For anyone wanting to get a head start with the XP System now is your chance! Our very own Rustralasia Test server for the Pre-Release client has launched! The server will be up right now until the launch of the XP system which is currently confirmed for release on July 7th (July 8th for Australian/NZ players).
Please note: The test server may wipe randomly without warning, you may also see admins spawning and testing items on the server.
How to switch to Pre-Release client? Staging
Before switching over, be aware that you must download the pre-release patch which is roughly a 1GB download, when switching back to the live production version it will also require another 1GB download.
Switching over is pretty straight forward, follow the instructions below:
To switch back, simply change the 'pre-release' option under Betas to 'NONE - opt out of all beta programs' wait for the download and you're done.
- Go to Steam then click on the 'Library' tab
- Right click Rust and select 'Properties'
- Click on the Betas Tab
- From the drop down menu select 'pre-release''Staging'
- Wait for the update to complete and job done!
I'm on the Pre-Release, now what?
Now you can either find the 'Rustralasia Pre-Release' server from the community tab or connect manually by hitting F1 in game to bring up the console and typing in the following command: