Tether

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Tethers
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Details
Tier Small
Group Basic
Type Deployables
Recipe 1x Compound
Crafted at Backpack
Research No

The Tether is one of the items in Astroneer that you can craft right in your backpack. It is an essential item to have throughout your play-through, especially in early exploration. A crated tether provides an entire stack that holds up to 11 tethers.

Usage

  • To place a tether (post), press the T key (by default) so that your player holds a tether in hand, then left click to place the tether on the ground (or wall, or even ceiling).
  • A tether line will be created between two tethers (posts) that are close enough. When holding a tether in hand, a transparent line will show to which tether the new one will be connected to when released.
  • Tether lines will be blue when connected to an oxygen source or dashed blue/yellow when power is also flowing toward a player.
  • When the tethers are not connected to any base or vehicle, the tether lines will be black. In that case, the player won't get oxygen or power from them.
  • Vehicles can link to tethers, but they will only act as a source of oxygen, unless the vehicle has a power source. If the player runs out of power while tethered to a Vehicle, the Vehicles internal power will begin to feed to the player, but not recharge the player.
  • Only the player can get power through a tether. Vehicles and bases will not receive power.
  • Once placed, tethers can be picked-up again and put back in a tether stack by clicking on the stack in the backpack. Shift-left clicking (See Note) on a tether will automatically put it back in the backpack wherever there is room.

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