Rust is officially coming to Mac tomorrow

by | Feb 7, 2018 | Shooter

Facepunch Studios has announced that their MMO survival game Rust is leaving Steam Early Access tomorrow, on February 8.

Leaving Early Access is always an exciting step, and Rust joins Ark: Survival Evolved as one of the few cross-platform survival MMOs. When Rust for Mac leaves Early Access, the price will go up to $34.99 from $19.99, so if you’ve been debating, there’s no time like the present. You can grab yourself a copy from Humble Bundle:

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Like most MMO survival games, in Rust, you start out naked and alone, unless you bring friends (more on this below). You explore, gather resources, build a base, attack and are attacked, make friends and enemies, etc. Think Ark: Survival Evolved, without the dinosaurs but with tanks.

A beautiful game with over 160,000 positive Steam User reviews (75% recently, 80% overall), the biggest complaint is about a sometimes toxic community that makes it difficult for newcomers. This is par for the course with survival games, and thus the recommendations to play with a party of friends to give yourself a better chance to survive.

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Rust on Mac: Everything you need to know

Available since December 2013, the developers are making it clear that this doesn’t mean the game is finished, just that it’s in a stable, playable state. This is a good thing, as the game isn’t yet fully optimized for Mac, and many users report needing to play on low settings to get decent frame rates. This is exactly what we saw when testing Ark: Survival Evolved on 6 different machines…

Rust Mac

The final system requirements aren’t too bad aside from needing a 2GB graphics card:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor
  • OS: OS X 10.7 Lion
  • Processor: 2Ghz, 3Ghz recommended
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM, 16 GB recommended
  • Graphics: A 2GB graphics card, NVIDIA GTX 670 or AMD Radeon HD 7870 or better
  • Storage: 10 GB available space
  • Broadband Internet connection

As with most MMOs, the speed and reliability of your broadband connection will be vital, as there are varying reports of game-killing lag if your connection isn’t up to snuff.

If you’re looking for a cross-platform MMO survival game, Rust is definitely worth checking out, especially today before the price goes up!

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1 Comment
  1. Angela Waterford

    It’s great to hear that Rust is finally leaving Early Access on the Mac. I’ve heard that playing a cross-platform MMO would need hosting servers in order for group players to play in the same area. Since I don’t want to start out naked and alone in the game, I’ll ask my other friends who want to play Rust if they want to join me on a hosting server for Rust as well if we find a hosting service that would allow us to play on even ground with other new players.

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