The Kayak and Paddle are two new craftable items that will allow you to take to the seas in a more primitive fashion.
Once crafted, the Kayak can be placed in the water (similar to the Sunburn DLC boogie boards). Once deployed, you can sit on the Kayak and use a Paddle to move. LMB will paddle left and RMB will paddle right, so to travel forward you’ll need to alternate between left and right paddles. You can also paddle backwards by holding the back key (S by default) and paddling to slow down or reverse.
The Paddle is a new weapon that you will need to craft in order to operate the Kayak. While not on the Kayak you can also use the paddle as a melee weapon, including using it as a thrown weapon.
Long gone are the days of having to roam the shores of the Rust island in hopes of finding a seaworthy vessel. You’ll now be able to acquire a Rowboat or a RHIB at one of the three new fishing villages we’ve added to the game. Here’s the run down:
- You’ll now find 3 Fishing villages around the map varying in size.
- Boats are no longer procedurally spawned along the beach and ocean and instead can be purchased from the Boat vendor found at the Fishing villages, 200 for rowboat / 400 for RHIB.
- Fishing villages are safe zones and hostile action will result in a swift death.
- If you’re unable to afford a rowboat, you can opt to purchase the blueprint for a Kayak & paddle which you can then craft yourself any time.
- You can also purchase each piece of scuba gear at the fishing village
Moving forward, you can expect to see some more NPC Villages added to the game (stables anyone?) as well as seeing the impact of these micro monuments have in the game increasing. We’re working on a mission system which will allow players to acquire items and blueprints from means other than simply farming scrap, and you’ll likely find the mission providers here first.