Rust is without doubt one of the most venerable names in survival games, however it appears that evidently the perfect days for Facepunch’s nudity simulator are nonetheless forward. Rust has made a giant resurgence on Twitch because of a global array of big-name streamers, and the brand new visibility has led to a brand new all-time participant peak for the sport on Steam.
Rust reached a brand new peak concurrent participant depend of 134,483 in the present day, as SteamDB exhibits. That’s not massively greater than earlier information – every day peaks have tended to run from 70k to 100k all through 2020, reaching as excessive as 125k again in April – nevertheless it’s spectacular to see a sport that’s been round for the higher a part of a decade proceed to hit new information.
On Twitch, nevertheless, Rust has been hitting astronomical heights, with peaks effectively over 1 million viewers. Previous to the previous month, these peaks tended to be effectively beneath 100k. These new view counts are buoyed by streamers together with Shroud and xQc in a brand new communal server, for English-speaking audiences. A variety of huge Spanish-language Twitch streamers have additionally been bringing their audiences alongside.
The Rust devs themselves are actually having fun with it.
— Rust (@playrust) January 3, 2021
Rust’s updates are as prolific as ever, too, because the December update has brought us a tech tree system, and one other biggun is about to land in only a few days.