State Of The Game: What The Current Updates For 'Rust' and 'Ark: Survival Evolved' Bring

Christmas is just around the corner, and gamers want to know what the state of their favorites games will be. Rust and Ark: Survival Evolved both have important patches coming up, and here is what to expect.

Rust is not changing a great deal, but several little things are adding up. Gone are the days of free repairs for component weapons. That wonderful MP5 now requires fancy components to be repaired. On the plus side, Rust's repair bench now has the tools you need to repair your M249, so no need to conserve its use quite so much.

According to the Rust devblog, "almost all items in the game have a list of ingredients regardless if they are craftable or not. We use this ingredient list in several places, to decide what to give when something is recycled for example.... I now use this same list to determine what it will cost for players to repair their items."

Other good Rust news is a reduced cost for the mace, salvaged sword, and custom SMG, albeit, if you recycled them, it isn't such great news.

On the glitchy, hacky side of things, the Rust devs have implemented several fixes to exploits and glitches plaguing more than a few servers. Another block is in place for the instant reload hacks, hopefully stemming that tide for a bit. The Rust devs admitted that the new C4 art was behind the unfortunate explosive damage penetrating completely through walls, so that has been fixed in the update as well.

And the saddest Rust news is the official and final death of Rust Legacy. Rust Legacy has maybe 300 players on at a time. However, according to the Rust devs, "Servers might be faking the counts, a lot of the servers are cracked, with pirates playing torrented versions." So Rust Legacy has finally been laid to rest.

The best news for the Rust update is the release of the first art for the Magnum, which will be the strongest pistol in the game. That is, of course, counting on landing your shots. The M92 and even Semi-Automatic Pistol will be better for spray-and-pray Rust gunners.

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Switching gears to the other major survival game, Ark: Survival Evolved will be releasing the first wave of the highly anticipated (both for good and ill) Tek Tier gear, gadgets, and gizmos. The current patch release date is 12/21/2016.

Ark will have four new dinos showing up for your pleasure, the Troodon, Tusoteuthis, Pegomastax, and Therizinosaurus. I'm glad I don't have to pronounce them.

The Ark winter events will also kick off again, with the Winter Wonderland 2 event. A special surprise item of some sort has been promised as well, and to quote the devs, it's "Something really fun for the holidays."

The patchnotes indicate that the Tek gear being released are "Tek Tier Phase 1: Tek Engram system, Element Resource system, Tek Replicator, Tek Rifle, Tek Helmet, Tek Visor, Tek Jetpack, Tek Boots, Tek Gloves, Tek Rex Saddle." The Ark devs are still being fairly tight-lipped about what all the Tek gadgets will provide, but plasma seems to play a role with the weaponry, at least. All the Ark Tek tier gear look to be fairly futuristic, something more akin to Halo or Destiny than Jurassic Park.

Two more full underwater caves are slated for the December 21st Ark release, and the ArkGamepedia page indicates that the underwater realm may be home to a lot more bases in the future.

Gamepedia quotes the Ark Digest with "If the structure is completely enclosed, all doors are closed, and a unit per area called a "Venilator" is powered, then that volume will be free of water and you'll have oxygen. If it's not, you'll be underwater and won't have oxygen. You can construct air locks to provide a method of entering and exiting that doesn't flood the inner compartments."

So this is the current state of Rust and Ark: Survival Evolved. We'll be keeping you updated periodically on these and other games, so be sure to check out what the Inquisitr has to offer!

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