Homing Missile

The Homing Missile is a special type of ammunition in RUST and is only useable by the Homing Missile Launcher.  The launcher is a first-of-its-kind shoulder-operated weapon, relying on both visual and auditory tone cues as the determinant of potential impact.

An interesting way of thinking of this new weapon system/ammunition is like a portable SAM Site.

How to get a Homing Missile

The Homing Missile is currently located in the tier 2 workbench tech tree, requiring a total of 2425 scrap to learn if starting from the bottom of the tree, or 125 scrap to learn directly with the research table.

What is the Homing Missile used for?

The primary function of the homing missile is to act as the ammunition type for the new Homing Missile  Launcher, used to great effect to shoot down aircraft.  It is important to note that this system doesn’t differentiate friend from foe, so shooting into crowded skies could prove fatal for anyone who gets in the missiles’ way.  The current maximum stack size for this item is 3.  The maximum capability of loading into a launcher at once is 1.

Weapons that use Homing Missile

Item Information
NameHoming Missile
Short Nameammo.rocket.seeker
ItemID1296788329
Item DescriptionFast moving rocket ammunition. Uses a type of radar for active target guidance from a Homing Launcher
Default Stacksize4
Item Crafting Data
Required Workbench Level2
Crafting Time10
Crafting Yield2
Crafting Ingredients
icon of rust item gunpowderGun Powder x100
RUST Tech TrashTech Trash x1
RUST Metal PipeMetal Pipe x2