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Step Out of Line in The Compound & You're Probably Going to Die

Rust players who step out of line in The Compound, a new "safe-zone" location packed with scientists, will be sorry when they are taken down by special turrets that shoot first and...never ask questions. The zealous nature of the turrets offers players a truly safe place to interact with others to trade, form parties and to get access to special vending machines that dispense clothes, tools, building supplies, traps and more.

After Four Years, Rust Leaving Early Access on February 8th

The Rust site has been updated with the big news that the game will finally be leaving early access after over four years. The target date is set for February 8, 2018. There are no plans for "any big reveals, launch parties, around the world tours or cash prize giveaways for this event. We're not going to move staff onto other projects. It's very much going to happen without much fuss. It's business as usual."

Garry Newman Hands Back Over $4M on Steam

Garry Newman has tweeted an uncharacteristically frank statistic for the number of Rust refunds he has handed out. According to Steam sales stats, 329,970 players have requested to have their units refunded totaling $4,382,032 in USD.

Experience & Leveling Removed

Facepunch Studios' Maurino Berry has penned a new blog post on the Rust site to let players know that experience and leveling have been entirely removed from the same due to the fact that it "completely changed the feel of Rust as a sandbox".

Latest Update Rewards 'Providers' with XP Gains

The latest Rust site update details an innovative new way to earn experience for those who may prefer less combat-oriented roles. In a sense, those who provide materials or construction of items that are used in pursuit of something else will gain a portion of the total experience gained.

Garry Newman Defends Random Gender / Race Selection

Last weekend, we reported that gender and race (among other factors) would be randomly assigned to Rust players on starting the game all based on the string of numbers and letters of one's Steam ID. The discussion on the 'Net has been interesting to watch with many agreeing with the decision, others not so much.

Female Models Added, Character Gender Determined By SteamID

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.

Over 4,000 Accounts Banned for Cheating

The Rust site has been updated with a new developer blog that lets players know that over four thousand game accounts have been banned for cheating. The team has developed its own anti-cheat package called CheatPunch and it has, apparently, worked quite well. Rust's alpha has been plagued with hacks and cheats since going live late last year for early access players.

Over a Million Alpha Sales Racked Up

Facepunch Studios has announced that alpha sales of Rust have far exceeded expectations, with over a million fans purchasing the survival RPG since sales started in mid-December. As of now, there are no plans to change the pricing structure with more big numbers yet to come as a result.