|Day/Night Cycle||~13.5 Minutes|
The Exotic Planet is perhaps one of the most distinct Planets in Astroneer, with its violet atmosphere and dense forests teeming with Research Items. It has the lowest gravity of any planet, other than Barren. Caves are scattered around the whole planet, and nearly every type of resource is present in them. The resources are not far from the surface, but they are distributed slightly more sparsely than in other planets.
Exotic has a wild Terrain generation and, as a result, the player might land at areas with certain resources appearing more commonly than others, and the remaining resources appearing further away from the landing zone. Hazards like Exploders, Acid Pots, and Spikers can be also found on the surface outside of caves.
The average time it takes for a day/night cycle to pass is 13.5 minutes, making a cycle slightly longer than on Terran.
Exotic is unique in the way that surface Research Items are very abundant, but since they take up a lot of space and are difficult to transport between planets, Exotic would be a good planet to establish a research outpost on.
Resources[edit | edit source]
Exotic has a unique resource generation in which it chooses which resources become common, while others become rare. In other words, it has random resource rarity. The following list represents the most common array of resources.
- Hollow Hills: An erratically-generated zone with large spans of hills and giant caverns.
- Mushroom Forest: A forest of tall mushrooms, a great place to start exploiting the impressive amounts of Research Items.
- Exotic Savanna: An expanse of gigantic Ferns. This is a great place to start exploiting massive amounts of Research Items.