Preview BNR: Season XVII – 6/23


Hi Brave New Rust Community,

It’s me Soma Pills again and I’m slowly coming back to the digital world and bringing back the Rust Server again. I will start Season XVII on the next wipe which is July 6th. I plan to open another fresh Vanilla Server, but this time I will go through NFOServers, and have them take care of the automatic updates. This will ensure a better Rust experience and a better experience for the community.

“It will be a Vanilla Server, I plan for a population of 100 and a default 3.5k Map, Monthly Wipes Format. NFOServers Hosting.”Soma Pills

This is Soma and I’m sorry I’ve been Missing in Action for a while but because of real life such as: bills, work, and relationships. The gaming life had to take a back seat as I started to settle in my new place and get my computer and internet situated. Since there wasn’t anyone to really take over Brave New Rust. I had to take a break myself from all the toxic players that was giving a lot of the admins a hard time. I felt they worked really hard but some things didn’t work out. It started to not be fun anymore to admin a server and of course with other games on the horizon, I just needed a break from the game and I wanted Facepunch to keep working on the development for a bit. I hope it has improve, we will see on Season XVII.

Currently I’m working on growing the community of gamers beyond Rust, such as: League of Legends, Player Unknow’s Battleground, Empyrion, Minecraft, or Ark.

I invite you to join our community of gamers and join our Discord channel to group up in other games, more than Rust. Once I have all the server details, I will posted it first on our Discord Channel and I will update this web post. Thank you for your patience, and thanks for being part of the gaming community. Cheers!

Sorry no, “Brave New Rust – Australian” Server this season, I will try to bring it back in the future.

US West – Brave New Rust – Vanilla –

IP –

Please join our Discord Channel HERE.

Stay Rusty,
-Soma Pills
“Brave New Rust” -Owner/Admin

Brave New Rust: Season XVI – 4/6


New Wipe, going back to monthly wipes, been busy with RL, and dealing with work. Fresh wipe and it looks like with all the changes in Rust, Facepunch is not releasing their update either.

New Map and New Season, the server is updated. 4.6.2017

-Soma Pills
BNR: Discord Channel

Season XV – Brave New Rust 3/2


New Vegas – Brave New Rust | Vanilla |

Hi Brave New Rust Community,

Its been a bumpy ride this last month and with a lot of things going on with my life there has been a lot of changes. Alykah and Awshift have decided to step down for the time being but I will be watching the server for Season 15

I know folks don’t like changes but next month I will change the servers format to both servers to a bi-weekly wipe. We will also move the US server to a dedicated server located in Las Vegas. We tried using and it didn’t workout to run the Rust game efficiently.

The reason for this change is because reports of performance issues has been happening all across Rust Servers and as the admin I’m trying to make the best Rust environment for everyone. I have made this decision due to several months performance issues and with the intention to have a more stable Rust gaming environment.

With the two weeks this gives people a chance to start over in the middle of the month. Rust development has been up and down and with the new additions like a fridge and ATM, I’m sure there is a lot of bug issues to figure out.  This bi-weekly wipe cycle will be a change for me too due to more experimenting to find the right Rust format for good performance with a good wipe cycle. Wipe cycle will be on both servers: the Australian and United States.

I’m sure some folks won’t like the format but due to Rust performance, bugs, hacks, hackers, and a unfinished product. As a server owner my hands are sort of tied. Rust development has had a lot of issues so if you choose to leave, it is understandable too. We are trying to evolve as a Rust community to keep growing, and keep going. I’m trying my best to build a bigger community more than just Rust, so please understand Rust is not just my main focus, I do have other projects. If folks want to help out or share an opinion, join the conversation on our Discord Channel. If there’s an issue lets try to communicate in the channel not on Private Message. Remember Rust is a game and I would appreciate folks in Rust or Discord to be more respectful to the community, we are all trying our best to run a gaming community.

Please play the game in a mature matter. Thank you for you time and consideration!

Wipe : March 2nd, 2017
1st Wipe March 16th 2017
2nd Wipe April 2nd 2017

To all folks coming and going, I salute you. Rust has been a roller coaster, and as your curator, I will continue to do my best to run the community through thick and thin.

Thank you again for all the support from past or present.

This Seasons Brave New Rust will be a different Rust Format. It will be Bi-Weekly Wipe Schedule, and on a 4k Map. A Medium Vanilla Format.

Both United States and Australian Servers are Updated – 3.2.2017 13:00 PST

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Stay Rusty,
-Soma Pills
“Brave New Rust” -Owner/Admin

Brave New Rust: Season XIV 2/2

Hi Brave New Rust Community,

We say good bye to the old Server and salute farewell. As it has served us well and it has created this great Rust community. A community of Rust player from all over the world. This is the moment you have been waiting for. A server you can call your own, a server that is safe to play away from the trolls, a server that can bring Rust great again. We are trying to bring America back baby, one Newman at a time.

There has been so much news of late and I know you guys are ready for the show. Season XIV should be our best season yet. We have finally moved servers and the US server is continuing to grow to a great Rust community.

We appreciate all the donations, this couldn’t of happen with out you guys, and with all the server tweaking around, Season XIV should be good. There has been some server issue but we believe we have solved it just in time for the wipe. We appreciate all the patience to get the server back and running. Alykah did an awesome job to bring back the server up, thank you so much for all your support, Alykah!

This season we are keeping the same format of a 4.5k Map on the US Server but a 3.5k Map for the Australia Server. Won’t wipe until March 3rd, unless other forced. This is a Vanilla Server, and I hope to maintain this server with less frequent wipe and room to spare for a great Rust experience. We hope more people with the join the community with the added slot space. Thank you again for joining Brave New Rust and for your consideration.

Please again respect the Admins, Alykah and Awshift, they work a great deal to maintain a fair gameplay for the server. Please play nice and don’t be a dick, no hate speech, trolling or hacking.

Shutouts to Reverb, ODEN, JakZe, Jstayns, and GG. Your donations is much appreciated, it has help tremendously for the move and it has help grow this community to a 150 slot server. Thank you so much everyone to make Season XIV successful. We know Rust wouldn’t be Rust without the population and the community.

Thanks again for being part of the Brave New Rust Community, we will continue work hard to maintain good traffic for the server.

Stay Rusty,
-Soma Pills
“Brave New Rust ” -Admin/Owner

NEW SERVER | US West – Brave New Rust

4.5k Map, 150 slot, Monthly Wipe


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Australia – Brave New Rust Vanilla – 3.5k, 50 Slots, Monthly Wipe

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Change Log…

Fixed player model angles not always being broadcast properly
Player models standing rotation have a 80 degree dead zone
Added player ladder animations
Fixed player model feet slipping on jog/run animations
Fixed player model hitching when changing between looking up and down
Player models look less hunched
Fixed steam startup errors on Win32
Removed redundant ownership system
Fixed pumpkin helmet getting culled too early
Optimized console system
Quickcraft uses last chosen skin
Double Barrel Shotgun is skinnable
Satchel Charge is skinnable
Spawn with rock skinned to previously chosen skin
Icons in craft queue use skin icon
Steam inventory resources (like cloth) are stacked
Hammer guide is blue instead of red
Eoka is skinnable
Player skulls are named after the player they're from
Fixed orientation on several 3rd person animations
Ambience system distinguishes between environment types (underground)
Added Cave ambience
Added a way to store reverb settings in a central place
Polished reverb in natural caves
Minor mix tweaks
Torch world model & prefab optimisation
Salvaged sword world model & prefab optimisation
Mace world model & prefab optimisation
Salvaged icepick world model & prefab optimisation
Thompson world model & prefab optimisation
Double barrel shotgun world model & prefab optimisation
Satchel charge world model & prefab optimisation
Salvaged axe world model & prefab optimisation
Semi-auto pistol world model & prefab optimisation
Metal chestplate skinning updates
Fixed weapons culling too early when thrown
Optimized client side rigidbody distance culling of ceiling lights
Fixed duplicate community and resource deposit entities in saves
Removed ceiling light rigidbodies from the server
Added timescale and gravity server convars
Added corpses, events and dropitems server convars
Added respawn_groups and respawn_populations server convars
Fixed building block downgrade exploit when inside building privilege
Added missing physic materials to various junkpile assets
Added unique ID of attacker and target to combat log
Added world caching (vastly reduced loading times)
Added world.cache convar (toggles caching)
Reduced serialization overhead from harbors prefabs
Added collider state to dump files
Removed 60 second suicide time limitation for admins/developers
Disabled shell protection for ladder hatch
Ladder hatch now identical to Sheet Metal Door
Ladder hatch/sheet metal doors no longer vulnerable to rock spam
Thrown water now equally distributed payload between objects
Water Planters require less trips to saturate their soil
Can only fill buckets/bottles from the tap portion of Water Barrels/Catchers
Cleaver does slightly more damage and has a higher attack radius
Minor constant Radiation Damage even though fully protected removed
Added Wall Lamps
Light Sources can only be looted/turned on/off if the player can build in that area
Most Ammo stacks to 128
Bone armor cost reduction
Can now place lanterns on small boxes
Dead plants stay around longer
Can chop down plants
Drastically reduced cost of exotic signage
Added Flame Turret

Server: Growing Pains 2/30

Hey guys! Welcome to the last week of a chaotic Season XIII and another edition of the BNR:Blog!

We have the new server up and running.  There were many ways we could have done this, and we appreciate those who supported our decision to open it early so there was plenty of time to transition from the old server.  We realize that split the population, which could be seen as less than ideal.

We expect to cap out on 2/2, which is when the next wipe is.

You know I like to keep you all updated on the goings on, so here it is.  The server has been kinda laggy, with a few unexpected lag spikes and restarts.  The current thought is that it is the system just getting up and running.  We are expecting this to not last longer.  We made even more hardware upgrades and basically there is no reason that with the equipment we have running this it should be having issues.

That being said, we definitely are going to keep an eye on the server in case this doesn’t settle down.  We have until Thursday to figure it out, so please bare with us while we make the adjustments necessary to make your Rust experience here on Brave New Rust a great one.  Soma, Awshift and I work on this every single day, and though it’s not perfect yet, we are learning.

Lastly, there is a small chance we do need to move down to a smaller map and possibly a 100 player count.  That is, if we don’t fix the issue, it could be because Rust is literally still in alpha and the software is hard to balance.  (Look, I’m not the computer person here, I leave all that up to Soma and Awshift, but this is my understanding…) We are going to try everything we can to keep the pop at 150 and the map at 4500.

Again, thank you for your patience, understanding, and willing to stay with us during these growing pains. You are part of a fantastic community and we appreciate you.

Lastly, please remember as a community server, you are a guest on the server we pay for.  We do not require donations (though please consider donating!), so you play here for free.  We have the right to remove anyone from our server for ANY REASON WHAT-SO-EVER. That includes suspected hacking, disrespect towards players or admins, hate speech, or just a bad attitude.  With the population being at or near our cap, we want to make sure the cream of the crop is here playing on this server and will remove anyone who doesn’t meet our standards.

This is not abuse, this is just how it is.

I hope you don’t step on any legos today,

We’re Moving…US: BNR, Logistics Info 1/22


NEW SERVER | US West – Brave New Rust


Hey guys! It’s Alykah again with another exciting edition of the BNR:Blog!

We all know the turbulence that we went through last week. Boy, that was a doozy but we have recovered even stronger.  It also gave us a wake up call that YOU GUYS DESERVE MORE!

I’m sure you’ve heard talks about us expanding again, and YES they’re true.  Here’s the lowdown:

Please note, these changes are currently for the U.S. Server ONLY.

  • On 2/2, Brave New Rust is moving completely to a new server provider. Though we won’t bash our old one, it’s clear that it wasn’t the quality that we need for our fantastic players and server. Our new server provider has excellent reviews and was personally recommended to us by many people, including several I trust.  Soma has already begun speaking with this company to make sure this transition is as easy as possible.
  • The server will NO LONGER BE IN YOUR HISTORY/FAVORITES. This new server will have a new IP address, so it will no longer be able to be so easily joined until you find it in the list and join it again. It’s super easy, just search Brave New Rust.  The current/old server will have the IP address in the name of the server but there are several other ways to get the new server IP. You may email to be emailed as soon as we have the IP;  you may add Alykah on Steam to receive a message;  you may check the blog and Discord channel;  lastly, it will be in the Steam group Brave New Rust.
  • Our population is changing, we’re not sure about the map size. We are increasing the population size to 150.  We expect that we may have a small dip in population while the new server puts down its roots, but with amazing players like the ones we already have, we don’t expect this to last long at all.  Our hardware will be capable of supporting 200 players with room to grow even more if we are able.  Should our map size grow? Please vote >>>here<<<.
  • Your admins are working hard to ensure this change is as seamless as possible. As you know, Soma, Awshift and I are here for YOU.  We love this server and want to see it be successful, which is why we decided to make this change. A LOT of behind the scenes work goes into every decision made here at BNR. We might get a lot of salt, but we also get a lot of love and appreciate that a million times over. It makes us want to continue working hard for you.
  • Lastly, this is not a cheap move. It’s never fun to talk about, but the server costs are more than doubling.  If anyone is able to chip in a donation, every dollar helps and is extremely appreciated. In the note with your donation, include your in game name so we can give you a shout out on the blog and in all chat on the server! You will truly be an MVP! Please consider donating >>>here<<<.

Some upcoming projects:

  • PvP, Parkour, Trivia contests. We’ve decided we like you guys so much that we’re going to do small contests a few times a month. I’m hoping to get one or two done by the end of the month.  Prizes given away will be game codes or Rust item skins.
  • Intro video for the server. I need some help on this one. You can help by emailing some recordings to (preferably cut down to include some action so I don’t have to sort through hours of video).  This can include PvE (animals, heli) action and PvP action! But… I may also need someone to aid in putting it together with me.  Contact Alykah on Steam or via email to see if we can get together and do this!

So there ya go! A complete run down of most of the things we’re doing currently. Wooooosh. Lots of stuff there.

For the Australian server peeps: Please welcome your new admin Orpheus who is helping me out.  Hard for me to monitor you guys because of the time change, but I think this will be great.

PLEASE PLEASE — We love your feedback.  You can leave a comment here, our Discord channel, or message us on Steam.

I’ll leave you with my new motto – Quality is better than quantity. Thanks for being wonderful players.

Lovingly always,

US: BNR Server Down 1/17

Hi Brave New Rust Community,

US West – Brave New Rust Server is currently down. Since, 3am Pacific Time

There was an issue on the reboot at 3am this morning and never got back online. I have been talking to the server host and they are still working on the matter and I am still waiting for new, news on the server. I will keep you posts as I get more information. Thank you for your patience, sorry for any inconvenience. We will try to get it back up as soon as we can.

Semper Fi,
-Soma Pills
“Brave New Rust”- Owner/Admin

Brave New Rust: XIII – 2017

Hi Brave New Rust Community!

Welcome to Season XIII of Brave New Rust, All Servers are Updated!

Last Wipe: 1/6 Next Wipe: 2/2

2017 is looking like a great year. We already have a salt mine going, we hope to clear some more soon. Get ready to pwn some noobs. Here’s a great Rust video courteous of “Surge

Stay Rusty,
-Soma Pills
“Brave New Rust” -Admin/Owner

Change Log…

Slowly fade in death screen instead of suddenly appearing
Added renderinfo diagnostic command (windows)
Fixed torch worldmodel high vert count
Fixed hatchet worldmodel high vert count
Fix burlap phys impact voice limiting 
Stricter voice limiting on bullet flybys
Fix bear footsteps not playing when a bear is running and turning
Sound occlusion can't be disabled via the console
Ambience polish
Added harbor monuments to the world generation
Updated various monument assets
Building optimizations
Gib optimizations
Fixed tree base snow piles not culling
Fixed bypassing forced shadows with console
Fixed bunker room building exploits
Fixed god mode exploit
Fixed construction creation message exploits
Fixed high external wall placement exploit
Added object instancing optimizations
Fixed player rock LODs
Added Distance Culling to Beds
Added Distance Culling to Pookie
Added Distance Culling to Rock
Fixed ParticleSystems eating up cpu when disabled

BNR: Season XIII Patch Delay 1/5

Hi Brave New Rust Community,

Looks like there is a patch delay from Facepunch. Looks like they will be adding lots of stuff this new season and this is the first time they ever delayed a patch, so they want to make sure they get it right.

6:18pm EST – “Sorry, but the patch has been delayed to Friday.” –Devblog 142

Please come back tomorrow around the same time and we will update the server as soon as we can.

Thank you for your consideration and patience.

-Soma Pills
“Brave New Rust” -Admin/Owner

Preview Season XIII 12/30

Happy New Year! Brave New Rust Community,

Welcome to the preview of the New Year and we are looking forward to more Rust on the horizon. It will be a new season and there will be new things in store.

Since there has been an increase of new residents of Brave New Rust both US Servers and Australian Server. There will be more updates and changes ahead. Some of the changes is an upgrade on hardware, so you should notice less lag even with the new members coming in and playing on the server. I expect next season to cap to 75 and with the up coming data we will try to increase the cap and community accordingly.

Alykah and Ardin have been doing a great job watching over the server, and making this season feel like the best season of Brave New Rust yet. Thank you so much for your hard work and keeping Brave New Rust a safe place from Trollers, Hackers, and Toxic Players. Thank you so much for keeping the server a fun place to play.

Thanks again community for a great Rust experience!

Even though sometimes Me and the Admins are get flack from Toxic players. Other players have also came up to me and said a lot great things about, “Brave New Rust”. It is those comments that help us know that we’re doing our best to make a great Rust community. Thank you again!

Like always thank you for your support and donations! Every donations goes back to community or growth of other game servers like Ark and Minecraft. We can’t do this without your loving support, so every donation counts as we continue to grow this Rust Community!

Did you know Brave New Rust this month capped at 75 Users and average daily 26 Users at same time! Congratulation!

With that being said, anyone that keeps telling me or my servers admins that my server will die can please stop.


Please don’t private message me or my admins about how you’re going  to leave. Or that you took a poll of people, or how many of your clan will leave the server. Please, I beg you, please just leave the server, because if you do, I will personally ban you myself. So please, don’t do this…

Thank you again for all the toxic folks, we couldn’t do this without your help. We work really hard to keep the numbers at a good rate for the Rust community and do our best to get rid of all the toxic players on our servers.

So without further information, here is the Preview for Brave New Rust Season XIII

New Season, New Map and Bigger Map 4.5k:

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See you next year,
Soma Pills
“Brave New Rust” -Owner/Admin