Are you ready for some first-person survival, construction, and action in Rust but waiting ages for the game to load? Rather frustrating, we know, especially if there’s a newbie out to attack you, and you have a masterplan to sidetrack him.
Don’t worry; we’ll give you some tips to get that game loading faster while your game plan is still fresh. Hopefully, you can get to your team quickly and divert the sneaky attackers.
Why is Rust so slow to load?
Rust is an exciting game where you get to put all your skills to the test to survive with only two tires, a stone, and a torch. You form part of up to 300 players in a game, and it’s truly survival of the fittest out there on the island. Due to the servers’ load with so many players logging in, loading times can take forever.
How to speed up Rust Free?
Tip 1: Don’t press alt+tab
The Rust client doesn’t like it when you browse while waiting for it to load, and using the alt+tab will prolong your game starting time.
Tip 2: Update your drivers regularly
The Rust developers keep on improving and adding new graphics to the game. Make sure you stay up to date with your graphics drivers to prevent lagging.
Tip 3: Check your Steam updates
Although the Steam updates are automated, something could have stalled it, in which case you need to do a manual update. You can do a manual check-up by clicking on the ‘Check for Steam updates’ button on the top left corner of your Steam page. Follow the easy prompts if you need to catch up.
Tip 4: Skip the asset load
One of the most extensive files to load is the assets. You can skip this step to improve loading time drastically. You’ll see two large Xs while the software is loading. If you press the red X while loading, the server will drop you back a step and push you into the game as if you’ve completed the action.
Just keep in mind that if you choose this step, it can cause graphical errors that’ll take up time to fix later on. It should be a last resort to get into the game faster. Let’s call it an emergency when all else fails.
Hunting for scraps at the speed of light
Now that you know how to make Rust load faster, you’re back in the game. Make sure you have enough stone and cloth to continue crafting those significant items. You can also look at our guide for how to build in Rust.