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Rust Not Launching Fix Solutions

If you’re experiencing issues with Rust not launching, here are some fix solutions to help you get back in the game.

Minimum System Requirements

Component Minimum Requirement
CPU Intel Core i5-2400 / AMD FX-8320 or better
GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 2GB / AMD Radeon R9 280 or better
OS Windows 7 64-bit
Storage 20 GB available space

Update Graphics Drivers

To update your graphics drivers, follow these steps:

1. Open Device Manager by pressing Windows key + X and selecting Device Manager.

2. Expand the Display adapters category and right-click on your graphics card.

3. Select Update driver and choose Search automatically for updated driver software.

4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the update process.

If this doesn’t solve the issue, you may need to visit the manufacturer’s website to download and install the latest drivers manually. Keep in mind that outdated graphics drivers can often cause games like Rust to not launch properly. By keeping your drivers up to date, you can ensure better performance and compatibility with your games.

Change Power Options

  • Open Control Panel by pressing Win + X and selecting Control Panel
  • Click on Power Options
  • Select High Performance option
  • Click on Change plan settings next to High Performance
  • Set Turn off the display and Put the computer to sleep to Never
  • Save changes and restart your computer

Reinstall Game and Client

If Rust is still not launching after trying other solutions, you may need to reinstall the game and client. First, go to your Steam library and right-click on Rust. Select “Uninstall” to remove the game from your system. Next, make sure to delete any remaining Rust files in your Steam directory to ensure a clean reinstall.

After removing Rust, navigate back to the Steam store and redownload the game. Once the download is complete, launch Rust to see if the issue has been resolved. If Rust still does not launch, you may need to reinstall the Steam client as well. Uninstall Steam from your system, then download and install the latest version from the official Steam website.

After reinstalling both Rust and Steam, try launching the game again to see if it now works properly.


Why isn’t my Rust loading?

My Rust may not be loading because I do not have enough RAM. Rust recommends having at least 10GB of RAM to play smoothly, with 32GB being preferable for optimal performance.

Why does my Rust keep crashing on startup?

Your Rust keeps crashing on startup likely due to a corrupted or missing game file. You can resolve this issue by verifying the integrity of your game files in Steam, which will automatically fix any problematic files detected.

Why won’t Rust play?

Rust won’t play because it may require more memory to run properly. You can try allocating more memory for the game to use by adjusting the game’s properties on Steam. If you don’t have enough RAM, you may need to wait for a fix.

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