Rust is a multiplayer-only survival game developed and published by Facepunch Studios for Microsoft Windows, macOS, and Linux . Rust was initially created as a clone of DayZ, a popular mod for ARMA 2, with crafting elements akin to those in Minecraft. However, to say it is "simply" a clone is a huge disservice to the huge variety of play modes the game now enjoys thanks to custom (and often modded) servers, not least to mention the immense popularity of the game.

Although Rust has had a version out to the public since its alpha in December 2013, we held off doing a guide until the launch version of the game was stable and matured, which we're happy to say that it has (and then some)! It has received very positive reviews from players more-or-less for the entirety of its life on Steam, although reviewers generally marked the game down for its learning curve for new players. However, once you get over that initial hump, you'll be having a blast in no time.

Whether you haven't had a chance to play the game before, you're looking to update an existing PC to get the most out of the in-game visuals, or you just want to know how much of an impact each of the game's graphical settings have on performance—this guide will lead you on the right path towards an excellent Rust experience.

In Section 1, we discuss the official minimum and recommended specifications for Rust, and what kind of performance each set of specs could provide.

In Section 2, we provide four balanced example builds geared toward providing enough power to run Rust at 60 FPS with different resolutions (1080p, 1440p, and 4K).

Finally, in Section 3, we have put together a Rust graphics settings guide that will tell you what each graphics option does, and how much each of them impacts the FPS of the game.

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