How to Buy Rust Skins

Rust is a survival game unlike any other video game in this genre. First, it is a multiplayer-only game, making it very challenging and demanding. Know how to buy Rust skins.

Good at Rust usually spend many hours inside the game during a wipe. And they only play if they can do it full-time. Anything else, from their perspective, would be a waste of time. Because if you don’t take the game seriously enough, you’ll just get killed and lose much of your progress.

Buying Rust Skins

When you buy Rust skins, you cannot do it with the same intent with which you buy CS:GO skins. In games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, or League of Legends, people buy skins to stand out. But when you play Rust, you’re on a battlefield, and that might not be the best idea. 

The brighter you shine, the more likely you’ll get killed. Or, at the very least, you will give away your position and miss important kills that could have given you lots of resources.

However, that doesn’t mean you can’t buy spectacularly good-looking Rust skins. Or that you can’t sell skins that attract a lot of attention. Different people like to use different skins, and not everyone likes to optimize for survival, even though Rust, a survival game, rewards that sort of optimization.

Ultimately, it all comes down to enjoying yourself because you’re playing a video game. You’d want to camouflage yourself at all costs and fly under the radar in a real-life situation. But since Rust is a video game, you can use any Rust skins you like, and you can sell Rust skins of all kinds without worrying that nobody will buy them.

Even though you can buy Rust skins on the Steam Market to replace the default skin for each piece of gear, it’s better to obtain Rust skins at a lower price from Rust players who are using a trading platform like

When you try to obtain skins on the Steam Market, the price will not be the best. And if you decide to sell those skins at a later time, your money will be stuck on your Steam Wallet. This is the wallet that you use to buy games on Steam. It’s practically your only payment method, even though the money you put on your Steam account usually comes from PayPal or your bank account.

How to Buy Rust Items

One method to buy Rust items is to use the in-game item shop. But the number of options is very limited, and very quickly, you will realize that buying skins in this manner is not very enjoyable. On a skin trading site like Tradeit, you get thousands upon thousands of options, often at a big discount.

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When using for buying Rust skins, there are 3 options that you need to understand. All of them will save you time, so it’s useful to be aware of them.


The price filter allows you to search for Rust skins whose value is between X and Y. If you don’t want to pay more than $10 for your item, just set the maximum value to $10, and you’ll get to see only the options that are cheaper than that.

Similarly, if you don’t want to see items that are too cheap and possibly of lower quality than what you intend to buy, you can set the minimum price to a higher value, and the options you’ll see will be in accordance with that value.


Suppose you already have a type of item in mind, such as a piece of clothing, a weapon, a deployable, decorations, or something else (misc). In that case, you can tell the trading platform that you only want to see offers for that particular item type.


Finally, the third filter allows you to pick something very specific, such as Snow Jacket, Sheet Metal Door, Fridge, or Assault Rifle. If you know exactly what you want to buy, you should select one of the available options for this filter. You’ll find plenty of them, which will help you finalize your Rust skin purchase very quickly.

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William Westerlund

William is an author, editor, and an avid gamer with over 10.000 hours in CS:GO. He also enjoys playing Rust, Dota 2, and TF2 but never became a top 1% player in any of those games.