Quantcast
Facepunch Studios removes zombies from Rust - Destructoid




Rust  



Facepunch Studios removes zombies from Rust


7:30 PM on 02.06.2014
RustFacepunch Studios removes zombies from Rust photo



It's no secret that zombies weren't intended to be a permanent fixture of the sandbox survival game Rust and their removal has finally come to fruition as of an update today which swaps them out for red bears and wolves. "You hate them. We know. They're just plugging a gap for now," writes developer Facepunch. "All will be revvvealed."

The update also brings improvements to wildlife (including the removal of white wolves), new graphics for wood and stone resources, and locked backpacks. Upon dying, your backpack can (optionally) be locked for a limited time unless someone uses a lockpick. Also, crafting is now quicker when you stand next to a workbench. A welcome addition, indeed.

On the one hand, it's tough to see any element -- even one as uninspired as zombies -- taken away from such a feature-incomplete game. But I do agree with the developers that making the cut sooner than later was the right call. They can do much better and now have a clean slate to do so.

6th Feb Update [Rust]








Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.





timeline following:
Rust



8:00 PM on 07.09.2014
I messed around in the bizarre, experimental reboot of Rust

I first played Rust back in January. It was at times scary, confusing, and frustrating, which is to be expected in an anything-goes online multiplayer game about naked men trying to survive with rocks and crudely-fashioned ha...more



2:30 PM on 06.27.2014
Facepunch is rebooting Rust and that's for the best

The last time I played Rust was back in late January -- I've been waiting for it to substantially change. As it turns out, Facepunch Studios is in the process of rebuilding the game and "pretty much everything" is being chang...more



1:15 PM on 03.28.2014
This video shows what Rust would look like in real life

If you haven't played Rust yet, you can probably get the gist with just two words -- naked, and brutal. That's basically what you're going to get with this new fan video from AndrewMFilms, which is a real life reenactment of...more



1:30 PM on 03.06.2014
Rust to add user-generated item submission system

Rust is still doing its development thing and though it sees no update to the software this week, creator Gary Newman has posted what the team is up to on the game's official blog. Of note is the suggestion of an interne...more



9:00 PM on 02.17.2014
Rust needs more players like this guy

[Editor's Note: There's a visible dong in this video's thumbnail because you start out as a naked dude in Rust, so, yeah. I've embedded it below. Consider this your NSFW warning.] As far as I'm concerned, this is the perfect ...more



3:30 PM on 02.11.2014
Rust breaks 1M sales, bans several thousand cheaters

Facepunch Studios' multiplayer survival game Rust has achieved one million sales, designer Garry Newman announced on Twitter. With the game getting to the top of the Steam charts and consistently remaining in the number-two s...more



2:00 AM on 02.06.2014
Rust: If you see the Penis Brothers, take off your pants

I love videogames SO much. [Thanks, Mathue!]more



8:00 PM on 01.20.2014
Rust has sold over 500,000 copies

Putting the financial success of Steam Early Access title Rust into perspective, designer Garry Newman told GamesIndustry International that in the span of a month the multiplayer survival game "made about 40 percent of what ...more



5:00 PM on 01.17.2014
I committed the perfect crime in Rust

I've been playing Rust a lot this past week, slowly building up a fortified home and learning as much as I can about the world. It's a brutal, mean place, even on a server dedicated to player vs. environment play, in that it...more



More Rust News

Survival Horror

1:45 PM on 08.29.2014
Dying Light has a sweet slide move

So I still need to actually play Vanquish in full, but that rocket knee slide? Good stuff. Dying Light's slide is not so cool, but with enough forward momentum, you could get a decent slide going.  I am only still ...more



7:00 PM on 08.27.2014
The years have not been kind to Resident Evil's visuals

Capcom has posted screenshots of its 2015 remaster of Resident Evil as well as equivalent shots from the so-called "REmake." There are even sliders on Capcom-Unity so you can quickly see how the new version stacks up to the W...more



4:41 AM on 08.26.2014
The Evil Within rocks some recognizable voice talent in this new trailer

Ever wanted Watchmen's Jackie Earle Haley to taunt you? Now you can with Haley lending his voice as The Evil Within's main antagonist, Ruvik. But he's not the only recognizable celebrity to have climbed aboard The Evil Withi...more



View all Survival Horror






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more