Creative Mode

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Creative Mode is a mode in Astroneer that allows players to create anything they want, with no need to gather resources or bytes.

Creative Mode comes with the ability to fly around freely, without needing the use of Jet Packs. It also features the ability to use Terrain Anchors to lock the LOD level at maximum, allowing players to view builds from further away with no loss of detail.

Playing in Creative Mode will disable achievements permanently in the save file.

Creative Menu[edit | edit source]

The Creative Mode menu is accessed in the ESC menu with the following options:

Option Description
Creative Mode Toggle to enable or disable Creative Mode
Free Oxygen Players no longer need to manage oxygen consumption
Free Vehicle Fuel Vehicles no longer require fuel
Unlimited Backpack Power Unlimited backpack power
Invincible Player will no longer take damage
Invisible to Hazards Hazards will no longer react to players
Remove Decorators While Painting When in painting mode, decorators will be destroyed
Disable Resource Collection Enable to prevent resource gathering
Show Terrain Anchor Status Show Icon Terrain Anchor.png Terrain Anchor area of effect and power status
Show Cursor Light Enable lighting on the Terrain Tool analyzer
Flight Speed Adjust the speed of flight mode
Time of Day Adjust the sun's position in the sky
Sun Orbit Adjust the angle of the sun's orbit
Solar Time Multiplier Adjust the length of the day and night cycle

Creative Controls[edit | edit source]

Creative Mode has various controls to do different things compared to the regular gameplay. They are as follows:

Action PC Controls
Open Terrain Tool Menu R
Cycle Terrain Tool Mode C or V
Change Deform Speed X + Mouse Wheel
Change Brush Size Z + Mouse Wheel
Enter/Exit Flight Mode Space x2
Flight Mode Ascend Space
Flight Mode Descend Left Shift
Duplicate Held Item Enter
Delete Held Item Backspace

Creative Mode Research Catalog[edit | edit source]

The Research Catalog behaves differently to the normal catalog. Instead of using Bytes to learn blueprints, the player may pop out the item directly by clicking the button. The catalog includes all blueprints available in the normal game, as well as Item Plinths, a category for Resources and Seeds, Technology Research Items and Samples, and a category for all items combined.

Creative Tool[edit | edit source]

The Creative Tool is similar in function to the Terrain Tool, with extra functions. It can raise, lower and flatten terrain, with two new options to pick color directly from surrounding soil and a painting mode, removing the need to use Terrain Analyzers and a Inhibitor Mod to paint terrain. Pressing R while holding the tool will bring up the Creative Tool menu, with options to change deform speed, size and range of the reticule, and an option to ignore hardness while digging. Below those are color options, allowing the player to select from a preset of colors on the left, and all colors found on the planet on the right.