Last Updated on 19th February 2023
HWID (hardware) bans on Rust are the hardest to bypass since, apart from your IP address being banned, there are also one or multiple hardware parts with unique identifiers(IDs) blocked by Rust. Game companies are looking for better and more effective ways to ban cheaters in-game that’s why a lot of them, including Rust, have started HWID banning players based on their hardware parts permanently in the last few years.
While, as I said above, the Rust hardware ID ban mainly applies to cheaters in-game and people who break the rules, there are some cases when users get hardware banned without an obvious reason.
Whatever your case may be, in this article, you will find all the information you need to spoof and change your hardware IDs to bypass an HWID ban in Rust. You will get un hardware banned in Rust. This process will take some time, so you have to be patient and careful with the instructions below.
This method will not unban your Rust account, but it will allow you to play Rust on the PC you got HWID Banned.
SLOTHYTECH DOESN’T TAKE ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR ACTIONS.
The content you will find in this post is for educational and research purposes only.
You are not encouraged to use these methods or techniques.
I’ve collected into a folder all the files and tools you will need to change your HWIDs, and IP / MAC addresses, and bypass the HWID ban on Rust.
The same exact method can be used to bypass hardware ban in any game.
HWID Bypass Files
YOU CAN FOLLOW THIS GUIDE WITHOUT DOWNLOADING MY FILES IF YOU WANTED TO.
I made this folder + scripts, to make it possible for everyone to follow the guide. Because not everyone knows how to use commands on CMD, edit the registry, etc.
All files & scripts are clean and virus free, you can check by yourself on Virus Total or with any antivirus software.
SO PLEASE DON’T MESSAGE ME ASKING IF THEY ARE SAFE TO DOWNLOAD
YOU CAN FIND ALL THE OFFICIAL SOURCES IN EACH STEP OF THE ARTICLE AND DOWNLOAD EVERYTHING BY YOURSELF AND DO EVERYTHING MANUALLY IF YOU WISH TO.
The files were updated in February 2023 to keep up with the latest Rust Updates.
Receive the files on your E-mail
(You will also receive emails when there is a new patch/update)
Download the files, extract them, and move the HWID Bypass folder to your C: drive.
How To Get Unbanned From Rust HWID Ban
To get unbanned from the hardware ban on Rust with 100% success, you should do every step of this guide in the same order as shown below and not skip a single one. If you miss anything, you’ll most likely fail to spoof your hardware IDs and get unbanned on Rust, and you will have to redo everything.
Step 1 – Uninstall Rust and clear all traces.
The first and most important thing you’ll have to do when you are hardware banned on Rust is to completely uninstall Rust and make sure to clear every single file related to it. We want to ensure that no files are left on the PC that could link you back to the Rust hardware ban.
Navigate to the Control Panel and choose the option Programs.
Next, click on Programs & Features option.
Locate Rust, right-click on it, and choose Uninstall.
Now let’s start clearing up all trace files left on your PC.
Double-click each shortcut on the first folder of the files, look for folders/files related to Rust, and delete them.
These are the locations you will find in the shortcuts:
- C:\Program Files (x86)
- C:\Program Files
- + more every time they get updated.
Once you delete everything related to Rust from all these locations, the next thing you will have to do is to delete some leftovers in the registry.
Press Windows Key + R, and type Regedit.
A window should pop up. You will have to copy each of the locations below, paste them into the registry search bar, and then look for any folders related to Rust and delete them.
At each location, you will see a lot of folders on the left side.
Right-click on any folder related to Rust and choose Delete.
Step 2 – Edit HWID Registry keys
Now copy this path -> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Cryptography and paste it into the search bar on the top side.
Go to the GUID Generator website, click the button to generate a new GUID, and copy it.
On the right side of the registry window, you should see the “MachineGuid” key. Double-click on it, replace the GUID with the generated one, and click OK.
Again, copy this path -> Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\IDConfigDB\Hardware Profiles\0001 and paste it into the search bar on the top side.
Go to the GUID Generator website, click the button to generate a new GUID, and copy it.
On the right side of the registry window, you should see the “HwProfileGuid” key. Double-click on it, replace the ID with the generated one and click OK.
Now let’s move on to the next step!
Step 3 – Mask your IP Address
We see this all the time in the comments and on the emails we receive that people don’t want to pay for a VPN or want to make this work with a free VPN. Unfortunately, that will not be sustainable, and you will actually spend more money on new accounts and countless hours thinking about why you are getting banned again than just getting a good VPN now.
Even HWID Spoofers will require you to buy a VPN. If you were to buy a working HWID Spoofer for Rust, you would have to pay around 500$-1000$ per year for the spoofer + VPN. By following this guide, you only need the VPN(3$-4$ per month) and 15 minutes of your time to follow the steps.
I recommend using NordVPN because they have high-quality VPN servers, ensuring the best gaming experience and the lowest ping possible.
How to correctly set up NordVPN to protect you from getting your actual IP address seen by Rust:
Step 4 – Change your Disk’s Serial Number/ID.
VolumeID by Microsoft is used to change the disk’s serial number/ID.
Hard drives are one of the most common hardware parts that get blacklisted on an Rust hardware ban. Luckily, changing your hard drives’ serial number is effortless to do, and it won’t cause any issues on your hard drives or files if you follow the steps below.
Below you can find how to change all your hard drives’ serial numbers.
Navigate to the folder with the previously downloaded files and go to “Step 4 Folder“. You should see a file named “Change Disk IDs“. Right-click on it, and choose “Run as administrator“.
It will open a command prompt with all your drives, and you will be asked which drive ID you want to change. Type just the letter of the Drive and hit enter.
If you want to change the Drive ID manually or revert the changes, follow the steps below:
Run the “Change Disk IDs.cmd” file as administrator and close it directly. We are doing this only to move the required files on the C drive.
Run CMD as administrator and type the following commands:
- cd c:/
- Now for every disk that you have, type -> vol (Disk letter): for example, if you have two disks, let’s say, C & D. You will have to type the following commands:
- vol c:
- vol d:
- Copy the Volume Serial Number of your disks in a separate text file and save it.
- volumeid c: (type the Volume Serial Number you saved before, and change the last two digits to whatever you want) Example: If the previous Volume Serial Number was AB98-1233 , type the command -> volumeid c: AB98-1211
- Do the same for the rest of the disks(if you have any)
- You should get a message the Volume ID is updated.
Okay, that’s it, you’ve successfully changed the hard drives’ serial numbers IDs, and you are one step closer to getting permanently unbanned from Rust.
Step 5 – Change the HWIDs of everything.
In this step, you will learn how to change your hardware ID(HWID) on every hardware part of your PC that Rust bans.
AMIWIN64 is used in this step.
If you didn’t download the files, these are the commands you need to use when you run AMIWIN64:
Run each command to see the current ID of each hardware part, and then type the command with the same number of characters as the default ID. (Make sure they are different.)
If you downloaded the files, do the following:
We will change every hardware ID that Rust flags on an HWID ban.
Navigate to “STEP 5 – Change HWIDs of everything” folder, right-click on the “Change ALL HWIDs.cmd” file and choose “Run as administrator“.
Then you will be asked to press any key to continue changing your hardware parts IDs and the command prompt will show you upfront your new hardware IDs for every hardware part that was banned from Rust.
Once you press any button to continue, your Command Prompt should look like the one below.
You’ve successfully changed all your system hardware IDs, and you are ready to move on to the next step to permanently fix the ban on Rust.
Step 6 – Change your MAC address.
The next thing that immediately gets banned by Rust after the IP address on any HWID ban is the MAC address, so you have to make sure you have a different one.
Below you can find step-by-step instructions on how to change your MAC address on any Windows machine.
Navigate to Settings.
Click on Network & Internet.
Click on “Change adapter options“.
Right-click on your primary internet adapter and click on “Properties“.
Choose Client for Microsoft Networks, and click Configure.
Navigate to the Advanced tab and choose Network Address.
Now go to Browserling, generate a new mac address, copy it, and paste it into the Network address box.
Click OK, and you will be disconnected from the internet for a few seconds/minutes. No worries, it will get back up.
Now do the same thing for the NordVPN adapter. Right-Click on the NordVPN adapter and choose Properties.
Choose “Client for Microsoft Networks” and click “Configure“. Navigate to the Advanced tab, choose MAC Address, and paste a newly generated MAC address from the generator.
Once you’ve changed your ethernet/wifi adapter and the NordVPN’s adapter, MAC Address, proceed to the next step.
If the above method didn’t work for you or some options were missing
Download Technitium MAC Address Changer and follow the instructions below.
There is a program to change your MAC address in the previously downloaded files. Select your Network Connections, click on the “Random MAC Address” button, and click “Change Now!“.
Step 7 – Create or buy a new game account.
It’s time to create a new Rust account or buy a cheap one from one of these websites: MMOGA, MMOGAH.
Navigate to the Rust Official Website and create a new account with new details.
- Use the most commonly used email providers ( Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, Protonmail, etc.) Avoid temporary emails.
- The same goes for the phone number. Don’t use the free numbers you’ll find on websites. Instead, use a phone number you never used before, and get a cheap one from Tossable Digits, Hushed or TextVerified(One-time verification).
- Don’t use Russian Numbers until further notice.
Step 8 – Change Monitor HWID.(Optional)
In some rare cases, your monitor serial might also be a part of the HWID ban. I would say that it’s worth changing it since the process is straightforward and quick. To change your Monitors ID Serial, follow the steps below:
Navigate to the folder -> STEP 8 – Change Monitor HWID, right-click on CRU.exe, and choose “Run as Administrator“.
On the top side of the Custom Resolution Utility app, choose your Monitor/s and click on the “Edit” button.
Change the value of the ID Serial and click OK.
Step 9 – Hide Mouse, Keyboard, and Controller serial numbers.(Optional)
Getting your mouse, keyboard, controller, and other peripherals banned or flagged is rare, and it mostly happens in manual HWID bans. Since it will only take one to two minutes to hide all your peripheral serial numbers, I recommend doing it to be safe.
Below you can find step-by-step instructions on how to spoof and change your mouse, keyboard, controller, and any computer peripheral ID/Serial Number:
Navigate to the “STEP 9 – Hide Mouse, Keyboard, and Controller serial numbers.” folder or download USBDeview, right-click on USBDeview.exe , and choose “Run as administrator“.
Locate your Mouse, right-click on it, and select “Open In RegEdit“.
Right-click on the marked folder on Registry Editor and choose “Permissions“. A window will pop up, and you should find the “Read” column and tick the “Deny” option. Once you do that, click Apply and OK.
Repeat the same steps for your keyboard and controller(if you have one).
Step 10 – Set up Everything Correctly.
Please navigate to the official website of Rust, download it, install it, and don’t run the game just yet.
- Open NordVPN, go to “Settings” and make sure “Kill Switch” is enabled.
- Connect to a server in your preferred country. (Servers closer to you will get you better ping)
- Run Rust and log in with your new account.
- Enjoy the game, and leave a comment below to let me know if it worked for you!
First time i tried this method before around 3 months and it didn’t work for me, idk why, but it didn’t.
I was searching around and this guide came to me again before like 20 days and i noticed you have updated it with new stuff so i gave it a try .
It’s been around 2 weeks since then and everything is working perfectly !
thank you so much mate i am really thankful!!!!
Me Too It’s really awesome !! Better than who says that you need to change few parts I just followed the steps and now it’s been 4 days with no problem !
Did u use a vpn?
Everything works except for when I try to change my hwids it says the system path cannot find the path specified it does this for the script and for the manual way.
MOVE THE FOLDER TO C DRIVE
The software you have made did not work it says “The system cannot find the path specified.” when i launch it, i have moved it to the C drive and run it as admin still doesent work
No, you haven’t moved it correctly then. The script works just fine.
Hi, i did all the steps, and so far it works, and dont have to do these steps everyday right?
Nope you don’t have to do everything everyday.
Should I download game with VPN?
Would this possibly work for Escape From Tarkov?
I can confirm that this works for almost any game!
I’ve got unhardware banned from Valorant, Warzone and Fortnite following this exact same guide.
<3 slothy <3
Does this still work?
Yes I have just used it and it is working perfectly although for changing the disk serial numbers just do I manually it works better in my case
can i still login to my main steam account for other games?
do i have to use the vpn all the time or only when logging in for the first time in the account i bought wich has rust
do you need to restart your pc after completing all steps?
ok i did all the steps and all of then were successful except for changing the mac adress for the nord vpn i have launched rust and after 15 minutes i havent got banned since last time i didnt do these steps and used an alt i got banned within 15 minutes.I hope this works permanently and allow me to play rust forever since i deleted all of the cheats i downloaded and im going to play the game normally i will update everybody in 3 days.
Yo! I tried this method on a spare PC I had just to learn how to do it and to make sure it didn’t brick the PC. It absolutely did not, and the PC is starting up perfectly and the serials are changed even after reboot.
I have one question though, I see you’re not mentioning it here, is it necessary to format/reinstall windows too? I see this mentioned a couple of other places. Some even mentioned to flash the BIOS. Are these steps necessary?
Does the method still work?
Fist of all thank you for this amazing guid.
I ran into some problems on Step 4 when i type VolumeID c: ….-…. it tells me command volumeid is written wrong or couldnt be found
(i use windows 11 and m2 ssds )
FOR ANYONE WONDERING IF IT WORKS OR IF IT’S SAFE , READ BELOW:
I’ve done this multiple times following this exact guide and i can confirm 2 things.
1st it works.
2nd the files are clean.
Steps you should follow:
1. Go ahead and cancel your fking hwid spoofer subscriptions.(dont pay these thieves)
2. Sit your ass on the desk for 20-30 minutes and follow this guide.(Do even the optional steps you lazy ****)
3. Get the vpn and don’t go cheap with public proxies lol.(If you dont have money, do an onlyfans for a day or dont go out on saturday)
4. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT -> Come back here and tell this man a big “THANK YOU” because he just saved you all this trouble, time, and money.
Have a nice day.
Ima try this when I get enough money only thing that cost a lot for me rn is the VPN. I’ll give an update if it works in the next couple of weeks
So I tried it and did all the steps, and I was playing for about 20-30 minutes and had no ban. I’ll update you guys in the future, but usually, with other methods, it only lets me play 2-5 before ban. So this one does work!!
Question, do we need the purchase the game again when creating a new account? I bought the game initially on Steam. Do I need to create a new steam account as well?