The Exotic Planet is perhaps one of the most distinct Planets in Astroneer, with its violet atmosphere and dense forests teeming with Artifacts. They have the lowest gravity before Barren planets. Caves are scattered around the whole planet, and 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 planets have 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 and Spikers can be also found on their surfaces outside of caves.
The average time it takes for a day/night cycle to pass is 13.5 minutes.
Resources[edit | edit source]
Exotic planets have a unique resource generation in which they choose which resource to become common, while others will become rare. In other word, exotic planets have random resource rarity.
- 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 massive amounts of Research Items.
- Exotic Savanna: An expanse of gigantic Ferns. Also a great place to start exploiting massive amounts of Research Items.