Recently, Rust has been doing rather well on Steam, breaking yet another record. According to Steam Charts, Rust had a pervious high of 134,483 concurrent players, but has now reached a height of 244,394 concurrent players. This surge is due mostly to the increase in interest the game has received from streamers on Twitch.
As of right now, Rust is one of the most-viewed games on Twitch for the last couple of weeks. As noted by PCGamesN, although this is quite an impressive number for a survival game, it doesn’t measure up to the Steam’s other top titles. This includes Dota 2, PUBG and the big champ — Counter Strike: Global Offensive (all-time peak of 1.3 million). Still, this is a decent milestone for Rust, considering their usual peak is around 50K to 100k.
As of this writing, Rust is the top-streamed game on the Twitch platform, with around 450k viewers, compared to the next-highest, League of Legends (322k). The developer behind Rust recently revealed the game has made more than $1 million in one day twice in one week, and that the game might be coming to consoles soon.