Latest Rust Update Adds Night Vision Goggles, Electric Heaters, and More

Developer and publisher Facepunch Studios has released a brand new update for Rust. The new update brings new contents and addressing known bugs and other issues in Rust.

The main highlights of the update rolled out on Thursday, May 7, 2020, is the addition of new items and equipment in the game. These include the night vision goggles, farming 2.0 tweaks, and electric heaters, and fixed known bugs.

In addition, the developer has also managed to fix 14 exploits in rust to combat cheating. Apart from that, the new update also brings stability and overall performance improvements. To know more about the fixes, you can check the patch notes below.

Rust Update (May 7, 2020)

  • Added farming vendor to Hapis Island outpost
  • Added new Powered Water Purifier
  • Added new Fluid Combiner
  • Added new Water Pump
  • Added Night Vision Goggles
  • Added Electric Heater
  • Fixed research table deployment at harsh angles
  • Fixed Compound “Extra1” vending matchine incorrectly reverting to weapons
  • Fixed being able to loot power plant puzzle loot through a gap in the window
  • Fixed players getting stuck on train yard and water treatment plant rooftops
  • Fixed large and small candles being destroyed when placed on top of a deployable
  • Fixed Monument SAM sites been destroyed with melee weapons & tools
  • Fixed tooltips being able to go off the side of the screen (most noticeable on Respawn button)
  • Fixed slight rounding error on campfire water purifier conversion process
  • Fixed some incorrect information when mousing over IO ports on Fluid Switch
  • Fixed electrical battery not draining after a server restart in some cases
  • Fixed ch47 not dropping crates on land
  • Fixed being able to loot airdrop crates with minicopter
  • Fixed wheeled vehicles not being able to drive or fly into the Launch Site lowered area
  • Fixed players attempting to swim when mounting vehicles that are underwater
  • Fixed minicopter using the hot air balloon decay time value instead of its own
  • Fixed Gas Station fridge door being positioned incorrectly at lower LOD, and having no collider
  • Fixed edge case that caused roadside monuments to spawn upside down
  • Fixed 14 exploits and vulnerabilities
  • Oilrig hackable crates now inside red keycard puzzle area
  • No longer able to bypass monument puzzles using helicopters
  • Updated bootstrap loading UI
  • Hitting food boxes no longer flags the player as hostile
  • Drop boxes are now destroyed correctly when deployed near rocks
  • Solar panels now decay when placed outside building privilege
  • Sprinklers now decay when placed outside building privilege
  • Chairs now decay when placed outside building privilege
  • Red key card can now only be used twice
  • Sprinklers will now add wetness to players
  • Sprinklers will now put out fires
  • Sprinklers can now be powered by salt water (will have same effect as splashing salt water)
  • Added fluid input/output ports to campfire water purifier
  • Combined power on/off electrical inputs on Fluid Switch & Pump into a single Toggle input
  • Water Jug now holds 5000ml instead of 4000ml
  • Improved visual states on Fluid Switch (powered/unpowered/on/off)
  • Hardiness genes now boost temperature happiness
  • Removed “unknown genes” and gene display from consumable item info panel
  • Increased minimum temperature inside a planter box
  • Increased growth and yield gene effectiveness
  • Lowered optimal water saturation amount for planter boxes
  • Enabled incremental GC on Linux servers
  • Smoke grenade available at compound once again
  • Changed default string handling to only allow safe strings without control characters
  • Faster server entity hiding
  • Faster server file storage
  • Enabled Linux server incremental GC
  • Projectile frame rate is now independent from the physics frame rate
  • Habor monuments now have triple the barrel spawns and oil barrels.

Rust is available on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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