Is Rust Cross-Platform? Everything We Know so Far

Is Rust Supports Cross-Play (1)

Rust is the most popular multiplayer surviving game on the internet. Whenever we talk about multiplayer games or survival games there is one question everyone has on their mind, is this game support cross-platform or not? 

Honestly, if I have to give you an accurate answer then “yes”, but in some cases, Rust doesn’t support cross-platform, if you read this article, you will understand what I’m trying to say.

Rust: Survival video game

According to some popular gamers, Rust is one of the most thrilling survival games they ever played, the context of this game is simple, kill everybody to survive. 

At the start of the game, you will wake up in an apocalyptic world completely naked, to survive in that world you have to build shelter, weapons, and other resources. The surviving process is completely different from other survival games such as Fortnite or PUBG, instead of guns here you will get a rock and tiny flames, with the help of these resources you have to build a shelter, weapons so you can protect yourself from the enemy.

This game has an interesting concept that will remind the “stone age” era where everything was done with stone, for example, sharp stones are used as a weapon or for igniting a fire. It also has different types of modes such as single-player mode and multiplayer mode. 

I know you are curious to know, what do I mean by some cases it doesn’t support cross-platform, let’s say you have a PC but your friends have console devices, in that case, you can’t play with your friends because this game supports cross-platform feature only for console devices.

Rust Release date?

Rust is developed by Facepunch Studios, 2013 company first released the demo version, after a few years in 2018 company released the full version of this game.   

Developer:Facepunch Studios
Publisher:Facepunch Studios
Platform(s):PC (Windows), PS4, Xbox, Linux, macOS, 
Initial Release Date:2018
Era(s):Modern
Metacritic Rating:69
User Score:6.4

What Platforms Support Rust?

Rust supports many different platforms like Linux, PC, macOS, PS4, and Xbox One. It also offers different types of modes such as multiplayer mode, cross-platform mode, etc.

The good news for gamers who wants to play with their friends now, PS4 players can play online with Xbox One players, I’m disappointed because cross-platform service isn’t available for PC players still they can play with other PC players.   

Is Rust Cross-Platform in 2022?   

Definitely yes, Rust supports cross-platform features as well as a multiplayer feature but there are a few platforms like macOS, Linux or PC Windows doesn’t support cross-play. 

From the developer’s side, there is not a single update regarding when they will add the cross-play feature for the PC gamer. In the future, it might be possible but for now, I don’t think they will add this feature for PC users.

PC and PS4/PS5

No, Rust doesn’t support cross-platform between PC users with console users. If you want to play with your friends and you have a PS4 or PS5 device but your friends have a PC then you can’t play with them because this game doesn’t support a cross-platform feature for some devices.  

PS4 and PS5

Yes, Rust supports cross-platform as well as cross-generation features. If you want to play with your friends and you have a PS4 and your friends have a PS4 or PS5 still you can play with them because this game supports cross-platform features for limited devices.   

Xbox One and PC

Definitely not, I did mention before about this doesn’t support cross-platform for a PC device. If you are planning to play this game with your friends and you have a PC but your friends have Xbox One then you can’t play with them because this game doesn’t support cross-platform for PC users. 

Xbox One and PS4

Yes, Rust supports cross-platform so, if you want to play with your friends and you have an Xbox One device but your friend has a different console device like PS4 still you can play because this game supports cross-platform only for console devices.  

Xbox One and PS5

Yes, Rust supports cross-platform only for console devices. If you are planning to play this game with your friends and you have a PS5 but your friends have different console devices like Xbox One still you can play this game.  

Xbox One and Nintendo Switch

Unfortunately not, Rust doesn’t release on Nintendo Switch platforms. If you are curious to know when they will release the game, I don’t think any time soon they will add this game for “Switch users” because since 2018 developers didn’t make any official state.  

In Mobile and PC

Sadly no, Rust supports cross-platforms. If you want to play with your friends and you have a PC device but your friends have a different device like the mobile phones then you can’t play with them because this game supports a cross-play feature only for console devices. 

In Switch to PC

I feel bad to say this but no, Switch players can not play with PC players because Rust doesn’t release for Switch users. In the future, they might release on the Switch platform because since 2018 fans are frequently complaining and asked one question when it will release on Switch platforms?

Nintendo Switch and Console

I feel bad for Nintendo Switch users because Rust doesn’t release on Nintendo Switch users. If you want to know when it will release then chances are very low because the developers did not make any official announcement. 

macOS and ChromeOS

Rust doesn’t support cross-platform between macOS and ChromeOS. If you planning to play with your friends and you have a macOS but your friend has ChromeOS then you can’t play this game.

Android and Apple iOS

No, Rust doesn’t support cross-platform between Android and iOS so, Android users and iOS users can’t play with each other. 

Is Rust Cross-Platform?

Yes, Rust supports the cross-platform feature, let’s assume that you want to play this game with your friends and you have an Xbox One console device but your friends have different devices like Xbox One, PS4, PS5 still you can because this game supports cross-play features.

When will Cross-Play Come to Rust?

I can’t tell you an exact date when it will available but I can assure you that sooner or later developers add this feature because fans are eagerly waiting so, I don’t think developers want to upset them. 

FAQs

What is Cross-Platform in Gaming?

Cross-platform is a feature that gives you the opportunity to play with other platforms players. For example, you are playing Fortnite and you have a PC but your friends have different devices such as Xbox One, PC, PS4, PS5 still you can play without any issues.  

What are the Benefits of Cross-Platform Play?

There are lots of benefits of cross-platform such as money and resources will save. You also get an opportunity to share and collect information during the gameplay. You can play with a random player or friends from different platforms.   

What are Cross-Progression and Cross-Generation?

Cross-progression is a feature that gives you the access to transfer or runs the data on different platforms, for example, you save your data on an Xbox device still can access the data from other devices like PS, PC, or Xbox. 

Is Rust Cross-Progression, and Cross-Generation?

Rust support cross-progression feature but only for console devices so, if you save your data on a PS4 console device still, you can get access to those data on a different platform like PS4, PS5, etc.

Cross-generation isn’t a difficult term to understand, during the gameplay you often heard PS4 players can play this game with PS5 players, what do I mean is the older generation means an old device (PS4) and the latest generation means a new device (PS5).  

Final Words

Here in this article, we discussed a lot of things regarding Rust. There are millions of people playing this game so I definitely recommend you to play this game, the best part is you can play with your friends without worrying about the platform. Let us know what’s your favorite part of this game. 

Is Rust Cross-Platform? Everything We Know so Far
Is Rust Cross-Platform? Everything We Know so Far

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Ali

I am Ali, a Software Engineer. I love the latest technology as well as Digital Marketing. Also, I Love to Write about the latest and upcoming technologies and Gadgets. I Love to travel around the world and learn new things.

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