Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone! The Christmas Event is now live! If you've been playing Rust for a while, you know what this means. If you haven't, here's what you can expect:
Every once in a while you will hear the sound of jingle bells. Run outside and look for a gift! Two gifts are spawned per player, in a radius of about 40m from where you are standing. Run up and bash it open to receive your Christmas presents. They come in three sizes: small, medium, and large. If you have enough small presents stashed, you can "trade up" to a medium. If you choose to unwrap a present, the contents in each will vary. I won't blow the surprise here, but you'll find a mix of resources, weapons, and candy. Some players may receive coal for being terrible human beings.
Some notable Christmas items you may find are Santa hats and reindeer antlers, both of which can be worn and provide a decent amount of protection. A candy cane club has also been added, which is a formidable and lickable weapon (seriously, you can lick it), and two types of stockings. If you hang a stocking inside your base, when the jingle bells ring the stocking will fill up with loot. The larger stocking has a higher chance for better items, and both last around 5-10 refills.
We've also added a default blueprint craftable Christmas Tree. If you decide to create one, it'll start out bare, but you'll find the decorations within presents or you can trade for them. There are seven decorations to collect, and some are rarer than others. The decorations can also be recycled for materials. Have fun.
We also have some purely cosmetic items available on the Item Store. You can find a Snowman
, a Festive Window Garland
, a Christmas Door Wreath
, and best of all, Christmas Lights
. I'm excited to see what kind of roleplayer homes people come up with! Shout out to blasterdevil
on Reddit who thought up the snowman.
You can go a little overboard with things.