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EXO Cache EXO Cache
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Tier Large
Group Object
Type Secure

The EXO Cache is an item in Astroneer. It can be found and destroyed to obtain EXO Chips.


EXO Caches are found on every planet, in various biomes. Mainly they are found underground, as well as at least one surface biome.

EXO Caches may be found using the Compass, which shows up as a green icon when in range of a cache.


EXO Caches may be blown up with Dynamite to obtain 1-3 EXO Chips.

Blowing up a EXO Cache is required to complete the Cracking Caches mission.


  • EXO Caches provide five pieces of debris that players may shred into Scrap, either directly or by picking up and creating a Debris Bundle.
  • It is possible to blow up multiple EXO Caches at once with a single piece of Dynamite by piling them up before.
  • EXO Caches can be packed to medium size for easier transport.

Vehicle Data Recorder[]

A Vehicle Data Recorder is a unique EXO Cache located on certain planets. It is needed to advance missions in order to get the Hoverboard and the VTOL. Like ordinary EXO Caches, it has to be blown up with Dynamite.

In contrary to those, the Vehicle Data Recorder is surrounded by some space debris and a few pieces of Dynamite and it shows up on the Compass as a blue circle with a pointed bottom instead of a green circle. After blowing it up, the same symbol points to the corresponding MAT.