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Merry Rustmas

Season's beatings! It's that wonderful time of the year again. The Xmas event is now enabled, gingerbread houses, and Rustmas base decorating competition!

16 December 2023
From everyone at Facepunch, we'd all like to wish you a Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone! 

Rust and its DLC packs are currently on sale till the end of January with up to 50% off.

The Christmas Event is once again live! If you haven't been around for this before, 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 or large. The contents of each present vary, but you'll find a mix of resources, weapons, and candy.
Once again, you will be able to find Santa hats and reindeer antlers, both of which can be worn and provide a decent amount of protection. There’s also a lickable candy cane club, 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.
The advent calendar is a craftable deployable available to everyone during the Christmas event. Once placed you can claim an in-game surprise once every in-real-life day from the 16th of December.
The Christmas event ends on January 4th @ 19:00GMT

Have fun!
Run, run fast as you can, the gingerbread men are coming! Gingerbread houses have mysteriously started appearing throughout the world, leading to an underground dungeon, smelling a little like grandma's baking, but be careful, it's not going to be a cakewalk if you enter!

Server owners can adjust the portal count using the xmasdungeon.xmaspopulation convar.
We have brought some items from previous years, now purchasable from the Rust Item Store.

Since last year the festive garland pack now includes a double door garland. If you've already purchased this pack, you'll now be able to craft this item.

This year, we've teamed up with Twitch to celebrate this festive season. To commemorate this landmark partnership, we're dropping winter-themed items, as seen below.
We are excited to announce the annual Rustmas base decorating competition is back!

We're looking for the best festive base Rust has ever seen!


£120 worth of skins of their choosing and two Rust DLC/Items.

Runner up

£75 worth of skins of their choosing and one Rust DLC/Item.

How To Submit

Once you’ve completed decorating your base, take some screenshots or video and upload them to X/Twitter using the hashtag #Rustmas2023

The winner and runner up will be announced from Rust's Official X/Twitter account  on January 12th.

Please also be following the Rust Twitter so we can DM you.  If we do not get a response within 1 week of the winner announcement a new winner will be chosen.


Submissions will be judged based on the following:
  • Creativity
  • Design
Judging will be performed by Facepunch Staff.

Bonus points if you remove the UI and your graphics are set higher than 1 :) 


This competition is run by Facepunch Studios Lt. The competition ends on January 4th 2024 23:59UTC. No more than three entries per person. The winner and runner-up will be selected based on which 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.


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