—Information accurate as of: build 904.83
Flares were an item in Rust. Flares were used to create a source of temporary light at night so that players could navigate the world. Players could hold a lit flare (left mouse button with flare equipped) and hold it in their hand to create a mobile source of light which moved with the player, or players could light a flare and throw it (right mouse button with flare equipped) to create a stationary source of light which remained static in the world.
As with all light sources, the flare posed the risk of making it easier for enemies to see the user.
Flares could be thrown and light up an area without the item being held, hopefully making the enemy visible and creating glare, for nightly raids or engagements of any kind during nighttime.
Flares could be thrown into the air to signal teammates to a place where the team could regather (a rally point).
A thrown flare lasts for approximately 2 minutes.
Currently, there is a bug where flares do nothing and serve no purpose.
This item is currently unobtainable.