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Rust: Console Edition has a release date, available now for pre-order

Double Eleven has announced Rust: Console Edition will be released in May.

Slated earlier this year for a spring release, the brutal and competitive multiplayer title Rust will head to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on May 21.

It is also now available for preorder across several tiers.

The available tiers are as follows:

  • 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.

Based on the popular PC version, Rust for console by publisher and developer Double Eleven is designed as a separate experience from its PC counterpart, optimized specifically for console players.

In case you are unfamiliar with it, the game finds you, alone on a mysterious post-apocalyptic island littered with "dilapidated industrial monuments and probing scientists." Featuring up to 100 other players, it’s up to you to figure out how to keep yourself alive in a world where everything wants you dead.

The main goal of the game is to survive. To do so, you will need to keep an eye on your thirst, hunger, and the elements. You will create clothing and try to stay safe against hostile forces including other players, scientists, bears, wolves, and environmental hazards. You can build tiny cabins in the woods to huge scrap metal fortresses in an attempt to stay safe, as well as craft a variety of weapons, bombs, and traps.

While you can befriend others in the game as a way to team up against what is trying to kill you, just beware there are others playing the game that aren't so friendly, and you can also get stabbed in the back.

The game will also be playing on XboSeries X/S.

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