Rust Compound Update Adds Safe-Zone for Players to Conduct Business

With the latest Rust update, players can now safely craft, construct and do business inside of turret-protected safe zones.

May 5, 2018

Survival PvP game Rust has gotten swept to the side as games like PUBG and Fortnite have stepped to the forefront and gained the spotlight, but that doesn’t mean the game is down for the count. Recently, a new update named the “Compound Update” has added quite a few new features to the game where penis size is determined by Steam ID and you can beat people to death with rocks.

But if you don’t want to be beaten to death by men of varying “girths” with rocks, you now have the option to visit a new monument in the game: the Compound. The update adds a new structure run by scientists with four simple rules:

  • No Weapons
  • No Looting
  • No Killing
  • No Sleeping

Breaking any of these rules will result in a player character being marked as hostile and shot on site by the many, many turrets that line the Compound. So, now players can enjoy trading and interacting with other players regardless of faction under the watchful eye of cold, metal death machines waiting for you to make one mistake. Fun!

Obeying the rules means you can hang out in the Compound and engage in trade. There will also be some NPC Vending Machines, which sell:

  • Basic Clothing
  • Traps & Weapons
  • Resource Exchange
  • Tools
  • Components
  • Building Supplies

The developers stated that they originally intended to have players build safe zones of their own with turrets or some sort of peacekeeping method, but after a year of that very much so not happening, they decided to take matters into their own hands and set up safe zones of their own. I imagine it’s probably better that a safe zone be in the hands of the developers considering how jumpy and hostile people can be in Rust.

In other news, the update also brings some new underwater structures, scuba gear, clothing and overall quality of life fixes. You can check out the full list of changes on the game’s website here. There are also some screenshots for your viewing pleasure, as well as a short video showcasing some of the new changes.

Rust is currently available on PC via Steam for $34.99.

Emily Hobbs

Emily Hobbs is a Staff Writer at Dualshockers. When she's not writing articles, she's also a senior Computer Information Systems with a Forensics focus major at Stevenson University, where she bonded with her roommates freshman year via Dark Souls and Outlast, as all true friendships should begin. She enjoys any kind of game except for the ones she doesn't, and a good RPG or horror game can make her day.

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