Rust Guide: How to Play With Friends Online
Like a lot of online games, Rust is much better with friends, but unlike a lot of online games, it’s not straightforward to find them. That said, there are a few ways to make sure you’ll always find your friends in the game.
How to Play Rust With Friends
First off, you need to make sure you’re all on the same server. To do this, one of you will need to join first, and let your friends know which server to search for.
Once you’re all on the same server, you need to craft a sleeping bag. To do this, you’ll need to find hemp and/or kill animals until you have the 30 cloth required to craft it. Whoever gets the sleeping bag first should assign it to a friend by holding E on the bag, then choosing “Give To A Friend” in the menu that comes up. Either click on your friend’s name or type it in.
The friend then needs to choose to “Respawn In Sleeping Bag”, which will bring them close to you. If you have multiple friends playing, you just need to keep reassigning the sleeping bag until you’re all together.
Failing that, there’s always the old fashioned way. Holding G will bring up the map, including your precise coordinates. You either need to tell your friends yours so they can come to you, ask for theirs so you can go to them, or decide on a set of coordinates to meet up at.
If you begin the game too far away from each other, you can press F1 to respawn in a different biome. There are three in the game; Desert, Forest, and Snow.