Learn how to spawn the RUST snowmobile
The RUST Snowmobile was introduced to RUST on 2/3/2022 in the Arctic Update. Snowmobiles are primarily designed for usage in the Arctic Biome and specifically for usage in snow, though they also operate at full capacity on sandy beaches.
It’s important to note when snowmobiles leave snow or sand-covered areas, their speed is immediately and dramatically reduced to a crawl. A server variable can be modified to change this factor so that the snowmobiles operate at full capacity on all surfaces.
Snowmobiles allow players an additional travel option with a low-overhead cost compared to their car counterparts, allowing them to traverse the land at accelerated speeds while also providing a cargo capacity.
Unlike minicopters, scrap transport helicopters, rowboats, and RHIBs, the snowmobile cannot be purchased from a vendor at this time. RUST’s snowmobiles are found exclusively at the Arctic Research Base Monument, locked inside a research building with a blue keycard puzzle on the entry door.
Practical reasons for using the RUST snowmobile command and variables
- Snowmobiles allow players to experience the Arctic Biome in a way they never have before
- Players can use the snowmobile for things like farming runs, reconnaissance missions, and quick travel
- Spawn the snowmobiles into the game for special events and custom maps
- Adds additional interactions for players to use and be creative with
- Admins can use snowmobiles with custom maps and create racing events or arenas
- They provide an additional means of transportation in the game beyond running, walking, swimming, boating, and flying
- As a means to escape polar bears!
Boasting a total of 300 health, the snowmobile is intelligently pieced together with plywood, a metal frame, and a few spare parts. At first glance of the snowmobile, it doesn’t appear like you’ll get tetanus just by staring at it, unlike a few other choice vehicles found in RUST.
The snowmobile sports a red hood, with a painted white racing stripe, with four horizontal vent cutouts. A bicycle-style handlebar sits behind the hood, with a gas gauge and rubber handle grips. Directly under the handlebars, players can see a yellow gas canister, which holds up to 500 Low Grade Fuel, and a small motor engine.
An elongated makeshift bench with a dirty blue padded seat, held together with duct tape, allows up to two players to ride the vehicle simultaneously. On the rear side of the snowmobile, a small rusted toolbox is held on with duct tape as well and holds up to 12 additional items. There is no functional lock, so be warned, it can be accessed by any player within proximity.
A secondary skin is also available for the snowmobile, titled the Tomaha Snowmobile, the first of its kind for vehicles of any type. Once applied, this will apply black and yellow skin with a much more modern-looking appeal.
Who can enter the RUST snowmobile command
The RUST snowmobile command can be issued on vanilla RUST servers by RUST admins and moderators only. Non-admin players on vanilla RUST servers cannot use the RUST snowmobile command and variables. Rest assured; there are modded servers that will make these available to all players in no time.
RUST snowmobile command (1 of 1)
- This command is used to manually spawn a snowmobile into the game
- When issuing this command, the initiating player must be above the ground and not clipped into a wall or geometry
- The mouse cursor needs to be pointed in the exact location where the snowmobile should spawn (Point above the water level)
- A snowmobile can be removed using the ent kill command
Note that this command does not work from RCON platforms and does require being logged into the game server.
Use the command below to spawn a single snowmobile:
On success the console will display the following:
spawned snowmobile at (111.0, 0.1, 124.9)
Related snowmobile variables
|snowmobile.allowpassengeronly||False||Allow mounting as a passenger when there’s no driver|
|snowmobile.allterrain||False||If true, snowmobile goes fast on all terrain types|
|snowmobile.outsidedecayminutes||1440||How long before a snowmobile loses all its health while outside|