Pumpjacks Are Back

I don’t know about you, but I REALLY missed pumpjacks when the Rust devs decided to take them out of the game. They left static ones in place at monuments, but they removed the ability for players to find and place them.  As far as I’ve been able to tell, no-one ever used the static ones once the player deployable ones were taken out of the game. It was just too risky. They’re noisy and attract too much attention. If another player was looting a monument and heard a pumpjack running in the distance, it would attract them like a bee to honey.

That all changes today, because…  Pumpjacks Are Back!  You can only find them in supply drops.

In case you’ve not been around long enough to remember them, you place them in much the same way as quarries.  You first use a survey charge, and if you’re lucky enough to get an oil splat and a crude oil pop out of the ground, then you can place your pumpjack. Put some low grade fuel in it to get it running, and it will start producing crude oil.  If you then place this crude oil in a small refinery together with some wood, it will refine into low grade fuel, and then you can fuel the pumpjacks with it.

Once you’ve got one or two down and producing, you’ll never run out of fuel again.

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