Rust just got a new feature that lets you grab “premium” cosmetics around the clock, without worrying about limited-time windows expiring before you can grab them. The survival game now has a permanent in-game store featuring items and skins that are always available for purchase – and Facepunch has also released a new batch of stuff to kick things off.
“We’ve found over the years that players really appreciate being able to choose different skins and items to enjoy Rust, like the Hazmat Spacesuit skin, or fun seasonal stuff like Christmas lights or fireworks packs” , announces the studio in a press article. “We’re also very aware that Rust has grown in popularity, but many new players won’t know they have these options.” The idea behind the launch of this new range of evergreen offerings is to have a basic range of cosmetics that all players can “buy and use to have more fun with Rust” whenever they want. where they started with the game.
Additionally, the developers see the store as a way to experiment with cosmetics they think players might dig into, and a good place to stick them. The post explains that the Rust team often has ideas for new items and skins, but doesn’t have an obvious outlet for them, with some not being “big enough to warrant a DLC pack” or in keeping with the theme of a monthly update.
The launch of the store doesn’t mean the end of limited-time skins and DLCs, however. The studio says it will always release items and skins that have a specific availability window, “particularly working with creators in the Rust community,” as well as DLC packs.
It’s also worth noting that items sold through Rust’s permanent in-game store will not be tradable. “At this time, items and skins sold in the permanent store will not be able to [be] resold on the Steam Marketplace and hold no monetary resale value, nor can these items be traded on Steam,” the message clearly states. The idea behind this is to differentiate it from other types of cosmetics that the studio has “sold in the past and will always sell”, although that may change in the future, as Facepunch says it keeps all of this under consideration.
As for the loose parts that come with the new in-game store, the biggest addition is the new Nomad suit, which even has its own trailer (above). As you can probably guess, the skin covers the hazmat suit and, well, there’s pretty much everything you need to know about it in the clip. The other items are part of a slightly random assortment – there’s a sofa pattern (very ugly), a factory door, industrial lights, and coconut underwear. You can see them at this link.
To check the rest of the details, head over to the Rust site right there.