Radar Tower

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Radar Tower
Radar Tower.png
Reveals an area around itself on the map. The area grows over time to a max. Placing the tower higher up increases the max area revealed.
Building
Category Organization
Subcategory Towers
Unlocks at Tier 5


Operation
Power Usage 30 MW
Dimensions
Width 10 m
Length 10 m
Height 118 m
Crafting
Ingredients
Heavy Modular Frame.png
30
Crystal Oscillator.png
30
Beacon.png
20
Cable.png
100
Resources breakdown [Expand]
30 ×  Heavy Modular Frame
150 ×  Modular Frame
225 ×  Reinforced Iron Plate
1350 ×  Iron Plate
2025 ×  Iron Ingot
2025 ×  Iron Ore
2700 ×  Screw
675 ×  Iron Rod
675 ×  Iron Ingot
675 ×  Iron Ore
900 ×  Iron Rod
900 ×  Iron Ingot
900 ×  Iron Ore
450 ×  Steel Pipe
675 ×  Steel Ingot
675 ×  Iron Ore
675 ×  Coal
150 ×  Encased Industrial Beam
750 ×  Concrete
2250 ×  Limestone
600 ×  Steel Beam
2400 ×  Steel Ingot
2400 ×  Iron Ore
2400 ×  Coal
3000 ×  Screw
750 ×  Iron Rod
750 ×  Iron Ingot
750 ×  Iron Ore
30 ×  Crystal Oscillator
420 ×  Cable
840 ×  Wire
420 ×  Copper Ingot
420 ×  Copper Ore
75 ×  Reinforced Iron Plate
450 ×  Iron Plate
675 ×  Iron Ingot
675 ×  Iron Ore
900 ×  Screw
225 ×  Iron Rod
225 ×  Iron Ingot
225 ×  Iron Ore
540 ×  Quartz Crystal
900 ×  Raw Quartz
20 ×  Beacon
60 ×  Iron Plate
90 ×  Iron Ingot
90 ×  Iron Ore
20 ×  Iron Rod
20 ×  Iron Ingot
20 ×  Iron Ore
40 ×  Cable
80 ×  Wire
40 ×  Copper Ingot
40 ×  Copper Ore
300 ×  Wire
150 ×  Copper Ingot
150 ×  Copper Ore
100 ×  Cable
200 ×  Wire
100 ×  Copper Ingot
100 ×  Copper Ore
Total Base Ingredients
710 ×  Copper Ore
8435 ×  Iron Ore
900 ×  Raw Quartz
2250 ×  Limestone
3075 ×  Coal


A Radar Tower is a building which is used for revealing an area on the Map. After being powered, it scans the surrounding area every 5 minutes up to 10 times, increasing in range with each scan. The starting range is based on the height and line-of-sight of the tip of the tower, so placing it at the highest elevation possible for maximum efficiency. Any terrain at an elevation higher than its tip or an area blocked by a terrain feature such as the stone arch near the grass field will not be revealed.

This building is unlocked via Crystal Oscillator research: Tier 5 -- Radar Technology

Coverage[edit | edit source]

  • Four well-placed radar towers on the natural high point will cover the entire map with a minimal black (unexplored) area remaining.
  • A single radar tower placed at 3 km height (near the build limit height, or about the same height as the tip of the space elevator) will reveal the entire map if built at the center of the map.

Tips[edit | edit source]

The Radar Tower starts with a coverage of 50 %, increasing by 5 % per 5 minutes. So it is finished after 50 minutes and can be dismantled afterward. However, it still consumes power after finishing the scan. To bring power to the height where you want to place the Radar Tower, you can e. g. bring a Coal Generator with 150 Compacted Coal.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Both Radar Tower and Space Elevator have the collision box height of 118m, although the latter has a much taller graphical appearance.
  • Its indicator light which extends out the sideways near the tip of the tower is not counted towards the collision box.

See also[edit | edit source]