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Rust Wipe Schedule 2023 (PC and Console)

Posted on by justin
“Wen Wipe?” Players frequently ask this question whenever a Rust developer posts. It’s a playful way of asking, “When is the next wipe date?” Here, you’ll learn the schedule for the Rust server wipe in 2023, so you don’t have to wait for an answer to “Wen wipe?”

Rust Wipe Schedule (2023)

Rust Wipe Schedule The wipe schedule of Rust differs for the game’s console and PC versions. Rust for game consoles have their servers wiped every last Thursday of the month. On the contrary, the PC version has the wipe every first Thursday of the month. With that, here are the dates for the server wipes in Rust for 2023:

Console Edition

  • January 26
  • February 23
  • March 30
  • April 27
  • May 25
  • June 29
  • July 27
  • August 31
  • September 28
  • October 26
  • November 30
  • December 28

PC Edition

  • January 5
  • February 2
  • March 2
  • April 6
  • May 4
  • June 1
  • July 6
  • August 3
  • September 7
  • October 5
  • November 9
  • December 7
Tip: You can also follow Rust’s official social media accounts for updates on the next wipe date. Note that all servers affected by the wipe will shut down on the set date. If you’re playing, an on-screen notification will appear on the chat window, telling you about the incoming wipe. The wiping typically takes about 20 to 30 minutes to complete. Then, the servers restart, and you can play again, but this time with a fresh start.

Why do Rust Servers Wipe?

Rust's developers wipe the game’s servers to maintain its freshness, allowing all players to start from scratch once a month also removes balancing issues, such as item hoarding. After a wipe, all player creations, including those built on structures like the Tugboat, disappear. Items in backpacks and storage containers also disappear (say goodbye to that Guitar, for now). However, blueprints generally remain unless the devs remove them to keep the game’s stability. Additionally, new players can have fun playing Rust, seeing as everyone, including experienced players, must start fresh after a server wipe. So, wiping can limit power creep.
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