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12:00am EST - Rust is celebrating Lunar New Year with a bang! There is a mandatory server and client update coming out today which will introduce a bunch of fireworks along with some other fancy new items.
Lunar New Year update
The patch is expected around normal time (2pm EST / 7pm GMT) and will not force a wipe. Rustafied maps will still wipe at their regularly scheduled times. Along with a festive menu logo and fresh background video, you’ll be treated to a slew of new in-game objects to aid you in celebration…
Highlight of the Lunar New Year update, 8 fireworks (or Boomers) have been added. They have varying colors, sizes, and styles. You’ll be able to purchase them on the item store after the update hits.
They can be stacked to 20 and deployed on ground surfaces (no walls). To set any of these off, simply whack them with a lit torch (or use a flamethrower if you’re a fucking baller). You can also use the new Igniter electrical component (see below).
Each colored Boomer sends up around 10 individual firework explosions. The Champagne Boomer sends up several large fireworks each with 5 or so small explosions following the large one. The Volcano Firework is basically a large sparkler which shoots up out of the ground and the Roman Candle shoots a bunch of red balls in the air.
Here is the crafting information for each (subject to change):