How to get Rust Twitch drops: Streamer skins & more

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Rust devs Facepunch Studios have teamed up with Twitch and a number of streamers to give away some free cosmetics through stream drops. Here’s what you need to know.

Even though Rust has been around since 2013, but the game has blown up on Twitch in the last few months after a huge number of creators flocked to play on the OfflineTV and friends server. Previously, popular content creators like Shroud, xQc, and Pokimane had their very own Twitch drops enabled, but these in-game cosmetics have now been updated with new rewards. 

Facepunch Studios, the devs behind Rust have been adding Twitch drops for fans to get their hands on – both in the way of streamer-themed rewards as well as normal Rust drops like footwear and weapon skins. This month’s goodies have been inspired by streamers like Suspect, NoraExplorer, etoleto, and more.

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Nine streamer items are up for grabs in the new Twitch drops.

If you want to get your hands on these new items, then the process is pretty simple. You just have to link your Steam account to Twitch through the connections part of your account’s settings, and then start watching different Rust streamers for a few hours. 

The streamers who have their own rewards include Suspect, NoraExplorer, etoleto, Picco, PyrooTv, 6zdenko, Dairygold, xGuiRy, and Tesla. There are also three general Rust rewards – a fridge, some socks and sandals, and a rocket launcher. These are earned for watching two hours, four hours, and eight hours respectively. 

How to get Rust drops on Twitch

  1. Link your Steam account to Twitch
  2. Head to the Rust category on Twitch
  3. Click on any streamer with ‘Drops Enabled’ in their title or as a tag
  4. Watch for at least 4 hours
  5. Hope you get lucky with the drop you want!
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These are the three general drops you’ll be able to get.

The general Rust drops – the fridge, socks and sandals, and rocket launcher can be claimed by watching any streamer who has drops enabled on their channel. 

You can also earn streamer loot this way, but to guarantee yourself someone’s cosmetic that you really want, you might want to watch their channel for four hours instead.

The drops are only around from April 1st 6:00pm UTC until April 8th 6:00pm UTC. They could be extended, but, you may as well watch as much Rust between now and then instead of testing your luck.