Rust – Best Graphics Settings for PC

Rust best graphics settings – This guide will show you the best graphics settings for Rust PC. These settings will give you a balance between visuals and performance in the game.

The settings would not only increase the average fps of the game, but would also help you get a smoother overall experience. Players who are using high-end gaming rigs are not facing many issues with the performance of the game. It is the low-medium end users who are experiencing some good amount of problems. That is why we decided to come up with this graphics settings guide for Rust, that would hopefully help the low-medium users in getting a smoother experience with the game.

Best Graphics Settings for Rust PC



Graphics Quality 3
Shadow Quality 1
Shadow Cascades No Cascades
Max Shadow Lights 1
Water Quality 1
Water Reflections 1
World Reflections 1
Shader Level 355
Draw Distance 1513
Shadow Distance 531
Anisotropic Filtering 8
Parallax Mapping  0
Grass Displacement On
Particle Quality 50
Object Quality 100
Tree Quality 100
Max Tree Meshes 50
Terrain Quality 50
Grass Quality 50
Decor Quality 50


Resolution 1920×1080
Mode Exclusive
V-Sync Off
FPS Limit 240

Image Effects

Anti-Aliasing FXAA
Depth of Field Off
Ambient Occlusion Off
High Quality Bloom Off
Lens Dirt Off
Motion Blur Off
Sun Shafts On
Sharpen Off
Vignetting Off


Occlusion Culling Off
Grass Shadows Off
Contact Shadows Off
Mini Input Off

Specifications of our Test Rig

  • CPU : Intel i3 9100F
  • GPU : Zotac GTX 1050 ti 4GB
  • RAM : 16GB DDR4 3000mhz
  • OS : Windows 10 64-bit (Version 20H2)
  • SSD : 256GB (Game installed on HDD)
  • HDD : 1 TB 7200 rpm
  • Monitor Resolution : 1920×1080
  • Driver : GeForce Game Ready Driver v461.09 [Release date : 01/07/2021]

Though the system requirements of Rust are on the higher side, we still went ahead and ran it on a very basic and mediocre gaming PC.

Benchmark Results

Utility used : MSI Afterburner

Minimum FPS Average FPS Maximum FPS
41 FPS 58 FPS 74 FPS

Rust GTX 1050 ti FPS

Overall the experience was pretty smooth. Yes, I did face some hiccups and frame drops here and there. But it can be easily overlooked. I tested the game on two systems actually. And what I found is, the game was running better on the system that had SSD installed. The system that was using just a normal 7200 rpm HDD was actually struggling at some instances. So try to get yourself a SSD. Trust me, the game will love it.

If you think this guide had helped you then let us know in the comment section below. Also, do check out the other guides on Rust. Who knows, you might end up finding something helpful.

That’s all folks!

Last Updated on January 13, 2021

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