Rust: Player Can Now Automate Certain Processes in Industrial Update

Industrial Update
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The Industrial Update for the online multiplayer survival game Rust is now available on PC. The main theme of this content patch is automation, with new things introduced to help players automate certain processes in the game.

One of the most important additions in terms of process automation is the Storage Adaptor. This thing is attachable to a storage entity so that it will become usable with different industrial systems introduced in this patch. The Storage Adaptor is compatible with the following:

  • Tool Cupboard
  • Large Wooden Box
  • Small Wooden Box
  • Small Furnace
  • Large Furnace
  • Refinery
  • Electric Furnace
  • Locker
  • Fridge
  • Drop box
  • Vending Machine
Storage Adaptor
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The Conveyor is another thing worth mentioning. As its name suggests, the Conveyor is responsible for moving items from one storage entity to another. Although it moves any items it can find in storage, players can use a filter that prompts the Conveyor to only transfer those that meet specific conditions.

Players who want to craft items automatically will find joy in using the new Industrial Crafter. When attached to a workbench, the Industrial Crafter can be set up to automatically craft items once it's fed a blueprint and some materials required to make them.

The new stuff mentioned above needs to be linked using pipes and players will have to utilize the new Pipe Tool for that. This works similarly to the Wire or Hose tool, so any Rust player who has used any of them can feel right at home. Anyway, there are four different pipe colors to help players identify which pipe goes where. It is worth noting that the pipes’ anchor points have to be somewhat closer to each other. Moreover, they cannot go through Vending Machines and building blocks.


  • Added Industrial Combiner
  • Added Industrial Splitter
  • Added Electric Furnace
  • Added multithreaded networking support (disabled by default)
  • Improved server performance for chains of water containers
  • Can now increase the blur quality of depth of field via graphics.dof_kernel_count (0,1,2,3)
  • Server name no longer appears in Rust+ menu if streamer mode is active
  • Codelock default options changed around
  • There are now several different varieties of train loot wagons (different sets of crates)
  • Fixed behavior when attempting to spectate a player via the admin tools when another player with the same name is on the server
  • Kicking a player via the admin tools will now correctly use the supplied kick reason
  • Fixed admin UI no longer functioning if player is disconnected from server while UI is open
  • Fixed aggressive rowboat LOD levels (details disappeared too soon)
  • Removed fullscreen exclusive support as it was causing degraded performance compared to borderless fullscreen mode

So, what can you say about the new content featured in Rust Industrial Update?

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