Large Rover

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Large Rover Large Rover
Large Rover.png
Tier Extra Large
Group Vehicle
Type Rover
Crafted at Large Printer
Recipe 2x Aluminum Alloy
2x Rubber
Unlock Cost 5,000 Bytes

Large Rovers are the fourth tier of land vehicles in Astroneer. In order to build a Large Rover, the schematic must be unlocked through research.

Though they have a built-in battery, Large Rovers need power to be driven, and function as an unlimited supply of oxygen when the player is sitting in or connected to them.

The Large Rover can carry twice as much the Medium Rover. See the Storage section below.

Source[edit | edit source]

Output Input Module
Large Rover Aluminum Alloy x2
Rubber x2
Large Printer

Uses[edit | edit source]

Consumes 1 Unit per second while driving continuously.

The power storage of a Large Rover holds effectively 16 Units, meaning it can only be driven without attached power sources for 16 seconds.

Essentials[edit | edit source]

  • Rover Seat - Is required to drive the rover
  • Large Rover Seat - allows more passengers in multiplayer, the first player to enter the seat will be the driver

Power[edit | edit source]

Storage[edit | edit source]

  • A large rover comes with a tier-4 Attachment Slot on its top that can hold 1 extra large object, such as the Extra Large Shredder, and the front and the back provide a tier-3 attachment point, which can be used to carry items or connect to other rovers. A large storage can also be mounted on the back. Note that rover seats and drills will not function from a large storage on any vehicle.
  • Medium Storage - Allow carrying more small items on the vehicle such as Resources, use in pair with large storage to maximize space efficiency.
  • Large Storage - Each of these doubles attachment points of half the top of the rover or if with 4 medium storage units, 32 small objects. With 3 large storages, each with 4 medium storages, and 1 medium storage next to the seat on the front, the large rover can hold a maximum of 104 small items.
  • Medium Battery - Increase power capacity by 256 Units, or 256 seconds of continuous driving.

Tools[edit | edit source]

  • Crane - Used with a Drill Head for bulk resource collection
  • Winch - Allow rover to tow other vehicle and large objects from further
  • Drill Heads - Attached to the front or back of the Rover, allows for digging tunnels while driving. Activated by pressing a one of the context buttons (C or V for PC/Xbox One - Left Bumper or Xbox One - Right Bumper for Xbox/ PS4 - L1 or PS4 - R1 for PS4)
  • Paver - Like the drill heads, can be attached to the front or back of the rover to pave a road of dark gray soil. Activated with one of the context buttons (C or V for PC/Xbox One - Left Bumper or Xbox One - Right Bumper for Xbox/ PS4 - L1 or PS4 - R1 for PS4)

Hauling and Trains[edit | edit source]

Like Medium Rovers, Large Rovers can be tethered together to form "Trains".

There are limitations how big a train can be based on the number of vehicles and/or how full they are. The more vehicles or the more stuff is loaded onto them, the slower they go, up to the point where they can no longer climb small rises or even move at all.

A Large rover is capable of:

Other Uses[edit | edit source]

  • Large Rovers can supply unlimited air and have attachment slots for supplies, so they can be used as general storage and function like temporary camps while exploring.
  • A triple Large Storage Large Rover can be used for mass storage of material or as a mobile energy buffer if filled with Medium Batteries or power generators.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Include some quartz in your toolkit; if the Large Rover is already full, then having quartz allows you to quickly make a beacon to mark where resources or scavenged items are left behind to be collected later.
  • Large Rover "Trains" can be used for automatic sorting of products from things such as the Soil Centrifuge, Atmospheric Condenser, and the Large Shredder. If a Storage spot is available (such as on a medium storage), the mineral, scrap or gases will go to a proper location. This is often used to get more than 17 filled gas canisters of a gas on a planet.
  • Even if the large rover has no available slots on the top, you can still drive with the seat attached to the front or the back.
  • Using a Medium Fluid & Soil Canister on the rover allows for the collection of soil while using a drill.
  • Attaching an RTG to a Large Rover will cause power to be generated at 400% the rate it is consumed, allowing the rover to not have to stop to let solar panels or wind turbines recharge the rover.
  • Attaching a QT-RTG to a Large Rover will generate exactly the right amount of power needed to drive indefinitely.

Media[edit | edit source]