[Top 10] RUST Best Early Game Weapons That Are Excellent

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Have you ever wondered how to start a successful wipe? Do you always ask yourself what are you missing? If you are affected by any of these, and can't properly start a wipe, this article will be great for you then.

We are going to present you the top ten best early game weapons that you are definitely going to need when starting your new playthrough.

Today you are going to find out how to correctly start your game, so let's get right at it.

10. Bone Knife

We are starting first with a melee weapon.

It's short but sharp, it’s fast but not the strongest weapon out there. The time when you should make this is when you wake up on the shore next to a sleeping naked body, murder him and use his bones to create the bone knife.

Believe me, it's going to be worth it.

It is:

  • Extra cheap
  • Pretty light
  • Weak but fast

More details and how to get: https://rust.fandom.com/wiki/Bone_Knife

9. Nailgun

This weapon is not really used by anyone, it is one of the least used weapons in Rust.

But the reason why it is on this list is because it can be a good weapon if you know how to use it properly.  It uses nails as it's ammunition, which can be expensive if you just started, so this isn't really recommended if you are passive.

It is not that affordable but those nails can surely kill someone, just aim for the head.

It is:

  • Not cheap
  • Pretty light
  • Decently strong

More details and how to get: https://rust.fandom.com/wiki/Nailgun

8. Salvaged Sword

This is your only chance to have sword duels in Rust.

The salvaged sword is a melee weapon that can be really cool to use. It just gives that powerful feeling.

It is fast and it's strong, and it's good for close range combat.

It is:

  • Not hard to obtain
  • Pretty light
  • Decently strong

More details and how to get: https://rust.fandom.com/wiki/Salvaged_Sword

7. Stone Spear

The stone spear is not really used that much.

It's a unique upgrade that can be applied to the regular spear. It's not that bad but it can be a painful process obtaining everything for it, there are high chances that you are going to lose it since it's not that strong.

But still it's a good update that will definitely help you.

It is:

  • Easy to craft
  • Pretty light
  • Not weak          

More details and how to get: https://rust.fandom.com/wiki/Stone_Spear

6. Eoka Pistol

This is way better than the nailgun.

It can be seen as an alternative to the waterpipe shotgun, they are pretty similar. Eoka isn't really hard to craft, you can easily find all materials that you need. It uses handmade shells which are also pretty cheap.

Having this weapon can be very dangerous if you are going to use it in close range. You can end someone's life in a matter of seconds.

It is:

  • Cheap
  • Pretty light
  • Very strong, especially close range

More details and how to get:  https://rust.fandom.com/wiki/Eoka_Pistol

5. Hunting Bow

A weapon that you can't live without.

The bow is the most important weapon in Rust. It is used almost throughout the entire game, and you'll have to spend a lot of time to completely master it.

If you know how to use it properly you can do great damage even to players who have a lot of gear.

It is:

  • Cheap
  • Pretty Light
  • Strong
  • Important

More details and how to get: https://rust.fandom.com/wiki/Hunting_Bow

4. Compound Bow

An upgrade to the regular bow.

You should be careful when you are using this bow. Your mobility is significantly restricted.

Try using it for long distances, or in a combo with the regular bow. It's a unique upgrade, it also features a charging mechanism, the more you pull, the stronger the shot is.

It is:

  • Not really cheap
  • Light
  • Very strong if used properly

More details and how to get: https://rust.fandom.com/wiki/Compound_Bow

3. Revolver

Now we are getting to the real guns.

This weapon can be deadly at the start of the wipe.

It is going to take some effort to find the revolver, but once you research it, you are going to love it. It uses pistol ammo which needs some extra harvesting.

But the outcome is greater than all of that. You will enjoy continuously headshotting people, as this will probably be your first gun during the wipe.

The best thing is that it can be good for far ranges, which is really important.

It is:

  • Difficult to obtain early
  • Pretty light
  • Very strong

More details and how to get: https://rust.fandom.com/wiki/Revolver

2. Crossbow

There is a good reason why this is the second best early game weapon.

The reason why it's better than the revolver is the fact that it is more available, it is certainly cheaper and it can be a great replacement for a bow.

You can use this along with the bow, or another gun.

It's a great weapon for far and close range, it is a real life savior in many situations.

It is:

  • Not hard to obtain
  • Light
  • Strong

More details and how to get: https://rust.fandom.com/wiki/Crossbow

1. Waterpipe Shotgun

The waterpipe shotgun deserves the first place for many reasons.

It is easier to find and research than the revolver and it even uses cheaper ammo. 

Doorcamping with this gun is really overpowered, that tactic will make a lot of people just leave the game, so you should tend to use it.

Close range wise, it's a dead end for another player.

It is definitely worth it, it's price and quality are astonishing.

It is:

  • Not that hard to obtain
  • Light
  • Very strong, especially close range

More details and how to get: https://rust.fandom.com/wiki/Waterpipe_Shotgun

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