About Rust Rehab

Welcome to Rust Rehab.  We are a new server committed to providing a fun Rust experience, the way Rust was meant to be played.

We have a fast growing community of players who are like-minded players.  Our server features the following:

  • Vanilla Rust (No Mods)
  • 4K Map
  • Active Admins who show no favoritism toward any players or groups.  Zero Admin Abuse!
  • Monthly Wipes
  • Noob Friendly
  • 6 Player group maximum

To connect to the RustRehab server you can use direct IP Connect: or search “Rust Rehab” under the Community Tab in-game.

Join our Discord Server at: https://discord.gg/D9RTJUS

Server Rules

1.  No hate speech based on race, gender, religion, sexual preference, etc.    This rule applies to your voice chat, text chat, discord behavior, signs and paintings. Make sure you lock your signs, as you will be held accountable for what they say. Do not try to circumvent the language filter by misspelling racist terms, as that is still considered a violation of this rule. If you violate this rule, you will receive two warnings and on the third warning, you will receive a 24 hour ban. After your 24 hour ban has expired, you may return to the server. However, if you continue to violate this rule, you will be banned from the server permanently. Please note: Intentionally violating this rule by spamming chat with Racism or Hate Speech, will result in an immediate permanent server ban. You will not receive a warning!

2. No toxic behavior or excessive Griefing toward other players.  We are a noob friendly server and should be helpful toward new players. Examples of Griefing are as follows:
a. Blocking access to any or all portions of a player’s base not related to a raid or base takeover. b. Blocking or code-locking Tool Cupboards after a raid with no intent to take over a base. c. Camping naked fresh spawns on the beach or other fresh spawn locations. d. Door camping is allowed to a reasonable extent, but is not encouraged. If it becomes unreasonable in any individual situation, it will be up to the responding admin to determine a course of punishment or action. An example of unreasonable would be door camping for long periods of time, not associated with an active battle or raid.

3. No Clans or Groups larger than 6 Players are allowed and must strictly adhere to the following: 

A. No Living, Raiding, Roaming, PVP, Defending, taking down Helicopter or combining of resources with anyone outside of your group or allied group (see allied group        rules in B below)

B. If you are a smaller group (less than 6 players), you may Ally with ONE other group, as long as the sum of your group members does not exceed 6 players. YOU ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO BE ALLIED WITH ONE GROUP. Allowing you to ally with more than one group, would be the same as allowing a 6 player group to rotate players. That would give you an unfair advantage and is not allowed. Note regarding alliances: “Group Members” does not mean the number of group members who are currently online, it means the total number of members in each group period! 

C. No Operating from a base with more than 6 group members. Only your group or allied group members should have access to your code locks. If you share your code locks with players outside your group, we will consider that having more than 6 players operating from your base and that is clearly against the rules.

D. You CANNOT have a second group or slaves outside of your normal group who farm resources for you. This would violate “A” above, specifically regarding the combining of resources.

E. Having non-aggression packs with a neighbors is fine, we are not going to force people to kill each other. However, you MAY NOT engage in ANY activities (living, roaming, PVP, raiding, defending, etc.) with members of a group you have a non-aggression pact with. Admins will also be watching for abuse of non-aggression pacts which would be unhealthy for the server. 

F. Teams are encouraged to register on the Team Registration site located at Registering your team is not mandatory at this time, but will help the Admins, the community and yourselves, by avoiding any confusion regarding your adherence to the 6 Player Max Group rule. We will also be adding a feature to the Team Registration system, which will allow you register allied groups. G. During the course of an Admin investigation, you may be asked to provide a list of your team members. Failure to comply with this request will result in your group being Banned from the server. For further clarification on the 6 Player Rule, please visit the Discord Channel titled – “6 Player Rule Questions and Answers”


4. Respect the server admins at all times. They pay for this server and donate their time for free. We appreciate everyone playing on Rust Rehab, but our job is not to babysit immature and disrespectful players.

5. No use of game hacks or any form of cheating. We review logs files on a regular basis and share all suspected hacks and bans with FacePunch and Easy Anti-Cheat. Therefore, getting banned on Rust Rehab for hacking will likely result in a Developer Specific Game Ban as well.(edited)

6. No VAC bans or developer specific game bans less than 2 years old.

7. Building walls around monuments or roads is prohibited. This is to ensure everyone has access to the resources and components needed to enjoy their gameplay. This rule also includes the following prohibited actions:

a. No bases may be built directly on the main body of the road.
b. Turrets will not be permitted to be placed outside bases overlooking the road, or placed directly next to the road.

Exception: On a trial basis for this wipe, we will be allowing you to build walls around the new quarry monuments. However, you may only control 1 per player/group. It is FacePunch’s intention that players will compete for control of these quarries. We will give this a try and see how it plays out.  This rule is subject to change.

8. Raiding is a reality in Rust, but you can raid with class. Permanently locking people out of their bases, stealing bases with no intent to occupy or destroying them for no good reason is not allowed on this server. Please review the section on griefing for other examples that apply.

9. Your game name cannot contain special characters. They cause problems for the admin tools and make it more difficult to help you if needed.

10. Server Bans can be appealed by submitting an appeal request via email to: RustRehab@gmail.com. Appeals are reviewed by a team of 3 admins, you will be notified of our decision within 24 hours or sooner.


Griefing Explained

One of the most often asked questions on Rust-Rehab is “What is considered Excessive Griefing?”

First of all, we define griefing as engaging in behavior that is intended to ruin another players gaming experience. Examples are as follows:

1. Camping a naked fresh spawn (beach).
2. Blocking doorways or base entrances/exits with upgraded structures.
3. Walling off or code-locking Tool Cupboards with no intent to take over the base.
4. Needlessly destroying a base in a manner that is unnecessary to Raid and gain access to loot.

Remember, it should be everyone’s goal to help build up the community. After all, it’s no fun to play on an empty server. Therefore, keep in mind that while you may personally think griefing is fun, it empties servers quickly! How much fun will you have then?

Also, we are a noob friendly server. Instead of shooting fresh spawns, perhaps you could offer them advice and a couple of tools to get them started. Why? Because if you give them a chance to get started, you will have another opponent’s base to Raid and battle in the future.

The excessive griefing rule is and will continue to be enforced! If this playing style does not match what you are looking for, we certainly understand and would rather you play on another server.



We have a lot of experienced groups on the server and we welcome all of you. However, we are seeing (first hand) a lot of fully geared players (armor, AK’s, etc.) killing players on sight who are farming with nothing but rocks or stone tools. We are getting flooded with complaints from players who can’t step out of their wooden 2×2 bases to even chop a tree, without getting killed by a fully geared player. This is happening to new players repeatedly and they often leave the server as a result. The intent of Rust Rehab has ALWAYS been to have the proper balance, where new players as well as experienced players can have fun. We WILL NOT compromise on that goal! If PVP is your main desired gameplay, there are plenty of experienced and fully geared groups to PVP with on this server. You don’t have to look far to find them! However, the fresh spawn hitting a tree with a rock, trying to build a wooden 2 X 2, has nothing you need. Quit using them for your personal target practice! We are not saying “don’t kill naked players” and we will not make a rule against that. After all, you may be involved in a PVP battle or Raid and someone could be running back fully naked trying to get to their body. Someone could also be running between bases loaded full of loot and be fully naked, we get that and this is not what we are talking about. We are specifically talking about fresh spawns who are obviously just starting out and have nothing you need. You obviously know before you pull the trigger, what the specific situation is.

Here’s a clue, if someone is using a rock or primitive stone tool to farm, they are very likely a new player just getting started. Instead of killing them, how about throwing them a couple of upgraded tools and helping them out. Why? Because that new player you help out today, will build a bigger base, collect more loot and give you someone to PVP or Raid later on. Also, they will return to the server next wipe and help to keep the population growing. I appreciate all of you on this server, but want to be clear that the admin team WILL continue to spectate and WILL be warning and/or removing players and groups who are unwilling to operate within the spirit of gameplay that is healthy for this community. We WILL NOT allow toxic groups who think it’s fun to KOS fresh spawns, to ruin this server or hurt the population. If you or your group is guilty of this, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! I leave you all with a thought and question I have repeated many times, it takes a great community to make a great server. How much fun will you have if this server is empty? Do your part!