This tutorial guide will teach you the basics of Rust crafting and resource gathering.
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So you've started playing Rust, and you're thinking. What are all these resources I've gathered? What are they even used for? Also this crafting menu is huge, I've got no idea what to create. It talks about High Quality Metal Fragments, how on earth do I get those?
Well here's the basics of Crafting. When you kill animals, you can gather Bone Fragments, Raw Meat, Animal Fat, Cloth and Leather. Mining rocks will get you Stones, Metal Ore, High Quality Metal Ore, and Sulfur. From trees you gather wood. You can also find some of these resources on the ground as little rocks, logs or plants.
As for tools, your starting rock is good for gathering anything. For Trees you can upgrade to the Stone Hatchet, Hatchet and Salvaged Axe. For rocks you have the Stone Pick Axe, Pickaxe and Salvaged Ice Pick.
Then there's the Salvaged Hammer, which is okay for Trees or Rocks, sort of a general use tool.
If you try using the wrong tool on a resource, it'll wear down it's durability a lot, and it doesn't gather as much.
For animals, kill it with anything you can. Most tools will gather from them, but the Hatchet has the highest rate. For some reason, the spear doesn't gather anything, so be careful with that.
If your tools break, you can repair them. Just place down a repair bench, open it up and drag the item inside. You'll be given a repair cost. Click repair and good as new, well, not quite. Each time you repair something, it's maximum durability goes down. So after a few repairs it's best to make a new one.
So let's recap. The raw resources we care about the most are: Stones, Sulfur Ore, High Quality Metal Ore, and Metal Ore. These come from Rocks. Animal Fat and Cloth come from Animals. And wood from trees.
Go ahead and use your cloth and fat to craft Low Grade Fuel. This is a resource you'll need to kickstart your production. Once you have 50 you can craft a furnace, this will let you smelt ores into more useful resources.
Place the furnace down and open it. You can drag all your ores inside and light it up. The ores will smelt, and the wood burns into charcoal, keep this as we need it later. But there's one problem, our furnace is full, so the smelted items just get thrown out onto the floor and will despawn. So make sure you leave space for the smelted items.
Here I've made more furnaces. When you start smelting it only uses up one ore from the stack. We can speed this up by adding in more stacks. Split the stack into roughly equal sizes, now it'll smelt three times faster, and because it's all the same ore, it'll restack together just nicely.
Next up we have the metal ore, this'll create metal fragments.
Last we have High Quality Metal, which comes in much smaller quantities.
So after a while you'll have enough Sulfur and Charcoal to make Gunpowder. This will be a key resource for most of the game. In the crafting menu you can see the quantity one craft will create, and how much time it takes. Metal Fragments and Gunpowder are the two main resources in crafting weapons and ammo, so you'll need a lot.
If you have tons of ore to smelt, it might be time to upgrade to the Large Furnace. This has to be placed outside, so make sure you protect it. It has lots of space to smelt everything you need, but comes with a greater risk of your stuff being stolen.
With all that raw meat you have laying around, you can cook that in a furnace or a camp fire. Be sure to take it out before it burns though.
For water you need to build water catchers. They come in two sizes, small and large. They also must be placed outside. Over time they'll gather water, which you can drink directly from them. Or if you craft a Bota Bag, you'll be able to store water inside. Just open it up, then drag the water drop into the bag. For the large catcher, you need to target the spigot to open it.
Now after hours of tireless play, you'll finally make your first rocket! And then fail to hit your target. Oh well, you can always make another. GG