Get Ready To Defend Your Base From Raiding

Food and shelter are basic needs of survival. But these two things are not sufficient for any rust survival. They do not sleep in a poor shelter for rest of their lives. Many survivors struggle for building their own home but face with one serious problem, BANDITS. As mentioned in a previous article, it’s important to trust no one and most of them could be cruel than expected. Some of them act like a bandit. They often raid people’s home, steal, and destroy everything in their way. There is no absolute way to prevent raiding but a good location and plan could come useful.

Hidden Location

Place is the first priority. Do not build a home on a place that could be spotted easily. Placing a building near a resource zone or a passing route could not even last for a single day. The ideal location is a place surrounded by mountain and covered with trees. Make sure to stay away from a normal route as far as possible. Scout the place carefully before making any further move. Some players built their house on the top of the mountain and it surprisingly worked.

building a base on a mountain

Top of a mountain is another good location for building. It’s hard to be spotted and could fightback bandits quite easy.

Defensive Base Design

The next step is to plan defensive tactics. First, do not decorate a base elegantly. Richness helps nothing but a charm to attract bandits. Normally, a poor-look base is not a target as it’s considered as not worth the raid. Second is structure. A well planed base structure can provide owner with more safety. It is not a good idea to build a big base without any defensive measures. The bigger house is, the more risk to get attack. A solo player should only build a small base that is enough for a single person in a hidden location. Upgrading door and setting code lock are a must. Setting up ladder protection could provide more security and prevent an intruder from getting up to the roof. Once the raider is blocked from many entering, it will force them to blow the wall only which cause a lot of resources. They may give up and look for other bases.

Weapon is a Must

There’s not a single person who would like to sit still and watch their base burn without not being able to do anything. They all want to fight back and defend the base themselves. Fine firearm is the best deal to prevent base from raiding in rust. Weapon like AK-47 is one of the most reliable weapon. Its damage and rapid fire rate can cope with hostile guest easier. The only disadvantage of AK is the rarity of its blueprint. Many players spend a days to search for a blue print. Somehow talking nicely to people and ask to trade the blueprint with lump of woods is an interesting choice. Maybe the trade partner might become your ally later.

raid in rust

Set your team in a position and ready to fight back!

How to Build Strong Fortress in Rust


Building a nearly invincible base in Rust will require all the help you can get. Let’s start with the basics first.

Plan Before You Build!
You will need to plan out where and how you want your base before you actually start building. Finding the perfect spot that will meet your needs will require you to scout an area for a while. With respective pros and cons, you can build your base in a number of areas.

Before you start building, you will need to plan out how and where you want your base. Scout the area for the perfect spot that meets your needs. There are a number of areas you can build your base in, each with their own pros and cons. Examples include:

To make the base tougher to reach, build it on top of a mountain
To limit the areas it can be raided from, buildĀ a good wall will help it.
To have a 360 degree view of your surroundings, build it in the middle of an open field

Decide if you want your base to be tall or wide once you have your spot picked out. You have to start with one or the other, although you can always do both after enough time and resources have been spent.

Parts and Resources
Good old fashioned Wood usually serves as the start for most bases. Not only do you not need blueprints for any of the Parts, it’s also the easiest resource to come by. Metal, though, is the best material to build with. Gathering all the resources and finding the blueprints (or research) for the metal parts will be very time consuming, but the goal here is not to build a base as fast as possible but to make a fortress as invincible as possible. You will need to use metal if you want strength – metal foundation, doorways, doors, walls, pillars, ceilings, stairs, and window bars.

Making the metal parts will require the following: a number of Metal Ore from Stone resources; change the metal ore to metal fragments with the use of a furnace; and change the metal fragments into low-quality metal with a workbench. Blueprints and a workbench will also be required before you can craft some of the parts.

The Extras
You will want to think of extra add-ons with the base securely set up. Surrounding your base with Spike Walls is always a good idea. Add the Large Spike Wall later on, so start with the regular Spike Wall. Keep in mind that in order to get in and out of your fortress, you will have to leave a space.

Extra resources that you can craft yourself should be stored in Wood Storage Boxes. These boxes should be kept alongside a Bed or Sleeping Bag in a secure place. You can simply spawn back at your base if you are killed while gathering resources.

Having an escape plan is another option. You will need to find a way out if your fortress somehow fails. Make sure that it’s not a weak point in your defenses no matter how you do that. A one way path from a semi-high point in your base to the outside would be best, so don’t just make a ramp from your base to the outside of the spike wall. Try leaving without having to fight. To keep yourself protected, craft some great Weapons and Armor while building your base.

10 Guides to Survive The First Night in Rust

The only sole purpose in thisĀ  sandbox survival MMO by Facepunch Studios is to survive. Players unleash their own instinct here and do everything to help them survive in this wasteland from gathering materiel to killing other players. Inspired by Minecraft, players in Rust could craft and build everything that could increase their survivability. We have gathered useful tips for all survivors in this horrible island to help them get pass through the next day in this struggling life.

1. Trust No One

Humans are unpredictable. Some players may want to kill another for fun. Some might act as a friend at first then rob and kill his friend. Try to avoid humans until you have a weapon is the best exercise.

2. Stay Low and Quiet

In this island, things are dangerous. Both wild beasts and aggressive humans will attack anything alive at sight. Stay low when there are humans in sight. Since the starting part is the period player taking time to establish a new life, don’t expect any help from anyone.

rust gang raid

Sh*t tends to happen when getting caught by a groups of enemies

3. Play Smart in Gathering

The first material that all survivor must harvest is wood. Wood can be gathered by using hatchet to cut it down or throwing stone at it. Doing these activity depletes a lot of calories. A smart player will not cut down the tree himself, he will find a pile of wood on the ground. Better to save energy for another activity.

4. Make a Stone Hatchet Quickly

Stone hatchets can be both a harvesting tool and weapon. Once the required material is complete, make it as soon as possible. Stone hatchet requires 10 woods and 5 stone to make it. This magic tool increases the rate of wood gain when cutting down a tree and gives more damage in combat. Ultimately, this is a tool for basic building.

gathering with stone hatchet

stone hatchet is your best friend in gathering here

5.Get to Know the Status

The goal of this game is to be alive. What people in here do are to survive, get rid of starvation, and stay. There are status bars shown in the bottom right of the screen. There are 3 statuses to show. First is health, which players will die if it reaches to zero. Second is calories, which will deplete when player performs any action. If calories drop below 2,400, players will continually lose health and can die starving. The third is Radiation. It will show how much radiation is in the human body. If it is over 400, the body will get radiation poisoning. It will slowly kill the human and reduce his hunger.

6. Come Close to Civilization

Campfire is the root of civilization in Rust. First, survivors don’t have to eat raw meat. Second, the warmth of campfire removes the cold effect which causes players to lose calories quickly. The last benefit of a campfire is it being a requirement when making furnace, a tool which gives you capability of melting down an ore to craft high level weapons including guns. Once the furnace is made, the next activity in Rust is to find a blueprint in order to craft a new tool.

campfire in rust

Nothing is better than sharing a campfire with friends

7.Gather Materials

Once the survivor wakes up, he will find himself naked and has a rock, torch, and bandages. These tools are the first tools of players. The rock can be used for getting wood and as a weapon by throwing it at an object. The torch will shine the light at night. Bandage is healing kit. Things to do on the first day is to find a material to make a shelter. The first material to find is wood. Do not throw a stone at trees, it will deplete a lot of energy, better take some from a pile of woods. It gives more amount of wood. Stones can be found in a chunk of rocks. It is recommended to make a stone hatchet first. It consists of 5 stones and 10 woods. Stone hatchet provides a wielder with faster speed in harvesting wood. It can both be a weapon and a building tool.

8.Hunting and Cooking

All life need to eat when the body’s energy runs out. It is time to have a meal before building a shelter. Deers and boars are easy prey. A hungry human can use a rock to throwi at it or smash it with a hatchet. Once the prey is dead, it will give enough meat for food. Do not to try to hunt a deer with melee weapon, it will run far away, and most players end up losing their prey with a low energy instead. Eating will boost up the calories bar. Players can eat raw meat, however, it will decrease health. It is recommended to eat well done cooked meat only. The next step is to prepare to cook. Campfire is needed in this process. Campfire requires 5 woods. When the campfire is finished, ignite it and cook the meat.

bear hunting

Hunt or being hunted ?!!

9. Build a shelter

With enough wood, a new survivor can build a shelter. Shelter needs 50 woods and another 30 for door. Shelters can keep the resident safe from harm and hostile humans with basic weapon like a hatchet. Location is important when selecting a place to build a base and prevent from possible raiding. A ground between the mountain is a good spot to establish shelter. No building lasts forever, so the shelter has around 12 hours before decay. However, time can be reset by opening the door. Campfires can be moved into the shelter so it can give warmth.

10. Prepare for the next days.

This shelter is a temporary base camp. Now it’s time to get ready for a life of survival in this island. The next purpose is to gather materials for making better tools(and weapons!). Don’t forget to find a cloth for making sleeping bag, it will determine the respawn location when a player dies. When traveling, to find food or materials, do not bring too many items. New players should spare some space for collecting new items. New survivors should gather wood and stone as much as possible to upgrade their living condition. A furnace is a root of crafting tool to make more sophisticated weapons and advanced tools.

Remember that your life in the Rust Island is always hanging by a single thread. There’s not a single place to keep yourself safe all the time. Even a big and heavy fort could be destroyed by a group on thugs. Everything in this waster is about surviving. Prepare to face with serious plague, starvation, savage wildlife, radiation, and the most dangerous of all, HUMAN!. The only person you could trust here is yourself. The meaning of life is just living through another day.

dead body in rust

If you do not want to end up naked like this, be sure to TRUST NO ONE!

How to Upgrade the Walls of Your Base in Rust


Many hostile humans like to attack the base. As a defender, what you really need are reliable weapons and durable stronghold. A good weapon can shut down enemy quickly, but a strong wall will make the intruders consume time for wall breaching, eventually making them a suitable bullseye shot for a rifle.

Building a house good location can save a survivor from harm, however, there is no safe place in Rust. Usually, a well-armed raider will carry an explosive charge and automatic rifle. In this case, a wooden building will be blown up in the blink of an eye. This post will teach a survivor in this island to make his basement hard to be seized.

Woods are easy to be harvested. This is the reason why most buildings are made of wood. It also does not require any blueprint to build. A wood shelter is enough for living as a survivor. However, it is just a pile of wood for bandits with powerful explosives. In case the base owner wants more security, then take all the wood out. A strong fortress must be made of metal only. All its parts: door walls, windows, and roof. Everything is metal.


To get metal parts, crafter needs to find a metal ore from stone resources. A furnace is needed to melt down ores in to metal fragment. Now, it is the time to make the building part. Before crafting, check all requirements carefully, as some requires a workbench and some needs a blue print.

When the metal fortress is finished, an owner should consider to add extra add-ons such as a spike wall. An intruder will face more difficulty to breach the wall. Nevertheless, do not make the base look like a jail. It should have some space for getting in and out in case of being flanked. Be careful about the escape route, make sure it will not become a weak point that will let bandits exploit it. Last but not the least, get a good weapon and high quality armor to defend the base.

Don’t forget to keep resources in a storage box. A box should be located in a safe place along with a bed or sleeping bag. The character will respawn here it when die.

Rust Guide to Building a House

No one can live without a place to call home. It is the first basic building of survivor in Rust’s horrible island. A house can be a base operation where the residents can store their supply.
Shelter is the first building for aversion.

Before crafting your shelter, builder needs to collect enough materials to build one as mentioned by this rust starter guide. It requires 50 woods for shelter and additional 30 for door. Keep in mind that there is no need to cut down the tree. It will deplete a lot of energy. Looking for a pile of woods on the ground is a smarter idea. Stone hatchet is the best tool to gather wood.

Once the settler is ready to build, a new resident should think about a place where to build the shelter. Location is very important to consider. Staying in shelter is not permanently safe, It just keeps resident from harm for a while. If there are many intruders trying to destroy the shelter, the durability won’t last long. A recommended spot is a ground between mountains. Also, living next to friendly humans is a good choice. However, you really need to be sure that he is a true friend and will not attack you eventually.

When placing the wood, keep a space for expansion next time. The building will not be wasted. Place a wood pillar at the corner, then place a wall frame and door frame later. Do not place pillar in the center of the house.

In case the builder has a metal fragment, making a metal door will increase the durability of the shelter. Metal door requires 200 metal fragments. Do not for get to build a furnace as it is a first tool for metal crafting. Metal door will greatly protect the residents inside the building. Only explosive charge and grenade can destroy it. Unlike wooden door, it can resist a melee attack using a hatchet for little while. Nevertheless, the door is an important component to prevent incoming threats from surroundings.