Rust Console Edition Release Date Set for May 2021

03/26/2021 - 13:57 | By: Robert N. Adams
Release Date
February 8, 2018
Multiplayer modes
Local, MMO, Online, Online Features
Platforms
PC, Linux
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Shaking Off the Rust

After months of waiting, the Rust Console Edition release date has been announced — you'll be able to play this open-world survival crafting game on PS4 and Xbox One in less than two months.

Rust is a game that's all about survival in a terribly brutal environment. You start with a big rock and not much else — from there, you can work your way up to building a massive, ironclad base and wielding all sorts of high-powered weaponry. Now, one of the most prominent survival games is finally making its way to consoles in just a couple of months!

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Rust Console Edition Pre-Orders Give You a Chance to Catch Up

The upcoming Rust Console Edition release date addresses the elephant in the room: there is a lot of content for this game. (After all, it's been out on PC for over 7 years!) As a result, there are several different pre-order options that will let you easily catch up on the content.

 
 

Here's what you can get with a Rust Console Edition pre-order across three distinct versions according to a press release:

  • Rust Standard Edition and Rust Day One Physical Edition ($49.99 USD) includes the base game, with a preorder bonus that includes a Future Weapons and Tools Pack. Survivalists looking to nab a physical edition of Rust can also grab this bonus with a Day One Edition preorder from GameStop and Amazon in North America.
  • Rust Deluxe Edition ($59.99) welcomes survivalists with an aptly named Welcome Pack ($14.99 value) that includes the base game, three days of early access, closed beta access, staging branch access and includes the Future Weapons and Tools Pack.
  • Rust Ultimate Edition ($79.99 USD) provides the most ardent fans with the features of the previous two editions but also includes an ultimate/upgraded version of the Welcome Pack, 1100 Rust Coins (a $10 value), and an Elite Combat Skin Pack so you can look as menacing as possible to newcomers and veterans alike.

Naturally, this game will have a fair amount of stuff that already exists in the console edition, along with optimizations to allow it to run on the practically ancient hardware of last gen's consoles. However, a page on the console version's official website cautions that it will have its own update roadmap for future content; you can probably expect PC players to get the first chance to play new content.

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When is the Rust Console Edition Release Date?

The Rust Console Edition release date is May 21, 2021. You'll be able to buy it for PS4 and Xbox One; there's not yet a PS5 and Xbox Series X release date, nor has there been any word on a Nintendo Switch release.

For now, pre-order Rust Console Edition via Double 11's website starting at $49.99 or your regional equivalent. If you don't want to wait to play it, you could always pick up Rust on Steam starting at $39.99.

Do you think Rust Console Edition will be able to hold up against the PC version? What's your favorite thing about the game? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!