Here’s the rules of Rust. If you don’t agree with them please do not buy or play. We want to keep this document as clear as possible so it obviously doesn’t cover every eventuality.. but it should cover the important stuff.

What you can do

  • You can play the game.
  • You can create videos.
  • You can create screenshots.
  • You can live steam the game

What you can’t do

Please don’t do any of these things unless we tell you in writing that you can:

  • Distribute, hack or modify Rust (any of it, client, server, art, code).
  • Use third party programs to gain an advantage in the game. (cheats)
  • Do anything we or you might consider naughty or illegal

The exception to the above, please feel free to modify and distribute the server in any way that you feel we won’t disapprove of. For example – modifying the server to enable it to be easily modded is fine as long as you make servers appear in the modded tab instead of the community tab. If you modify the server to increase your server’s visibility on the serverlist we won’t be happy. If you modify your server to enable the player to rank up faster in a way that affects other servers, we won’t be happy.

What you can expect of us

We don’t make any promises about the contents of Rust – including what it does, how it does it, future patches, beta versions, reliability. If Rust breaks we will try to fix it as soon as humanly possible.

To detect cheats, hacking and to improve Rust we might periodically report back to our servers with a variety of data. This might include, but is not limited to, your hardware statistics and your frame rate. Any of this information will only be used to detect cheats and improve the quality of the game. It won’t contain any personal information beyond your SteamID.

We reserve the right to stop you using all or some of Rust if we catch you using any kind of malicious software to degrade the experience of other players.

We reserve the right to change these rules at any time as we think necessary. If we do – we’ll put the updated version here. Facepunch Studios LTD is based in the UK so if there’s any kind of legal stuff or dispute about Rust – they’ll be governed by English Law and by the English Courts.