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Community Update 233

Custom Map Contest, Live Action Rust, Crane fights, and more!

Rust Map Maker CompetitionAlistair McFarlane

Calling all map makers! I’m happy to announce Rust’s first custom map maker competition. We’re looking for one standout map which we’ll run across multiple Facepunch servers. We want to see everyone’s best works, this competition will hopefully encourage new and old mappers to present more diverse, unique custom maps and help the custom mapping community grow.

Prize pool


  • Submitted map ran on multiple Facepunch small official servers for the duration of 2 months.
  • Map showcased in the community blog
  • £90 worth of skins
  • 3 items of Rust merch
  • Rust Sunburn, instruments and upcoming DLC keys
  • Bragging rights

Runner up

  • Map showcased in the community blog
  • £50 worth of skins
  • 2 items of Rust merch
  • Rust Sunburn, instruments and upcoming DLC keys


  • Worldsize 3200-3700 limit
  • No third-party plugins/mods aside from Harmony mods (No Oxide/uMod)
  • One entry per person / team
  • Closing date for submission – July 14th 2021
  • The map must be original and not have been released publicly prior
  • Maps with poor performing areas (low FPS) will be rejected
  • Maps must be inkeeping with Rust’s theme, progression and balance. Example:
    • Must use keycard progression
    • No fantasy style maps, floating rocks / islands
    • No gravity defying constructions


Submissions will be judged based on the following:

  • Creativity
  • Balance
  • Fun
  • Polish
  • Detail/design

Judging will be performed by Facepunch Staff.

How To Submit

Submission link:

Once the maps have been submitted, they will be reviewed for quality, no feedback will be given until the winner is announced. The winning entry may be requested to make additional changes prior to launch.

The winner and runner up will be announced in July’s community blog.


This competition is run by Facepunch Studios Ltd at Concept House, Elmore Green Road, Bloxwich, Walsall, UK. The competition ends on July 14th 2021. One entry per person / team. The winner and runners-up will be selected based on which map Facepunch thinks is the most original/creative and any decisions Facepunch makes will be final. The winner and runner up must claim their prizes within one month of the closing date (which Facepunch may exchange for an alternative of the same or greater value). Our modding guidelines apply to any map/content you make for the competition:

Learn More

Get involved! If you’re new to the Rust map-making scene and wanting to get involved please check out the following resources:


Head over to the forum post and I’ll be answering any questions: – Live Action

Skwealer coming in hot with live action Rust. Production quality is great! Kudos to everyone involved!

Part 1:

Part 2:

They’re already working on part 3 so stay tuned for that. In the meantime he’s uploading some behind the scenes and other “live action” shorts to hold you over.Teaser Trailer

SyntheticKill has been working on a huge production for months. He’s teamed up with PurxFilms to make some insane renders for this project. Here you’ll see what the inside of Brad looks like in a perfect world.

More to come!!Shorts

As shorts are becoming more popular I’ll try and highlight some of our faves here when we can.

So, we uh …added cranes. And stuff.

Pog loot?

Scrappy Piñata Bits

u/Sp3ctral001 put together these neat little charts for optimal wood vs. ore smelting for both types of furnaces.

Show me the stuff!

If you made something cool or saw something cool, reach out! Tag me on the Twitterverse or u/ErrnieGerrn Reddit.

Cover art by JPRyno!

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