Since its launch, Rust has evolved a lot, changing direction several times before finding its rhythm. Therefore, the Facepunch team has released many updates, accompanied by even more DLC, as well as console versions. In 2023, several streamers, including Shroud, xQc and Pokimane relaunched the title, allowing Rust to experience a huge peak in attendance at the start of 2023 with 134,483 players connected. A few days later, this record exploded, with approximately 245,000 players simultaneously connected.
We recently passed 2023, the opportunity for the developers of Facepunch to publish a recap for the past yearbig numbers to back it up. This summary allows us to learn two things in particular. The first is that the survival game has sold over 12.48 million copies in the world, all media combined. The second is that the record of simultaneously connected players has been broken again, with 267,000 players playing at the same time On title.
Among the other figures mentioned for the year 2023, we find 1.11 million dlc packs sold, 32,871 connected servers, more than 600,000 banned accounts or even more than 400,000 members registered on the official Discord server. But Rust’s life isn’t just about gamers, as the title is also very popular on Twitch, where many viewers follow the adventures of their favorite streamers. So, Facepunch announces that the track has recorded up to 1.37 million viewersfollowed for 300 million hours viewed or streamed for over 4.2 million hours for over 1.3 billion views.