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What Players Can Do in Rust

The only purpose in Rust is to stay alive. All activity player will do is aimed at surviving. Let’s take a closer look at what people can do in this cruel world. In the last article, survivors already know the game mechanics. This part will introduce the activities players can do.


Getting Materials

Before doing anything, player needs to collect materials as an ingredient or to make tools for gathering stuff. Humans in Rust can get materials by their two hands but some items require tools. Some materials can use a single stone to get it.

What Players Can Get

  • Wood
    Wood is a basic resource to keep humans alive. It can be used to build a campfire, a house, a storage container, and so on. Players can acquire wood by cutting down a tree. Wood can be harvested by using a rock throwing at tree or cutting it with axe. Axe can produce more wood than rock.
    Wood can be found lying around anywhere.
  • Stone and Ore
    Stone is an elemental resource. It can be used as a tool or material of craft. Small stones can be lifted by human’s hands.
    Minerals can be picked when using blunt tools like a hatchet to hit the mineral rock several time.
    Once raw ore is picked, players need a furnace to melt down the ore for metal fragment.
  • Charcoal
    Charcoal is available in campfires when burning logs. It is an ingredient to make gunpowder when mixed with sulfur.
  • Food & Clothing
    Food is vital to survivor, as nobody will want to die starving. Food fills up calories bar, regenerates health, and reduces rad bar. Food can be gained in two ways. One is to scavenge canned food or ration. They are usually located in crates, looted bags, or dead players. Another way is to hunt for animals. Once the prey is dead, a hatchet is needed to harvest the meat. Raw meat needs to be cooked before having it. Actually, raw meat can fill up calories meter but it is not healthy. Consumer will get health deducted. Also skin can be applied as cloth which is important to survivability.



Crafting allows survivors to create items that will help them keep alive in this land.
To craft items is simple, just go to inventory panel and tick crafting. If the recipe known as the blueprint is learned, players can craft it immediately in case the material is sufficient. Players can select the amount he wants to craft. Blueprints can be found in crates, looted from player or rare animals. The blueprint is permanently learned even if the player will die.



Players can fight both wild creature or other players. It requires more caution when fighting players. A ranged weapon in this game such as a gun can kill people instantly in one shot.

9 Current Available Guns in Rust and Their Required Crafting Materials

Weapons are very important in Rust. It dramatically increase a chance to survive in this wasteland(If you are really new to a game, go and read this rust surviving guide first). It does not only give you a great protection against wildlife and player, it’s also an important tool to hunt an animal and make food out of it. Gun is the most dangerous so far. Currently there are 9 types of gun available in the game. Most of them could be obtained through crafting with a required blue print and materials.

Hand Canon

Required Materials: 20 Wood and 10 Metal Fragments

Hand Canon is very powerful. Its damage is even higher than an M4. Nevertheless, it has a very short range and only 1 round per magazine.


Required Materials : 60 Wood, 10 Cloth, and 80 Metal Fragments

A crude pistol is not as reliable as 9mm or P250. It has a slow fire rate and high recoil.

rust revolver

Revolver is quite hard to handle but its damage is very reliable.

9mm Pistol

Required Materials : 10 Low Quality Metal

Although the damage is not too high, 12 rounds in a clip is very useful and easy to handle.


Required Materials : 12 Low Quality Metal

P250 has the most accuracy and damage in pistol types. The only weakness is a low rate magazine size.

Pipe Shotgun

Required Materials: 50 Wood and 40 Metal Fragments

Because of its slow reloading time, Pipe Shotgun is not recommended to use against fierce enemies such as wolves or bears.


Required Materials : 12 Low Quality Metal

Powerful weapon in close range. It even can kill a man in one shot.

rust pump shotgun

Nothing could compare to a shotgun in a close range gunfire.

Bolt Action Rifle

Required Materials :: 50 Wood, 30 low Quality Metal, 20 Leather

The most deadliest rifle in the game. It also comes with a silencer.


Required Materials : 30 Low Quality Metal

The rapid fire rate and automatic mode makes M4 a popular choice.


Required Materials : 20 Low Quality Metal

A great sub machine gun which has the most magazine capacity in the game.

Best Tips to Survive House Raiding

The most dangerous threat in Rust is other players. They cannot be trusted. Some players are not friendly and can ruin other players’ game. Here are some tips to stay alive in the unpredictable environment.


Make Friends Not Enemies
Even though players have plenty of firearms, he cannot get rid of everything hostile. Making friends is the strongest weapon in the game. Building alliances can help each other by sharing supplies and hunting down bandits together.

However, making friends can be tricky. Some players might try to make friends with others because they might deceive to gain their trust and take advantage later. Despite the fact that players cannot trust anyone, they should treat other friendly first.

A friendship can give big benefits to each other. This advantage of good relationship could mean a chance to trade, and property defense. If someone helps other people by giving him wood to build a house, he might help the giver protection in bandits later. This way, it is worth to help people instead of killing. Having some activities with your neighbor will increase the relationship with them.

Keep Your Head Low
Being the center of interest is prone to be robbed by bandits. Some players unintentionally brag or show off how cool their base is. This is an invitation to get raided. The larger the base is, the more risk to get attacked. To avoid base raids, players can build a decoy house to distract the bandits. If they see a small and empty house, the intention to raid the base is very low. Don’t forget to make it clear that there is someone living in this house though. Thieves will not be interested in stealing things from the poor.

Well Designed House
No house is safe from raiding. It is the duty of the owner to make his house capable of defending from an incoming threat. A good house should have many doors before raiders can reach to the loot box. A well building plan is needed for every house. A good house must not be easy to get breached, but there should be a quick escape passage as a last resort. In case the house owner has plenty of supplies, it is a good investment to build doors and windows with metal.

Fighting In a Good Gear is important
In case of war time, kevlar and shotgun or M4 is the best comrade for a survivor. Most bandits are likely to stalk people from a distance, so beware when going to harvest resource or hunting animals.
Do not stay in the the middle of the field. Guns in this game are highly powerful. It can cause players to die in a single shot.

How to Build a Workbench in Rust


Some crafting requires workbench. Workbench is needed to craft be making those items. When workbench is ready crafter is required to stay near the workbench to receive “Workbench 1” status. In the process of crafting, player is not allowed to leave the workbench or the crafting will be canceled. Even the item which doesn’t require workbench, player will craft it faster when standing near the workbench. This is a secondary intermediate crafting tool after furnace.

Workbench requires 8 stones and 50 woods to make it. When the material is sufficient to make, go to the crafting menu and select workbench. It will take 30 seconds to make it.
Try to keep this tool in the house, since most of item in the game can be destroyed. 40 hits of hatchet can take it down.

Below is the list of items which require workbench.

  • Low Quality Metal
    A basic material to craft building like metal fragment for upgrading wall parts and weapon.
  • Metal Door
    A durable door which can be destroyed by explosive and grenade only.
  • 9mm Pistol
    A standard handgun with 12 rounds magazine.
  • Pipe Shotgun
    Pipe shotgun is effective in hunting, it can do a massive damage in close range.
  • Metal Pillar
    It give more durability than wood pillar. The base becomes stronger.
  • Metal Ramp
    A good grade component for building house.
  • Metal Wall
    Only an explosive charge can destroy this wall.
  • Explosive Charge
    A trouble solver for metallic building.
  • Silencer
    Attachment for a gun, it will make a gunsound quiet and give more accuracy.
  • Flashlight Mod
    An add-on for guns, very needed in night time.
  • Holo Sight
    Add this attachment to weapon for more accuracy.
  • Laser Sight
    Aiming will be easier but the laser point will notice the target.
  • F1 Grenade
    A hand grenade is used for area target and destroying building.
  • P250
    A fastest handgun with quickest firerate
  • Shotgun
    The best weapon in close-quarter combat
  • Revolver
    Don’t underestimate it because of slow reloading time and high recoil. The damage is reasonable.
  • Last Medkit
    Replenish a health overtime and instantly remove bleeding status.