Rust reached a new concurrent player record this weekend. 71,081 of you were online at the same time, which is no small feat for a game this many years into development. You must all really love balloons! We can't begin to thank you for sticking with Rust through every base wipe, every headshot, every update. But we will: thanks!
And onto the header, an atmospheric bit of art by Brullan.
He's so good. Check his profile out for a pile of great Rust art.
There's a whole lot going on in Meza's Dystopia map. Pipes stretching across the land, the giant comms tower, abandoned cities, whatever the hell is going on with the Oil Tank. I'm not even going to go too deeply into the chicken statue. It's a wild ride of a thing.
The Horde's halloween pumpkin island was also quite a thing to behold.
Though the title is a little bit misleading, and there's not a huge amount of traditional taxiing going on in the video, it's always fun to see people working out how to use items in Rust. JordanRants eventually takes to the skies in a balloon, after losing one and then fighting with an inventory full of Low Grade Fuel.
Hope you're enjoying the balloons.
A fair bit of art this week. Here's Cagenado's take on that cut-out art style that Rust people seem to love.
On Steam, magic merchant sketched out a cute series of scenes.
JustSpawned showed how a sketch comes together. And we all know cats are art.
And finally, from a while ago, Ribberiino drew a character.
And that was the art.
There's only really Rizza Gaming left in the raid cam game, and he was there for this clan battle. It's always nice seeing the RHIB's being used, makes the whole raid feel like something planned and military. That being said, the raid starts with the sneaky raiders on the back foot. Plans don't always work.
That was a lot of wall spam...
Before I started making kissy-face towards all the custom maps, I loved bases. I've always wanted to do some sort of server base collection, but never really found the right format. Thankfully, Corrosion Hour puts the work into that. Here's what was made on their servers in October. Here's a few favourites from the hundreds they've gathered.
I love the last few in particular. Actual architecture.
"I take no pride in this." We've all been there: taking aim at an unsuspecting farmer, settling the sight on their dome and pondering the next move. Stimpee makes that play, but still somehow ends up talking to the person. It's so low-key.
Aside from that, the first few seconds of loot is *insert fire emoji*.
P2s and bolties abound.
Great news! Rustafied's annual charity live stream is coming soon. Starting Nov. 17th, 2018 from 11am to 11pm EST, the 12 hour live stream event in support of charity: water. Even better news: the trailer is awesome.
Best news: last year they raised $53,659.81 for Direct Relief.
Think you're working on something awesome? Tell me all about it. Share your map designs, show off a game-mode from your server, let us see your cool base.
There's a dedicated forum, or you can fish for upvotes in the subreddit. I also shuffle around the the Steam Community, so feel free to show me to things from there. You can follow and respond to Rust on Twitter, and I'm on there as well.