The Coffee Can Helmet is a mid-tier form of headwear, usually acting as the precursor to the Metal Facemask with regard to game progression. The coffee can helmet has the distinction of being one of the more customizable armor types in the game, boasting a large amount of available skin for purchase on both the weekly RUST Store, as well as the Steam Marketplace.
While not as protective as its Metal Facemask counterpart, this drop in protection does come at a considerable drop in crafting cost. Requiring only a Tier 2 Work Bench instead of the expensive tier 3, many teams will use the coffee can helmet substantially further into a wipe’s progression than similar helmets like the Wolf Headdress and Bucket Helmet.
The coffee can helmet has a reasonably high drop rate from several sources, especially supply drops. It is also a mainstay in military crates and may be crafted via the Research Table or by using the tier 2 tech tree.
The chief complaint of all-metal gear within RUST, including the coffee can set, is its susceptibility to cold, especially during the night cycle, or while wet.