Plenty of monuments already exist in Rust, many of them are interesting to explore and loot. There’s different places for different levels of survivor, the radiation system is a brilliant way of preventing newbies from accessing high-priority areas. When you first get started in Rust, you find it difficult to get going and obtain some juicy loot. If you know the monuments however, filling your loot boxes is not hard to do. This list will take a look at the best monuments in Rust, depending on what they offer to the player both in loot and usable services!
If you want easy access to the best loot, the below entries are the monuments you want to build close to.
Please forgive the potato graphics used to take the screenshots
Created by the Rust developers to grant new survivors an easy way of getting loot, the Harbor is the best place to go after first waking up on the beach. While military (green) crates do not spawn here, plenty of normal loot crates can be found all over the place. They can be difficult to spot, so check every nook and cranny you can. There’s also a recycler available, so you can loot the materials and then recycle it for precious resources!
9. Satellite Dish
This monument is particularly easy to loot, as you can see any loot crates as you make your way in. It provides you with a recycler to scrap unwanted components and green crates can be found in the metal sheds. The problem with this monument is how open it is, leaving you vulnerable to other players looking for loot. Overall though, it’s definitely worth visiting the Satellite Dish whenever you can!
8. Water Treatment Plant
It can be a bit of a pain locating all the loot in this monument but after a few runs, you’ll get the hang of their spawn locations. The water treatment plant is an awesome monument with plenty of loot crates, services and territory to explore. Radiation is quite high here though, so make sure you have clothes and some wood armor before you head towards it.
7. Power Plant
Large amounts of normal loot crates & barrels can be found here, as well as multiple services like an Oil Refinery and Recycler. The juiciest of loot is the military crates, found on the highest floors of many of the structures. While it is large and easy to loot, it can also take a fair bit of time to locate all loot crates.
6. Train Yard
The above screenshot is taken on the server I play on, I built my base close to a trainyard in the middle of a winter biome. Rarely do I run into anyone, giving me plenty of opportunities to collect all that precious loot. The main building, located slap bang in the middle of the monument, can provide you with 5 or 6 green crates if you get lucky. While at the top, you can also see over the entire monument, allowing you to locate all other crates.
There’s a large tower on the outskirts too which requires a hazmat suit to enter but it’s so worth it, giving you a few military, normal & medical crates!
One of the most popular monuments, there’s almost always a player or two looting this place. Such popularity is justified as the loot is easily accessible and epic. Many green crates can be found all over this monument, from the hangars to the towers. The office building can also contain lots of loot, although it’s always already looted. Make sure you always check underground, the armory is fairly ignored by a lot of players so you can get lots of loot from there!
4. Oxum’s Gas Station
My personal favorite, I highly recommend any relatively new players build close to a gas station. It takes a matter of minutes to get in, collect all the loot and get out. A recycler is located in the garage, so any loot you find can be easily recycled. Defending yourself is relatively easy in this monument, as there’s plenty of doors and rooms for you to use as cover.
P.S Green/Loot crates can spawn at the top of the gas station so always check there!
Some would say Dome is the best monument in the game, as it provides so much loot that a lot of players don’t bother trying to acquire. The climb up to the top is insanely risky but worth it, several green crates are found on the way and on the top. Underneath you’ll find dozens of red barrels and a few oil refineries. Radiation is relatively low for this monument, allowing semi-geared players to have a shot at the loot!
2. Launch Site
Previously the undisputed king of monuments, launch site was THE end game monument for those who have everything. Providing multiple elite crates is extremely attractive to anyone who can survive its radiation, although said crates have been nerfed recently and the radiation increased in the main building. Loot crates are found all over the launch site, there’s way too many locations to go through.
The reason it doesn’t hit the number 1 spot, despite holding the best loot, is due to the riskiness. All of the elite crate locations are difficult to reach without getting killed, the bradley tank punishes any mis-position hard and other players (particularly groups) love to fight here.
1. Military Tunnels
As of Devblog 184, military tunnels now spawn 2 elite crates. The radiation in this monument is huge but the loot generated is absolutely insane. The military tunnels spawn huge amounts of loot in a relatively small space (compared to the launch site) and now spawn 2 elite crates. A recycler can also be found on the edges of the monument, fairly far away from the entrance. Overall it has a huge balance of everything, there’s no other monument that offers so much!