Rust Is Getting Its First Paid DLC And It’s Very Musical

Rust is better known for its hardcore survival mechanics than its musical potential but that might be about to change as the game is getting its very first (and very musical) paid DLC.

Rust’s Instrument Pack introduces a range of musical instruments salvaged from old parts scattered across the map, and you’ll actually be able to play them in the game.

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The pack contains “ten new playable instruments and will be releasing alongside the next update on the 5th of December.”

Excitingly, this isn’t DLC that benefits purchasers over everyone else. As the developers at Facepunch put it: “Owning this DLC should make the game better for you and everyone else playing with you.”

What that means is that the ability to play the new instruments “isn’t restricted to DLC owners. If your friend crafts a guitar for you or you take a tuba from a rotting corpse – you’ll be able to do everything a DLC owner can.”


The new instruments include The Wheelbarrow Piano, The Pan Flute, The Junkyard Drum Kit and Xylobones.

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The new DLC pack will cost $10 with a launch discount and is available for wishlisting right now.

In other Rust news, it’s been confirmed the game is making its way to consoles next year and people couldn’t be happier about the news.

The survival multiplayer game has been confirmed to be coming to both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2020 which is a massive win for non-PC players.

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Since launching in Early Access on Steam back in 2013, Rust has become one of the platform’s biggest games and it’s no wonder it’s making the leap to console.

The post-apocalyptic survival game’s official description reads as follows: “The only aim in Rust is to survive. To do this you will need to overcome struggles such as hunger, thirst and cold. Build a fire. Build a shelter. Kill animals for meat. Protect yourself from other players, and kill them for meat. Create alliances with other players and form a town. Do whatever it takes to survive.”

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