RUST Halloween Update 2018

RUST Halloween Update 2018

The RUST Halloween Update 2018 is back and better than ever!

The RUST Halloween Update for 2018 is upon us! Released on October 19th, it will remain live until November 1st. With a new year, comes a new autumn season to take in. Everywhere you go, leaves have transformed from their bold greens to hues of yellow, orange, red and brown. Seasonal winds bring a cool and crisp morning air and pumpkins are popping up at doorsteps everywhere you go.

For the RUST community, this is much anticipated time of year. Players across the globe await the seasonal update to see what tricks and treats are in store from the RUST development team. Once again, they’ve not let the player base down and the development team has out done themselves.

Looking beyond the wide array of unique Halloween themed items, skins and new NPC monsters to watch out for this year, Facepunch has brought seizures to the masses!

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The RUST Halloween Update Items

A Barrel Costume

The barrel costume, a new piece of attire, allows players to dress up and move around as a blue barrel. Once equipped, the barrel costume will immediately remove the players name tag from view of other players. If any gear from the “waist up” is equipped, it will immediately move to the first open inventory slots or fall to the ground. Wearing the barrel costume considerably lowers a players movement speed.

The player wearing the barrel costume will have a limited view port, identical to that of the Heavy Plate Helmet. If a player is standing, their legs and feet will be visible. If the player crouches in place, they will no longer be visible, but the barrel will slightly wiggle around. One thing to note, the barrel costume provides no defensive statistics or resistances.

Barrel costumes can be obtained by looting a Halloween Loot Bag from a scarecrow. This isn’t guaranteed, but provides a chance for one to appear in your inventory. We opened 100 Halloween Loot Bags and found the barrel costume to be on the rare side.

Barrel Costume Stats

  • Offers no protection
PropertyValue
N/AN/A

Scarecrow Wrap

The scarecrow wrap, a new piece of attire, allows players to put on a scarecrow mask with glowing yellow eyes. Once equipped, it covers the players entire head and neck region. The mask has a rather ominous look to it and is identical to the appearance of the scarecrows that will spawn with the Halloween event.

Scarecrow wraps can be obtained by looting a Halloween Loot Bag from a scarecrow. The Halloween Loot Bag has a chance of containing one or more scarecrow wraps inside of it, but it is not guaranteed. We opened 100 Halloween Loot Bags and found the scarecrow wrap to be uncommon.

Scarecrow Wrap Stats

  • Protects the head
PropertyValue
Projectile30%
Melee60%
Bite10%
Radiation4%
Cold6%
Explosion13%

Scarecrow Costume (WIP)

The scarecrow costume, a new piece of attire, that allows players to equip a full scarecrow costume with glowing yellow eyes. Once equipped, it covers the players entire body from head to toe. The costume has a rather ominous look to it and is identical in appearance to the scarecrows roaming the map, without the red jackets.

Scarecrow costumes can be obtained by admins or moderators spawning them into the game.

Follow these instructions:

  • While in game, press the F1 button
  • Click the items tab
  • Then select the attire sub-tab
  • Finally, click on “WIP” icon

Once equipped, the scarecrow costume will forcibly remove any gloves, pants, shirts, and shoes. Chest and leg armor, as well as masks can continue to be worn over the costume. As indicated though, this item is a work in progress. It’s also not currently available to players without the assistance of an admin spawning the item in manually.

Scarecrow Costume Stats

  • Protects the entire body
PropertyValue
Melee10%
Bite5%
Radiation20%
Cold15%

Coffin

The coffin was introduced with the Halloween Update in 2018. Coffins are storage devices that can be deployed on the ground or inside of player made structures.

Comparable to large wooden boxes, which have 30 item slots, the coffins have 42 item slots each. This is a considerable improvement, however the coffins cannot be locked. Code and wooden locks cannot be applied to coffins at the time of this post. In addition to this, the coffins have 300 health total.

Coffins can be obtained by killing and looting scarecrows. The scarecrows have a chance of dropping one or more coffins, but it is not guaranteed.

Cursed Cauldron

The cursed cauldron was introduced with the Halloween Update in 2018. Cursed cauldrons are heating and cooking devices, based off the existing camp fire object. Cauldrons will emit light green steam and glow when they’re not lit up. There is also a low bubbling sound that can be heard in it’s immediate vicinity regardless if it’s on or off, though when turned on it is louder.

Like the camp fire, the cursed cauldron uses wood to function. When it’s been turned on, the fire pit below will light up and provides warmth to the immediate area. The cursed cauldron has 5 slots available to cook food in. While it’s on, green bubbles will pop on the surface and a stronger presence of steam and green glow will emit. It also provides 50% comfort when within it’s immediate area.

Cursed Cauldrons can be obtained by first acquiring the skin from the RUST skin store, market place or trade. Once you have the item attributed to your Steam account, then it will appear in the crafting screen as an available option. The cursed cauldron requires 100 wood to be built and doesn’t require a workbench. Once it’s been crafted, the cursed cauldron can then be placed directly on the ground or on player made structures.

Cursed Cauldron Crafting Cost

MaterialCost
Wood100

Fogger-3000

The Fogger-3000 is a deploy-able item that can be placed on the ground and other various objects. Fogger-3000s are fog machines that periodically release a dense fog cloud. It runs off of low grade fuel (up to 500 can be stacked inside) and will make a hissing sound each time fog is released. The fog machine can be turned on and off using the e button.

There is also an option on the Fogger-3000 that allows players to set the device to operate on motion detection only. This causes it to activate only when a player comes near the fog machine, which allows the device to last longer by saving the low grade fuel. The fog can be seen both during the daytime and at night, it’s quite dense and will cover the area of 4 square foundations.

Fogger-3000s can be obtained by first acquiring the skin from the RUST skin store, market place or trade. Once you have the item attributed to your Steam account, then it will appear in the crafting screen as an available option. The Fogger-3000 doesn’t require a workbench to be crafted. Once it’s been crafted, the Fogger-3000 can then be placed directly on the ground or on player made structures.

Fogger-3000 Crafting Cost

MaterialCost
Metal Fragments100
Low Grade Fuel30
Metal Pipe1

Gravestone

The gravestone is a deploy-able item that can be placed in the ground. Visually they appear as the traditional headstones, with the letters “RIP” engraved on one side and are coated with cobwebs.

Gravestones were originally introduced in the Halloween Update in 2017 as ground collectibles, but are now also able to be collected and deployed by players in the Halloween Update for 2018. Once a gravestone has been placed down, it cannot be destroyed, but it can be picked back up using a wooden hammer.

Gravestones can be obtained by killing and looting scarecrows. The scarecrows themselves have a chance of dropping one or more gravestones. The scarecrows can also drop a Halloween Loot Bag, which may contain the gravestone.

Graveyard Fence

The graveyard fence is a deploy-able item that can be placed in the ground. Visually they have a stone base with ornamental metal bars and a total of 100 health.

Similar to the stone and wood high external walls, the graveyard fences connect to one another as they’re placed. Each piece of the fence will hinge on the corner of any existing piece attempting to place them. Players that come in contact with the top of the graveyard fence will take damage.

Graveyard fences can be obtained by killing and looting scarecrows. The scarecrows themselves have a chance of dropping one or more graveyard fences. The scarecrows can also drop a Halloween Loot Bag, which may contain the graveyard fence. In the crafting window, the graveyard fence appears, but there is no known way to obtain the necessary blueprint at this time.

Graveyard Fence Crafting Cost

MaterialCost
Stone250
Metal Fragments75

Large Candle Set

The large candle set is a deploy-able item that can be placed in the ground and on other various surfaces and objects. When placed, they appear as a bundle of 8 smaller candles roughly lined up in a row. The large candle set can be turned on and off using the e button.

As the candles are lit, they will emit a small amount of light. They also require no additional fuel, which makes them a rather unique light source. However, after burning for a period of time the large candle set will disappear entirely.

Large candle sets can be obtained by killing and looting scarecrows. The scarecrows themselves have a chance of dropping one or more large candle sets. The scarecrows can also drop a Halloween Loot Bag, which may contain the large candle set. In the crafting window, the large candle set appears, but there is no known way to obtain the necessary blueprint at this time.

Large Candle Set Crafting Cost

MaterialCost
Animal Fat35
Cloth8

Small Candle Set

The small candle set is a deploy-able item that can be placed in the ground and on other various surfaces and objects. When placed, they appear as a bundle of 3 small candles. The small candle set can be turned on and off using the e button.

As the candles are lit, they will emit a small amount of light. They also require no additional fuel, which makes them a rather unique light source. However, after burning for a period of time the small candle set will disappear entirely.

Small candle sets can be obtained by killing and looting scarecrows. The scarecrows themselves have a chance of dropping one or more small candle sets. The scarecrows can also drop a Halloween Loot Bag, which may contain the small candle set. In the crafting window, the small candle set appears, but there is no known way to obtain the necessary blueprint at this time.

Small Candle Set Crafting Cost

MaterialCost
Animal Fat20
Cloth5

Spider Webs

The spider webs are a deploy-able item that can be placed on the ceilings of player made structures. When placed, they’re about the length of a full square foundation and appear as a ghostly white color both in the light of day and darkness of night.

While attempting to place spider webs, it can be rather difficult to get a blue OK indicator. Try spamming the left mouse button, regardless of the red indicator, while moving the spider webs around.

Spider webs can be obtained by killing and looting scarecrows. The scarecrows themselves have a chance of dropping one or more spider webs.

Spooky Speaker

The spooky speaker is a deploy-able item that can be placed on the ground and on other various surfaces and objects. When it’s placed, it will appear as a small speaker that periodically plays a series of spooky background sounds, music, and evil laughing. Spooky speakers can be turned on and off using the e button.

These speakers do not require any type of fuel to run and will eventually disengage themselves after a period of time. The speakers have 100 health and can be destroyed by players.

Spooky speakers can be obtained by first acquiring the skin from the RUST skin store, market place or trade. Once you have the item attributed to your Steam account, then it will appear in the crafting screen as an available option. The Spooky speakers do not require a workbench to be crafted.

Spooky Speaker Crafting Cost

MaterialCost
Wood400
Metal Fragments100
Cloth20

Strobe Light

The strobe light is a deploy-able item that can be placed on the ground and on other various surfaces and objects. When placed, it will appear as a small black box with a handle and warning sticker on top. The strobe light can be turned on and off using the e button. If held down, it will open up the option window, allowing players to choose one of three different frequencies (10hz, 20hz, 40hz).

The strobe lights do not require any type of fuel to run and will eventually disappear after a period of time. The strobe lights have 100 health and can be destroyed by players.

Strobe lights can be obtained by first acquiring the skin from the RUST skin store, market place or trade. Once you have the item attributed to your Steam account, then it will appear in the crafting screen as an available option. The strobe lights do not require a workbench to be crafted.

Strobe Light Crafting Cost

MaterialCost
Metal Fragments100
High Quality Metal2

Wooden Cross

The wooden cross is a deploy-able item that can be placed in the ground and other various objects. They appear as two pieces of dark wood crossed together, with stones built up around its base. Cobwebs wrapped up and around the object.

Wooden crosses were originally introduced in the Halloween Update in 2017 as ground collectibles, but are now also able to be collected and deployed by players in the Halloween Update for 2018. Once a wooden cross has been placed down, it cannot be destroyed, but it can be picked back up using a wooden hammer.

Wooden crosses can be obtained by killing and looting scarecrows. The scarecrows themselves have a chance of dropping one or more wooden crosses. The scarecrows can also drop a Halloween Loot Bag, which may contain the wooden cross.

Halloween Loot Bag

Halloween Loot Bags are special items that have the possibility to drop off of the scarecrows. Each loot bag that drops has a handful of items that it may contain, such as:

  • Barrel Costume
  • Double Barrel Shotgun
  • F1 Grenades
  • Gravestone
  • High Quality Metal
  • Large Candle Set
  • Scarecrow Wrap
  • Shotgun Shells
  • Small Candle Set
  • Wooden Cross

Halloween loot bags can be obtained by killing and looting scarecrows. The scarecrows themselves have a chance of dropping one or more Halloween loot bags. So far these Halloween loot bags appear to be a rare drop.

Butcher Knife

The butcher knife is a melee weapon that can be used by players.  They visually look like a real world butcher knife that’d be found in a kitchen. When used properly, they can deal lethal damage to players when struck in the head. They are exceptional devices for harvesting flesh as well.

Butcher knives can be obtained by killing and looting scarecrows. The scarecrows themselves have a chance of dropping one or more butcher knives.

Butcher Knife Stats

PropertyValue
Damage20
Attack Rate86
Attack Size0.3
Range1.3
Flesh Gatherer18

Pitchfork

The pitch fork is a melee weapon that can be used by players. They visually look like a crude version of a pitchfork with 3 thick prongs. When used properly, they can deal lethal damage to players when struck in the head.

Pitchforks can be obtained by killing and looting scarecrows. The scarecrows themselves have a chance of dropping one or more pitchforks.

Pitchfork Stats

PropertyValue
Damage40
Attack Rate40
Attack Size0.4
Range2.8

Sickle

The sickle is a melee weapon that can be used by players. They visually look like a hand held sickle, with a sharp curved blade. When used properly, they can deal lethal damage to players when struck in the head. The sickle also doubles as an exceptional tool for harvesting wood.

Sickles can be obtained by killing and looting scarecrows. The scarecrows themselves have a chance of dropping one or more sickles.

Sickle Stats

PropertyValue
Damage30
Attack Rate67
Attack Size0.4
Range1.5
Tree Gather40
Flesh Gather12