Astroneer Groundwork Update Gets Spooky For Halloween

Release Date
December 31, 1969
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Power up with a Pumpkin Suit

The Astroneer Groundwork Update is here and it brings with it some spooky new additions for Halloween! Fans of this spacefaring survival sim are getting some goodies just in time for the scariest of days including some cool new suits and super useful new tools!

One of the neatest new additions is the Paver. This vehicle attachment can take stored soil from canisters attached to a vehicle and use it to make a road in front of you as you drive along. Combine it with a drill and you can tig and pave tunnels at the same time!

 
 

The addition of the Paver means that you're going to be using a lot more dirt — that's why the Medium Canister was also added! This takes up the same space as a Medium Storage but has the capacity for sixteen small Canisters of soil as opposed to the eight that you could have stashed on a Medium Storage.

Astroneer Groundwork Update Pumpkin Suit

Silly New Additions in the Astroneer Groundwork Update

The Paver and Medium Soil Canister are nice functional additions, but the devs at System Era Softworks have also taken the time to create some neat cosmetics! Two new visors and a new suit palette are available for players to acquire. One of the visors and the suit palette are granted as soon as you log into the game and the other visor is awarded in some unspecified fashion.

Additionally, a cool new addition has been created for vehicles. Three different horns have arrived which can be attached to the front of rovers. One of these horns is an absolute unit of a honker that sounds like the foghorn from a cargo ship.

These are far from the only additions and changes that have made their way into the game; read the full Astroneer Groundwork Update patch notes for all the fine details.

What do you think of the Astroneer Groundwork Update? What do you hope to see them add to the game next? Let us know in the comments below!

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Robert N. Adams

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!