If there is one thing that every new player of Rust should be aware of, is that there are server wipes to reset the game and give new players the chance to not get completely rolled by veterans. Knowing when the server wipes are critical for all Rust players.
Why is that the case? Well if you are playing Rust, you will want to know when servers are at their freshest so you can have the opportunity to be on the same playing field as everyone else. So whether you are playing on a console or PC, we have compiled a list of dates when the Rust servers will wipe.
Update - The next Rust wipe scheduled to take place is for Rust on Console, and will start on February 23, 2023.
When Are The Rust Server Wipes
Rust has a pretty clear schedule on when their servers will wipe, so players can plan ahead of these wipes. Below is a list of the wipe dates for Rust on PC and Console.
Rust Wipe Schedule On PC
If you are a PC Rust player, the servers will wipe every first Thursday of the month. Here are the upcoming dates for Rust PC wipes for the next five months:
- November 3rd, 2022
- December 1st, 2022
- January 5th, 2023
- February 2nd, 2023
- March 2nd, 2023
Rust Console Wipe Schedule
If you are a console player, your Rust wipe schedule is a little different. Double 11 has confirmed that Rust Console Edition server wipes happen on the last Thursday of every month. Here is a list of the next five server wipes for Rust Console Edition:
- October 27th, 2022
- November 24th, 2022
- December 29th, 2022
- January 26th, 2023
- February 23rd, 2023
What Is A Rust Server Wipe?
Essentially, a Rust server wipe is a hard reset on the game. Rust is a survival game that players build up resources to give themselves a better chance to survive. From weapons to your base, everything has to be crafted
The longer a server lasts, the more established veterans become and the more difficult it becomes for new players to enter the game. Newer players will be running around naked with a rock while veterans will snipe them a mile away from their full metal and stone base. To prevent this imbalance from lasting too long, Rust updates the game by wiping the servers.
Buildings, loot, and weapons all get wiped away during a server wipe. The only thing that carries over is blueprints, which help players craft items. This gives players some sense of progression as they play the game even after a wipe. There are rare occasions where a server wipe will include blueprints, but Facepunch and Double 11 will announce this ahead of time.
And that's all Rust Wipe Schedule. For more on the game, check our section dedicated to Rust news, guides, updates, tips, and more.
Featured image courtesy of Facepunch Studios and Double 11 Games.