How to Fix Rust Textures Not Loading in Game

Rust is a multiplayer survival-only video game developed and published by Facepunch Studios. The game was available as early access in 2013, and after five years, it saw the light under public release in 2018 for platforms including Apple iMac and Microsoft Windows. This game has received positive responses from players and critics over a period of time. With its recent update, some players are facing the Rust texture not loading in-game issue on the PC.

How to Fix Rust Textures Not Loading in Game

How to Fix Rust Textures Not Loading in Game

We should also say that the Rust game has recently received a new update which resulted in these issues and developers recommending fans not to get into it right now. We can expect that developers will come up with a couple of patch fixes. But till then we’ll have to wait for it and try fixing the particular issue manually. Now, without wasting any more time, let’s jump into it.

1. Turn Off new screen effects

1) Go into In-Game Settings and Select Options, Under Options -> Set FIELD OF VIEW to high. Set MAX GIBS around 1000. Turn off blood in the options.

3) Tap on GRAPHICS and Change the GRAPHICS QUALITY as shown below.

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3) Also Change the MESH QUALITY as shown below.

4) Now change the IMAGE EFFECTS.

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5) Make sure to turn off all the settings under EXPERIMENTAL.

Now go back and restart the rust game to check if you are facing the issue again.

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2. Tweak Field of View

Well, increasing the Field of View (FOV) will increase the FPS count drastically that’ll improve the graphical issues whatsoever. You can find out the Field of View option in the Rust game settings menu. Just drag the slider according to the hardware performance to check which setting suits perfectly for your game. Meanwhile, you should also set other graphical settings to low or medium which may reduce graphical glitches or texture loading issues.

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If there is no such option available then you can adjust other visual settings from the in-game menu such as shadow effects, anti-aliasing, and more.

3. Antistropic filtering

Turn up antistrophic filtering and check if your GPU settings override in-game settings.

Edit: grass displacement and culling should be 0 as well

4. Use DX11

It’s also worth recommending playing the Rust game on your Windows PC using the DirectX 11 (DX11) version instead of DirectX 12. If you’re using Steam then you can follow the steps below:

  • Open the Steam client > Go to LIBRARY.
  • Locate and right-click on the Rust game.
  • Click on Properties > Select GENERAL from the left pane menu > Type -dx11 under the Launch Options.
  • Now, simply go back and launch the game. If prompted, click on the radio button next to the Play option of Rust.

4. Adjust Texture Settings

You can also adjust the in-game texture settings from the game menu by following the steps below:

  • Open the Steam launcher > Go to Library > Click on Rust from the left pane.
  • Click on Play to launch the game > Once you’re inside the game, click on Settings.
  • Go to Display > Set Textures to Epic > Set Texture Streaming Poolsize to 7000.
    • If it’s already set to 7000 then reduce it to 2000 and then set it again to 7000 to change effects.

Now, your Rust game textures and graphics quality should be improved a lot.

6. Increase Virtual Memory

You should try increasing the virtual memory on your PC to check for the issue and whether it has been fixed or not. Sometimes the lack of free memory in the system may cause such issues. To do so:

  • Click on the Start menu > Click on Control Panel.
  • Click on Performance and Maintenance > Go to System.
  • From the Advanced tab, click on Settings under Performance.
  • On the Advanced tab, click on Change under Virtual memory.
  • Under Drive [Volume Label], click on the drive that contains the paging file you want to change.
  • Under Paging file size for the selected drive, click on System Managed Size > Click on Set.
  • If this option hasn’t been flagged previously, restart the PC after flagging it.
  • If the system paging file size is used to be System Managed then under Paging file size for selected drive, click on Custom size.
  • Now, type a new paging file size in megabytes in the Initial size (MB) or Maximum size (MB) box.
  • Finally, click on Set > Restart the PC to apply changes.

7. Turn Off Nvidia DLSS Mode

Such graphical issues may be caused due to NVIDIA’s DLSS feature. Make sure to turn it off in the Display section of the in-game settings menu to reduce graphical glitches or visibility issues, etc. However, if somehow the DLSS Mode isn’t visible in the menu, then you can modify the game’s .ini file.

8. Verify and Repair Game Files

If game files are somehow corrupted or missing then make sure to perform this method to repair game files.

  • Launch Steam > Click on Library.
  • Right-click on Rust from the list of installed games.
  • Now, click on Properties > Go to Local Files.
  • Click on Verify Integrity of Game Files.
  • You’ll have to wait for the process until it gets completed.
  • Once done, just restart your computer.

That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For further queries, you can comment below.

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