Rust is likely one of the most venerable names in survival games, however evidently the most effective days for Facepunch’s nudity simulator are nonetheless forward. Rust has made a huge resurgence on Twitch because of a global array of big-name streamers, and the new visibility has led to a new all-time player peak for the sport on Steam.

Rust reached a new peak concurrent player count of 134,483 right now, as SteamDB exhibits. That’s not massively increased than earlier data – each day peaks have tended to run from 70okay to 100okay all through 2020, reaching as excessive as 125okay again in April – however it’s spectacular to see a recreation that’s been round for the higher a part of a decade proceed to hit new data.

On Twitch, nevertheless, Rust has been hitting astronomical heights, with peaks properly over 1 million viewers. Prior to the previous month, these peaks tended to be properly below 100okay. Those new view counts are buoyed by streamers together with Shroud and xQc in a new communal server, for English-speaking audiences. Various large Spanish-language Twitch streamers have additionally been bringing their audiences alongside.

The Rust devs themselves are actually having fun with it.

Rust’s updates are as prolific as ever, too, because the December update has brought us a tech tree system, and one other biggun is ready to land in simply a few days.