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Drills are items in Astroneer that affect the way that the player interacts with the terrain. All soil has a hardness level, from 0 to 3, indicated by an increasingly darker pattern of lines on the soil. Each level of drill increases the ease at which the player can dig out the soil when equipped on a Crane, Tractor, Medium Rover, or Large Rover.

Drills dig out a large arched tunnel. The angle of digging is controlled by the camera angle, indicated by an artificial horizon displayed in the center of the digging plane. Angling downward with both a Drill and a Paver is a very easy way to descend through a planet's layers.

Types of Drills[]

Item Bytes Materials Description
Drill Strength 1 2,500 Ceramic
Tungsten Carbide
Allows the player to easily dig through hardness 0 and 1 soil, and 2 with some reduction in speed.
Drill Strength 2 5,000 Tungsten Carbide
Titanium Alloy
Allows the player to easily dig through hardness 0, 1, and 2 soil, and 3 with some reduction in speed.
Drill Strength 3 7,500 Titanium Alloy
Diamond
Allows the player to easily dig through all levels of soil hardness.

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See Also[]

Drill Mods - Drill Augments for the Terrain Tool