Rust is a very hardcore survival game where all the players will try to kill you every chance they get and will probably destroy your base while you’re offline.
However, the game is still loved by many, even though it can be very cruel, as that is what actually makes it so fun. As you spend time trying to survive and get a base that can withstand attacks from the clans around, you could start learning some simple mechanics that will make your life easier.
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One of these mechanics that will be incredibly useful when you use a Furnace is the ability to split stacks. You can use this to either give some friends your resources or to efficiently smelt 3 stacks at the Furnace. Whatever your reason, this is an extremely important mechanic that all Rust players should know.
To split item stacks in Rust, all you need to do is hover your mouse over the stack, press and hold the middle mouse button to drag half of the stack, and drop it on a free slot in the inventory.
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How to Split Stacks in Rust on PC
There are two ways to split stacks in Rust. You can either take half of a stack and move it or a third. It will be almost the same mechanic, and you will just have to press an extra button.
To split a stack in half in Rust, all you need to do is hover over the stack, hold down the middle mouse button (scroll button), and drag the new stack to an empty inventory slot.
To split a stack in a third in Rust, you will need to do the same thing but also hold down the Shift key.
This can be very helpful when you have a 1k stack that you want to place in a Furnace. You can drag the big stack into the Furnace after placing the Wood and Charcoal and split it two times into thirds. This way, you can get the most out of the Furnace without spending too much time or resources.
How to Split Stacks in Rust Console Edition
It is a known fact for most Rust Console Edition players that there is a but each time you try to split stacks. However, we will still tell you the normal way to do it.
To split stacks in Rust Console Edition, you just need to select an item in the inventory and hold down X or A to select the amount you want to split.
Some players have been encountering bugs doing this, and some have said that first tapping X or A and then pressing again and holding down the button usually works.
Since there is no simple way to split into thirds, you will need to personally move the cursor to 333 when splitting 1k stacks in the Furnace.
That’s everything you need to know about how to split stacks in Rust!
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