Weapons are key to survival as they provide the player with basic offensive and defensive capabilities. Players may find weapons in Airdrops and Attack Helicopters, and can also craft them after gathering all the required resources for each weapon. Weapons in Rust have a variety of different applications in different scenarios. Some weapons favor up-close action, whereas others may perform better at a distance. Projectile weapons differ from each other with factors such as accuracy, range, rate of fire and damage.