it’s a great day for Oxide, the popular survival game from developers Facepunch Studios. Announced via an official blog post on Steam, Over 12 million copies of the game have been sold since the game was first released eight years ago.
This milestone was revealed after an eruption of popularity in 2021, thanks in no small part to a portion of Twitch’s most popular streamers jumping into the game, as well as Rust finally launching on consoles. The influx of new interest that arose as a result helped achieve a record player count for the game, peaking at 267,211 concurrent on Steam.
Some of the other stats shared in the blog post are also quite interesting. While the 12 million unit figure is, of course, the real eye-catcher, the 1.1 million DLC packs sold he also manages to raise his eyebrows.
Not only that, but the selection of streaming figures lends credence to the impact Twitch had on the game’s success, as the game had 1.37 million concurrent viewers and over 300 million hours of streaming.
As for the future of Rust, the blog post goes on to ensure that the update schedule will remain the same through 2022, with guaranteed monthly updates, hotfixes, and holiday events in the pipeline.
Additionally, the post reveals a glimpse of the arctic monument set to be released “in the very near future.” This update will also come along with new weapons, droplets, events, vehicles, and animals, so Rust players have a lot to look forward to.
For those looking to jump into Rust this year, we’ve got a selection of guides that will make the first few hours of your survival adventure considerably easier, like how to get cloth, how to get stone, and how to demolish walls.