Rust’s Monthly Update Coming Soon, Will Enable Twitch Drops

Rust, the multiplayer survival game, will implement its first monthly update of the year on January 7 at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET. The devs stated in a Twitter post that players should expect a blueprint and map wipe, as well as Twitch drops. Other specifics are unknown as of this time.

A blueprint wipe deletes, as the name implies, blueprints and players’ data, including inventory and positions. A map wipe removes player-made structures, but keeps intact natural terrain and NPC towns–effectively resetting a map. Facepunch, the dev, regularly pushes map wipes at the beginning of every month.

Facepunch will also be enabling Twitch drops, a feature that rewards players for watching Rust streams on Twitch. To get this feature, you need to activate Twitch drops on your Steam account. You can identify which streams to watch by checking if it has the Drops Enabled tag.

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