If you’re completely new to Rust, then one of the first things you need to get to grips with is the enforced server wipes which frequently occur in-game. This has been a staple part of the game for some time, and it’s been replicated in the Rust Console Edition of the game. It’s why you’ll occasionally find players asking the question ‘when is the next Rust wipe’ or “Wen Wipe?” for short. Read on and we’ll explain everything you need to know about how the Rust Console Edition Wipes work, as well as giving you a schedule so you know when the next Rust Console Edition wipe takes place.
Update - The next Rust Console Edition wipe will take place later today, 29 September 2022.
Rust Wipes Explained: What is a Rust Wipe?
The Rust Console Edition developers will completely wipe servers once a month, which involves deleting everything a player has created for that particular month. This includes a character’s loot, weapons, as well as their buildings. Some things, such as blueprints won’t be deleted, allowing players to retain some of their progress each month. But for the most part, Rust Wipes reset everything for players.
The devs do this to make sure that all new players have a chance to enjoy the game without being completely dominated by seasoned players. We see this with most games within the survival genre. For instance, DayZ also undergoes a server wipe every so often.
Rust just happens to do this once a month to keep things really fresh.
What is a Rust BP Wipe?
As we’ve explained, the monthly forced server wipes will delete pretty much everything, but not the blueprints. These are special, and in the developer’s own words:
“we will avoid wiping them [Blueprints] as much as possible but in some cases it might be needed to maintain the stability of the game. If this is the case we will let you know beforehand.”
Sometimes you might see players asking when the next “BP” wipe is set to take place, because they’re asking when Blueprints will be reset. Generally speaking the developers will only announce their intention to wipe blueprints a few days before doing so.
What time is the Rust Console wipes?
The Rust Console Edition wipes take place once a month, on the last Thursday of every month. These wipes all start at the same time, at 11am PST/2pm EST/7pm BST.
If you’re wondering why the Rust Console Edition wipes have a definitive time each month, here’s what the developers have told fans when explaining the decision:
“We understand the urge for players to be among the first to join the freshly wiped servers so we want to have a predictable and easy to follow pattern for all of you.”
Rust Wipe Schedule 2022 – Confirmed Dates
As we’ve explained the Rust Console Edition will undergo wipes on the last Thursday of every month.
Since we know this schedule doesn’t change it makes it easy for us to deduce when the next Console Edition wipe will take place.
Below you’ll find the dates you want to keep in mind for 2022:
- 27 January 2022
- 24 February 2022
- 31 March 2022
- 28 April 2022
- 26 May 2022
- 30 June 2022
- 28 July 2022
- 25 August 2022
- 29 September 2022
- 27 October 2022
- 24th November 2022
- 29th December 2022