RUST Settings Guide & Options

RUST Settings Guide

RUST Settings Guide

This RUST settings guide has been divided into multiple sections to help you with the particular area of interest that you’re looking for. It was also designed as part 1 of a larger set of posts, that allow you to read it from start to finish, introducing you to aspects of the game in stages. This extensive RUST settings guide attempts to exhaust all of the questions new RUST players inevitably encounter, from the get-go. This guide will call out the specific settings that will have major impacts on your in-game PVP experience.

If you feel something is in error, outdated, or has been missed altogether and should be covered, please reach out to us at @corrosionhour. We’ll do our best, but we’d love you to help us shape and advance this guide for all players of RUST. Because the RUST game is an Early Access Game, every week new changes are pushed live, causing the guide to need updates.

Note: The system used to determine “Fastest” settings was based on the following specifications: Windows 10 Home 64-bit, AMD FX 8320 8 Core Processor 3.50 GHZ, 8 GB DDR5,  Nvidia GTX 960 4GB DDR5

Table of Contents


RUST System Requirements

RUST is designed to run on three different operating systems: Windows, Mac OS X and SteamOS + Linux. Below, you can find the specific details in regards to the minimum and recommended OS, CPU, RAM, Graphic Cards, Storage Space, and Internet speeds.

Windows (Minimum)
OS: Windows 7, 64bit
Processor: 2 ghz
Memory: 8GB RAM
DirectX: Version 9.0
Storage: 8GB available space
Windows (Recommended)
OS: Windows 10, 64bit
Processor: 3 ghz
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GTX 980
DirectX: Version 12
Network: Broadband Internet
Storage: 10 GB available space
OS X (Minimum)
OS: OS X Lion 10.7
Processor: 2 ghz
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Storage: 2 GB available space
OS X (Recommended)
OS: OS X Mavericks
Processor: 3ghz
Memory: 8 GB RAM
SteamOS + Linux (Minimum)
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Storage: 8 GB available space

RUST Settings Guide, Options Setup

Options → Options → Gameplay

Field of View 

Field of View (FOV) or otherwise known as Field of Vision, is the observable horizontal and vertical display of the game world that is visible by the player while logged into a RUST game server. Increasing this particular option generally does not have a significant impact on the machine’s performance and is recommended that you set the value to the maximum. This can help increase your peripheral view and decrease the likelihood of you being ambushed by players and wildlife.

This option has a range of values from: 65.0 – 85.0

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “75.0″ (in the UI and 90 in the console). You can set the Field of View by dragging the slider to the desired value in the options screen, under the User Interface section or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “graphics.fov 65-90”.

 

Options → Options → User Interface

User Interface Scale 

The User Interface Scale controls the size of controls displayed in game that you use to operate the game.

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “1.0“. It can be set as low as 0.5. You can set the User Interface Scale by dragging the slider to the desired value in the options screen, under the User Interface section or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “graphics.uiscale 0.5“.

 

Show HUD 

The HUD, also known as Heads Up Display, is the User Interface that is displayed when you’re logged into the game.

This option has 2 values to choose from: On, Off

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “On”. You can turn the HUD off by either setting it to “Off” in the options, under the User Interface section or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “graphics.hud false” and to turn it back on “graphics.hud true”.

 

Show Chat 

The Chat is the global chat room used by all players and administrators connected to the game server.  For some players, disabling the chat can be very useful, especially if they’re easily distracted. Many players get caught while typing and end up being attacked by other players.

This option has 2 values to choose from: On, Off

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “On”. You can turn the Chat off by either setting it to “Off” in the options, under the User Interface section or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “graphics.chat false” and to turn it back on “graphics.chat true”.

 

Show Branding 

The Branding that is displayed in the User Interface at the top right of your screen is usually the “Alpha Banner”, usually a bright green color. This can get in the way of your game play and potentially block some portions of your vision. It’s recommended to turn this off.

This option has 2 values to choose from: On, Off

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “On”. You can turn the Branding off by either setting it to “Off” in the options, under the User Interface section or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “graphics.branding false” and to turn it back on “graphics.branding true”.

 

Show Nametags 

The Nametags are displayed floating above an individual character or soon to be NPC’s head. These Nametags are visible in a white font with a black shadow and are only visible when very close.

This option has 2 values to choose from: On, Off

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “On”. You can turn the Nametags off by either setting it to “Off” in the options, under the User Interface section or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “nametags.enabled false” and to turn it back on “nametags.enabled true”.

 

Options → Options → Censorship

Censor Nudity

The Censor Nudity option is useful if you are going to record or screen cast your gaming sessions and a 3rd party has censorship requirements. This will display pixelation around female breast and both female and male genital areas.

This option has 2 values to choose from: On, Off

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “Off”. You can turn the Censor Nudity off by either setting it to “Off” in the options, under the Censorship section or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “global.censornudity false” and to turn it back on “global.censornudity true”.

Options → Graphics → Image Effects

Depth of Field

When enabled, this option will allow objects in the distance to be blurred out, adding more atmospheric and realistic feelings to the game. 

This option has 2 values to choose from: On, Off

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “Off“. You can turn the Depth of Field on by setting it to “On” in the options, under the Graphics sub-section “Image Effects” or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “graphics.dof true” and to turn it back off “graphics dof false“.

Note: If you’re a competitive player, this setting can potentially lower your frame rate, and reduce the clarity of objects in the distance.

 

Ambient Occlusion

When enabled, this option will make crevices found throughout the game darker in appearance, providing more sense of depth. 

This option has 2 values to choose from: On, Off

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “On“. You can turn Ambient Occlusion off by setting it to “Off” in the options, under the Graphics sub-section “Image Effects” or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “effects.ao false” and to turn it back on “effects.ao true“.

Note: If you’re a competitive player, this setting can potentially lower your frame rate and will make darker clothing and player skins more difficult to visually identify in areas that are dark or at night time.

 

Anti-Aliasing

When enabled, this option will smooth all of the jagged edges of the visible scene, allowing objects to better blend together.

This option has 4 values to choose from: Off (0), FXAA (1), SMAA (2), TSSAA (3)

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “FXAA“. You can turn Anti-Aliasing off by setting it to “Off” in the options, under the Graphics sub-section “Image Effects” or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “effects.aa 0” and to turn it back on “effects.aa 1-3“.

Note: If you’re a competitive PVP player, this RUST setting can potentially lower your frame rate and can have a significant impact on the game’s performance overall.

 

High Quality Bloom

When enabled, this option will make bright lights, such as flash lights, beacons, torches and other light sources appear to glow in a more realistic manner.

This option has 2 values to choose from: On, Off

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “On“. You can turn High Quality Bloom off by setting it to “Off” in the options, under the Graphics sub-section “Image Effects” or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “effects.bloom false” and to turn it back on “effects.bloom true“.

 

Lens Dirt

When enabled, this option will add a filter effect to the visible scene that resembles a dirty camera lens. There is also an element of fogginess that appears around bright light.

This option has two values to choose from: On, Off

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “On“. You can turn Lens Dirt off by setting it to “Off” in the options, under the Graphics sub-section “Image Effects” or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “effects.lensdirt false” and to turn it back on “effects.lesdirt true“.

Note: If you’re a competitive player, this setting will make it more difficult to see in certain situations. The impact of the filter effect can be best seen when using a torch during dusk.

 

Motion Blur

When enabled, this option will add a camera effect to the player’s visible scene when they turn from left to right or up and down.

This option has two values to choose from: On, Off

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “On“. You can turn Motion Blur off by setting it to “Off” in the options, under the Graphics sub-section “Image Effects” or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “effects.motionblur false” and to turn it back on “effects.motionblur true“.

Note: If you’re a competitive PVP player, this RUST setting can potentially lower your frame rate and can have a significant impact on the game’s performance overall.

 

Sun Shafts

When enabled, the light that is emitted from the in-game sun will have a more realistic effect applied to it. It will be most visible when inside a forest, building, or other object in which the sun will cast “Shafts” on.

This option has two values to choose from: On, Off

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “On“. You can turn Sun Shafts off by setting it to “Off” in the options, under the Graphics sub-section “Image Effects” or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “effects.shafts false” and to turn it back on “effects.shafts true“.

Note: If you’re a competitive PVP player, this RUST setting can potentially lower your frame rate and can have a significant impact on the game’s performance overall.

 

Sharpen

When enabled, this will increase the clarity of the visible scene to be sharpened and enables identifying players from other objects in the world to be easier. This setting is highly recommended to keep enabled.

This option has two values to choose from: On, Off

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “On“. You can turn Sharpen off by setting it to “Off” in the options, under the Graphics sub-section “Image Effects” or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “effects.sharpen false” and to turn it back on “effects.sharpen true“.

 

Vignet

When enabled, this will darken the corners of the visible scene. This option applies a common camera effect, “Vignette”, used to focus on the center of a picture by darkening the corners of the image.

This option has two values to choose from: On, Off

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “On“. You can turn Vignet off by setting it to “Off” in the options, under the Graphics sub-section “Image Effects” or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “effects.vignet false” and to turn it back on “effects.vignet true“.

Note: If you’re a competitive player, this setting will make it more difficult to see and it is recommended to disable. There is no noticeable impact on performance.

 

Options → Graphics → Graphics Quality

Graphics Quality

When set, this option will  determine the overall graphics quality of the visible scene.

This option has a range of values from: 0 – 5

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “5“. You can set the Graphics Quality by dragging the slider to the desired value in the options, under the Graphics sub-section “Graphics Quality” or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “graphics.quality 0-5”.

Note: If you’re a competitive PVP player, this RUST setting can potentially lower your frame rate and can have a significant impact on the game’s performance overall.

 

Large Scale Occlusion

When enabled, this will darken the areas under trees and inside buildings, adding a more realistic and atmospheric feeling to the game.

This option has two values to choose from: On, Off

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “Off“. You can turn the Large Scale Occlusion on by setting it to “On” in the options, under the Graphics sub-section “Graphics Quality” or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “graphics.lso true” and to turn it back off “graphics.lso false“.

Note: If you’re a competitive PVP player, this RUST setting can potentially lower your frame rate and can have a significant impact on the game’s performance overall.

 

Grass Displacement

When enabled, this will displace grass as entities walk over it, adding a more realistic and atmospheric feeling to the game. This is useful for locating nearby entities moving through tall grass fields while observing from a high point.

This option has two values to choose from: On, Off

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “Off“. You can turn the Grass Displacement on by setting it to “On” in the options, under the Graphics sub-section “Graphics Quality” or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “grass.displace true” and to turn it back off “grass.displace false“.

Note: If you’re a competitive PVP player, this RUST setting can potentially lower your frame rate and can have a significant impact on the game’s performance overall. 

 

Contact Shadows

When enabled, this will add contact shadows to improve shadow details on view model, players and any areas that may otherwise be missed by shadow maps. This setting also will stop light from leaking into areas inside buildings that it shouldn’t be leaking.

This option has two values to choose from: On, Off

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “Off“. You can turn the Contact Shadows on by setting it to “On” in the options, under the Graphics sub-section “Graphics Quality” or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “graphics.contactshadows true” and to turn it back off “graphics.contactshadows false“.

Note: If you’re a competitive PVP player, this RUST setting can potentially lower your frame rate and can have a significant impact on the game’s performance overall.

 

Shadow Cascades

When enabled, this will control how much shadow level of detail will be updated. The higher the setting, the more realistic the shadow effects are.

This option has two values to choose from: Off (0), Two Cascades (1), Four Cascades (2)

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “Two Cascades“. You can turn the Shadow Casecades off by setting it to “Off” in the options, under the Graphics sub-section “Graphics Quality” or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “graphics.shadowcascades 0” and to turn it back on “graphics.shadowcasecades 0-2“.

Note: If you’re a competitive PVP player, this RUST setting can potentially lower your frame rate and can have a significant impact on the game’s performance overall.

 

Water Quality

When set, this option will determine the overall graphics quality of bodies water found throughout the game world, such as rivers, lakes and oceans. The higher the setting, the more realistic the water will look.

This option has a range of values from: 0 – 2

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “1“. You can set the Water Quality by dragging the slider to the desired value in the options, under the Graphics sub-section “Graphics Quality” or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “water.quality 0-2”.

Note: If you’re a competitive PVP player, this RUST setting can potentially lower your frame rate and can have a significant impact on the game’s performance overall.

 

Water Reflections

When set, this option will add reflections to the surfaces of bodies of water. The higher the setting, the more realistic the water will look.

This option has a range of values from: 0 – 2

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “1“. You can set the Water Reflections by dragging the slider to the desired value in the options, under the Graphics sub-section “Graphics Quality” or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “water.reflections 0-2”.

Note: If you’re a competitive PVP player, this RUST setting can potentially lower your frame rate and can have a significant impact on the game’s performance overall.

 

Max Shadow Lights

When set, this option will dictate how many dynamic shadows a single light source can cast onto other objects in the game world. If you set down a campfire and fire it up, you’ll best be able to see the direct effects of shadow lights. This setting requires shadows to be enabled for its effects to be seen in the game.

This option has a range of values from: 0 – 3

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “1“. You can set the Max Shadow Lights by dragging the slider to the desired value in the options, under the Graphics sub-section “Graphics Quality” or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “graphics.shadowlights 0-3”.

Note: If you’re a competitive PVP player, this RUST setting can potentially lower your frame rate and can have a significant impact on the game’s performance overall.

 

Shader Level

When set, this option will increase textures for rocks, clothing, grass, bushes, trees, and water shading. As you increase the Shader Level value, additional item texture packs will be increased.

This option has a range of values from: 100 – 600

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “600“. You can set the Shader Level by dragging the slider to the desired value in the options, under the Graphics sub-section “Graphics Quality” or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “graphics.shaderlod 100-600”.

Note: If you’re a competitive PVP player, this RUST setting can potentially lower your frame rate and can have a significant impact on the game’s performance overall.

 

Draw Distance

When set, this option will dictate how far the world’s land masses are rendered. This setting is recommended to be maxed out, as it will help you see airplanes and helicopters in the distance.

This option has a range of values from: 500 – 2500

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “2500“. You can set the Draw Distance by dragging the slider to the desired value in the options, under the Graphics sub-section “Graphics Quality” or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “graphics.drawdistance 500-2500”.

Note: If you’re a competitive PVP player, this RUST setting can potentially lower your frame rate and can have a significant impact on the game’s performance overall.

 

Shadow Distance

When set, this option will dictate how far the shadows will render on other objects in the game world. The higher this value is set, the lower the quality of the shadows become as they begin to pixelate.

This option has a range of values from: 50 – 1000

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “1000“. You can set the Draw Distance by dragging the slider to the desired value in the options, under the Graphics sub-section “Graphics Quality” or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “graphics.shadowdistance 50-1000”.

Note: If you’re a competitive PVP player, this RUST setting can potentially lower your frame rate and can have a significant impact on the game’s performance overall.

 

Anisotropic Filtering

When set, this option will allow textures to retain sharper detail when being viewed from multiple angles. Without this enabled, textures will look much less detailed.

This option has a range of values from: 1 – 16

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “1“. You can set the Anisotropic Filtering by dragging the slider to the desired value in the options, under the Graphics sub-section “Graphics Quality” or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “graphics.af 1-16”.

Note: If you’re a competitive PVP player, this RUST setting can potentially lower your frame rate and can have a significant impact on the game’s performance overall.

 

Parallax Mapping

When set, this option will give textures the illusion of depth and geometry. The game and atmosphere will have more of a 3D-like appearance.

This option has a range of values from: 0 – 2

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “0“. You can set the Parallax Mapping by dragging the slider to the desired value in the options, under the Graphics sub-section “Graphics Quality” or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “graphics.parallax 0-2”.

Note: If you’re a competitive PVP player, this RUST setting can potentially lower your frame rate and can have a significant impact on the game’s performance overall.

Options → Input → Input Settings

Mouse Sensitivity

When set, this option will dictate the sensitivity and speed of your mouse and how it tracks in the game. As you increase the sensitivity, the mouse will move faster and will require less effort to travel across the screen and vice versa.

This option has a range of values from: 0 – 2

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “1“. You can set the Mouse Sensitivity by dragging the slider to the desired value in the options, under the Input sub-section “Input Settings” or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “input.sensitivity 0.0-2”.

 

Flip Y Axis

When enabled, this will invert the direction needed to move the mouse up and down, causing your mouse to move up when physically moving it down and vice versa.

This option has two values to choose from: On, Off

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “Off“. You can turn the Shadow Casecades off by setting it to “On” in the options, under the Graphics sub-section “Graphics Quality” or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “input.flip.y true” and to turn it back on “input.flip.y false“.

 

Auto Transmit Voice

When enabled, this will broadcast your microphone all the time, instead of when you press the chat button.

This option has two values to choose from: On, Off

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “Off“. You can turn the Auto Transmit Voice on by setting it to “Off” in the options, under the Graphics sub-section “Graphics Quality”. There is no known console command for toggling this setting as of 7/4/2017.

 

Options → Input → Binds

Movement

The table below displays the default RUST keyboard settings for Movements.

MovementPrimary KeySecondary Key
ForwardWS
BackwardS
LeftA
RightD
SprintRight ShiftLeft Shift
DuckLeft Control
JumpSpacebar

 

Actions

The table below displays the default RUST keyboard settings for Actions.

ActionPrimary KeySecondary Key
Primary AttackMouse0
Secondary AttackMouse1
UseE
ReloadR
Head LookLeft Alt
Light ToggleF

 

Communication

The table below displays the default RUST keyboard settings for Communications.

CommunicationPrimary KeySecondary Key
Voice TransmitV
ChatReturnT

 

Inventory

The table below displays the default RUST keyboard settings for the Inventory.

InventoryPrimary KeySecondary Key
Inventory ToggleTab
Crafting ToggleQ
Show MapG
Slot 11
Slot 22
Slot 33
Slot 44
Slot 55
Slot 66
Slot 77
Slot 88
Next SlotMouse Wheel Down
Previous SlotMouse Wheel Up

 

Misc

The table below displays the default RUST keyboard settings for Misc.

MiscPrimary KeySecondary Key
Voice TransmitV
ChatReturnT

Options → Audio → Volume

Master Volume

When set, this option will control the overall volume that is audible through speakers, regardless of other audio and volume settings that have been set.

This option has a range of values from: 0.0 – 1.0

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “1.0“. You can set the Master Volume by dragging the slider to the desired value in the options, under the Audio sub-section “Volume” or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “audio.master 0.0-1.0”.

 

Music Volume

When set, this option controls the volume of environmental music found throughout RUST.

This option has a range of values from: 0.0 – 1.0

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “0.2“. You can set the Music Volume by dragging the slider to the desired value in the options, under the Audio sub-section “Volume” or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “audio.musicvolume 0.0-1.0”.

 

Voices Volume

When set, this option controls the volume of player voices at whole. This is a global setting, with no current ability to increase, decrease, or mute specific players.

This option has a range of values from: 0.0 – 1.0

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “1.0“. You can set the Voices Volume by dragging the slider to the desired value in the options, under the Audio sub-section “Volume” or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “audio.voices 0.0-1.0”.

 

Game Sounds Volume

When set, this option controls the volume of game sounds, such as animals, gun shots, doors, etc that are found throughout RUST.

This option has a range of values from: 0.0 – 1.0

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “1.0“. You can set the Game Sounds Volume by dragging the slider to the desired value in the options, under the Audio sub-section “Volume” or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “audio.game 0.0-1.0”.

 

Options → Audio → Speaker Config

Speaker Mode

When set, this option will control the overall volume that is audible through speakers, regardless of other audio and volume settings that have been set.

This option has 6 values to choose from: Stereo (0), Prologic (1), 4 Speaker Surround (2), 5 Speaker Surround (3), 5.1 Surround (4), 7.1 Surround (5)

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “Stereo“. You can turn the Speaker Mode on by setting it to “Stereo” in the options, under the Audio sub-section “Speaker Config” or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “audio.speakers 0-5” to the desired value.

 

Options → Performance → Performance

Max Gibs

When set, this option dictates the maximum amount of gibs (giblets or broken objects) that can exist at one time. This is particularly impactful when buildings are being destroyed.

This option has a range of values from: 0 – 10000

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “1000“. You can set the Max Gibs by dragging the slider to the desired value in the options, under the Performance sub-section “Performance” or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “effects.maxgibs 0-1000”.

Note: If you’re a competitive PVP player, this RUST setting can potentially lower your frame rate and can have a significant impact on the game’s performance overall.

 

Options → Performance → Quality

Particle Quality

When set, this option dictates the amount of particles that are displayed for certain graphical textures, such as smoke and fire. The higher the setting the more realistic the effect.

This option has a range of values from: 0 – 100

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “100“. You can set the Particle Quality by dragging the slider to the desired value in the options, under the Performance sub-section “Quality” or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “particle.quality 0 – 100”.

Note: If you’re a competitive PVP player, this RUST setting can potentially lower your frame rate and can have a significant impact on the game’s performance overall.

 

Object Quality

When set, this option dictates the distance that objects and buildings will be rendered at a higher level of detail. The higher the setting the more realistic the objects will appear.

This option has a range of values from: 0 – 200

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “100“. You can set the Object Quality by dragging the slider to the desired value in the options, under the Performance sub-section “Quality”. There is no known console command for toggling this setting as of 7/4/2017.

Note: If you’re a competitive PVP player, this RUST setting can potentially lower your frame rate and can have a significant impact on the game’s performance overall.

 

Tree Quality

When set, this option dictates the distance that trees will be rendered at a higher level of detail. The higher the setting the more realistic the trees will appear.

This option has a range of values from: 0 – 200

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “100“. You can set the Tree Quality by dragging the slider to the desired value in the options, under the Performance sub-section “Quality” or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “tree.quality 0 – 200”.

Note: If you’re a competitive PVP player, this RUST setting can potentially lower your frame rate and can have a significant impact on the game’s performance overall.

 

Terrain Quality

When set, this option dictates the distance that terrain will be rendered at a higher level of detail. The higher the setting the more realistic the terrain will appear. This also allows terrain in the distance to appear smoother rather than immediately jolt into view.

This option has a range of values from: 0 – 100

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “100“. You can set the Terrain Quality by dragging the slider to the desired value in the options, under the Performance sub-section “Quality” or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “terrain.quality 0 – 100”.

Note: If you’re a competitive PVP player, this RUST setting can potentially lower your frame rate and can have a significant impact on the game’s performance overall.

 

Grass Quality

When set, this option dictates the distance that grass will be rendered at a higher level of detail. The higher the setting the more realistic the grass will appear.

This option has a range of values from: 0 – 100

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “100“. You can set the Grass Quality by dragging the slider to the desired value in the options, under the Performance sub-section “Quality” or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “grass.quality 0 – 100”.

Note: If you’re a competitive PVP player, this RUST setting can potentially lower your frame rate and can have a significant impact on the game’s performance overall.

 

Decor Quality

When set, this option dictates the distance that decorative flowers will be rendered at a higher level of detail. The higher the setting the more realistic the decorative flowers will appear.

This option has a range of values from: 0 – 100

By default, at “Fantastic” preset-settings, this option is set to “100“. You can set the Decor Quality by dragging the slider to the desired value in the options, under the Performance sub-section “Quality” or while logged into the game, open the console and enter “decor.quality 0 – 100”.

Note: If you’re a competitive PVP player, this RUST setting can potentially lower your frame rate and can have a significant impact on the game’s performance overall.

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