Astroneer - Calidor

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Calidor is a desert planet in Astroneer. The difficulty level on this planet is slightly higher than Sylca. It has a longer day-night cycle which will require you to make good use of batteries to power the base during the night.

The terrain of the planet is barren and dead. There are some organic plants growing that resemble the types of dry shrubs and cactus looking plants that you would see in a common desert.

The primary resource on this planet is Malachite, which can be found in large amounts in the caves underground. Wolframite is also common here with it appearing much deeper within the planet.

DifficultyPrimary ResourceSecondary ResourceGasesSunWindGateway Engine Material
MediumMalachiteWolframiteHydrogen, SulfurVery HighLowExplosive Powder


What Resources Are Found On Desolo

Desolo contains all of the universal resources that are found on all planets in Astroneer.

  • Compound
  • Resin
  • Organic
  • Clay
  • Graphite
  • Quartz
  • Laterite
  • Ammonium
  • Astronium

You will also be able to find Malachite and Wolframite beneath the surface. Malachite is the primary resource for this planet and can be found in large amounts. Great for those needing to get a steady supply of copper.

MalachiteFound in caves below the surface
WolframiteFound much deeper below the surface of the planet.


Best Way To Generate Power

Generating power is a unique challenge on every planet, particularly when you are dealing with the basic wind and sunlight capture methods. The levels of wind on this planet are quite low, meaning you will have to rely on sunlight to generate the majority of your power. The days last for over 10 minutes which makes it very easy to generate power from sunlight. You will need to ensure you have a decent battery setup as you will also need to survive the same amount of time without sunlight.

Unlocking The Calidor Gateway Engine

There are some minor spoilers ahead. If you do not know what the gateway engine or chambers are and want it to remain a mystery until you come across it yourself, do not read any further.

In order to unlock the gateway engine on Calidor, you will need to use a piece of explosive powder on the main console of the gateway engine at the centre of the planet.

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