Rust Guides Tagged Articles RSS Feed | Rust Guides RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Rust CCTV Cameras: All Codes and Locations Mon, 24 May 2021 13:53:48 -0400 Aaron Bayne

Rust is about protecting what you own, and that becomes all the more important as you expand your base. With more to lose, taking your time and being cautious is at the heart of the experience. This is where hidden Rust CCTV cameras come into play.

Rust CCTV cameras are dotted around most Monuments scattered across each server. With a bird’s eye (and more importantly safe) view of your planned destinations, you can plan ahead or completely avoid certain areas if you see some hostile-looking teams milling around.

While accessing these CCTV cameras is relatively simple, there are a couple of steps you’ll need to follow to get your vantage point in Rust.

How to Make a Rust Computer Station

If you want to spy on those rival clans, you’ll need to get yourself a Computer Station. To craft one, a blueprint is needed, as the Computer Station is not an automatically learned blueprint in Rust Console Edition. You’ll need to search for both a computer station and craft or locate a Research table.  

On top of learning its blueprint, a Computer Station will require some scavenging; a number of resources are necessary to fabricate it. You’ll need to craft yourself a Level 2 workbench, which comes as a default blueprint in your crafting menu.

Once you have a Level 2 workbench, you’ll need the following materials:

  • 75x Scrap
  • 1x RF Broadcaster
  • 1x RF Receiver
  • 5x High-Quality Metal
  • 1x Targeting Computer

There is no definitive way to find most of the needed supplies, however, scrap, receivers, and broadcasters will typically be found in various containers across the map. Some of the higher value materials, such as a targeting computer, may require risky ventures to helicopter crash sites and airdrops, and high-quality metal can be collected using a mining quarry.

Alternatively, if you have scrap to spare, a computer station can also be purchased at the Outpost for 300 scrap.

Once you have all the required resources, fabricate your own Computer Station in your base, and this will bring you to the next step of accessing the server’s CCTV cameras.

How to Access the CCTV

Before you do anything with your new Computer Station, you’ll need to produce an energy source to power it. A simple turbine, solar panel, or small generator will do the trick.

Now that you have a Computer Station set up and powered, you have to set up your own ID. Selecting the Set ID command, you can create a password for your CCTV account, which you will actually have to keep a note of, as it will now be needed to access your Computer Station’s CCTV network. This extra security measure ensures that other snooping players won’t be able to look through your cameras.

With your ID created, you’ll be treated to a blank screen, with a text box simply stating, “Identifiers to add." This is where each of Rust’s CCTV cameras require a unique passcode. Simply entering a camera’s passcode will grant you access, meaning it will now be readily available from your Computer Station.

Rust CCTV Codes and Locations

To access any of the cameras scattered across the entire server, simply enter any of the codes below:



Bandit Camp



  • DOME1

Large Oil Rig


Oil Rig




Monument locations vary between each server, so if any of the above codes do not work, it simply means that that location is not in your server. However, with these codes, you will be able to scout out some of the most dangerous locations on the map. 

How to Make Your Own CCTV Cameras

As well as monitoring monument locations, a Computer Station allows you to use your own Rust CCTV cameras. However, these are a bit harder to come across. You’ll need to spot yourself an Elite Military Loot Crate to find a camera, which has been known to turn up at Launch Site, Military Tunnel, and Oil Rig. As well as locating the crate you’ll need to collect the following materials:

  • 1x Wire Tool
  • 1x Splitter
  • 1x Switch

Once they are set up – and be sure to face them in the best position – linking your cameras to the Computer Station will enable you to monitor the perimeters of your base from the safety of the indoors.

While Rust CCTV cameras can be a lot of work to secure, they provide an added element of safety to your set up, meaning that gathering and building can be a lot more stress-free. Now that you have the knowledge on how to craft them and the codes for each of those on any particular server, you'll be at least a little bit safer. 

Rust Research Table Guide: How to Find & Craft It to Create Blueprints Thu, 20 May 2021 16:54:20 -0400 Aaron Bayne

Rust Console Edition is all about gathering, crafting, and building, and like any survival sim, simple recipes just don’t cut it once you start to expand your base. So, after you’ve fumbled your way to your first little shack, how do you expand your builder’s arsenal? The answer is the Rust research table.

As simple as it is to bash a rock off a tree for wood, the Rust research table will solve a lot of your uiulding issues, allowing you to fabricate your own blueprints. This guide goes over everything you need to know about the Rust research table. 

What is the Rust Research Table? 

The Rust research table is essential to your continued survival in Rust Console Edition. It allows you to create blueprints for any item you currently have in your inventory. While blueprints require you to deposit the item the blueprint is for and cost scraps to produce, the research table enables you to craft any blueprinted item from then on – even after death.

This essentially saves you if you have been raided or have left the game long enough for your base to decay; you can skip past many of the earlier stages of crafting.

How to Find a Research Table

As soon as you have picked up an item that’s worth keeping, and you don’t have the blueprint to craft it, you’ll want to seek out one of these research tables, which can be found dotted around Rust’s map.

Exploring many of the game's various monuments is a good place to start.

Research tables can be found in sites such as Bandit Camp and Outpost and are typically placed inside decaying buildings. Named locations have a higher chance of having a research table; however, picking out a location will require a bit of searching on your part.

While we would never condone this sort of behavior, there is also the option to use research tables that belong to fellow survivors if you somehow find yourself inside an insecure base. That's up to you. 

How to Craft Your Own Research Table

If you fancy owning one of these handy stations yourself, you’ll require both the resources and a Level 1 workbench.

Workbenches are found in small aircraft hanger-styled buildings. If you spot a recycler – more on those in a second – then you’re in the right spot.

Once you have found a workbench, crafting a research table will set you back in both Metal Fragment and Scrap.

Research tables cost:

  • 200 Metal Fragment
  • 75 Scrap

If you are light on scrap, it can be easily sourced from the barrels, crates, and military crates that are scattered across the Rust map. Either opening up a crate or breaking down a barrel will do the trick.

Metal fragments are slightly more difficult to produce, but there are a couple of solutions. For anyone just starting out, you’ll want to collect metal blades, metal sheets, and propane tanks, and dump them into one of those recyclers. While the amount of Metal Fragment you’ll get from your deposit can vary, these recyclable materials will be the most efficient.

However, these materials take 60 seconds to wear down, and that’s a lot of time to be out in the open. For those a bit further down the line and, more importantly, with a safe base to craft in, you’ll need a furnace, a ton of wood, and metal ore.

Metal ore can be mined from the shimmering rocks found on the foot of rocky terrains with a stone pickaxe. Once you have deposited your wood and have your smelter burning, you are ready to produce some Metal Fragments. Smelting your metal ore down to Metal Fragments can take a few minutes, but this is a far safer method that will deliver more bang for your buck.

Now that you have your scraps and metal fragments, you can head to that workbench and craft yourself a research table. 

With your Rust research table ready to go, you can craft blueprints as fast as you can loot. And although you might come back to find it all raided the next day, at least you'll still have your blueprint.

How to Play Rust Solo Offline Thu, 14 Jan 2021 12:08:47 -0500 Sergey_3847

The new Rust players may have a really hard time adapting to the harsh environments of the game on well-established online servers flooded with experienced players, who will never let newcomers thrive.

That's why it's a good idea to start your own dedicated server to play solo for a while, making your way through the game step-by-step safely and without any pressure from the rest of the players. This guide will show you how to create your own server and play Rust solo offline.

How to Play Rust Solo Offline

Download Dedicated Server

The first thing you need to do is download and install the Rust dedicated server on your PC. You can download the official server package here.

Once you've downloaded the archive you need to extract it and follow these steps for installation:

  1. Go to the extracted "Rust Server" folder
  2. Locate the "Run_DS.bat" file and execute it
  3. Wait for the installation to complete

After the installation is over you can start the game as usual, but with the dedicated server installed on your PC.

Configure Dedicated Server

Start Rust on your PC and follow these steps to configure the server:

  1. Press F1 to open the console
  2. Enter the following line into the console: client.connect localhost:28015
  3. Press Enter and wait for the new game to start

As soon as the new game begins you should be playing on your own dedicated server regardless if you're online or offline. One thing is certain -  there will be no other player except you on this server, which will allow you to explore the world of Rust without any hassle from the outside.

That's all you need to know on how to create your own server and play Rust solo offline. For more Rust tips and tricks articles, be sure to visit our dedicated hub page.

Rust Guide: How to Deal with Other Players in Rust Thu, 06 Feb 2014 10:31:48 -0500 Brandon Morgan

If you’re lucky enough, then you haven’t run into any other players quite yet.

Most have played for awhile and have better gear; armor and weapons will be your downfall. Avoid people like the plague. Simple enough words, a little harder to accomplish. I found myself being hunted by another player not long after joining in. Race through the trees and lose them should this happen to you. If you find yourself in a town full of massive structures, move on hastily, these players have far more experience and goods than you and will not hesitate to cut you down.

Dealing with Bandits

Bandits are the biggest headache you can experience in a game like Rust. They may not kill you right away just to steal your stuff. Some may decide to humiliate you a little before looting your hard-earned gear. If you feel you can take on a bandit, by all means give it a try, just don't be afraid to lose anything you've discovered. Should you run into a group of bandits, it's easier, and smarter, to comply with their orders. When you have a gun pointed on you, even in-game, the emotions run wild. They may not kill you after taking your stuff, instead choosing to leave you alone in the wilderness like you had just spawned in.

Dealing with Survivors

Not all people are bandits in Rust. Some players just want to enjoy the game peacefully, in their own way. These people will avoid you as if you were a bandit, choosing to take the long way around instead of coming face to face. Give them the same wide birth and everything will be okay.

If you're lucky enough to discover a peaceful group who are looking to build a survival town, don't take this for granted. It happens far less than people, including the developers, were hoping for. Trust is not something earned easily in Rust.

If you go out on a limb, however, you can be rewarded. The revolver in the screen above was given to me by a friendly player. I've now got access to his home tower.

Discovering a Town

Towns are signs of player who've been there far longer than yourself. It's best to avoid these if you're playing solo and under-prepared. The player may not be at home at the time, but the doors are most likely metal and you won't be getting in anytime soon. Should someone be at home when you come calling, however, they will shoot first and then loot your body later. No questions asked here.

If you're lucky enough to run with a group of survivors, shaky as that alliance may be, it may be worth the risk to loot a player-built town. Someone with explosives can blast through metal doors, bounty awaits within. Most players don't carry everything on their person, instead they keep storage in their homes for safe keeping. Utilize this and take everything within. It is survival of the fittest after all.

Don't Fear Players Completely

That said: Don’t be afraid to ask someone in the server for help or a question. Many players aren’t that bad--I learned more of my beginning stuff from other players. Most won’t give you anything for free, but they will be willing to trade face to face. Again, be careful, not everyone can be trusted. Only trade when you are desperate and can hold your own in a fight.

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Rust Guide: How to Make Your First Weapon Thu, 06 Feb 2014 10:30:22 -0500 Brandon Morgan

The rock is every Rust player's trusty friend, at least for a while after spawn. Everyone starts with a rock on their toolbar, which is used to work up to the more effective stone hatchet and stone pickaxe. Both aren't just tools, they can be used as lethal weapons.

The rock can be used as a weapon and to gather resources such as wood and stone early on, but you're going to want to move on to bigger and better things as soon as you can to survive the wilds and players of Rust.

You're going to want to make a stone hatchet and stone pickaxe sooner rather than later, which your trusty rock will come in handy for. Let's go into how.

Rust: How to Make a Stone Hatchet and Stone Pickaxe

The rock can be used to both mining and wood gathering early on, and you'll want to get your hands on as much stone and wood as you can.

The stone hatchet requires 200 wood and 100 stones to craft. The stone pickaxe also requires 200 wood and 100 stones to craft.

Rust: How to Get Wood

You need wood for all sorts of things in Rust, and getting it is easy enough even with the rock.

Left click on trees or even logs and branches on the ground with the rock in your hand to gather wood. You can also pick up tree stumps to add some wood to your inventory.

Rust: How to Get Stones

Gathering stones is a little different from gathering wood. There are stone nodes are scattered across the landscape and can be hit with the rock to gather stones, and you can also pick rocks up off the ground to add stones to your inventory.

Once you have enough of each resource for one or both of the tools, you can simply open the crafting menu to create your own stone hatchet and / or stone pickaxe. As stated, these are both valuable weapons as well as tools early on and will serve you well, but you'll soon want to move up to the regular hatchet and pickaxe for an easier time.

And that is how you get your first weapon(s) and tools in Rust. If you found this guide useful, check out our other Rust guides here on GameSkinny.

Rust Guide: How to find Food and Cook in Rust Thu, 06 Feb 2014 10:30:15 -0500 Brandon Morgan

There are a number of ways to keep yourself from starving in Rust, though food isn't necessarily aplenty. If you don't know what you're looking for to sustain yourself, you can very easily starve to death in your first few attempts to play the game.

You'll have to rely on your wits to survive your first few days, but luckily food isn't too hard to come by at the very start provided you know where to look.

Rust: How to Get Your First Foods

You're probably not going to have a farm to work with or a safe community to rely on during your starting hours with the game or a server, meaning you'll have to forage to sustain yourself early on. First you'll have to find a river.

Hold the G key to bring up the map and try to find the river closest to you. You'll want to make your way there to find your first food: pumpkins and corn.

Both pumpkins and corn grow by rivers, though corn only grows in temperate areas. You can also drink the water from rivers if you need to.

Corn satisfies 40 Hunger and provides 5 Hydration, while pumpkins satisfy 100 Hunger and 30 Hydration.

Harvesting corn and pumpkins grants seeds for them, which you can later use to farm for a steady supply of food.

Rust: How to Cook Food

As you progress, you're probably not going to want to eat nothing but pumpkins and corn. Luckily, just about anything you can kill drops meat. Though you'll want to cook it first.

To cook meat in Rust, you'll need to make a campfire. Campfires aren't just useful for cooking, they also provide a bonus to comfort, which increases your health regeneration.

You'll need 100 wood to craft a campfire. To cook on it, hold the E key and ignite the fire if it's not lit. Then, choose the open option to place food items and wood in the campfire's inventory to get started cooking. A campfire can cook up to four foods simultaneously.

That's it for getting your first foods in Rust. Check out our other Rust guides here on GameSkinny.

Rust Guide: How to Get Loot Thu, 06 Feb 2014 10:29:28 -0500 Brandon Morgan

Loot crates can be found all over Rust if you know where to look, and they can provide you with anything from food and tools to some nice weapons and armor if you get lucky enough.

There are five primary types of loot crates in Rust, with some being easier to get your hands on than others. Additionally, supply drops in the form of airdrops can yield some fantastic gear but the competition for the loot in those crates is fierce.

How to Get Loot in Rust

Let's go over the five types of regular, non-airdrop crate. Each one has different loot inside for the taking, with the better-stocked ones being riskier to obtain.

Basic Crates

You can find basic crates all over the map, though they are most easily found near abandoned structures you'll come across. You should have no trouble finding them.

Basic crates generally contain weapons, armor, or scrap.

Food Crate

These are different from the rest in that they contain food, rather than tools, equipment, and other usable objects.

Generally food crates have one to three edible foods or drinkable water, which can be a big help early on if you're unable to reliably find corn or pumpkins. Look for these along roads and around monument locations, but particularly in abandoned supermarkets where they will spawn frequently.

Tool Box

Markedly better than basic crates, tool boxes have a fair chance to have useful tools and weapons inside that are well-worth picking up.

These are most often found in junk piles across the map, so be sure to check around roads. It can't hurt to take a look around transmission towers for these either.

Gun Crate

These are the loot crates to look out for if you specifically are looking to up your fire power. Gun crates contain weapons or components to craft them yourself, making them a worthy find.

Gun crates are only found inside monument locations. Airfields, bandit camps, cargo ships, junkyards, power plants, outposts of all types, and more can house these valuable crates.

Elite Loot Crate

Last but certainly not least of the regular loot crates are the elite loot crates, which have some very worthwhile weapons and equipment for you to pick up.

You can only find elite loot crates in two monuments: military tunnels and launch sites. These are well-worth looking for but beware other players looking to up their firepower too.

Supply Drops

Airdrops of supply crates are no joke, and going for them once they've been dropped is a risky endeavor and not recommended for newer players.

The rate at which supply drops happen depends on the server host or whether someone's really trying to get one via using supply signals. Normally they happen ever hour or so.

Other players will fight for these crates and the risk is immense, for good reason. Some of the best gear in the game can be found in airdrop crates, and can totally turn a spawn around.

That's it for the types of loot in Rust. Check out our other Rust guides here on GameSkinny.

Rust Guide: How to Build Shelter in Rust Thu, 06 Feb 2014 10:28:48 -0500 Brandon Morgan

Building a shelter is a top priority when it comes to the world of Rust. Not only does it offer shelter, but it gives you a place to respawn with the right crafted items.

My Home is my Castle

Building shelter is relatively easy. With enough wood you can craft a simple hut and a door to keep out the undead and players. Though, a wooden door can be bashed open, so be wary. Metal is what you will be after, but on your first day you won't get that lucky. It will take 50 pieces of wood to build your first structure. Another 30 pieces will be required for the door. To gather wood, remember your trusty stone hatchet.

Location, location, location

Tuck your first little hovel away somewhere safe, between mountains is generally a good spot. Some players choose to park their homes right beside other players. This may be a good tactic to keep others away, but you have to worry about the resident beside you as well. But make sure you remember where it is, there is no in-game map, so it is easy to lose yourself and your makeshift home.

The next part will help you to remember your location should you die involuntarily.

Rest your head wary traveler

A sleeping bag will help you out immensely. When you die, if you own one, you will respawn in your hovel in the comfort of your sleeping bag. To craft one you will require numerous scraps of paper, which can be located in crates. 

Your initial accommodations are tiny, but they're home, aren't they?

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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.

Select whichever guides you need:

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.