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Two kinds of loot crates in Rust. (There are others not pictured)

For the legacy content, see Loot Crates (Legacy).

Loot Crates are specific, accessible containers in the a variety of different items. Crates are often the main source of rarer items and components. They are most likely to spawn in the vicinity of certain Monuments and alongside Roads.

Basic Crate Edit

Basic crate

Basic Crate

The basic crate can be found around supermarkets, gas stations and alongside Barrels.

The Basic Crate can contain:

Tool Box Edit

The Tool Box is a small, red box that can contain hatchets, pickaxes, starter weapons, and some armour. You're likely to find the red loot boxes in junk piles by roads.

The Tool Box can contain:

Small Crate Edit


Military Crate

Small Crate (also known as Military Crate or Gun Crate) contains higher quality items.

The Small Crate can contain:

Food Crate Edit

Food crate

The Food Crate contains up to three items.

The Food Crate can contain:

Elite Loot Crate Edit

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Elite Crate

As of Devblog 167 there is a new elite crate. It spawns in the Rocket Launch Site and inside the Military Tunnels. It contains the most valuable items out of all four of the crates. This crate will also spawn a large quantity of items compared to the Small Crate.

The Elite Loot Crate can contain: