How to Build in Rust in 3 Easy Steps

If you’re a beginner playing the game on Windows and Mac, one of the first lessons you’ll need to learn is how to build in Rust. There are many construction options once you become more advanced and you learn to upgrade to the different tiers, but we’re going to focus on the basics. After all, you can’t build a mansion if you don’t know how to lay the foundations.

How to Build in Rust

The following steps list all the elements you need to get started when you first build in Rust. If you can master these aspects, you’re well on your way to advanced construction.

Step 1: Building plan

You’ll need 20 pieces of wood to construct the building plan. When you place it in your hot-bar and activate it, a building menu appears. Each menu item reveals what you can build and what resources are needed. Without the building plan, you won’t be building any shelters for a long time to come.

Step 2: The mighty hammer

If you place any structural component down, it will be constructed of twigs as a default setting. If you place the wood hammer in your hand and click on the item, you can upgrade it to a different material. In the same way, the hammer can repair any part that has been damaged.

Step 3: Tool cupboard

While you’ll need 1,000 pieces of wood to build the cupboard, it’s a handy item to place in your base. It defines the entire building area as yours, and no one else can construct anything in that space. You will also unlock more building privileges for more advanced blueprints. Remember to lock it so that no one else can access it.

The rusty builder

Of course, you’ll also need resources to be able to build in Rust. For instance, you’ll need wood, metal, cloth, and stone for the basic and advanced components. The higher the material quality, the stronger your base will be against attacks. Don’t let your fort be left unguarded.

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