Setting: Desert Sandstorm
Description: Rust is a very small oil refinery complex in the desert. Lots of blowing sand at sunset makes discerning friend and foe difficult. The main refinery has three levels, though not full ones. It features many little places to climb to and look down, although most players who get up there won’t last very long. Use the available cover, as it’s hard to stay alive here. The pace is very fast and grenades fly everywhere.
Tips: You can jump climb several areas on the main refinery to reach higher ground. Definitely crouch if you reach one the Refinery’s highest points. It’s just a matter of time before and enemy spots and kills you, so seize the moment and kill as many of them as you can.
If you hang on long enough to acquire a Killstreak Reward, they can be deadly on this map. One Killstreak can take out the entire team. On this map, Killstreak acquisition ends up being the key to many victories.
You can use the refinery’s lower areas to proceed from one side to the other, but be ready for enemies doing the same. You can use the map’s perimeter to circle around enemies, especially with blowing sand and dust masking your movements. Your best bets are to either find a good hiding place down on the ground and rack up Killstreaks, or ground pound to circle the enemy in the center.