When first logging into RUST, players will be randomly positioned on the coastal lines of the game map, and never placed inland. You will also notice that you do not spawn in the northern climate zones, which prevents you from freezing to death. The game does not offer players a choice of where they can be spawned into at start, but be assured it will always be on the beach. This ultimately leads people to wanting to know how to re-spawn in RUST.
There are a few mechanics in the game that allow for players to move around the map and re-spawning is one. Often, players want to re-spawn into a different location for a few reasons:
- Intentionally relocating to a different base or fort, often for strategic play or to save time running long distances.
- Original spawn point was in an area densely populated with players.
- The character is stuck in the underworld or game geometry.
- The original spawn point for the character had too few natural resources around.
- A player is trying to quickly rendezvous with a group of friends or clan members.
Re-spawning in RUST through in-game Suicide
Dying or player suicide, whether it was caused due to the environment, wildlife, helicopter NPC, other players, or self-inflicted via the command console, this method will allow players the option to re-spawn in a completely random location on the coast line or be able to select from a series of locations. Players must have placed a “sleeping bag” or “bed” somewhere on the map in order to have the additional locations to choose from. Also note, other players can set sleeping bags and beds down for their friends and assign them. Currently there is a limit of roughly 17 sleeping bags being visible in the UI.
This method does not allow players to maintain their character’s inventory or worn gear. Items that were worn by the character, in the inventory or hot bar upon dying will be left on the corpse until the player’s corpse has de-spawned.
In order to use the console command for re-spawning in RUST, simply press F1 (once, while in game), and type the following command:
Once the above command has been entered into the RUST game console, a player may choose which location they want to re-spawn in RUST, based on the available sleeping bags or beds that they have. Place additional sleeping bags or beds in the game to increase the number of locations available to re-spawn.
Don’t forget to defend the sleeping bags and beds! It’s also not the best idea to have sleeping bags or beds on the first floor of any base, as there is a widely known bug that wildlife can walk through the geometry on the first floor!