In this Farworld Pioneers Research Guide, we'll tell you how Research Works, how to unlock more Research, and the best way to Research new technology!
Your first Colony will be pretty basic at the start of your adventure in Farworld Pioneers, but it doesn't have to stay that way. Smartly using the Research system will allow you to unlock powerful new technologies to Craft and increase the chances of survival for you and your Colonists. Read on to learn more!
How Research Works in Farworld Pioneers
First and foremost, Farworld Pioneers Research will require a Research Bench and a source of power. In the early game, this will be a Steam Generator; later on, you'll upgrade to better generators to power your Research efforts (and the rest of your Colony, natch).
Once that's all set up, you can then interact with the Research Bench and select something to Research. When it's finished, you'll have to manually select your next project.
Researching is automatically completed at a very slow rate with the Research Bench's built-in AI. You cannot speed up Research by yourself. However, your Colonists can man a Research Bench and significantly increase the progress of Research. Best of all, this speed bonus stacks with multiple manned Research Benches; build two Research Benches and your current Research Project will go twice as fast!
Some Research requires you to find specific items in the game world before you can do it; exploration is key to fully unlocking the Research tree. As you might expect, some Research won't be unlocked until you Research other prerequisites, too.
Best Way to Research in Farworld Pioneers
The best way to Research in Farworld Pioneers is to have multiple powered Research Benches that are manned by your Colonists.
Farworld Pioneers Research List
|A way out?||4,000||N/A||Underground Factory location|
|Acid Crystal||8,200||Pick up 1 Acid Crystal||?|
|Advanced Gunsmithing||12,000||Armory||Armor-Piercing Gunnery Research, Battle Rifle Research, Demolitions Research, Shotguns Research, Submachine Guns Research|
|Advanced Metallurgy||60,000||Silicon Wafers||Ceramic Armor|
|Armor-Piercing Gunnery||32,000||Advanced Gunsmithing||?|
|Armory||8,000||N/A||Advanced Gunsmithing Research, Armory|
|Automated Turret||52,000||Silicon Wafers||Automated Turrets|
|Battle Rifle||32,000||Advanced Gunsmithing||Battle Rifle|
|Body Armor||16,000||Clothing Manufacture||Steel Body Armor, Steel Helmet|
|Carbon Fiber||50,000||Plastic||Carbon Fiber|
|Circuit Boards||42,000||Plastic||Circuit Boards|
|Clothing Manufacture||12,000||N/A||Body Armor Research, Polar Gear Research, Tailor Bench|
|Data Drive||42,000||Defeat 1st boss||Spaceflight|
|Diamond||50,000||Pick up 1 Diamond||?|
|Emerald||20,000||Pick up 1 Emerald||?|
|Experimental Ordinance||42,000||Heavy Ordinance||?|
|Flamethrower||50,000||Refining, Heavy Ordnance||Flamethrower|
|Food Processing||15,000||Plastic||Food Packager|
|Forestry||12,000||N/A||Allows Colonists to automatically plant trees|
|FTL Cooling||120,000||Purchase FTL Cooling||?|
|FTL Core||120,000||Purchase FTL Core||?|
|FTL Drive||400,000||FTL Core, FTL Thruster, FTL Cooling, FTL Drive||?|
|FTL Navigation System||120,000||Purchase FTL Navigation System||?|
|FTL Thruster||120,000||Purchase FTL Thruster||?|
|Hazmat Suit||22,000||Polar Gear, Plastic||Hazmat Suit|
|Heavy Body Armor||36,000||Advanced Metallurgy||Heavy Body Armor|
|Hyperweave Armor||80,000||Heavy Body Armor||Hyperweave Armor|
|Laser Lenses||N/A||Emerald, Sapphire, Ruby, or Diamond||?|
|Laser Pistol||24,000||Laser Technology||Laser Pistol|
|Laser Rifle||28,000||Laser Technology||Laser Rifle|
|Laser Technology||70,000||Emerald, Sapphire, Ruby, or Diamond||?|
|Meme Crystals||300,000||Find Quasicrystals||?|
|Mining Drill||22,000||N/A||Mining Drill|
|Photovoltaics||60,000||Silicon Wafers||Solar Panels|
|Plasteel Ore||70,000||Pick up 1 Plasteel Ore||Plasteel Ore|
|Plasteel Refining||50,000||Plasteel Ore||Plasteel Refining|
|Plastic Explosives||20,000||Demolitions||C4 Pack|
|Polar Gear||22,000||Clothing Manufacture||Polar Gear|
|Power Armor||120,000||Hyperweave Armor||Power Armor|
|Ruby||6,000||Pick up 1 Ruby||?|
|Sapphire||15,000||Pick up 1 Sapphire||?|
|Shale||15,000||Pick up 1 Shale Stone Chunk||?|
|Shotguns||32,000||Advanced Gunsmithing||Shotgun Recipes|
|Silicon||70,000||Pick up 1 Silicon Ore||?|
|Silicon Wafers||50,000||Silicon||Silicon Wafers|
|Submachine Guns||32,000||Advanced Gunsmithing||Submachine Gun Recipes|
|Sulfur||5,600||Pick up 1 Sulfur||?|
|Superconductor||40,000||Defeat 1st boss||Tesla Technology|
|Tar||16,000||Pick up 1 Tar||?|
|Tesla Charger||80,000||Tesla Technology||Tesla Charger|
|Tesla Emitter||80,000||Tesla Technology||Tesla Emitter|
|Tesla Rifle||80,000||Tesla Technology||Tesla Rifle|
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