Rust Freight Transit Line Update Adds Rail Networks

Rust Has Brought Rail Lines to the Game with the 'Freight Transit Line' Update

Published: March 4, 2021 4:11 PM /


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The Rust Freight Transit Line update has arrived on Steam, bringing with it the addition of trains, rail lines, and... slot machines?

Rust is a multiplayer survival crafting game that's been around for the better part of a decade, first debuting all the way back in 2013. Since then, it's completed its Steam Early Access period and Facepunch Studios has been cranking out the post-launch content. Now, a new update is here with some pretty cool additions to the game!

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What's New in the Rust Freight Transit Line Update?

Naturally, the first major addition in the Rust Freight Transit Line update is a new rail line system. Train entrances are now scattered around the world, typically found next to existing monuments. These small buildings don't seem like much... until you go inside and explore the depths below.

A massive spiral staircase and a connected elevator shaft can take players underground to the new rail network. You won't be alone, though — the NPCs living in the tunnel aren't exactly friendly. (As always, you'll also run the risk of potentially running into a hostile group of players, too.) Heading deeper into the tunnels will reveal tougher tunnel dwellers, but it also brings the opportunity for better loot.

A train line isn't much without trains, and the Rust Freight Transit Line update delivers here, too. Each underground station will have two workcarts facing opposite directions. These carts use Low Grade Fuel and can make for a pretty speedy way to travel across the map.

Also arriving in this update are new Slot Machines in Bandit Town. You can deposit 10 Scrap and take your chances at earning more; payouts range from 3 Scrap to a massive 6,000 Scrap jackpot if you're willing to take the risk. Speaking of jackpots, a dozen cool new Twitch Drops have arrived and will be available for Rust streams on the platform from now until March 11, 2021.

These are just the major highlights of what's new; you can check out all of the new arrivals, changes, and bugfixes in the Rust Freight Transit Line update patch notes. If you haven't yet jumped into this brutal survival experience, you can buy Rust on Steam starting at $39.99 or your regional equivalent.

What do you think of the new features added in the Rust Freight Transit Line update? What do you think Facepunch Studios really needs to add to the game? Let us know in the comments below!

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