Rust for Xbox One, PS4: Release date, and everything we know

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Rust Console Edition Hero (Image credit: Double Eleven)

Rust is finally making its way to consoles after being only on PC for many years. Rust originally launched way back in December 2013 as an early access title on Steam and launched as a full title in February 2018. Rust is renowned for being a harsh and chaotic open-world survival game where other players can be absolutely relentless. But what else is in store? Here's what you need to know.

Rust Console Edition: What you should know


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Rust is an open-world survival multiplayer game that first launched through Steam on PC back in early 2018. It had a long period in early access — five years to be exact. The objective in Rust is simply to survive the harsh land. Unfortunately, this harsh land is filled with deadly creatures.

Even worse, is that the game is filled with up to 100 other players on the same server. You will have to do everything you possibly can to stay alive and to protect what is yours. Or you can go on the offensive, and take from others for your own personal gain. Either way, you will be put to the test in the ultimate survival situation.

Rust plays out like most typical open-world survival games. You start out with nothing and have to scrounge around in the environment for sticks and stones so you can start crafting tools. Once you get yourself somewhat established, it's time to venture out and explore the island and truly experience the game — that is, if no other player has already shown up and harassed you at this point. Rust progression ranges from simple weapons and clothing to crafting fully automatic weapons, heavy armor, and a whole lot more. You could say the end-game portion of Rust is basically PUBG but with base building and survival mechanics.

The Rust console edition is not being created by the original developers of the game, Facepunch. The Rust console port is in the hands of Double Eleven studio, which has also recently worked on the popular Minecraft Dungeons game. Double Eleven is handling both the development and publishing of the Rust console edition.

Does Rust on console have a single-player mode?

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Unfortunately, there is no single-player option to play on your own, or even offline for that matter. This is purely an online server-based, multiplayer, open-world survival game. Luckily though, there is a "Softcore" mode for players who want a bit of an easier experience. Currently, there is very little to confirm if there will be differences In content between the PC version and the consoles versions, though there may not be any.

How does Rust Console Edition differ from PC?


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Currently, there is very little to confirm if there will be differences In content between the PC version and the consoles versions, though hopefully there shouldn't be. Occasionally, in the case for a console port from PC, the console version is usually only one update behind. You can also probably expect the streamlining of controls from PC to console, along with some assists to help out console players.

You can currently check out six minutes of Rust gameplay on an Xbox One X. It shows off a variety of combat scenarios, along with some example loadouts and how they can affect your gameplay.

Rust Console Edition: Release date, platforms, and more

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You can play the upcoming console version of Rust which is officially launching on May 21, 2021! If you are brave enough though, you can also play Rust on PC through Steam if you wish to experience the game before it hits consoles. If this game interests you, sign up on the Rust console versions website to get notified on when there will be upcoming Beta tests for the game. We'll also keep you updated on more news as more information is released.

Considering Rust is an open-world multiplayer survival game where enemy players are abundant, hearing your enemies before they see you is critical. Snag yourself one of the best Xbox gaming headsets for under $100 in 2021.

Jared Eden