Surviving Mars Below & Beyond Content Update Dec 15: Balancing Changes and Bug Fixes

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Surviving Mars recently received a hotfix that made some balancing changes and bug fixes.

The developers fixed the issue where Lander Rockets would lose drones while transporting them to an asteroid. This bug only occurred when players requested more than 20 drones. This issue was very annoying because drones are very expensive and each missing drone would cost players.

The developers also made a small change to the Underground Domes. From this update, these domes will require less oxygen and water. This step was taken to balance it with the Surface Domes.

Surviving Mars Below and Beyond Content Update

Balance Changes
  • Adjust the Fungal Farm to have higher food production in the underground and lower food production on the surface.
  • Adjust recon center discovery rate; discovery frequency is now less extreme, with no more multiple events on the same sol or long periods without asteroids. This also fixes recon centers with a low recon per sol not contributing to discoveries.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed expeditions rockets not loading colonists (now on all platforms).
  • Fixed waste rock not appearing in the command center timeline stats in existing saved games (now on all platforms).
  • Fixed multiple Drones not being able to be reassigned/moved with the suggested hotkeys on the controller.
  • Fixed The War Tension in the "Last War" Mystery not changing.
  • Fixed Power of Three: With S.H.E.P.I.D researched, Black Cubes can appear inside of the colony with active sensor towers.
  • Fixed crash when Toxic rain starts.
  • Fixed Cargo UI displaying prefabs that are not available.
  • Fixed the underground staying dark in Photo Mode.
  • Fixed Lander Rocket's Auto Mode not being able to request Seeds and Waste Rock.
  • Fixed resources being unloaded from the Elevator being subtracted and ignored from requests.
  • Fixed drones trying to get to the unreachable areas on Asteroids in order to gather resources.
  • Fixed orphaned drones not being able to be transported via the Elevator's Cargo UI.
  • Fixed the missing anomaly near the Underground Entrance on a particular map.
  • Fixed underground anomalies spawning under stone formations.
  • Fixed regular anomalies having technical text instead of the correct description in Turkish.
New Game Only Bug Fixes
  • Fixed Underground resource nodes spawning in tunnels; they now only spawn in rooms.
  • Fixed no disasters appearing in some cases, though this can still occur on old saves and in specific edge cases.

You can read more about the update here.

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