New Rust Meta: 1000 Scrap in a few minutes - Here's how

Published: May. 10, 2021
Updated: May. 10, 2021

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Since the last Rust update in May there is a new monument in the game that allows you to get hold of over 1,000 Scrap in a few minutes, and we'll show you how the new meta works!

Update causes a flood of scrap: The current Rust update, which was published in May, is currently causing a lot of discussion in the Rust community. This is because the new monument "Junkyard" lets you make tons of scrap. In our tests, almost 1,000 in less than 10 minutes.rust-car-auto-junkyard-scrap-schrottplatz


This is Rust's new scrap meta - scrapyard overpowered?

This is how the junkyard works: Before we get into how the new meta works, we should explain the junkyard in Rust to you. This monument was introduced with the last monthly update in May.

The junkyard has a magnet excavator that can heave old wrecks and vehicles into a scrap machine to make scrap. Depending on which vehicle you throw into the crushing roles, you will get different amounts of scrap:

  • White pickup: 50 scrap
  • 2x modules: 75 scrap
  • 3x modules: 125 scrap
  • 4x modules: 150 scrap

This is the new scrap meta: The problem that exists now, but you can make your own, is the respawn rate of the pickups and boxes. You can also drive countless vehicles to the junkyard and scrap them there by expanding and refurbishing cars. All you need is old spare parts, which often spawn in boxes, and some simple fuel and off you go.

But be sure to remove all vehicle parts before scrapping your car. This is the only way to find the next car on the side of the road and get it to work. You should also remove the modules beforehand and recycle them separately in the recycler.


Alternatively -- and this is where it gets absurdly easy -- you can camp in the junkyard and wait for the white pickups and loot boxes to appear. Collect them all, scrap the cars, and wait again. New wrecks and boxes appear within a few minutes.

With the second method, we were able to collect around 300 scrap within 10 minutes. With the first, we got around 550 scrap at the same time. Both methods combined then not only result in just under 1,000 scrap but also the new Rust meta in terms of scrap.

Is that too much scrap? PvP is the norm here

The problem: Admittedly, our tests took place on a secure PvE server, where we didn't have to expect to be shot from behind at any time. It is already often reported that the scrapyard in Rust is becoming the most visited place in the survival game.

But of course, at least new loot spawns here almost continuously and there is a never-ending supply of scrap. Players are scrambling to get as much scrap as possible in a short amount of time.

We strongly assume that the scrapyard in Rust will once again be subjected to a nerf (weakening). The most obvious thing to do is to simply reduce the spawn rate of loot and pickup trucks.

But what do you think, is the whole thing as good as it is now? Let us know what you think in the comments or discuss with us and our wonderful community on Facebook.

The interest in digging deep into the gaming industry stems from the DayZ Mod for Arma 2 in 2012. Kevin started working in the gaming industry in 2016. First as a trainee at Survivethis, the biggest German Survival-Games-Site at that time. Only half a year later, he got accepted at Gamestar and later MeinMMO. Now, on he implements all his Knowledge to deliver comprehensive news, guides, interviews and more unique topics.
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