Rust September 2021 Update Improves Underwater Labs

The Rust September 2021 Update makes some balance changes to Underwater Labs and more for Facepunch's first-person survival game on PC and consoles.

Published: September 2, 2021 2:59 PM /


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The Rust September 2021 Update has arrived, debuting some balance changes to Underwater Labs and more in this first-person survival game on PC and consoles.

Rust is a pretty popular survival game from Facepunch that drops players in a mysterious new land with practically nothing - not even any clothes. From there, you can gradually progress along a technology tree, working your way up to building guns and ad-hoc metal armor.

The game launched the Underwater update a little less than a month ago, expanding this deadly survival game to new realms. Now, a new update has arrived that rebalances some of this content, improves submarines, and more.

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What's New in the Rust September 2021 Update?

The first major change in the Rust September 2021 update involves the Underwater Labs. The number of Underwater Labs on a map has been reduced from 6 to 3 based on player feedback. The smallest allowed size of an Underwater Lab has been increased to compensate for the lower number of available locations, making them much more worthwhile to explore. The moon pools in the Underwater Labs have also been changed - they're no longer bulletproof and a smaller, human-sized moonpool has been added to provide players with more points of entry.

Speaking of moonpools, the newly-introduced submarines have gotten a bit of a buff: both types of submarine now have onboard storage with 12 slots. Sadly, submarines have received some nerfs, as well:

  • The Surface Torpedo has been removed due to players camping with "little to no risk."
  • Submarines must now surface for air every ten minutes.
  • Submarines now take additional damage from bullets.

The final major addition in the Rust September 2021 Update is a new Fishing Village Shop. If you're looking for some gear to go fishing, this is the place to do it.

As always, we've just touched on some of the changes in this update; you can read the full Rust September 2021 Update patch notes for all the fine details. If you haven't yet jumped into this great survival game, you can buy Rust for PC and for consoles via its official website starting at $39.99 or your regional equivalent.

What do you think of the changes in the Rust September 2021 Update? What's your favorite new thing introduced in the underwater update? Let us know in the comments below!

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