Rust wont start due to "unknown software exception"

Title states it all. When I go to press the play button in steam the game starts, gives me the windowed, video and monitor options, when I press the play button it says “the exception unknown software exception (0xc0000409) occured in the application at location 0x6d131fbb” then theres a space and says “click on ok to terminate the program”. Im not sure what to do, I tried opening up the rust application through the folder and it said the same thing, it just didnt launch through steam.

Have you tried Verifying your game cache if not go into your steam library -> Right Click Rust -> Click Properties -> Click Local Files -> Click Verify Integrity of game Cache
That should do it seeing as its a software exception

I have actually done that twice, I have redownloaded it multiple times, all to no avail.

Have you tried updating your drivers? Drivers a lot of times can be the cause of some software exceptions