When toiling in the wastelands of Rust, you may occasionally have need of the developer console. As a multiplayer game with strict rules against cheating, you’re not going to find anything exploitative in Rust’s console commands, but if you’re finding the game is running a bit iffy you can easily switch on and off a variety of graphics options for that extra few FPS.
We’ve pulled together all of Rust’s console command codes for you to study, so you can become a real master of the wasteland.
How do you enter Rust commands?
Simply tap F1 to open the console, and type in the command you wish to use. In case of “true/false” commands, simply type either true or false as the command, without the quotation marks.
Rust Client Commands
Message a Player
/msg <“player”> <message>
Message a specific player
Changes your text to a purple colour
Rust Console Commands
Toggles on/off nudity censorship
Toggles on/off visual bloom
Toggle on/off damage indicators
Toggle on/off radiation grain visual effect
Toggles on/off shafts of sunlight
Screen Space AA
Toggles on/off screen space anti-aliasing.
Toggle on/off screen space ambient occlusion.
Toggle on/off high dynamic range visual effect.
Toggle on/off grass displacement.
Sets how long footsteps are visible in the grass.
Enable/Disable grass redraw after displacement.
Toggles on/off grass.
Shadows on Objects
Toggle on/off casted shadows on objects.
Shadows on Ground
Toggle on/off casted shadows on the ground.
Turns off the user interface.
Hide Branding UI
Turns off the branding UI in top-right corner.
Turns on the user interface.
Show Branding UI
Turns on the branding UI in top-right corner.
Connect to Server IP
net.connect “Server IP” / client.connect ip:port
Connect to a direct server IP.
Disconnect from Server
Disconnects from the server.
Reconnect to Server
Reconnects to the last server you were on.
Quits the game.
Kills your character and allows you to respawn.
Draw Unseen Terrain
Sets how often to draw unseen terrain; setting to 0 will disable.