New CCTV Camerasystem added to Rust, how does it work?
CCTV Cameras are no longer just a crafting ingredient for turrets. They are now functional surveillance devices you can deploy in and around your base and view them from a Computer Station. Doorcampers are one of the biggest miseries in Rust. But those days could be over. Or, doorcampers could get a little more scared after todays update.
Together with the addition of a real ‘Computer Station’, the camera can be seen in action. Just place it somewhere, give it a (unique) identification name, and look at your cameras from inside the base or wherever you put a Computer Station.
But there are some positive and negative sides to the camerasystem. Although you must have building privilege to set an ID for a camera, everyone knowing that camera identification name, can watch it from anywhere.
Yes, you can place a camera on one side of the map, set an ID and the direction, and place a Computer Station 3000 miles away and put that same ID and watch the camera. But using ‘camera1‘ as a unique ID exposes your camera to all other players putting in that same ID on their Computer Station. But keep in mind: cameras do need an electricity source.
A fun fact: throughout the map there are already some cameras in place, letting you watch them on your Computer Station. For instance, if you add ‘DOMETOP’ to your Computer Station, you can watch a camera on top of the Dome (if any). Hint: look below for a bunch of other unique identifiers already on the map.
So, some facts around the new CCTV camera system:
- CCTV cams cannot be crafted, they can only be found in loot containers
- Computer Stations can be crafted: 20 HQM, 1 Targeting Computer, 1 RF Broadcaster and 1 RF Receiver
- Each camera on the map should have a unique name
- You can watch other cameras as long as you know the unique ID
- CCTV cams do need electricity
- There are already some standard cameras at several monuments (look below)
- There is (yet) no limitation on the range of looking at cameras
This camera system is risky to use when using common names, but the use of cameras can be a nice addition. We are curious to see how these cameras are going to be used.
Small Oil rig:
Large Oil Rig: