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Top Questions[edit | edit source]

I just started, what do I do?[edit | edit source]

With most early access games the in-game tutorial and explanation have not yet been added in entirety. Grav Reborn is no exception. Fortunately the community helps fill in the gaps. Here are a few 'First hours in GRAV' videos you can check out!

My friend and I just started and are standing in the same place, but cannot see each other![edit | edit source]

You are most likely on different home planets! Press ESC to see which planet and area you are currently on. A very easy way to see this is you type in chat (T or Enter). The planet you are on will appear before your name in chat. There are multiple home planets for each server that are mostly identical. These are identified as Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, and so on.

My friend and I started on different home planets! How do we meet up?[edit | edit source]

You will need to build or find a Home Stargate to move between Home worlds. The blueprint for this drops off low level creatures. If one of you gets a moon gate blueprint first, you can travel to the moon and you can use the already existing portal on the moon to go to the other persons home planet.

It is quite possible you will find a home stargate already built around your home world somewhere, doubly so now that they no longer need a generator to be powered. You can look around and try to find one. Or make nice with another player and see if they will build you one to use.

Sweet, my friend and I found each other! How do I group up?[edit | edit source]

Check out the Friend or Foe section for more information about joining up with other players.

Survival[edit | edit source]

How do I heal myself?[edit | edit source]

You can heal in many ways:

  • as you consume food over time, it will heal you a little. Currently (May 2015) you will start with this self-healing-buff when entering the game
  • you can obtain Health Stims and also small increments of health, which are often dropped from enemies you killed. Looting crates (if you are lucky enough to find one) also can drop health when mining
  • you can craft a Science Station (requires 30 Wood, 30 Ore, 30 Gems, no Blueprint needed as you will have it from the start) to construct more Health Stims yourself
  • and you can build or find a Camp Fire. After you set it ablaze, just dance (X) near it to start healing (both health and stamina) while listening to the beats! The more players that join you in the dance, the faster you all heal. This also creates more music to listen to.

Do enemies attack my structures?[edit | edit source]

Yes.. but only for various reasons. If an enemy is attacking you as you go into a building, they will attack and destroy that building or structure to get at you. And, if you build a very tall, stacked structure, and think you can hide up high--you are wrong. The enemies are smart, and will begin attacking the primary support of the structure. Once that is destroyed, everything else will fall along with you! If you die and then respawn near your Uplink while enemies are present, they will attack and try to destroy it to remove that ability. So make sure you protect your Uplink!

How can I defend my base?[edit | edit source]

A Shield Generator will make any room, door, or stargate within range invulnerable. They do not make themselves, storage containers, or other base items invulnerable. Shield Generators require a Generator to run. There will be a visible blue 'water effect' overlain on a room that is correctly shielded. If you leave a room unshielded and a player manages to destroy it, they can gain access to your base. Active defenses include Gun Turrets and Anti-Air Turrets. These require power and ore to operate and can be upgraded to decrease ore cost, increase damage and increase hitpoints. updated nov2015

Can I swim?[edit | edit source]

Currently, the water of most planets is highly toxic to both players and structures. You can possibly wade into the water a little bit. But once you go too far, you will start to take damage quickly. If you build a structure, it is possible it will be destroyed MUCH more rapidly than on land. Also, you cannot swim in water as you merely walk under it instead. (NOVEMBER - FUTURE PATCH MIGHT CHANGE THIS)

Exploring[edit | edit source]

How many Caves, Towers, and Science Facilities are there on the continents?[edit | edit source]

Each planet has a wide variety of Caves, Towers, and Science Facilities. Each also has a varying range of difficulty. There could be dozens--or hundreds.

How do I find Caves, Towers, and Science Facilities?[edit | edit source]

You will have to search and explore each planet. Towers and Science Facilities can sometimes be seen on the horizon since they are so tall and large. You could build a tall Support Structure that contains a ladder to get a better vantage point, but that requires resources. You also risk exposing yourself to enemies and other players if you do so. The entrances of Caves glow in the night, and show as a ∩ on your compass, so climb a mountain and look around! Sometimes Caves are accessed by craters in the ground. You never know when you will come across a Cave in your journey across the planets!

How can I find other friends or players?[edit | edit source]

Early on, you can use visual cues that are on the planet. These could be the direction the sun is pointing, various locations of discovered caves, or other visible structures. Later on, you will unlock a Flare blueprint that can then be built with resources in the Armory. The Flare (F) can only be used both outside and inside (but not much use inside). When you shoot it into the sky, you and other players will see your name, longitude, latitude, and meter range from the Flare. Be careful when using it! You may get some unwanted attention since everyone can see the flare! You will also get a blueprint that will allow you to see your longitude and latitude in the world so you can record your location or share it with friends (they also need this ability).

How do I keep from getting lost?[edit | edit source]

The planets of GRAV are huge. If you journey far from any location and don't want to lose all of the ground you covered when killed, then you will want to build (B) an Uplink. Uplinks can be destroyed by other players and enemies. If that happens while you are still alive, build another. If you don't, you will spawn back at the original location where you started the game. Another piece of advice to keep yourself from getting lost is to create your own landmarks. Do this by building small, cheap structures or objects like Camp Fires, Flags, Farms, etc. They will cost resources, but might be handy in getting more familiar with the surroundings. For instance, Camp Fires can be seen from very far away at night. As you play, you will unlock blueprints, allowing you to craft items such as Flags and Flare Guns. You can also find a blueprint for a Locator, giving you the ability to determine your longitude and latitude on the planet. Exploring with friends is also a good idea. Just make sure you stick together, since it is very easy to lose each other.

Mining[edit | edit source]

Does cooperative mining increase the amount of resources given to players?[edit | edit source]

Currently it does not. If two people mine the same resource node, the amount gained will be split between them

How do I mine Element-X?[edit | edit source]

Element-X is found outside and in caves. You need to build a Harvester (which requires a blueprint) on top of the Element-X. It will then Harvest all Element-X deposits in that location and store them for you (or people in your FoF group) to retrieve later. If other players harvesters are destroyed all the element-X and 25% of the resources used to construct the harvester will be dropped. This also alerts the owner and FoF group that a harvester has been destroyed

Killing[edit | edit source]

If I damage an enemy when someone else is killing it, do I get points?[edit | edit source]

Yes. All people participating in the kill will be rewarded full XP. Loot is given to the first person that takes it.

Building[edit | edit source]

Why don't I see items in my "build" menu that other people can see in their menus?[edit | edit source]

You need to get the blueprints for those items. Blueprints are obtained by killing enemies, killing other players, or mining randomly appearing loot crates.

How do I get more blueprints?[edit | edit source]

Enemies (particularly Technohunters) drop blueprints. Also, the "Boss" enemies, who are usually larger in size and much harder to kill (bring friends!), have a high probability of dropping blueprints when they are your level or higher. See the Blueprints page for more information

Crafting[edit | edit source]

How do I buy weapons, utilities, and other upgrades?[edit | edit source]

It depends on what the item is, but you need to find a blueprint to be able to create certain items. The Armory is needed to build weapons, armor, and upgraded utilities. The Factory is used for building personal vehicles and pets. The Science Station is used for crafting Stims. The Research Station is used to purchase blueprints with Element-X. The Kitchenette is used for making food items which help you survive in harsh climates

How do I make new helmets and other armor?[edit | edit source]

There are various leveled components that you can apply to your character. They can increase your speed, armor, jump heights, etc. You first need to gather blueprints for each armor piece. Once you have that blueprint you need, gather resources on the planet. The Armory allows you to build weapons, ammo, and gear you have blueprints for. You will have to upgrade the armory to build higher level gear. Suit up, and get ready for combat!

What are Pets and how do I get them?[edit | edit source]

Pets are a small robot that hovers over your shoulder and provides a benefit, or buff to your player. At the start of the game you may only have one out at a time, but this can be increased by upgrading Passive Skills. More information on Pets can be found on this page

Troubleshooting[edit | edit source]

I am stuck on a rock (in a rock, over a rock, hopping infinitely on a rock, etc on a rock) or otherwise can't move. What do I do?[edit | edit source]

If you've tried everything, including jumping, spinning around and jumping and the like, and you still can't get free, you can exit the game by bringing up the console (Tab or ~) and typing 'quit', and then restart the game. Alternatively, you can type 'reconnect' in the console. In either case, you will reappear as if you had just entered the game. If you have built an Uplink you are bound to, you will appear there, if not you will spawn in your initial random start location.

Controls and Game Setup[edit | edit source]

How do I set my mouse sensitivity?[edit | edit source]

Bring up the console (Tab or ~) and type 'setsensitivity xx'. The default setting is 60.

How do I set my field of view?[edit | edit source]

Bring up the console (Tab or ~) and type 'fov xxx'. The default setting is 90. Unfortunately this will reset to default when you switch planets.

Hosting A Game[edit | edit source]

How do I host a GRAV game?[edit | edit source]

Check out the GRAV Dedicated Server hosting page.