Hello again, Astroneers! Since the last time we caught up with the community, we released The Fall Update which features the EXO F.A.R.M Event, and added the Proximity Repeater to aid you in your farming (plus any number of other projects). The Trade Platform also got some love and brought with it a new way to make use of Astronium. Now you can use Scrap or Astronium to trade for resources and items via the Trade Platform.
Coming up next month is our winter update, which will be closely followed by another update. You may have heard we’re releasing Astroneer on Nintendo Switch in January 2022, and a new content update will coincide with that release! For those of you who join us in our Twitch streams, you may have already seen some of our
leeks leaks that have given a glimpse into what’s to come in January. I won’t spoil it for you here, but if you’re curious about what we’re up to, check out our Discord for some hearty leeksoup brought to you by the generous donations of our annual Extra Life Charity Stream.
I announced the Community Initiative on the Astroneer Subreddit and Discord and said I’d include the featured entries in this Roundup. But there were so many great submissions that they won’t all fit here, so instead each theme has its own separate blog post instead! Check out the top 10 entries for the first two themes below.
October: Alien Tech
Before we go, I wanted to do a couple of shoutouts to some folks in the community who made it their mission to collect one billion research bytes.
First up is Hollyxt who completed the challenge solo. Holly had a save with over 700 hours of play, large stockpiles of resources, and a couple of large automated research farms that had already amassed over 100 million bytes when they decided to push on to the next big milestone. Hollyxt doubled both farms and left their game running for three weeks while producing up to 85,000 bytes per minute! (Copy-cats beware, this is no easy task!) Check out Hollyxt’s Reddit post for links to more information about their setup.
The first report of completing the challenge in multiplayer comes from a group of guys in One Last Midnight’s Community; Zensight, Hull612, Ronlaflem, and Killmouseky. Together, they have over 30,000 hours of experience in Astroneer, most of those belonging to Ron who finished the F.A.R.M in-game event and was so hooked on the concept of farming and automation together that he decided to set up an elaborate farm where he ultimately accumulated over 100 Million Sturdysquash Samples on his own. In the video below Ron discusses how this led to the 1 Billion Bytes challenge for the OLM-Community Server. He and his crew talk about why they did it, the challenges they faced along the way, and answer the question — Would you do it again?
Everyone featured in this post will receive one of these exclusive community visors. If you’d like your shot at earning a visor share your creations, screenshots, photos, and videos with us wherever you hang out online.
• Use the appropriate flair on Reddit at r/Astroneer.
• Mention @AstroneerGame on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok.
• Share to the #Astroneer-Media channel of our Discord
• Share your Screenshots and Artwork in the Astroneer Steam Community
Big thanks to everyone who shared their creations, and thank you for checking out Community Roundup 004. The creativity and kindness among the Astroneer community is always a delight.
– Gina C.