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Latest Updates

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Controls Update


Controls & Accessibility

This is a long time coming but we did a bunch of work to add (honestly..) basic functionality for controls across all platforms. You can now use mouse and keyboard on console and can remap a TON of inputs to completely customize your experience. We did this mainly for accessibility purposes, if you are a player who needs to move buttons around to make sure you can enjoy Astroneer, this one is for you <3. Of particular note, you can now make some “hold” actions...

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Xenobiology Update

Feature Updates

  • Nintendo Switch

     This update coincides with the release of Astroneer for Nintendo Switch and serves as its Day One patch. Physical copies of Astroneer contain content up through Update 19; players will need to connect and download this update to also receive any changes from the intervening releases.

  • Galastropods


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The Fall Update

The Fall Update is here and this season's EXO F.A.R.M Event has begun, try using the new Proximity Repeater to help you sow Sturdysquash Seeds and unlock fun new cosmetic rewards. The Trade Platform now also accepts Astronium in exchange for useful items and resources. Read on for more Fall Update details, including the addition of Steam Cloud Saves and what you need to know.

Update will be live on all platforms Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

EXO F.A.R.M. Event


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Jet Powered Update Hotfix 1.20.2

Update 20 Hotfix 1 Release Notes (

Hey all! This hotfix is right on the edge of a hotfix and an update, as we are including some changes to the Jet Powered update that should help make sure the update is working as intended.

Updates and Tuning

  • Increased likelihood of getting 2 or 3 EXO chips from an EXO Cache
  • Dynamite can now spawn on wrecked rovers and platform POIs ...

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Jet Powered Update Is Live!

The Jet Powered Update contains new vehicles to speed up Astroneer’s traversal of land and air! Use the new Hoverboard to shred planet surfaces while your friends use the VTOL to scout from the lower atmosphere!

This update comes to Steam later today.



The VTOL is a versatile flying vehicle, capable of hovering in place, or streaking through the sky. Use it to survey for resource deposits from above, skip over treacherous terrain, or navigate the vertical depths of planetary cave...

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The Mission, Compass, and Power Update

This massive update adds new items, gameplay missions, and an updated compass to help you on your travels! It goes live later today, March 31st!

Here is everything in the update!


Missions have been added to aid players in the exploration of the world and the tools used in their journeys. Missions provide helpful rewards for those who undertake them and can help boost progression.


Mission Log

  • New control panel used to track missions and progress of objectives ...