMD FX-9590
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 670
AMD Radeon R9 280
2 GB of VRAM


  1. Unity engine build: 2021.3.21f1[1]
  2. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  3. File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/252490/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (252490) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Verified by User:Cciacona on 2023-06-04
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Leaving Early Access - Rust - last accessed on 2018-01-23
  3. Updated Linux Plans - last accessed on 2020-01-25
  4. Some information « Rust - last accessed on May 2023
  5. gfx.all false in console - last accessed on May 2023
  6. No menu in experimental (current stable) - last accessed on May 2023
  7. Rust (video Game) crashes with 396.18 drivers - NVIDIA Developer Forums - last accessed on May 2023
  8. Easy Anti-Cheat - last accessed on May 2023