How to Get Rust Twitch Drops (Easy Method)

By The IFTTT Team

July 10, 2024

How to Get Rust Twitch Drops (Easy Method)
  • Rust, released for early access back in 2013, has since become a top contender in the ever-growing world of survival games. With versions for PC and console, Rust's unique "always active" game style means over 100,000 people are playing the game at any given moment. If you have played Rust for some time, you know that getting your hands on a sweet character skin can be pricey. However, many don't know that there is an easy way to get free Rust skins and other rewards just by watching your favorite streamer!

    Rust offers Twitch drops as a way for players to earn exclusive in-game rewards by watching designated Rust streamers on Twitch. These drops range from cosmetic items like skins and clothing to in-game tools and weapons. By linking your Twitch account to your Steam account and following the steps outlined by the Rust team, you can easily start earning these drops and showcasing your support for both the game and your favorite content creators.

    In this article, we'll explain everything you need to know about Rust Twitch drops, including how to get them, what they are, and when the next drop will be available. We'll also discuss how the best Rust players are using IFTTT, our automation service, to keep tabs on their base and gain an upper hand.

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    What are Twitch drops?

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    Twitch drops are promotional items that can be earned by watching specific streams on -you guessed it- Twitch. These drops are often limited-time or exclusive items that can only be obtained by watching a certain stream during a specific time frame. This marketing strategy is beneficial for both the game developers and streamers, as it encourages viewership and engagement on Twitch while promoting the game. And for you, this means cool loot for free.

    Drops are often themed, for example, a streamer known for their sniper skills might have a custom sniper rifle skin as a drop, while a streamer who's a master builder might offer a special building tool skin. These rewards are not just about the aesthetics; they also allow players to showcase their support for their favorite content creators while playing Rust.

    Getting Rust drops or any Twitch drops in general is a super easy process, so let's dive right in.

    How to get Rust Twitch drops

    To get your drop, you'll need a Twitch account as well as a Steam account, which is the platform that hosts Rust and most of the other PC games available today.

    Step 1: Link your Twitch account to your Steam account

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    The first step to getting Rust Twitch drops is to link your Twitch account to your Steam account. This can be done by following these simple steps:

    • Log in to your Twitch account.
    • Go to your account settings.
    • Click on the "Connections" tab.
    • Click on the "Connect" button next to Steam.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to link your accounts.

    This process is essential as it allows the Twitch platform to communicate with your Steam account, ensuring that any drops you earn while watching the streams are properly credited to your Rust game inventory. It's a straightforward process, but make sure you're logged into the correct Twitch and Steam accounts to avoid any mix-ups.

    Step 2: Watch a designated Rust streamer


    Once your Twitch and Steam accounts are linked, you can start watching designated Rust streamers on Twitch to earn drops. These streamers are usually announced by the Rust team on their official Twitter account, so be sure to follow them for updates on upcoming drops.

    When a designated streamer is live, you can watch their stream to earn drops. However, keep in mind that you must watch the stream for a certain amount of time to be eligible for the drops. This time frame can vary, so be sure to check the Rust Twitter account for specific details.

    It's important to note that not all Rust streamers may be participating in the Twitch drops program. Only those who have been officially designated by the Rust team will have drops enabled during their streams. The list of participating streamers is often diverse, giving viewers plenty of choices in content style and personality.

    Step 3: Claim your drops


    After you have watched the designated streamer for the required amount of time, you can claim your drops. These drops will appear in your in-game inventory in the form of a "Twitch Drop" container. You can then open this container to reveal your rewards.

    Keep in mind that you may need to restart your game for the drops to appear in your inventory. This step is crucial because the integration between Twitch and Rust may need a game refresh to process the newly acquired items properly.

    Sometimes, there might be a delay in drops appearing in your inventory due to high server load or other technical issues. If you don't see your drops immediately, be patient, and they should show up after some time. If they don't, you can reach out to the Rust support team for assistance.

    When is the next Rust Twitch drop?

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    The Rust team typically announces upcoming Twitch drops on their official Twitter account. While there is no set schedule for these drops, they usually occur during major updates or events for the game. These events are often highly anticipated by the Rust community and serve as an exciting time to engage with the game and its content creators.

    To stay updated on upcoming Rust Twitch drops, be sure to follow the Rust Twitter account and keep an eye out for announcements. They might also hint at what the upcoming drops will be, so it's a great way to get excited about the potential new additions to your in-game collection.

    The Rust Facepunch site can give an up-to-date catalog of all the drops coming up soon. Visit the site here.

    Can I get Rust drops on console?

    Unfortunately, Rust drops are only available for PC users. If you are playing on Xbox or PlayStation, you're out of luck as of now. This is because the drops are Steam-specific, meaning the gaming platform facilitates all of the drops and gets them transferred into the game.

    For Xbox and PlayStation users who don't download the game through Steam, there simply isn't any way to get the drops. However, the Rust developers are always improving and updating features and have expressed interest in getting drops to console users, so keep an ear out for any news.

    Tips for earning drops

    If you're new to earning Twitch drops, here are a few tips to make sure you can get the most drops possible:

    Keep an eye on the Rust Twitter account for updates on upcoming drops: Staying informed about when drops will occur can ensure you don't miss out on the opportunity to earn them. Additionally, some streamers may give away drops more frequently than others, so following multiple streamers can increase your chances of earning rewards.

    Use IFTTT to get notified when a drop is coming: With IFTTT, you can set up email or text notifications when your favorite streamer is on, so you don't miss any drops. It can also notify you whenever the Rust Twitter account announces the next drops.

    Don't fall for scams or fake drops: The only way to earn legitimate Rust Twitch drops is by watching designated streams on Twitch. The Rust community is sometimes targeted by scammers promising fake drops or quick ways to earn them. Always verify the legitimacy of a drop through official channels and never share your account details with anyone promising in-game items.

    Staying ahead with Rust and IFTTT

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    Rust is a game of consistency; you have to always monitor your base and protect your loot against attackers. The second you log off, the game still goes on, meaning there are tons of players ready to invade. But if you love Rust and also have other responsibilities outside of the game, how do you compete?

    Let us introduce IFTTT, which stands for “If This Then That,” our fantastic tool for making Rust easier. Simply put, IFTTT is our free web-based platform that allows you to create automated workflows that can help you save time and stay organized.

    The basic idea behind IFTTT is to create "applets" or sets of instructions that trigger when certain conditions are met. This can be turning on the lights automatically when you enter your house, for example. In the case of Rust, we offer hundreds of automations, for example notifying a server when an alarm goes off in-game.

    Founded in 2011, IFTTT has been used by over 25 million individuals to automate both business and home tasks, saving time and increasing efficiency. It's commonly used to connect disparate services and systems, making all products and services work well together in a way that instills user confidence. Best of all, it's free and only takes a couple of minutes to set up.

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