The long-awaited console version of the famous open-world survival title is coming to our hands. Rust: console edition arrives at home consoles after three years since leaving Early access on PC. It is a game that the public craves to the point of nausea and we can finally enjoy it on our Xbox consoles. However, is it too late?
Double eleven adapted the PC version developed by Facepunch Studios in 2013. A lot has happened since then, but it’s not the first time that a game has risen to fame years after it went on sale. As it has already happened to Among us, for example, Rust has become very popular (again) thanks to the recent media surge of streamers like El Rubius, Ibai or TheGrefg, among many others. The extreme survival fever returned and, finally, made the leap to consoles.
Rust: Console Edition, the dumbest survival
It seemed like the time would never come but, following in the footsteps of the popular Ark: Survival Evolved, we can already benefit in our Xbox one of Rust: console edition. For that person who doesn’t know at this point what it is Rust, is a pretty rough and savage multiplayer first-person survival title.
We will wake up almost naked in the middle of a place and we will have to succeed in surviving. With the initial help of a stone and a torch, we will have to procure food, water and all kinds of materials that will allow us to survive as long as possible. In fact, the game it has no story mode nor any particular purpose beyond being alive. It will depend on our ingenuity and expertise as explorers to stay alive most of the time, trying to avoid the dangers around us because if death does reach us we will lose all inventory and we will have to start from scratch. . And believe me we will die several times.
Build your shelter as quickly as possible
To avoid losing all of our possessions, we must be able to get materials and build a shelter
Managing the level of frustration as players is going to be key when it comes to enjoying a title like Rust: console edition. Beginners in the game will meet a entry barrier too high. At Rust There are no tutorials, they drop you right into the game and … fix them as you can !. It is very likely that at the beginning we do not even know how to light the torch to see in the dark and if the night comes to us without having figured out how to do it, we may want to withdraw the game.
Cross-play between consoles, excluding PC
This is precisely one of the novelties included in this Rust: console edition is the possibility of using the cross play only with Xbox consoles. Without the intention of creating controversy, it seems to me a magnificent idea that you can choose do not play with PC players because, as a rule, they are much more experienced and the community on this platform is more than consolidated. The clans are more numerous, bigger and perhaps have the whole map covered with their constructions. It’s a way to equalize newcomers like you who probably use a controller as well.
The implementation of the order in Rust: console edition that’s good enough but it’s still far below the maneuverability and performance offered by a mouse and keyboard. Button mapping is perfect and we find all the available options that we take advantage of in its PC version.
Thanks to the D-pad, we will access the inventory and the map without major problem. The disadvantage will be to have to move from box to box with the directional buttons or the L and R buttons to select the objects. Something that can be done with a mouse in seconds with a pass here will take us a little longer, it will therefore be necessary to take this into account if we find ourselves in a dangerous situation and want to manage it immediately. For these cases, we can create shortcuts in the action menu in the purest style. Minecraft. It is very practical and very intuitive to access the most common objects in a few clicks. Even so, the absence of keyboard shortcuts in a title like this is very noticeable, but it is understandable that miracles cannot be done.
With the RT button we perform the action with the object that we have selected at that moment, with the A we jump and with the B we crouch. The X button is the interaction button and the Y button will be used to consume food and other things. If we press R3
The negative point of the use of command is found especially in combat. Perform the movements with the The sticks it turns out a little rude and imprecise. Rust does not stand out precisely for having a certain mechanics of shooter very polite in first person but console combat is a drama. It is very difficult to react accurately to a shot due to sudden movements and many times we will suffer painful defeats because of it. When it comes to constructing buildings it is not that precise to do it with the command but in most cases it is not a life and death situation.
Clean interface and graphics from another era
The interface of Rust: console edition it’s very clear and simple. They tried to keep it as clear as possible to make it easier to navigate with the controller, which is appreciated for such an overwhelming title.
Technically it’s a bit outdated game and I think arrived too late on consoles. It must be said that Rust has never been a graphic marvel on PC and its console edition is at an acceptable level. We have to keep in mind that we are talking about a title from 2013, which was the home stretch of our beloved Xbox 360. Textures suffer over short distances and the to burst (sudden appearance of objects) is present at every stage. It’s not too aggressive but it’s a bit annoying. We also meet some bugs such as floating or traversing objects but fortunately, they are insignificant for the playable experience. Despite everything that has been said, the scenarios are attractive and perfectly enjoyable.
Rust: console edition is ready to operate at 30 fps on Xbox One. On one occasion we encountered falls of executives caused, above all, by a huge amount of elements on the screen. When you enter an area where there are several players and several buildings, the game suffers a lot on the last generation console. At Xbox x series, on the other hand, the game is played at 60 fps and these drops are less noticeable. In addition, it has a few graphics improvements like a greater definition of textures and improvements to your lighting.
As for the sound, there is nothing remarkable to report. The sound effects are of a good level but the melodies are very discreet. It is not that they are bad but they are very occasional since most of the time we will be in silence just listening to the sound of nature … or the footsteps of a player trying to chase us away.
Rust: console edition It’s not for everyone
If you like survival challenges and have never tried the PC version, now is a good time to get your hands on Rust: console edition. The title of Facepunch Studios Yes Double eleven It is a more than worthy adaptation for our Xbox consoles. It is true that the game may seem a little outdated, but the developers were already anticipating that this version was optimized for the consoles of the previous generation. However, on Xbox Series X the improvement is remarkable and the fluidity provided by 60 fps makes it a very enjoyable title from a playable level.
The button mapping that the developer has done is very correct and specifies that Rust: Console Edition can be enjoyed perfectly with a controller. Of course, by the very nature of the game, it cannot compete with using a keyboard and mouse. Let’s say everything can be done with the controller but it’s slower and more inaccurate. Indeed, players who have already approached the title on its PC version will not find any motivation to try this version.
At Xbox Zone We caution you that before your purchase you should be aware that Rust in and of itself is not a game to be enjoyed immediately. Doing things well enough to survive will take us many hours. The absence of tutorials and the possibility of playing alone means that it has a very high difficulty curve. Of course, when you manage to get it right and see the dawn of a new day, the satisfaction is second to none.
Rust: console edition
- Good button mapping for the controller
- Many construction possibilities
- We can finally enjoy it on console
- Outdated graphics, although not bad
- Very difficult for new players
- The fights are a disaster