Finding out that Rust forcibly wipes out player progress on a regular basis can be a little intimidating at first. Performing a force wipe helps Fecepunch Studios to keep things running smoothly both behind the scenes and in-game, however. Still, knowing when to expect a server refresh can help players to prepare and avoid potentially wasting their time. Here’s the need-to-know on the Rust forced wipes schedule, including the usual reset time and day.
Rust Forced Wipes | When do the servers reset?
Rust has been around for a number of years now, but only recently did it really take off thanks to being prominently featured on Twitch. A lot of new players discovering the survival game is a good thing, no doubt, though many of them are in for a shock. The development team at Facepunch Studios performs a regular force wipe on all of the game’s servers; this deletes all player-made buildings, structures, and objects across the entire map.
Rust force wipe time and day
- 11 AM PT
- 2 PM ET
- 7 PM GMT
- 8 PM CET
- 4 AM AEDT (Friday)
Forced Rust wipes take place at 2 pm EST/7 pm GMT on the first Thursday of every month. Additional force wipes are possible — in the event of an issue or a large update, for example — though uncommon.
Force wipes in Rust are universal and affect all servers. Playing on a private server can result in encountering more frequent wipes dictated by the host, however. Some large servers elect to perform a local wipe as frequently as every week.
The next Rust force wipe is right around the corner, hitting today, Thursday, January 7, at 2 pm EST/7 pm GMT. The following forced server wipe in Rust should take place on Thursday, February 4 at the same time.