Rust
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RUST - Complete guide by ORYG1N [UPDATED 11/21/14]
By ORYG1N
In this guide we will cover everything from the basics on how to gather resources, where to find items, how to build structures, onto advanced tactics for base defense and more.

If you have any questions about the game, feel free to ask and I'll either make a video or add the question to the FAQ Section.

[EXPERIMENTAL UPDATES]
Rust 2.0 guides have been added. Expect more to be added soon.

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-ORYG1N
(Find ALL of my videos on http://www.youtube.com/oryg1n)
 
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Rust "2.0" / Experimental guides
If you have any suggestions or requests on tutorials or how to do something, leave a comment and I'll check it out.



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Description Video
Basic introduction to RUST
  • How to Gather resources like wood and stone.
  • How to gather food from animals and cook it.
  • How to make a basic base and upgrade it.
If you have any questions about the game, please ask in comments.

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Rust food and thirst guide.
  • How to get food and cook it.
  • How to reduce hunger and thirst.
If you have any questions about the game, please ask in comments.

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How long to break a Tier 6 wall.
  • How to raid.
  • How long it takes.
If you have any questions about the game, please ask in comments.

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Description Video
How to find your friends!
  • Navigation.
  • Monuments.
If you have any questions about the game, please ask in comments.

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NEW Building System!
  • How to make a base.
  • How to make a base.
  • How to make a base.
If you have any questions about the game, please ask in comments.

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NEW Item! Tool Cupboard
  • How to make it.
  • How to use it.
  • What it does.
If you have any questions about the game, please ask in comments.

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Basic guide to rust legacy - Beginners section
If you have any suggestions or requests on tutorials or how to do something, leave a comment and I'll check it out.


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Description Video
Basic introduction to RUST
  • How to Gather resources like wood and stone.
  • How to gather food from animals and cook it.
  • How to make a basic wooden shelter with a
    wooden door as your first home.
If you have any questions about the game, please ask in comments.

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Sleeping bags / How to use them.
  • What are they for?
  • How do I use them?
  • How do they work?
If you have any questions about the game, please ask in comments.

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Campfires / Cooking food.
  • How do I cook food?
  • How do I use them?
  • Helpful cooking tips?
If you have any questions about the game, please ask in comments.

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Resource types. Best tool for the job?
  • What are they for?
  • How do I harvest them?
  • Which tool do I use?
If you have any questions about the game, please ask in comments.

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How to use the Furnace / Get metal fragments.
  • What is it for?
  • How do I use them?
  • How to get metal fragments?
If you have any questions about the game, please ask in comments.

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Building a base / Repairing.
  • What are they for?
  • How do I build?
  • How do I repair my base?
  • How do I secure my base?
If you have any questions about the game, please ask in comments.

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Repairing Items costs.
  • How much to repair each item?
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[COMING SOON] Weapons of RUST - Video showing the different weapons currently in the game and how to make them / where you can find them.




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Navigation Tutorial. How to find your way.
  • Different areas.
  • Directions.
  • Landmarks.
If you have any questions about the game, please ask in comments.

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Learn to craft Research kits!
  • Much awesome.
  • Such helpful.
  • Create Research kits.
If you have any questions about the game, please ask in comments.

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How to access Exp server
  • Rust 2.0
  • How to access.
  • Experimental server.
If you have any questions about the game, please ask in comments.

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These are the maps used in the Navigation Video;
Frequently Asked Questions
In this section, I'll answer your questions and post them here. Just leave a comment below with your question and I'll update this as often as I can.

  • How do I open my inventory?
    Press Tab.

  • How do I get wood?
    You can get wood by hitting a tree. However, it's better to find a pile of logs in the world - these will give you quite a bit more wood per hit. The pickaxe is the best tool for harvesting wood piles. Use a Hatchet if you are gathering from a tree.

  • How do I get food?
    You can gather meat (currently chicken breasts) by killing any animal and hitting its corpse with a melee weapon. The meat will appear in your inventory, but it will be raw. Hatchets are best for harvesting from animals.

  • How do I cook food?
    You need to make a camp fire (5 wood) from the crafting menu, and place it the food into it by holding use (E or mouse3) while aiming at the camp fire and selecting 'Open'. You can then put the food into the appropriate slots. Pressing E on the camp fire will also turn it on or off. TIP: There are 3 slots for raw chicken breast. Placing raw chicken breast in each of these will make 6 pieces cook every time.

  • How do I place items?
    Drag the item into a slot near the bottom of the screen, this is known as your belt or 'quickslot' and will activate when you press the corresponding key. You will then see a green image of the item to place. Left click to place it. Use the scroll wheel to rotate the item before placing it.

  • How do I get stone?
    There are various resource nodes distributed throughout the level, they work the same as a tree, except you receive various types of stone/ores. NOTE: You CANNOT harvest resources from the GIANT tan rocks on the hills. Look for light gray and dark brown/rust colored boulders in the resource areas.

  • What do I do with ores?
    You can smelt ores into their constituent components by putting them into a furnace, much like a camp fire works. Add wood to the furnace along with Sulfur ore and/or Metal ore. Press E on the furnace and wait and you will get Sulfur and Metal Fragments.

  • How do I get metal Fragments?
    Adding Metal ore to the furnace and cooking it will produce metal fragments.

  • Does my stuff save when I quit?
    Yes, your items are saved, however your body is still in the world 'sleeping' and can be killed by anyone who finds it. It is recommended to log off in hard to see places, or inside your own shelter. NOTE: At the moment, some servers are "Non-sleeper" which means your body disappears when you log off. When you log back on you still have all of your items.

  • What's a sleeping bag for?
    A sleeping bag is effectively a respawn point, You will spawn at your most recently placed sleeping bag when you press 'Camp Respawn' upon death. Be warned, you can only spawn at a sleeping bag once every 5 minutes. You don't have to "USE" a sleeping bag to respawn, just place it in the world. You can have multiple sleeping bags which will allow you to respawn on each of them if one sleeping bag is on cooldown from spawning on it.

  • What button opens the console?
    F1.

  • How do I turn off the grass?
    Press F1 to open the console and type "grass.on false" (Without quotations)
Gameplay Videos
This section is for random gameplay videos. Not tutorial videos. This will give you an idea of how the game works.

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48 Comments
PLEB_Picarica456 Jul 9, 2015 @ 7:07am 
how to unlock like more craftings more items to craft?
TheVandal Apr 17, 2015 @ 9:26pm 
Can you please make a guide with a video on it about finding stone, sulfur, and metal. Can it be in the updated version and be very descriptive. thanks.
TheVandal Apr 15, 2015 @ 6:49pm 
best guide ive seen.
ninjaginga Sep 9, 2014 @ 7:42pm 
U PRESS GFX.SSAA FALSE
[CKC] Shay May 27, 2014 @ 9:15pm 
thanks for the tutorials it saves me from annoying people in game
ORYG1N  [author] Apr 30, 2014 @ 11:43pm 
alanreid, I have never seen that before, you should check the forums. Might be a graphics glitch. You can try updating your video card drivers, but that might not work either. Check the forums to be sure.
alanreid007 Apr 30, 2014 @ 2:12pm 
RUST WONT PLAY I JUST GET A PINK SCREEN WITH CONVERSATIONS FROM OTHER
PLAYERS APPEARING ON IT .I HAVE BOXES AT THE BOTTEM FIRST ONE HAS A ROCK IN IT ,SECOND ONE HAS A FLAME TORCH IN IT AND OTHERS ARE EMPTY .PLEASE ADVISE
Houston Apr 20, 2014 @ 8:45pm 
Ferd,Your crashed then
FaceFucked Blender Stove Mar 17, 2014 @ 6:43am 
Thx!
McDystolo Mar 1, 2014 @ 11:54am 
Find it in a crate or from a rad animal's dropped backpack