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What Time Is The Rust Console Server Wipe Today? (December 30)

Closing out 2021 with one more Rust server wipe!

December 30, 2021

The final server wipe of 2021 for Rust: Console Edition will take place later today (December 30), with fans eager to know what time they’ll be able to start fresh.

Rust has become one of the most popular survival games in the world, but there’s likely a large number of players picking up the game for the first time as Christmas was only a few days ago. So, for those new to Rust: Console Edition or for anyone just eager to know more, here’s everything you need to know surrounding the December 30 server wipe.

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What Time Is The Rust Console Server Wipe?

The next Rust: Console Edition server wipe will take place on Thursday, December 30 at 10AM PT / 1PM ET / 6PM GMT.

Players may experience connection issues before or during the wipe, as servers are usually taken offline briefly for the wipe to take place. According to the official Rust website, downtime is usually 20 minutes before the wipe begins, but this could be longer depending on the developers’ plans.

It is yet to be confirmed what type of wipe will be occurring today, blueprints are usually not wiped unless stated by the developer, so we expect today to be a standard server wipe.

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What Is The Rust Console Server Wipe?

If you’ve just picked up Rust: Console Edition over the Christmas period, you might be a little confused as to what the server wipe actually is, or what its purpose is for.

On the final Thursday of every month, the servers for Rust: Console Edition are completely wiped. This allows new players to jump in without worrying about veteran players being overly looted and ready to dominate. The monthly wipe also ensures the servers are kept stable with no connectivity issues.

There are also different types of server wipes, occasionally the developers will wipe all blueprints obtained by the player. For more details, check out the Rust website.

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