Rust, a survival MMO from Facepunch, has now sold over 12 million copies.
Not only because the game finally became available for console players seven years after it first launched on PC, but also because 2021 was an “exceptional year” for the game. And, following a surge in popularity that saw record numbers on streaming platforms like Twitch at the start of 2021, it promised guaranteed monthly updates every first Thursday of the month and holiday events – through 2022.
Along with confirming that over half a million accounts have been banned from servers, 400,000 users have signed up for Rust’s Discord server, and 1.1 million DLC packs have been sold, Facepunch also revealed an infographic that revealed other stats, including confirmation that over half a million accounts have been banned from servers, 400,000 users have signed up for the Discord server of Rust, and 1.1 million DLC packs have been sold.
It also set a new concurrent peak of players earlier this year, with an impressive 267,211 concurrent users.
The game has also had a big year on streaming platforms. Rust had 1.37 million simultaneous Twitch viewers, contributing to a total of 1.3 billion views of the game in action.
That means Rust has been watched for over 300 million hours on Twitch, and Rust streamers have broadcast for a total of 4.2 million hours, according to Facepunch.
Rust was first released on Steam Early Access in 2013 and quickly gained a devoted following, despite the game’s difficult mechanics. Check out our Rust map guide if you’re just getting started and want to see what all the fuss is about.