Rust – Simple FPS Boost Guide for Beginners

FPS Boost for Rust the Game

Let’s Get Started!

Steam shortcut command: -no-browser + open steam://open/minigameslist

This will prevent Steamwebhelper processes to start.

  1. Right click Rust in your Steam Library.
  2. Open “Properties”.
  3. Copy the screenshot.

Rust Launch Options

-rate 144 -high -maxMem=16384 -malloc=system -force-feature-level-11-0 -cpuCount=8 -exThreads=8 -force-d3d11-no-singlethreaded -window-mode exclusive -nolog -nopopupwindow

Change “rate” to your monitors refresh rate (Hz).

Change “maxMem” to your system RAM:

  • 4GB RAM = 4096
  • 8GB RAM = 8192
  • 16GB RAM = 16384

Change “cpuCount” to the number of CPU Cores you have.

Change “exThreads” to the number of Logical processors you have.

  • Find this by going to Task manager > Performance > CPU (look bottom right for “Cores = “cpuCount”/”Logical processors = “exThreads”).
  1. Go to “Local Files” in the upper tab then click “Browse Local Files”.
  2. For both “Rust.exe” and “RustClient.exe” right click go to “Properties”.
  3. Press the “Compatibility” in the upper tab and copy these settings.

Click “Change high DPI settings” and copy these settings.

  1. Go back to “Browse Local Files”.
  2. Open the “cfg” folder and right click “client.cfg” go to “Properties” and uncheck “Read-only”.
    This is so you’re able to edit the game config without it reverting back.
  3. Now that you’re able to edit the “client.cfg”, open it with notepad and copy + paste the settings.
audio.advancedocclusion "False" "1"
audio.instruments "0"
audio.master "0.35"
audio.musicvolume "0"
audio.musicvolumemenu "0"
audio.speakers "2"
audio.voices "0.7"
client.cambone ""
client.camdist "2"
client.camfov "90"
client.camoffset "(0.0, 1.0, 0.0)"
client.camoffset_relative "False"
client.lookatradius "0.2"
client.pushtotalk "True"
client.rockskin "0"
culling.entitymaxdist "5000"
culling.entityminculldist "15"
culling.entityminshadowculldist "5"
culling.entityupdaterate "5"
culling.env "False"
culling.envmindist "10"
culling.safemode "False"
debug.debugcamera_autoload "False"
debug.debugcamera_autosave "False"
debug.debugcamera_preserve "False"
decor.quality "0"
effects.antialiasing "0" "False"
effects.bloom "False"
effects.lensdirt "False"
effects.maxgibs "-1"
effects.motionblur "False"
effects.otherplayerslightflares "True"
effects.shafts "False"
effects.sharpen "True"
effects.showoutlines "True"
effects.vignet "False"
fps.limit "0"
global.censornudity "0"
global.censorsigns "False"
global.god "False"
global.language "en"
global.midiinput "False"
global.perf "0"
global.specnet "False"
global.streamermode "False" "1"
graphics.branding "True" "True"
graphics.compass "1"
graphics.contactshadows "False"
graphics.dof "False"
graphics.dof_aper "12"
graphics.dof_blur "0"
graphics.dof_focus_dist "10"
graphics.dof_focus_time "0.2"
graphics.dof_mode "0"
graphics.drawdistance "1500"
graphics.fov "90"
graphics.grassshadows "False"
graphics.impostorshadows "False"
graphics.parallax "0"
graphics.resolution "7"
graphics.screenmode "0"
graphics.shaderlod "100"
graphics.shadowcascades "1"
graphics.shadowdistance "50"
graphics.shadowlights "0"
graphics.shadowmode "1"
graphics.shadowquality "0"
graphics.uiscale "1"
graphics.vsync "0"
grass.displace "True"
grass.distance "100"
grass.quality "0"
input.autocrouch "False"
input.flipy "False"
input.holdtime "0.2"
input.sensitivity "0.28"
input.vehicle_flipy "False"
input.vehicle_sensitivity "1"
instruments.sustainpedal "False"
inventory.quickcraftdelay "0.75"
legs.enablelegs "True"
mesh.quality "0"
netgraph.enabled "False"
netgraph.updatespeed "5"
particle.quality "0"
player.footik "True"
player.footikdistance "30"
player.footikrate "0.1"
player.noclipspeed "10"
player.noclipspeedfast "50"
player.noclipspeedslow "2"
player.recoilcomp "True"
playercull.enabled "True"
playercull.maxplayerdist "5000"
playercull.maxsleeperdist "30"
playercull.minculldist "20"
playercull.updaterate "5"
playercull.visquality "2"
reflection.quality "0"
sss.enabled "True"
sss.halfres "True"
sss.quality "0"
sss.scale "1"
terrain.quality "0"
tree.meshes "10"
tree.quality "0"
ui.autoswitchchannel "True"
ui.showinventoryplayer "True"
voice.loopback "False"
water.quality "0"
water.reflections "0"
gametip.showgametips "False"
nametags.enabled "True"
keyboardmidi.midikeymap "qwerty-uk.json"
strobelight.forceoff "True"
toolgun.classiceffects "False"
physics.steps "60"
graphics.waves "0"
gc.buffer 4096
hitnotify.notification_level 2

After saving the settings you can go back and right click “client.cfg” go to “Properties” and check “Read-only”.

This makes it so the game can’t revert your settings back.


  1. Raising your FPS but the game like kinda trash, but I understand that this guide is maybe for people with low specs pc.

  2. if you get dogshit fps, then its time to get a new pc. i get 245-250fps with everything at max. spend that nerd money…

    • I dont know anything about pcs, but i have a 3080ti, i9, 16gb ram ddr4 3200mhz, newest 2tb ssd and everything you can think of. I sit at around 80-90fps with random drops to 50 fps.

      • @Far, it is being capped by your RAM capacity. Because rust requires more than 16gb of RAM. Try upgrading your RAM to 32gb you’ll see the difference.

        Ryzen 5 5600X
        RTX 3060ti 8gbVRAM 260W
        32gb 3600mhz

    • u know i live in a country where the monthly waiger or the minimum is 240 , and to buy a proper pc parts it costs we dont like buy it like lets say 100$ is 70JD in my country thats now how it works if a ps4 costs 500$ on release we buy it for 500JD here or more XD thats it self like 700$ and not everyone can get in a good paying job, if ur daddy paying ur bills or u live in 1st world country dont talk as if u had hard time acquiring pc parts

  3. SSD’s will not affect your FPS unless you are significantly disk-bottlenecked.

    Most games with Disk bottlenecks will simply rather swap out current textures for very low-end ones, (what people often call “marshmallow textures” maybe stuttering.

    But in general, you will not have an FPS boost from moving to an SSD, and surprisingly, simply defraging your drive will usually fix some of the horrendous disk issues.

    Should you put Rust on an SSD, yes. Should you buy an SSD, hell yeah buy one, they are at their cheapest they have been in a long time. But no, they will not improve your FPS, put Rust on an SSD for the faster loading-times and lower stuttering, not for a plain FPS boost.

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