Halloween’s timing is a bit weird this year, with the preceding weekend taking the bloodsoaked brunt of the fiendish frenzy, but video games still remember and will still be here for us. Rust is already a game where nude fiends ritually sacrifice each other, making it unsettling at the best of times, but now it’s proper spooky too. The early access survival sandbox’s latest update has decorated the island with graves and spider hives while adding spoOoOoky scarecrows and fire pits filled with burning skulls.The scarecrow and skull fire pit are new deployable doodads created for Halloween. They’re blueprints just like any other, mind, so a little corner of your murder island can always be spooky if you’d like.
Note: you can buy ceramic skulls to toss on your own fire at home. They won’t burn but they will look rad with flames curling out their mouths.
Some spookings are only temporary. Right now, Rust’s metal, stone, sulfur, wood, and bones resource pickups are replaced with chilling alternatives. Graves, mostly. Many varieties of grave. Some burials are less dignified than others:
Resource nodes are giving 50% extra until this little event ends too. That should be on Thursday, when the next update hits.
See last week’s patch notes for full details on everything.
Oh, speaking of burning skulls…
Disclosure: Craig Pearson, Facepunch’s marketing man, used to write for RPS.