Phone-verified servers are coming to Rust

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Survival videogame Rust is getting phone-verified servers. 

According to a new video from Rustafied, free phone-verified servers will be available for free to users. They’ll offer phone number identification for additional protection against hackers and all the ne’er-do-wells online.

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As the video explains, players can head to Rust Prime’s homepage, sign in via Steam, type in their phone numbers, and enter the four-digit code they receive via text to become “Prime verified.” This will effectively whitelist your account and offer an additional layer of comfort so you can rest assured that your account is indeed safe.

The servers are meant to go live as of June 22, when both the US and EU Prime servers go live. Mobile phone numbers, according to Rustafied, will be encrypted when stored in a database, so hopefully those little extra precautions will make playing Rust feel safer, if you’re concerned about that sort of thing.