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Rust (Legacy)

Developer: Facepunch Studios
Publisher: Facepunch Studios
Platform: Windows
Released internationally: December 11, 2013

AreasIcon.png This game has unused areas.
EnemyIcon.png This game has unused enemies.
ObjectIcon.png This game has unused objects.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
ModelsIcon.png This game has unused models.
ItemsIcon.png This game has unused items.
SoundIcon.png This game has unused sounds.
Carts.png This game has revisional differences.

ProtoIcon.png This game has a prototype article
NotesIcon.png This game has a notes page

Cactus feels all lost and stuff.
This page covers the Legacy version of the game, and not the current version.
See, this is why game preservation is important.
This game is defunct.
Do note the game no longer works at all without modifications. This is most likely due to the game's servers being shut down. As a result, further official developments with the game are unlikely to happen.
To do:
Move all references to the Web version prototype to the Prototype page.

Rust Legacy is an old version of the current Rust. It sadly got removed completely from Steam on December 8th, 2016 because Facepunch didn't want to pay to keep it alive, which is understandable considering the player base was already really low. Thankfully, there are still multiple ways to play it.


Read about prototype versions of this game that have been released or dumped.
Prototype Info
Miscellaneous tidbits that are interesting enough to point out here.
Rust legacy silencer icon.png
Unused Audio
In its early days Rust Legacy had A LOT of unused sounds.

Unused Rad Towns

Please elaborate.
Having more detail is always a good thing.

Factory Area 2


Unused Items


Two types of ammo still exist in the item data. They can be spawned using the inv.giveplayer "UserName" "ItemName" command.

In February 2018, the official Rust Twitter uploaded a video showing how the ammo crafting originally worked in an unknown build.

These empty casings were intended to be primed and then crafted into the bullet you wanted. This feature probably got scrapped because wasting 5 metal fragments on a single bullet was totally worth it, Garry.

And these are the primed bullets.


To do:
Find out if the repair kit has any other data besides textures.

Recycle Kit

A green version of the Research Kit exists. The difference here is that you needed paper (how revolutionary) to learn the item you wanted.

Recycle Kit Research Kit
RustLegacy Recycle.png RustLegacy Research.png

Repair Kit

A repair kit item exists, as well.

Repair Kit Research Kit
Rust legacy repair kit.png RustLegacy Research.png


Parts served the "simple" purpose of making crafting more complex.

There are seven parts for weapons...

...and seven parts for armor as well.

Unknown Yellow Box

To do:
Find out what this box did, and see if it was in any version of the game. This may be something more fitting for the prototype section, also?

In another video released in February 2018, Garry (or one of the other devs at the time) is seen walking and in the third slot the player is carrying some strange yellow box. It isn't known what it does, nor is there an icon for it in the game.

Unused Models

To do:
While this might be everything the final build has, the game went through multiple updates. Older versions might have more or less so it's worth having a look at them.

There are several unused models, some of these being listed as test_modelname_numbername.obj. Bones are stored in a different file, meaning no animated parts.

Rust Legacy Unused Pistol Model.PNG Seems to be a gun with a dot sight.

Rust Legacy Unused Shovel Model.PNG A shovel. Another melee weapon, perhaps?

Rust Unused Flashlight Model.PNG A flashlight. An identical copy can be found in v_flashlight_2.obj.

Unused Prefabs

There's a lot of unused prefabs, without any use in-game.

Unused Objects/Entities


Barrels were originally furnaces until they were removed and replaced with actual furnaces. However, one small barrel like this was still in the game until some time in 2014.


Zombies were basically the same as wolves and bears, difference being they had physical ragdolls when shot. They also used actual hitboxes so whenever you shot them in the head they died. There were three types of zombies:

  • Standard - It had no color overlay added to it and a single hit to the head could kill it.
  • Slow zombies - Very slow zombies with a dark color overlay. Three headshots from an M4 could kill it.
  • Fast zombies - Very fast zombies with a red color overlay. Their animations bugged out if you shot them from a long distance.


In earlier versions, admins had the ability to spawn in car entities with the command vehicle.spawn. While this object has been archived, the versions that most players have archived have the cars handling completely disabled. You can't steer it or go forward or backwards. You can't even leave the car. It isn't completely known why this was done by the devs. The car has front lights, and they function somewhat like the flashlight weapon mods, but can't be turned off. After entering the car its hydraulics get enabled and the car bounces up a little. The car can be destroyed with any weapon. After it gets destroyed it makes an explosion sound and bits of the car fly out. This won't damage any players around the car.

Unused Textures


The green armor parts originally started as anti-rad armor before the white armor parts with a little radiation sign next to them were added. These icons were used in the Web proto before being scrapped entirely. The green vest texture is corrupted, so opening it will show a blank image.

There are also helmet and vest sprites that seem to be from the original Counter Strike. It isn't known what their purpose was.

The green vest was actually shown during a presentation of item stacking, though it was never used after that.

Rust Benchmark Green Vest Tease.PNG


Weapons Mags

There are two unused weapon mag textures in the files.

Pistol Mag M4 Mag
Rust-Legacy-Pistol mag.png Rust-Legacy-M4 mag.png

This might be because, for example, the P250 and the 9mm Pistol don't share the same bullet capacity. So, for example giving a 12 bullet mag to a 8 bullet pistol didn't make sense, so the feature got scrapped.


This crosshair was used in the Web prototype.



There are six unused road textures, with one being a leftover from the prototype (Asset Easy Roads).

Misc. Textures

Removed Gather Text

For a while, text would appear over resources/dead animals to let newer players know how to collect them. It was later removed for unknown reasons.

Rust legacy unused hatchet to gather text.png


9mm Pistol

Icon In-Game Model
RustLegacy CZSportIcon.png RustLegacy IngamePistol.png

The 9mm pistol's icon is of an CZ-75 Tactical Sport instead of the actual Beretta 92FS featured in-game. The world model is also a CZ-75 Tactical Sport, which looks really similar to a Colt 1911 .45 ACP.

Weapon Mod Slots

Weapons can rarely spawn with 5 weapon mod slots. It's unknown if this was an oversight by the devs or another slot for an unused attachment.