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 (@playrust) January 3, 2021
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.