After eight years, Rust has sold 12 million copies

it’s a big day rust, the wildly popular survival game from developer Facepunch Studios.announced Via the official blog post on Steam, Since then, the game has sold over 12 million copies The game was first released eight years ago.

The milestone comes after a surge in popularity in 2021, thanks in large part to the addition of some of Twitch’s most popular streamers to the game, and the eventual launch of Rust on consoles. The ensuing influx of new interest helped the game reach record numbers of players, peaking at 267,211 on Steam.

Some of the other stats shared in the blog post are also interesting.While the figure of 12 million units is of course truly eye-catching, 1.1 million DLC packs sold It also succeeded in getting people’s attention.

Not only that, but the choice of streaming personalities is a testament to Twitch’s impact on the game’s success – the game has 1.37 million concurrent viewers and over 300 million hours of streaming.

As for the future of Rust, this blog post goes on to ensure that the update schedule remains the same through 2022, with monthly updates, hotfixes, and holiday events in the pipeline.

Additionally, the post revealed an Arctic monument that will be released “in the near future.” The update will also come with new weapons, deployables, events, vehicles, and animals, so Rust players have a lot to look forward to.

For those looking to join Rust this year, we have a series of guides that will make the early stages of your survival adventure fairly easy, such as how to get cloth, how to get stone, and how to tear down walls.