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Rust 2 Release Date Speculation, News, Leaks, & More

When will Rust 2 be released? Here's the anticipated release date and what's to come for the franchise.
Rust 2 Release Date Speculation, News, Leaks, & More
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Rust was a huge success as a survival title and still sometimes receives updates, leaving many fans to wonder if a Rust 2 is in the works. A sequel to the famous title could include new gameplay, updated graphics, and even new mods.

But is a Rust 2 really happening, and if so, when can fans expect it? Wonder no more, as this article will let you know everything we know so far about Rust 2, including its possible release date, the future of the game, and more.

Rust 2 Release Date Window Speculation

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Rust 2 is confirmed, but there's no official release date yet. (Picture: FacePunch Studios)

At the time of writing, there is no official confirmed release date for Rust 2, but below, you’ll find some speculation from Ginx on when we could see it launch.

Rust was released on 11 December 2013, meaning it's been almost ten years since the release of the original Rust title. Considering that it was only just announced that Rust 2 is in development and it won't use the Unity Engine, it could be several years before Rust 2 is finally released.

We could expect a Rust 2 release in 2025 or onwards, given what we know so far about the game's development. However, this is entirely speculative, and we'll be sure to update this article as soon as developers announce a specific release date.

Is Rust 2 In Development? What's Next For The Franchise

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Rust 2 could include new gameplay and graphics. (Picture: Facepunch Studios)

According to a recent update from developers, Rust 2 is in development. Developers stated that the new title would not use the Unity engine, as the team has "lost their trust" in the engine after a recent controversy.

"We had 10 years to make our own engine and never did; I'm sure a lot of game companies are feeling the same today," said Rust's developers in a blog post on their website. "Let's not make the same mistake again. Rust 2 definitely won't be a Unity game."

This means that the team will need to develop Rust 2 in an all-new engine, perhaps one made by their own team, since the first game did, in fact, use the Unity Engine. While it's great news that a new game is in the works, development on a new engine could comparatively take a lot of time.

Rust 2 will likely contain updated graphics, brand-new gameplay, and a wide array of new features for players to enjoy - but it may take a while.

For now, that's all we know about Rust 2 and when the game might be released for fans to play. We'll endeavor to update this article as soon as any news or leaks are announced regarding Rust 2. While an exact release date hasn't been announced yet, it seems that fans can expect Rust 2 in the relatively near future after 10 years of no Rust games!

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