The Rust site has been updated with a new developer blog that details the latest update to the game, most notably female character models have been added with the additional news that the gender of a character will be determined by a player's SteamID. In other words, players do not choose what gender they will be playing in the game.
We understand this is a sore subject for a lot of people. We understand that you may now be a gender that you don’t identify with in real-life. We understand this causes you distress and makes you not want to play the game anymore. Technically nothing has changed, since half the population was already living with those feelings. The only difference is that whether you feel like this is now decided by your SteamID instead of your real life gender.
The update also includes a server wipe. Other improvements players can expect are: