The RUST High External Stone Gate is a deployable construction item, typically used as a gate mechanism with High External Stone Walls, allowing players to pass in and out of a player-made compound.
Barricades take various forms in RUST, ranging from tiny, barely sufficient wooden walls to duck behind to mammoth stone gates such as this, fit for protecting a fortress from invaders.
The High External Stone Gate is a tier 2 blueprint item and, while not easy to find or cheap to craft, provides the best non-foundation protection of their item type for players and clans that wish to ‘compound.’ With 500 hit points, the stone gate will take 2 Timed Explosive Charge or 185 Explosive 5.56 Rifle Ammo to break down.
They perform the same basic functions as other types of doorways, accepting a Key or Code Lock so that authorized players may only open and access them on a much larger scale.
When used in conjunction with other top-tier barricades, such as the High External Stone Wall, they create a hard-to-penetrate barrier between the outside world and the base they surround. Unlike the wall, players may not deploy Wooden Ladders directly onto gates or other doors.
High external stone gates can be looted from a small assortment of mid to high-tier loot crates and be dropped from scientists around the map. They require a considerable Scrap investment to learn via the tier 2 workbench, and even when researched via research table, they are still one of the single most expensive blueprints.
They do not add upkeep costs to bases that use them and will remain in place without decay if they are under the effect radius of a Tool Cupboard.