“Rust, the multiplayer survival game, will implement its first monthly update of the year on January 7 at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET. That’s just a day away, so set a reminder for when you should just back into the action. The devs stated in a Twitter post that players should expect a blueprint and map wipe, as well as Twitch drops. Other specifics are unknown as of this time.”
A Blueprint Wipe Deletes, as the name says “blueprints and players’ data, including inventory and positions. A map wipe removes player-made structures, but keeps intact natural terrain and NPC towns–effectively resetting a map.” Facepunch which is the dev, usually resets the maps once every month.
Facepunch will also be enabling Twitch drops, where when viewers or people watch Rust on Twitch and they will get or gain rewards for in game content. To get this feature, you need to activate Twitch drops on your Steam account. You can identify which streams to watch by checking if it has the Drops Enabled tag.
2020 was not a great year for everybody, but for Rust it was there best year yet. Rust made it on Steams Top Selling Games page and most played list. Streamers with big followings have been spreading the good word about the multiplayer-only survival game. At the start of 2021, the game managed to pass 1 million total viewers on Twitch, as well.
Though Rust is only available for PC and macOS players currently, a console edition is in development. Double Eleven planned to release Rust’s console editions in 2020, but was unable to. The company reassured players it was still working on the console port. A new release timeframe has not been announced yet. The game’s recent success comes after a long development time and a rough initial full launch. In our Rust review, Alessandro Barbosa was heavily critical of the “dated” survival mechanics and progression system,” Says gamespot.