Facepunch Studios  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Facepunch Studios  RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Rust will randomize everything from race and gender to penis length https://www.gameskinny.com/slr3z/rust-will-randomize-everything-from-race-and-gender-to-penis-length https://www.gameskinny.com/slr3z/rust-will-randomize-everything-from-race-and-gender-to-penis-length Tue, 23 Jun 2015 08:19:22 -0400 Jackson Ingram

Online multiplayer survival video game Rust is populating the barren frontier with a diverse cast of players. The only catch? You don't get any say over customization. Everything has already been randomly generated for you and attached to your Steam ID, so it's yours for good.

Huh, kind of like how genetics work in real life.

The game made waves back in March when it threw skin tone into the mix. "Everyone now has a pseudo unique skin tone and face," says Facepunch Studios Founder Garry Newman. "Just like in real life, you are who you are – you can’t change your skin colour or your face." The reactions have been varied, to say the least. While some have responded with (explicitly racist) complaints, others have praised Facepunch Studios for the update.

The community has begun self-policing racist language used by players in-game.

Race comparison in Rust.

Facepunch studios wants to show players how arbitrary race is, letting them step into someone else's wooden sandles for a change. It's time to say goodbye to white mobs of naked men holding rocks above their heads and usher in an age of racially diverse naked men holding rocks above their heads.

Speaking of which, get ready to see a lot of nudity.

Every player spawns into the world of Rust the same way they spawned into this one: naked, with completely random physical features. Every body part is determined randomly. Every. Body. Part. Penises can vary considerably, as evidenced by this NSFW video shared by Reddit user u/M4STER_TROLL. As expected, this trait has been locked in by your Steam ID. You won't find any male enhancement drugs in the wildnerness.

More excitingly, a recent devblog has shed new light on the upcoming female model.

The female model in Rust.

The developers confirmed that, similar to the male model, they "really don’t want to make the female model unrealistic in the sense of her being aesthetically idealised." Testing in-game could happen as soon as next week.

Personally, I love this system. I'm tired of seeing MMOs populated exclusively by white dudes with the physiques of Greek gods. Maybe experiencing life with a body different than their own idealized version of themselves will encourage gamers to play with a little more empathy.

New Online Security for Rust, CheatPunch https://www.gameskinny.com/ikz0y/new-online-security-for-rust-cheatpunch https://www.gameskinny.com/ikz0y/new-online-security-for-rust-cheatpunch Thu, 13 Feb 2014 03:34:34 -0500 Pierre Fouquet

What does it do?
Simply put, it blocks cheaters.
In more detail, it stops cheaters from using cheats which can make you fly, or give you super speed. Hence CheatPunch, the puncher of cheats.
When is it out?

NOW! But only on official servers, and unofficial servers which will run it.

Facepunch Studios commented:

"We’re testing it out on our official servers to make sure it all works before forcing it on everyone else."
 Will it work?
"We fully expect cheats to be touted as ‘CheatPunch proof’ quite soon, that’s cool. We’re never going to be finished fighting."

So yes, but not forever; they will keep updating it until people give up--if they give up. Will they give up? What are you thoughts on anti-cheat measures? What are you thoughts on Steam Early Access? What are your thoughts on the meaning of gaming life?

Anything put it in the comments bellow.

Rust Guide: How to Survive Your First Day / Night https://www.gameskinny.com/qchha/rust-guide-how-to-survive-your-first-day-night https://www.gameskinny.com/qchha/rust-guide-how-to-survive-your-first-day-night Thu, 06 Feb 2014 10:28:36 -0500 Brandon Morgan

Your first day in Rust can be a daunting one. There is no tutorial in Rust so it is up to the player to figure everything out. Luckily, I am here to get you on your way to surviving the wastelands.

You’ll be dropped in the middle of nowhere upon finding the right server for you. You start with a simple rock, some bandages and one torch - much needed supplies for the budding survivalist. Materials are the key to surviving in Rust to stay alive and craft better gear and shelter.

Here's what you need to survive the first day & night in Rust.

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On your first day the impending darkness of night will be the one thing you fear the most, or at least should.

The night lasts a long time in Rust, and if you don’t have supplies or a light source, you may not make it to the sunrise alive. Zombies are quite dangerous and it is easy to run up on them in the middle of the night, the same as it is for a player.

Your torch will not last the entire length of night, so building more will be ideal. That or staying stationery with your campfire, though the light makes for an easy target in the pitch black.


  1. Weapon/Tool
  2. Food – Don’t eat raw meat
  3. Fire
  4. Avoid Players
  5. Loot crates
  6. Shelter
  7. Prepare for the Night

If you’ve managed to complete all of these tasks before the sun rises the next day, well then, congratulations, you’ve survived your very first day in Rust. You gathered your goods, crafted your beginning gear, and made it out alive.