How to earn Rust Twitch drops in May

Rust Twitch Drops May
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May's Twitch drops for Rust are now active, and if you link your Steam and Twitch accounts here you can earn some streamer-inspired skins while you enjoy the show.

Until May 13, the Rust streamers you can watch are Abe, Tacularr, Spoon kid, Shiphtur, PeterParkTV, Masayoshi, imPheetus, Enardo, Brit, Big Chase, Berne and Fuslie. Among the drops are a couple of costumes, some weapons skins (including a knife that looks like a spoon), and even a few new skins for rocks. If you're gonna bash someone over the head with a big hunk of stone, you might as well do it with a rock that looks like a giant walnut and says DEEZ on it. Right?

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You can earn the drops by watching each specific streamer for two hours prior to 6 pm UTC on May 13.

There are also some general Twitch drops available to earn by watching any Rust stream with the Drops Enabled tag, including a clever door that's marked with the words "I have nothing!" which is not quite guaranteed to prevent other players from raiding your base. Note that the Tacularr AR skin requires watching for 4 hours, not 2, and imBernE's special door will only drop after watching for 6 hours. Whew. That's a long time to watch a stream, but you can spread it out over the week.

You can claim these drops even if you don't own Rust yet, though you'll need to link your accounts and click the 'Check for Missing Drops' button after you're purchased the game.

Christopher Livingston
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Chris started playing PC games in the 1980s, started writing about them in the early 2000s, and (finally) started getting paid to write about them in the late 2000s. Following a few years as a regular freelancer, PC Gamer hired him in 2014, probably so he'd stop emailing them asking for more work. Chris has a love-hate relationship with survival games and an unhealthy fascination with the inner lives of NPCs. He's also a fan of offbeat simulation games, mods, and ignoring storylines in RPGs so he can make up his own.