At Rust there were somewhat bigger problems in mid-March. Because the progress of the players burned up. The reason was a fire that broke out in the data center of the provider OVHcloud. Fortunately, there was only material damage, the question arises now, how to proceed with the survival game.
What happens to servers and progress?
The servers themselves are secure: Im Interview with PC Gamer explains producer Alistair McFarlane how to react to this total failure. Because you lost the affected server completely. Fortunately, they had numerous backups of these in various places, which meant that they could be brought back online very quickly.
Your progress is lost: However, there are no backups of your progress. This will cause you to lose a few days of work if you have played on one of the 30 or so affected servers. However, the studio draws a lesson from this and will also create offsite backups of your savegames in the future.
Are there any restrictions on the gameplay?
After the fire, it was difficult to find replacement servers. Because far more OVHcloud customers were affected by the failure than just the Rust developers. And of course each of these immediately looked for an alternative. As a result, servers near the original data center were quickly sold out.
Your ping could change: It was finally decided to temporarily use some servers at OVH Poland that are around 1,000 kilometers away from the old position. This can definitely affect your ping. You can play Rust again for now.
Downtime could come: In the coming weeks, however, these servers will be relocated again in order to resume normal operations. It is possible that the servers will again be temporarily unavailable for this move.
Other changes to Rust
Rust did not receive new servers until the beginning of February, which are especially suitable for beginners. Because they run in softcore mode, which forgives you a lot more mistakes. Something you don’t immediately lose all of your inventory when you die. We have introduced you to the mode in detail.
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