Many Rust players are still confused by the wipe date calendar plan, on Rust PC and Console Edition. 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 date?”. 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 could be destroyed in the blink of an eye. New players would not have a chance to compete against it and therefore wiping takes place. But how, when, and where does a wipe date occur in Rust?
When are wipes coming for Rust PC 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 date 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.
All Wipes for Rust Console Edition in 2023
- January 26 – Current month
- February 23
- March 30
- April 27
- May 25
- June 29
- July 27
- August 31
- September 28
- October 26
- November 30
- December 28
Are there shorter wipe cycles? There are official Rust servers that perform their wipe earlier than normal. Instead of monthly wipes, these servers perform their wipe once a week, every Thursday. We’ll tell you why this is good for aggressive players at the end of the article.
All Wipes for Rust PC Version in 2023
- January 5 – Current month
- February 2
- March 2
- April 6
- May 4
- June 1
- July 6
- August 3
- September 7
- October 5
- November 9
- December 7
This is how a wipe in Rust works – Say goodbye to everything
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 in Rust after the wipe date? As mentioned at the beginning of this article, you actually lose everything that you have worked for and built up in the last cycle. There’s no way around that, which is why you should never get used to your loot.
Many players see Rust more along the lines of e-sports anyway, since it’s played in rounds. The only difference between it and a game of League of Legends or Counter Strike is that a round can last up to 30 days. Of course, your enemies can raid you before that.
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Died early in Wipe? Do not worry, we got you
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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