Posted on September 1st, 2022 12:56 PM EST
A major part of Rust is its brutal nature and ruthless PvP, when we added the softcore gamemode last year we saw and have continued to see feedback that many of you want a game mode which takes away the standard Vanilla comforts we've added throughout the years and gives a more ruthless, hardcore experience, so we've done just that.
Introducing Hardcore mode - a new game mode in Rust aimed towards veteran players, gone are the comforts such as safezones, team system and maps but don't worry, the vast majority of our servers will still be regular vanilla Rust.
During this first pass, you will find the following changes on Hardcore servers:
- Local chat (100m range)
- Limit of 5 sleeping bags & beds
- In-game changelog (top left of inventory)
- Contact system
- Crawling when wounded
- Global chat
- Team system
- Safe zones
- Blueprints wipe monthly
10 new official servers will be launching today with this new game mode.
Furnaces & cooking interfaces were cumbersome and not intuitive for newer players to use, requiring precise splitting of stacks to smelt efficiently, online calculators and guides to manage efficiently. We disliked this and felt we could do better, so we revamped the UI and some functionality.
They smelt and cook at the same speed & capacity (or better!) as before while being quick and easy to use.
With this update, you'll no longer be able to store non cooking/smelting-related items inside your cooking deployables (furnace/campfire), to address this see storage buff below.
Over the past couple of years, we've quadrupled the number of in-game items and switched over to the component system, all of which require large amounts of additional storage. Now with the cooking and smelting UI revamp and removing the ability to store items within these deployables (campfire, furance etc) it was overdue we took a look at storage.
Today we've increased the small wooden storage capacity to 18 from 12 and the large wooden box to 48 from 30.
In the future expect to see new types of storage solutions.
I made some simple improvements to the coaling tower that aired in our last update inside the Trainyard monument.
These changes include a new way to access the tower from the top where the suspended bridge is located. This will make retreat from the building easier when the area is contested.
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This is only our second Twitch Rivals and we feel it was much better than the first. With time we'll perfect it and turn it into one of the best events on Twitch!
If you wish to see more from Twitch Rivals check out the community blog here which went into more detail.
Huge thank you to all the creators involved and special thanks to Twitch, Captains, Rustoria and skin artists who helped make this happy.
More Twitch drops in the near future.