Astroneer “Rails” update (version patch notes

Astroneer has simply obtained a significant patch on Switch, in any other case generally known as the “Rails” update.

Once put in, gamers can entry the brand new Rails System. This supplies a brand new mode of transportation “that excels at effectivity and comfort.” Aside from all the things concerned with that, System Era Software has applied high quality of life enhancements and extra.

The full patch notes for the Astroneer “Rails” update (model are as follows:

Railway Vehicles 
The Catalog has been up to date with two new autos custom-built for the Rails System. Railway autos can be utilized individually or chained collectively into trains as much as six autos lengthy. Just be sure you have sufficient energy to run them; every car in a practice will increase its energy draw! 

Rail Cars 
Basic railway car with a medium storage slot. Slower than Rail Engines, however may be chained collectively in both course. 

  • Printed on: Medium Printer 
  • Resource Cost: 2 Resin, 1 Aluminum 
  • Byte Cost: 1500 
  • Power Draw: 1 Power per second 

Rail Engines 
Specialized railway car used for private transportation and sooner trains. Provides a built-in seat, 2x small auxiliary slots,  and a headlight. Can solely be positioned on the entrance or again of a practice. 

  • Printed on: Medium Printer 
  • Resource Cost: 1 Resin, 1 Aluminum, 1 Copper 
  • Byte Cost: 1000 
  • Power Draw: 3 Power per second 

Railway Items 
Your new railway autos gained’t do a lot good with out rail traces to trip alongside! Fortunately, the Catalog has additionally been up to date with a spread of railway gadgets for constructing out the rail community of your goals. 

Rail Posts (Standard & Tall) 
The spine of each rail line. Like tethers, they chain collectively robotically as they’re dropped. And don’t fear for those who left your practice again at base; the closest practice may be referred to as to any rail publish, at any time! 

  • Printed on: Small Printer 
  • Resource Cost: 1 Resin, 1 Aluminum 
  • Byte Cost: 750 
  • Bundle Count: 10 

Rail Junction 
Rail Junctions cut up rail traces in two, forming a 3-way connection. 

  • Printed on: Medium Printer 
  • Resource Cost: 2 Aluminum 
  • Byte Cost: 1000 
  • Bundle Count: 5 

Rail Station 
The Rail Station presents highly effective automation instruments to help in superior rail logistics, together with robotically loading or unloading trains. 

  • Printed on: Large Printer 
  • Resource Cost: 2 Titanium, 1 Copper, 1 Quartz 

Updates and additions have been made to present automation methods to benefit from the Rails System. 

Railway Items as Sensors 
Rail Posts and Stations are geared up with response slots that activate in response to railway autos. 

Railway Item Pin Slots 
Rail Junctions are geared up with a pin slot for every of their three connections, supplying you with exact management over when each is lively. 

Rail Station Pin Slots 
Rail Stations are geared up with pin slots that can begin a docked practice shifting within the desired course. 

  • Storage Sensors and Railway Vehicles 
    When positioned on a railway car, the Storage Sensor will monitor storage state throughout the complete practice. 
  • Adventure Mode Story + Missions 
    New missions have been added to the mid-game which ship gamers down a path of logistics investigation and exploration. Travel to the icy wastes of Glacio, the mysterious caves of Calidor, and the whimsical depths of Sylva to be taught concerning the significance of railways inside EXO Dynamics. Along the way in which, gamers will uncover new characters who’ve stumbled upon a thriller that will have higher ramifications for the general mission of Astroneers.  
    (Players who’ve accomplished “Talking Tungsten” will robotically obtain the brand new starter mission “Digging Deeper”.) 

Quality of Life Improvements 

  • Rover tooltips now show practice size standing 
  • The VTOL now responds correctly to native gravity zones 
  • All Data Logs now monitor seen/unseen entries per participant 
  • Bundleable gadgets will now not snap to the backpack whereas held, making it simpler to position them close to the character 
  • Item bundles within the backpack’s auxiliary slots will robotically replenish from bundles of the identical kind within the backpack 
  • The digital camera has been improved to higher deal with tight areas, with out taking zoom management away from the participant 

New SKU: Starter Bundle!

We’re introducing a brand new Bundle accessible for all gamers as a one-time buy. 


  • 750 QBits 
  • Starter Bundle Suit 
  • Starter Bundle Palette 

Store – New Items Available Now! 

New Hats 

  • Quick Thinking 
  • Exhaust Port 

New Mask 

New Palettes 

  • Riveting 
  • Pearlescent  

EXO Automated Mass Production Protocol  

The Automated Mass Production Protocol returns! Astroneers are requested to undertake the creation of huge portions of useful useful resource nuggets to ship off by way of the EXO Request Platform in change for helpful goodies and classy customizations. 

EXO Dynamics has modified up the useful resource requests this yr and upgraded their switch rocket to just accept any of the next sources for various factors (per nugget): 

  • 1 Point – Compound 
  • 3 Points – Aluminum 
  • 5 Points – Tungsten Carbide 
  • 15 Points – Nanocarbon Alloy 

All Astroneers current are awarded factors when a rocket is launched – cooperation is inspired for effectivity! 

EXO Dynamics rewards contributions with: 

  • 160 Points – “AMPP Throwback” Bundle –  
    Contains cosmetics rewarded from the earlier yr: 
  • “Cogpiece” (Mask) 
  • “Copper Plate” (Palette) 
  • 480 Points  NEW “Dot Com” Palette 
  • 960 Points  NEW “Thoughtful” Emote 
  • 1920 Points – NEW “Forge Ahead” Mask 
  • Useful incremental rewards alongside the way in which and randomized recurring rewards on the finish of the occasion – together with QT-RTGs, EXO Chips, and helpful sources! 

Tether Toppers 
Tether posts have been up to date to get your automation vibes cranking – log in to expertise these short-term decorations which might be certain to show heads! 


The following continues to be a identified difficulty as of model 

  • AS-17846 U25 | Rails | Dedicated Server – Rail anchors may be hooked up to some crops and find yourself bundled to the plant underground 
  • AS-17954 U25 | Rails | DS – Player is ready to stack a number of vehicles in the identical slot of the Rails Station 
  • AS-17911 Rails | Multiplayer | Caravans are sometimes within the fallacious location or invisible from consumer’s perspective on be a part of and rejoin 

The following bugs have been fastened as of model 


  • AS-17772 Item Pads | Power meters on the cable slots of Item Pads are now not damaged 
  • AS-17748 Packager | Proximity Repeater | Placing a number of packagers on a single merchandise will now not trigger the merchandise to duplicate into that quantity of packagers hooked up when activated by a proximity repeater 
  • AS-17485 Camera | There is now not unusual conduct with the digital camera’s max zoom distance when exiting tight areas and loading saves 
  • AS-17736 2022 Automation LTE | Players at the moment are awarded a Splitter when passing 280 factors if that they had a Medium Resource Canister slotted to the T2 slot when it was launched 
  • AS-16983 Intro Cinematic | Intro cinematic now not replays if a brand new participant exits their new session to the principle menu earlier than the persistenplayerdata file is created 
  • AS-15876 Atmospheric Condenser | Output Slot | Players and AutoArms can now not place any useful resource into the Atmospheric Condenser and trigger it to cease functioning. 
  • AS-9497 Atmospheric Condenser | Station | Using an atmospheric condenser on the Gateway Station the condenser now not shows white squares 
  • AS-8700 Small Solar Panels now not turn into disconnected when flying between planets with them. 
  • AS-17391 Furnace Output Slot | Players/ AutoArms can now not place a useful resource into the Furnace output and trigger it to cease functioning. 
  • AS-15697 VTOL now correctly modifications orientation within the completely different gravity volumes in and across the gateway engines 


  • AS-9458 Keybinding | UI | Semicolon and backquote now not lack glyphs in tooltips, tutorial prompts, and Astropedia icons 
  • AS-8951 Controller | Soil Centrifuge proximity tooltip will now seem from completely different angles 


  • AS-17876 Achievements | Localization | Trophy textual content for “Encounter With the Infinite” now not has a typo in Japanese 
  • AS-17758 Localization | Several T1 Storage Items Are now appropriately Translated to Chinese 


  • AS-11273 Multiplayer | Clients at the moment are unable to deploy extenders from AUX slots 
  • AS-7441 Multiplayer | Gateways | Client will now not die unexpectedly when stepping off energy puzzle pillars in accomplished chamber 

All gamers on Switch can entry the brand new Astroneer “Rails” update (model now without cost.

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