Many Rust players are still confused by the wipe plan, especially on Rust console players. This is why we are going to explain everything about the wipes and their start dates today – stay tuned if you always want to be the first on the server.
“Wen Wipe?” The most frequently asked question under any Rust developer post, be it on Twitter or YouTube, is “Wen Wipe” which means “When is the Wipe?”. Especially for players of the Rust console edition, it is confusing at the beginning when a wipe occurs and how it works. But don’t worry, we’ll explain everything briefly and concisely so that you always start as the first player in the new cycle.
How, when, and where to wipe? This is the Rust Wipe cycle
Basics about the wipe: In Rust, the developers, but also private server hosts, use wipes to bring all players back to the same level after a certain time, namely zero.
Sooner or later, dominating groups will emerge that have so much loot, weapons, and explosives that dozens of servers can be destroyed at the same time. New players would not have a chance to compete against it and therefore wiping takes place. But how, when, and where does a wipe occur in Rust?
When are wipes coming for Rust and the console edition
Always the same: The cycle of the official Rust servers is always the same on every platform. Once a month, all servers should be subjected to a complete database deletion. More precisely, a wipe on consoles should always take place on the last Thursday of the month. The time is also 2:00 pm. PST and 7:00 p.m. EST are always the same.
The Rust Wipes for 2022
- 06th January 2022
- 27th January 2022
- 03rd February 2022 (Content Update)
- 24th February 2022
- 31st March 2022
- 28th April 2022
- 05th May 2022 (Content Update)
- 26th May 2022
- 30th June 2022
- 28th July 2022
- 25th August 2022
- 29th September 2022
- 27th October 2022
- 24th November 2022
- 29th December 2022
How does a wipe work?
It couldn’t be simpler: As soon as the day of the wipe arrives, all affected servers are shut down. In-game, you will receive notifications in the chat window a few hours in advance. So you can’t just get thrown out while the game is flowing.
After the servers have been switched off, they are maintained by the developers. In the official blog post, the team speaks of 20 to 30 minutes of downtime. Then the servers start again, and you can run your Rust journey from scratch.
Make sure that the map also changes in Rust and in the Rust console edition with a wipe. Except for the currently non-playable map Hapis Island, all maps are randomly generated.
What happens to the loot?
Don’t get used to it: As already mentioned at the beginning, you actually lose everything that you worked out and built up in the last cycle. There is no way around it, which is why you should never get used to your loot.
Many players see Rust more in the direction of esports anyway, since it is played in rounds. The only difference to a game of League of Legends or Counter Strike is the duration of a round of up to 30 days. Of course, your enemies can raid you beforehand.
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Died early in Wipe? Do not worry
Alternate servers: If you died in the middle of a Rust Console Edition wipe cycle, you can switch servers. Optionally, of course, you are free to stay on the same server and fight your way up again. Depending on the level of the other players, this can be improbable or impossible.
If you, unfortunately, fall into the category “early dropouts”, you can also join official servers that hold a wipe every 2 weeks or even weekly.
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