|This article is about crash sites of FICSIT Freighters containing Hard Drives. For the drop pod the engineer lands in at the beginning of the game, see Drop-pod.|
Crash Sites consist of:
- Freighter Drop-pod, containing the Hard Drive
- Scattered components on the ground, which can be picked up (as listed below)
- Other scattered wreckage which is purely visual
Locating[edit | edit source]
- Upon researching 'Radio Signal Scanning', Crash Sites can be scanned for with an Object Scanner.
- Players can refer to online maps for Crash Site locations and the requirements to unlock them. Take note of their z-position which represents the elevation (units in centimeters), and plan ahead.
Retrieving the Hard Drive[edit | edit source]
Unlock requirements[edit | edit source]
Unlocking a majority of pods will often require a certain amount of a part or power supplied. If those requirements are fulfilled, the handle in the UI becomes functional, allowing to open the hatch and retrieve the Hard Drive within.
- For those requiring a certain part, the part will be automatically inserted into the slot in the pod. The part cannot be retrieved once the hatch is opened.
- Occasionally, the required part can be found scattered around the Crash Site
- There are 4 pods that require components that were only obtainable from the FICSMAS Advent Calendar, specifically the Superposition Oscillator and the Quantum Computer. So, unless one got the components during the event, the drives within those pods are unobtainable without adding those items to your inventory with 3rd-party tools/editor. Note that those components could, speculatively, be present in a future release of the game though.
- For those requiring a certain amount of power to be supplied, Biomass Burners can be utilized to power the pod temporarily.
- If connecting the pod to the main power grid, make sure to disconnect it once the drive is collected, as they appear to draw power constantly.
Some pods have no unlock requirement, the handle is always functional and the drive can be retrieved at no cost.
Environmental threats[edit | edit source]
Besides the requirements to retrieve the Hard Drive from the Crash Site, there can be other hazards, making it harder to retrieve the Hard Drive.
|Cliffs||Jetpack, Ladders, Foundations|
|Poison Gas / Spore Flowers||Gas Mask / Nobelisk Detonator|
|Radioactive Uranium deposits||Hazmat Suit|
|Fauna, Alpha Fauna||Xeno-Basher, Rifle, Nobelisk Detonator|
Scattered components[edit | edit source]
The following items can be found scattered around the Crash Sites:
- Reinforced Iron Plate
- Modular Frame
- Encased Industrial Beam
- Heavy Modular Frame
- Circuit Board
- A.I. Limiter
- High-Speed Connector
- Heat Sink
- Radio Control Unit
- Nuclear Waste
All scattered items are fixed, including the amounts (e.g. two different games will have the same items in the same amounts, unless they are changed by a game patch). There is a large cave to the east of Islands containing lots of loot-able items, but no Crash Site can be found nearby.
Current issue[edit | edit source]
- Loot around the Crash Site at (-26328, 129065, 7800) is invisible, but can still be picked up if being aimed at correctly. This issue seems to be resolved by the latest experimental update.
Tips[edit | edit source]
- It is advised to keep building materials for Biomass Burners for Hard Drive hunting. Using other types of generators will require fluid input which may be complicated to setup for such temporary works. If a large amount of power is required, consider hooking it into the main power grid.
- The most common items needed to open the pods are Rotors and Circuit Boards, but in some cases they require Stators, Encased Industrial Beams, High-Speed Connectors, Modular Frames, Crystal Oscillator, A.I. Limiter, Heat Sink, Radio Control Unit or Black Powder.
- It is advised to bring plenty of ammo for the Rifle, Fuel for the Jetpack, and a Gas Mask, a Hazmat Suit may also be useful.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
A crash site in the Dune Desert.
A crash site found in a small pond near the Northern Forest.
Another crash site found near a lake at Blue Crater.
Bring a variety of items when going to Crash Sites for collecting Hard Drives.
References[edit | edit source]