Astroneer update 1.0.9 patch notes target stability issues

The latest update infuses Astroneer version 1.0.9 with gameplay and stability fixes across the board.


Astroneer is available for Xbox One and PC gamers, delivering a charming survival experience with many layers. Those layers require some additional tooling as the development studio System Era continues to polish things and the latest update, version 1.0.9., is available now.

Similar to patch 1.0.7, System Era took this opportunity to fix up key gameplay and stability issues that have been encountered in the retail launch of the game. Stability has been touched up overall, addressing reported crashes. Beyond that, a detailed breakdown of the fixes in Astroneer patch 1.0.9 can be found below and you can read up on known issues on the official System Era forum:

Astroneer patch update notes 1.0.9. fix gameplay stability crashes

Deployed fixes for a number of our most commonly reported gameplay bugs

  • [AS-6208] - Made the first fix to the issue which is causing players to be randomly launched into the air while walking around, especially on planets other than Sylva. Now if this error occurs, the player will be only slightly bumped and should no longer take lethal damage. We are investigating a deeper fix to Terrain 2.0 that would fully address this issue, as well as some others, but will require more implementation and testing.
  • [AS-6162] - Made several fixes to Terrain 2.0 which would cause Client players to see seams where Host players have deformed terrain around resource deposits.
  • [AS-6196] - The Achievement "Delve Greedily and Deep" will now be appropriately unlocked when reaching the mantle of any planet. Unfortunately, this is not a self-healing fix, meaning that you will have to go back to the mantle of a planet to earn this.
  • [AS-6212] - The exploit that allowed players to generate infinite Scrap by removing Small Batteries placed on the Shredder and replacing them has been fixed. You will now have to go back to collecting Scrap the good ‘ol fashion way. 
    Made changes to how our backend service checks for Achievement progress in order to address the issue of players no longer seeing customization items they unlocked by completing achievements. If you are still experiencing missing items in your inventory, please keep reporting it to us.

Cranes and Drills have received several fixes and adjustments

  • [AS-6234] - Fixed the bug causing the Crane and Drills mounted on vehicles to not collect soil into canisters attached to them.
  • [AS-6270] - Fixed a bug which caused Crane-mounted Drills to stop digging a short ways past the surface.
  • [AS-6271] - Fixed a bug which caused a lower strength Drill to fail to activate if a higher strength Drill is detached from its slot.
  • The deformation rate has been made uniform across all Drill hardness tiers when drilling soft terrain. 
  • Additional power will now be drawn when multiple Drills are attached to one vehicle.
  • Buffed the deformation size for Crane-mounted Drills.

A number of most commonly occurring Tutorial issues have been addressed in order to smooth the experience for first-time players

  • [AS-6101] - Fixed a bug where the UI prompt for the tutorial dropship does not appear again after a player dies.
  • [AS-6111] - Fixed a usability issue which occurred if a player stowed a research sample in their backpack, there would be no prompt open the backpack.
  • [AS-6112] - Fixed an annoying issue with the small printer where it would lose the Use key and could not be used to print a thruster and progress the objective.
  • [AS-6113] - Fixed an issue where slotting the solid-state thruster to the oxygenator slot on the shuttle mistakenly advanced the objective.

A number of issues have been fixed regarding quick stow and tier two object carrying

  • [AS-6160] - Fixed a bug that would cause carried objects to clip through terrain and become lost when a player enters a slide or deploys terrain tool.
  • [AS-1070] - As part of the above fix with carrying objects, addressed an old bug where resources would sometimes fall through the terrain when their model was below the surface at the time they were ejected from the back of the Terrain Tool.
  • [AS-5038] - And while we’re there, fixed a visual issue where attempting to quick stow a large item while holding it would trigger the “Backpack Full” UI warning
  • [AS-6206] - The RTG can now be shredded in the Shredder.

Astroneer released February 6, 2019, on Xbox One and PC. If you head over to our Astroneer home page, you'll find a plethora of posts related to the game, including a bunch of guides that will help you conquer the charming survival experience. Check out our full Astroneer review and stay tuned to Shacknews for additional gaming and tech updates.

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