Rust Submerges in its 'Rust Underwater' Update

Rust has gone many places, but now you get to go underwater in the latest Rust update.

Published: August 6, 2021 1:38 PM /



Are you ready to hop aboard on the Rust Submarine? No? Well you're going to anyway in the Rust Underwater update that just launched. There's a lot to cover, so let's sink to it, shall we?

What's in the Rust Update?

Possibly the coolest addition is the fact that there's underwater labs now. They're full procedural dungeons that can be found on the ocean floor, and while they come in all shapes and sizes they only have two entry points. To enter them you go through a moonpool and resurface via the Rust Submarine.

Rust Submarine
We all live in the Rust Submarine...

The bases have CCTV cameras, so you'll be able to plan your exploration ahead of time. There's a new and improved player map too, so that should help with the planning as well. If that isn't enough, there's microphones in some rooms that will allow you to broadcast through the base's network.

If you want to be the proud owner of a Rust Submarine, you can do so by buying them at a boat shop in the fishing villages. There's a two-seater and a one seater available, and they can launch torpedoes. The torpedoes come in two types: direct torpedoes that fire straight ahead, and surface torpedoes that rise to the surface and then speed on the water's surface.

As for the less exciting stuff available in the update, there's a bunch: you can fish with the Handmade Fishing Rod, use the newly added speargun to reenact Jaws with the shark that may spawn in the water, and tour the underground rail network side tunnels.

There's also some added ambience, which means visibility has gotten better and lighting gets darker the deeper you go, just like real water. The diving goggle screen has been improved as well, so don't be afraid to use them, they can't hurt you (figuratively) anymore.

Here's the Rust Update trailer if you'd like to see the update in action:

For more information on Rust and the Rust Underwater update, be sure to stay tuned to TechRaptor.

If you'd like to check out the full changelog, be sure to check it out here.

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