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This page will serve as a basic how to play guide for Satisfactory. Feel free to edit this guide with any tips, tricks, and suggestions.

Basic Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Satisfactory is a game about automation and efficiency, building and expanding your factory to produce the resources needed to progress through Milestones, culminating in a fully-upgraded Space Elevator. As you complete each tier, the requirements for the next tier become increasingly complex and time-consuming to make, so you must expand your factory to produce the required parts automatically and efficiently.

The game starts in the establishing stage, as you land on the planet with only HUB Parts and basic tools to build the The HUB. ADA will guide you through most of the early learning process, allowing you to scan nearby Iron Ore deposits with your scanner (default C), and encouraging you to build the HUB there. You will then be presented with milestones. Pay attention to the rewards the early ones give and start building automation machines as soon as they become available.

In the development stage more advanced recipes and buildings will become available, including the space elevator. Completing deliveries in the space elevator will make new milestones available, which after completion can in turn be used to further assist the space elevator deliveries.

Tips and Tricks[edit | edit source]

  • In early game, pick up leaves as you walk. They are essential as an early-game power source.
  • Almost every resource patch is guarded by creatures such as Fluffy-tailed Hogs. Approach with caution. Pay attention to the sound they make.
  • Remove the chunk above the resource node so that you can place Miners on it. You need to hand-mine it.
  • Leave sufficient space between buildings so that you can lay conveyor belts later.
  • After placing a Constructor, buffer it with a Storage Container by placing after it to have a consistent supply of components ready to go.
  • Watch out for power demand. Make sure the power capacity is always higher than the peak power demand.
  • A Power Pole has 4 connections. (For example, 2 for buildings, 2 for other poles.)
  • You can align your buildings by looking for the thick green lines. Build foundations for easier snapping.
  • Be creative. Use belts/ladders or foundations to reach hard-to-access areas.
  • The quickest route to coal power is Hub Upgrade 5 -> Part Assembly (Tier 2) -> Space Elevator first delivery -> Coal Power. After getting the coal power set up, come back and complete the Tier 1 milestones.
  • Use the Conveyor Pole Stackable for elevated conveyors combined with Splitter for the most efficient use of ground space.
  • While your factory is slowly crafting the parts, you could bring your weapon and explore the World.
  • Some treasures are located on high ground. Others are hidden inside caves.
  • When taking a screenshot with the in-game tool (default P), the screenshot will be saved at Documents\My Games\FactoryGame\Screenshot. Un-equipping the handheld item before entering photo mode allows for an unobstructed screenshot.
  • You can use photo mode as binoculars by zooming in (Change the FOV).

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Production Flow Chart (March 23, 2019)