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Halloween 2021 - Darkness falls

A darkness is falling upon Rust, monsters are awakening. Enter if you dare.

28 October 2021
The Rust Halloween event is upon us! We've released a mandatory patch containing lots of spooky features, enabled the Trick or Treat event, NPC scarecrows and much more!  Additionally, Rust and all DLC packs are now 33% off for the duration of the Steam Halloween sale.

This year we've added a new addition to the Halloween event: Frankenstein's monster!
To get started building your own monster first you must slay scarecrows and mummies which roam the lands. Once you've collected a head, torso and legs. Craft yourself a Frankenstein's table and place the body parts within the table, awaken your new pet monster and control it by pressing "P".

The monster will follow your orders without question. It'll follow you around the map, defend you if attacked and help slay foes you wish to attack. 
If you're having trouble accessing the pet menu or already have a key bound to "P" then use the following console command:  bind X +pets or open the in-game controls menu.
Once roughly every two in-game days, a candy hunt event will begin. You'll have 3 minutes to collect as many candies as you can. The top 3 players are given special loot bags as a reward. These candies and loot bags can be opened for various types of loot ranging from scrap all the way up to an M249!

If you don't make the podium, that's okay. The Candies you collect can be upgraded for better loot.

There are various items available to help you during your hunt. The Pumpkin Bucket will allow instant pickup of candies and the Scarecrow Wrap and ghost costume will provide you with advantage via Candy Vision.

The Halloween event will run until November 4th.

Have fun!
This year we've added two new Halloween themed items to the Rust store

Skull Rock

Through many years of research, it was discovered skulls are just as good at gathering resources as rocks.

The Skull can now be purchased at the Rust item store.

pumpkin carving

Display your artistic side with the new carvable pumpkin item.
The carvable pumpkin can now be purchased at the Rust item store.

We're also running a pumpkin carving competition
Last years Halloween items have been raised from the dead, head over to the Rust item store.

Skull Trophy Pack
A decorative mount that can hold the skull of a friend or foe, including his/her name.

Comes in 4 variations
Skull Spike Pack
Inflict fear into your enemies with these decorative Skulls on spikes.

Comes in 3 variations
Mummy Underwear
Replace your default underwear with some new spooky underwear.

No crafting required!

Additionally, we've resurrected the following items:

There is also a bunch of Halloween themed skins on the Rust Item Store!
We're excited to announce Rust's first pumpkin carving competition!

Using Rust's new in-game carvable pumpkin item carve a design worthy of pleasing the horrid creatures at Facepunch. 


£75 worth of skins of their choosing and two Rust DLC keys.

Runner up

£50 worth of skins of their choosing and one Rust DLC key.

How To Submit

Once you’ve carved your best and scariest pumpkin design, take a screenshot and upload the image to  Twitter using the hashtag #RustHalloween

The winner and runner up will be announced from Rust's official Twitter account on November 8th.


Submissions will be judged based on the following:
  • Creativity
  • Design (Not required to be Halloween themed)
Judging will be performed by Facepunch Staff.


This competition is run by Facepunch Studios Ltd at Concept House, Elmore Green Road, Bloxwich, Walsall, UK. The competition ends on November 7th 2021 23:59UTC. No more than three entries per person. The winner and runner-up will be selected based on which pumpkin carving Facepunch thinks is the most original/creative and any decisions Facepunch makes will be final. The winner and runner up must claim their prizes within one month of the closing date (which Facepunch may exchange for an alternative of the same or greater value). Our terms of service apply to any content you make for the competition: Winning entries must pick items from the Rust marketplace with market value. Designs uploaded or aided using third party applications will be disqualified. 


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