Resources are the main components in nearly every item in Astroneer. They are gathered and created by the Player to make the Items needed to play the game. Natural resources vary in rarity, with some occurring more commonly around the various planets, with others only appearing on a couple. Most of these resources are used to create refined and composite resources at a Smelting Furnace or a Chemistry Lab, which are used to create mid and end-game items.
Harvesting[edit | edit source]
Naturally occurring resources, found in deposits on or below a planet's surface, can be excavated with tools like the Terrain Tool or Drill Head. This will break the deposits apart and collect the resource into portable items, often called "stacks." Some of these resources are harvested in an unrefined form and need to be smelted using the Smelting Furnace before they can be used, such as Laterite (which smelts into Aluminum) and Malachite (which smelts into Copper).
Extracting[edit | edit source]
While using the Terrain Tool to dig out Terrain, any Small Canisters will be used to store the excess Soil. By using the Soil Centrifuge, it is possible to extract certain resources directly from canisters filled with soil. These resources include: Resin, Compound, Organic, Clay, Quartz, Graphite, and Ammonium.
Trading[edit | edit source]
Once researched and built, the Trade Platform is an excellent way to procure specific resources by trading Scrap for what you need. The rarer the resource, the more scrap it costs at the Trade Platform. Scrap is a good way to obtain resources due to the abundance of salvageable items that can be put into the Medium or Large Shredders.
Discoveries[edit | edit source]
Research[edit | edit source]
Resources[edit | edit source]
Natural Resources[edit | edit source]
The following resources are found naturally on all planets:
The following natural resources are found on specific planets:
Refined Resources[edit | edit source]
The items listed in the table below are refined using the Smelting Furnace.
|Refined Resource||Raw Resource|
Atmospheric Resources[edit | edit source]
This table lists the part per unit (PPU) the player may get on a planet of each atmospheric resource. A higher PPU will result in a shorter harvesting time.
Composite Resources[edit | edit source]
The items in the table below are composite resources created in the Chemistry Lab, with some requiring an Atmospheric Resource.
|Composite Resource||Resource 1||Resource 2||Gas|
|Nanocarbon Alloy||Titanium Alloy||Steel||Helium|
Other Resources[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Atrox only contains universal and some atmospheric resources and has no primary or secondary resource.
- Desolo does not have any gas to collect with an Atmospheric Condenser.
- Oxygen nuggets, Power nuggets, Resin, and Compound used to be found in spires, which were removed in 0.4.10221.0. Oxygen nuggets and Power nuggets were also found in small deposits across cave walls, before they were removed entirely in version 0.10.1.0.
Gallery[edit | edit source]