Astroneer update 1.44 (v1.26) is available now for Steam, Xbox, and PlayStation. According to the official Astroneer 1.44 patch notes, the update sees the return of the EXO F.A.R.M event, a new vehicle, a new small piece of equipment, and some other curious new discoveries across the planets. Apart from this, Astroneer version 1.44 also includes a variety of bug fixes and quality-of-life improvements.

Previously, a big Astroneer update 1.43 addressed some bugs with slots on rail items, Junction failures, Usagi’s NavPoints, and some other minor issues with the Rails Update. Unfortunately, many players are still experiencing several issues. Today’s Astroneer version 1.44 will fix a few of these issues.

Check out more details below.

Astroneer 1.44 Update Patch Notes – September 20, 2022

Gravity Globe

This curious contraption seems to be an evolution on EXO’s recreational line of enrichment items, ingeniously augmented with a gyro-stabilized control platform in its interior. While simplistic in its appearance, the Gravity Globe harnesses some of EXO’s most advanced technologies, allowing it to roll against gravity (within reason), and even perform small ‘hops’ to clear minor obstacles. Just like the more primitive Recreational Spheres, the Gravity Globe is an ideal enrichment activity for all Astroneers (and other sentient beings, where appropriate).

  • Trade Platform: 8x Astronium
  • Shredding Output: 1x Scrap
Gravity Globe

Portable Smelter

A new, rare crafting item has been added to boost refinement of valuable resources. This small item is extremely versatile and can be used to process nuggets on-the-go in your Backpack, to bootstrap a new base, or as part of an intricate automated production network.

  • Trade Platform: 8x Astronium
  • Shredding Output: 2x Scrap
  • Power Draw: 2 Power per second

Curious Items

LRD Behavior

New Emote – Dizzy

A new emote – “Dizzy” – has been added to the core game. This emote can be unlocked by [ERROR – REFERENCE MISSING] which can certainly make an Astroneer become dizzy!

Store – New Items Available Now!

  • New Suit: Galastro Suit
  • New Mask: Mecha Snail
  • New Palette: Toasty
  • New Emote: Greet the Dawn


  • Find Wild Sturdysquash that can be harvested for their seeds on Sylva, Calidor, or Atrox; use these seeds to grow offspring that yield Sturdysquash Samples
    • Each of the featured planets have a unique variety of Wild Sturdysquash which yield different quantities of seeds
    • Sturdysquash Samples can be placed in Medium and Large Resource Canisters to keep your farms tidy
  • Locate Cauldrangea plants on Sylva, Calidor, or Atrox – but beware of the hazards that tend to grow nearby! Use the Cauldrangeas to produce one of three types of biofuel.
    • Compass navpoints appear to indicate nearby Cauldrangea.
    • Cauldrangea can be interacted with to cycle through their current biofuel recipe for production.
    • Each of the featured planets have a unique variety of Cauldrangea with different production speeds.
  • Different biofuels can be produced using different ingredients; the rarer the ingredients, the more the produced biofuel is worth:
    • Squasholine: 15 Points
      Sturdysquash Samples
    • Attapetrol: 35 Points
      Sturdysquash Samples + Mutant Spiny Attactus Seeds
    • Noxothane: 50 Points
      Sturdysquash Samples + Mutant Elegant Spewflower Seeds

EXO Dynamics rewards biofuel contributions with:

  • 800 Points – Biofuel Throwback Bundle
    Contains cosmetics rewarded from previous years:
    • Emote: ”Giddyup”
    • Hat: ”Honest Living”
    • Cosmetic T4 Shelter: “PUM-KN Shelter”
  • 2400 Points – Emote: ”Leaf Leap”
  • 5600 Points – Visor: “Pollen Count”
  • 8000 Points – Hat: ”Galastro Cap”

Quality of Life Improvements

  • Creative Mode item duplication:
    • Duplicating a held item will now also duplicate most items slotted to it (excluding items in input/output slots).
    • Duplicating an item that is snapped to a slot while held will automatically slot the duplicate item.
  • Research Chamber:
    • The Research Chamber will now automatically pull research items from storage. Valid non-research items (such as crafting resources) can still be slotted manually, or by using an auto-arm.
    • Items can now be slotted to the Research Chamber as soon as a research operation is complete (instead of needing to wait for the animation to finish).
  • Mission/Data Logs:
    • Missions with key items will be automatically tracked
    • Missions that are unlocked when a tracked mission is completed will be automatically tracked.
    • Scrolling through the mission/log lists will clamp to the top or bottom entries, instead of wrapping around to the other end.
    • The details panel will not take cursor focus when the cursor just happens to be over it as the log opens.
  • (Power) Extenders:
    • ‘Extenders’ have been renamed to ‘Power Extenders’.
    • Power Extenders can now be toggled between directional and networked connections. Doing so will toggle the entire chain of extenders.
  • Wanderer Missions
    • The mission “Things to Remember” has been refactored to provide a specific objective for each scannable probe.
    • An extra descriptive line showing the scanned status of a probe has been added to their tooltips, tracked on a per-player basis.
  • EXO Request Platform
    • EXO Request Platforms now have an additional screen showing the requested items for the current event and their point values.
    • The icons shown within its control panel and on the outside of the module now cycle the currently requested items.
  • When using a gamepad, item tooltips will show up on a delay when an item receives proximity focus. (Tooltips are not delayed when focusing on items using the cursor.)
  • Tooltips will not display for items whose control panels are currently open.
  • The collision volumes on most small slots have been tuned with a lower profile, leading to fewer instances of the cursor targeting an unintended slot.
  • The resource info tooltip on the Terrain Tool cursor appears more readily when held over a resource deposit.
  • Rover power cables are no longer forced to be directional when attached to non-rover items (like platforms).
  • Menu-sliders will now increase/decrease more quickly the longer input is held.
  • Large spaceport structures that can be found on planets now have functional landing zones.


  • AS-18152 | Camera no longer swings too aggressively when player turns at high speeds.
  • AS-18104 | Specific save no longer Crashes on Load After U25
  • AS-17996 | Rails & Vehicles | Player is no longer able to trigger the cursor while in a vehicle when cursor is set to toggle mode
  • AS-17864 | Field Shelter | Cables | When two field shelters are plugged into eachother the cable will no longer be able to be extended indefinitely
  • AS-17671 | Terrain | Collision | Some items will no longer phase through cave layers when dropped after leaving relevance of affected terrain
  • AS-16878 | Player no longer receives “Failed to Join: Could not find user” error if they try to join a session with a friend already in a session hosted by someone not on the player’s friendlist
  • AS-16842 | Hoverboard | Multiplayer | Hoverboard can no longer be put into a broken state if a client dies and lets their initial backpack disappear with the hoverboard in it
  • AS-15670 | Main Menu CMS | MOTD | The title and link are now localized in Chinese
  • AS-9903 | Leveling Block | Leveling Block now removes USE tooltip when the block is drilled into things other than terrain
  • AS-9768 | Multiplayer | Client’s control panels on modules no longer enters a broken state when someone is in a seat attached to a platform while module is performing an operation
  • AS-9418 | Multiplayer | Control Panels | Control Panels no longer become uninteractable while a user is in a vehicle that the module is attached to
  • AS-5801 | Multiplayer | Shuttle | Client will no longer see an active thruster while shuttle is not being operated when entering relevance of full thruster
  • AS-17888 | Localization – The medium shuttle’s description is now correct in Chinese
  • AS-17329 | Performance | Host’s performance no longer degrades a lot for the host after completing the Overcharged mission in a game with at least one client
  • AS-18165 | Creative Mode | Player can now duplicate an item if they open their backpack while holding it
  • AS-18150 | Rails | Crane | Resources and Soil collected by a Crane attached to a Rail Train will now transfer to the connected rail cars if the train has moved before using the Crane
  • AS-18144 | Rails | Missions | Text no longer Overlaps on Data Log in Certain Languages
  • AS-18140 | Localization | XL Wind Turbine no longer Displays Incorrect Amount of Power in Chinese
  • AS-18138 | Shelter | Art | Shelter Feet Pylons are no longer clipping through the main body
  • AS-18121 | Vehicles | Tooltip for Buggy no longer has a Train Length section
  • AS-18117 | Rails | Rail Station | The right trigger slot can now send trains if there is no rail connection to the left side of the Station
  • AS-18105 | Performance | Multiplayer | Rail Missions | Host’s performance no longer degrades when a client joins when certain Rail Missions are active
  • AS-18072 | Rails | Multiplayer | Phantom rail segments can no longer appear in multiplayer games, can be used to travel between multiple planets
  • AS-18067 | Localization | “Recall Failed” is no longer Misspelled in Polish at the Rail Station
  • AS-17941 | Crash | Crash no longer occurs when a client attempts to join another session while their compass is open
  • AS-17560 | Camera | Creative Mode | The Right Stick no longer moves both the cursor and the camera after toggling Creative Mode flight while the cursor is active
  • AS-17054 | Missions | Wanderer Probes are now Counted on Mission Board
  • AS-16970 | Multiplayer | Spaceport | Cable Plugs on Spaceports will now retract if a user fails to connect them to a valid plug port
  • AS-16701 | Exploit | Multiplayer | Power Switch no longer provides free oxygen to clients
  • AS-11906 | Repeaters | Count and Delay Repeaters’ control panels now allow the value to be changed with controller d-pads, A/D, or the arrow keys
  • AS-18185 Mission Log | Mission Log list no longer loops from top to the bottom instead of being static.
  • AS-18073 Rails | Deleting a Rail Engine or Cart will now remove the Nav Point in Creative Mode
  • AS-18049 Localization | Boost Mod is no longer Translated 3 Different Ways in Turkish
  • AS-8901 Creative Mode | Options | Creative mode sliders will now move quicker

Download free Astroneer update 1.44 on PlayStation 4 and PC.

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