And Has Sold Over a Million DLCs
Rust is a survival sandbox game, known for running around, grabbing rocks, and running into players that may or may not kill you. While it seems a rather simple concept, apparently that’s part of Rust’s appeal- at least to a few people. Just a few.
According to Rust’s developer’s Facepunch studios, they have sold 12,481,079 copies of the game and sold 1,111, 846 DLCs for Rust. According to the studio, they believe that their efforts in the past year have contributed to the rise in sales.
“2021 was an exceptional year for Rust in almost all regards, after 8 years of continuous development Rust has gone from strength to strength. In 2021 Rust blew up on Twitch, we saw record-high player counts, released Voice Props DLC Pack, World revamp, missions, freight trains, underwater labs, gestures, submarines, MLRS and so much more.”
All of this was part of their recap of the 2021 announcement, as they celebrated having eight years of continuously developing Rust. They also mentioned that their Voice Props DLC Pack was the best-selling DLC. That particular DLC contained a cassette recorder, mic stand, chunky old school mobile phone, disco floors, a megaphone to shout at other players, and various other items that came under the same audio theme.
(Which in a way makes practical sense, as the game is known for using voice chat to beg other players not to kill you).
While Facepunch is celebrating Rust’s success, they are not sitting idle in the least. After the holiday event, which has since packed up, Facepunch has promised monthly patches and updates on the first Thursday of every month.
Moreover, there has been a promise too that during this year “you can expect to see new weapons, deployables, events, vehicles, animals and so much more“.
This may have to do with the promised big update in February, where Rust will see a “heap load of quality of life changes” or the promise of a very soon-to-be-released arctic monument. Either way, it looks like Rust is still going strong.