Rust’s April update adds zip lines and rail networks

As part of Rust’s promised monthly updates throughout 2022, the survival game will add a new rail network and a series of zip lines on April 7th. While the first update will only add the railroad tracks, later coming the actual trains, the zip lines will be fully functional and will be added alongside the power lines that already stretch across the map.

The rails update is just the first part of Rust’s plans for a fully procedural rail network that will add railroad tracks to any map size 4250 or larger. The tracks were meant to appear in a single loop that traverses the island, but developer Facepunch has asked players to keep an eye out for “odd looking areas you may encounter” and report them. In a press release, the developer said players can expect “roadworthy trains” in the game “in the near future.”