What are RUST Airdrops?
The airdrops that are a result of the RUST Airdrop Command, are special events that trigger a server-controlled, propeller airplane to fly across the game world and drop a loot crate mid-flight. The army green loot crate contains randomized supplies, from food and clothing to weapons and explosives. Airdrop crates often contain rare or hard to acquire objects, such as C4 and Mining Quarries.
How to use the RUST Airdrop Command
The RUST Airdrop Command can be issued from the in-game console, press F1 to open it while in-game. Users who issue this command must be authenticated admins and moderators, as it does not work for normal players. The RUST Airdrop commands do not work in RCON platforms, such as RUST IO or RUST Admin. You will need to be logged into the server to invoke the airdrop command.
Rust Airdrop Command Syntax
There are two primary commands in which you can call airdrops in RUST.
Many articles for RUST Experimental point to deprecated commands for RUST’s airdrops. This article provides the latest information in this area and was tested upon publication.
The first available command will call in a single airdrop in random locales across the world map. If you enter the command more than once, you will queue additional airdrops. These airdrops will show up across the map within two minutes’ time. Use the command below:
The second available command will call in a single airdrop, at the coordinates 0,0,0 of the world map. If you enter this command more than once, it will also queue additional airdrops. These airdrops will converge at the center of the world map within 2 minutes. Use the command below:
Default Server Behavior
On Vanilla servers, airdrops by default will occur on a random schedule. No special command or setting is needed to get these events to trigger, as they’re automatically built-in. Prior commands for airdrop frequency appear to have been removed from the game at this time.