The popular survival game, Rust, has just released its latest content update for September 2023. This update introduces a range of new features and improvements, alongside bug fixes and balance changes. Among the new additions are Attack Helicopters, Homing Missiles, Parachutes, Armoured Hot Air Balloons, and other exciting features to enhance gameplay.
Rust September 2023 Update: New Additions
The September update for Rust is already live on all the supported platforms. One of the main additions to the game is the Attack Helicopter. It can seat two players: a pilot and a gunner. The gunner can control a turret that can fire rockets and flares, while the pilot can use artillery. The helicopter can fly over water and land on land, but it is vulnerable to SAMs and homing missiles. The helicopter also has a fuel gauge that needs to be monitored.
Further, Homing Missile Launcher, Parachutes and Hot Air Balloon armor upgrades have also made their way to Rust. The Armor upgrade can be equipped on an existing hot air balloon to increase its durability and health. The armour also reduces the fuel consumption of the balloon by 10%. Hot air balloons will still spawn in the wild, but they may take longer to reach their destination.
Rust September 2023 Update: Improvements
As for improvements, the developers have improved the jumping behaviour of players when trying to climb onto solid objects in the ocean, such as rocks or cliffs. Next, the developers have added a new feature that makes HABs (heavily armoured vehicles) decay over time if they get stuck on a solid object and are no longer moving. A Blueprint display has been added to help players identify what blueprints they have unlocked or obtained.
The developers have improved the rendering of sleeping bags on the map while alive and have also added a new feature that makes airdrops lootable if they land on a tugboat. A bunch of other improvements, such as less fuel usage in hot air balloons, Smokestack VFX improvements, an updated quarry model, updated pumpjack, improved snow when using low shader levels and a lot more, have been implemented in the game.
Rust September 2023 Update: Bug fixes
The developers have fixed an issue where patrol helicopters could dive into deep water and break their attack behaviour, making them unable to shoot at ground targets. An issue where Chinook helicopters had missing ground particle effects when landing on land has also been fixed. Incorrect power consumption values for elevator items, improper rotation of spinning wheels, and campfire visual rendering have all been fixed. More bug fixes have also been made part of the game.