Rust Confirms Massive Data Loss Following EU Data Center Fire

rust stone axe bannerFacepunch Studios has confirmed that they’ve suffered a catastrophic loss of Rust player data due to a fire that ripped through the OVH Datacenter in Strasbourg, France early yesterday morning. According to the studio, 25 EU servers were lost during the blaze along with all the data they contain. Thankfully, no one was hurt during the incident.

“We’re expecting a large amount of data loss across the affected servers,” tweeted Facepunch. The team says that they’re now working on replacing the destroyed servers but admits that they won’t be able to restore data lost during the fire.

Rust saw a recent surge in popularity 7 years after it launched thanks to big-name Twitch streamers deciding to jump into the game. The game hit a new all-time peak concurrency record back in February at just over 224K players.

We’ll keep you posted on any new developments.