After smashing past the 1 million concurrent viewer mark earlier this week, it’s safe to say survival game Rust is the flavour of the month on Twitch. The influx of some of the platform’s biggest streamers playing the game has seen it become immensely popular.
To ensure that wave doesn’t die, developer Facepunch has launched a Twitch Drops campaign featuring new cosmetic items based around nine of the massive streamers that have seen its viewership boom. By watching one of those nine streamers, you can earn a special in-game cosmetic item showing off their brand. Lurking in Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek’s stream will get you a shroud hoodie, tuning into Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel will get you an xQc weapon skin, and watching Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys will get you a Poki-branded garage door. Yup. A garage door.
The other big streamers with their own custom items are Raúl ‘Auronplay’ Álvarez, Sean ‘Jacksepticeye’ McLoughlin, Lily ‘LilyPichu’ Ki, Ludwig ‘Ludwig’ Ahgren, Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani, and ‘Sykkuno’.
Outside of these nine big streamers, other Rust creators with the Drops Enabled tag can earn viewers other items to fill out their bases.
— Michael Grzesiek (@shroud) January 7, 2021
With Rust viewership still sitting pretty, it’s not as if Facepunch was desperate for views with this Twitch Drops campaign. However, by showing their appreciation towards the shrouds and the Pokimanes that have seen its popularity explode, they may be able to keep those big names sticking around for a while longer before the inevitable next big trend appears.