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Astroneer Groundwork update patch notes now available

The latest patch for Astroneer introduces the Groundwork update. Here are the patch notes.


If you’ve been diving into Astroneer since the latest big update, then System Era has more good news to spread. A brand-new patch for the game is now available and the Groundwork update brings some changes, including new items, as well as some additional special event items.

We’ve outlined all the details shared in the original blog post below, so take a look here and there for all the info you need.



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  • Resource Cost: 1 Aluminium Alloy, 1 Silicone
  • Byte Cost: 5,000 Bytes

 Medium Canister

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  • Resource Cost: 1 Plastic, 1 Glass
  • Byte Cost: 2.500 Bytes

Vehicle In-Air Stabilization and Manual Controls

  • Rovers automatically self-correct their rotation while airborne, and are much less prone to flipping over
  • You can also manually adjust the Pitch and Yaw/Roll of rovers while airborne using WASD/Left-Joystick
  • Control over Yaw or Roll can be toggled in the options menu.

Drill Controls/UI

  • Overhauled to be more consistent with the current Terrain Tool cursor
  • Remains visible when obscured
  • More clearly displays the vertical tilt of the Camera
  • Displays the slope of the rover relative to the ground-plane
  • Displays the amount of available Soil
  • Multiple improvements to feel and responsiveness
Astroneer - new visor and suit pallete

Small Trumpet Horn

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 Medium Buggy Horn

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  • Byte Cost: 2,000 Bytes

Large Fog Horn

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  • Resource Cost: 1 Plastic, 1 Rubber, 1 steel
  • Byte Cost: 4,000

Performance Optimizations
Fixed a bug where tethers would occasionally cause performance degradation for clients in multiplayer games.

Of course, there is also a slew of bug fixes available in this update, as System Era works tirelessly to bring the best space exploration experience possible to Astroneer. Make sure you check out the new update and the special limited-time event that’s set to take place until November 14.

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From The Chatty
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    October 25, 2019 9:55 AM

    Josh Hawkins posted a new article, Astroneer Groundwork update patch notes now available

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      October 25, 2019 9:58 AM

      Does this update fix Ultrawide support? It was cropped vertically.

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      October 25, 2019 11:06 AM

      Was playing this again the other day and, as is tradition, took my rovers out to an expedition and lost my base. Now I roam aimlessly trying to find home and where find my beacons.

      Blows my mind how this game still has no basic map functionality or even like a GPS arrow to point to your base.

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