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Game: ICARUS
Content Type: Gaming Guides


The planet of Icarus shares many similarities with Earth, thanks in no small part to the attempt to terraform it. If you want to survive your drops, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with the flora, fauna, and environmental hazards of each Biome on the planet. With that in mind, we’ve created specific guides for each of the Biomes currently accessible.

You can read on to see a brief summary of each Biome, or click a biome below to see a complete guide on surviving there.

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The forests of Icarus are the safest place on the planet. There is abundant wood and fiber for creating shelter, and the fauna is (relatively) docile.

Construction Materials

  • Wood (abundant)
  • Stone (abundant)
  • Fiber (abundant)
  • Sticks (abundant)

Ores

  • Oxide (abundant)
  • Sulfur (some)
  • Coal (some)
  • Iron (some in caves)
  • Platinum (some in caves)
  • Copper (some in caves)
  • Aluminum (some in caves)
  • Gold (rare in caves)

Animal Byproducts

Wolves/Bears/Prey Animals yield:

  • Meat (some)
  • Bones (some)
  • Leather  (abundant)
  • Fur (some)

Fish yield:

  • Fish Meat (some)

Misc

  • Wheat (some)
  • Berries (some)
  • Bears – The apex predator of the forests, bears should be avoided unless you’ve got a plan and/or companions.
  • Wolves – An excellent source of meat and resources when alone, dangerous in packs.
  • Storms – Storms can range from mild winds and rain, to lightning setting fire to your shelter.

The freezing wastes of the Arctic provide a significant survival challenge.

Construction Materials

  • Wood (rare)
  • Stone (abundant)

Ores

  • Oxite (abundant)
  • Sulfur (some)
  • Silica (some)
  • Coal (some)
  • Iron (abundant)
  • Copper (abundant)
  • Gold (rare)
  • Platinum (some)
  • Aluminum (rare)

Animal Byproducts

Wolves/Bears/Prey Animals yield:

  • Meat (some)
  • Bones (abundant)
  • Leather (some)
  • Fur (some)
  • Polar Bear Pelt (some)

Misc

  • Water (rare)
  • Ice (abundant)
  • Polar Bears – Bigger, meaner, and better camoflauged than their cousins in the Forest, you’ll need serious firepower to take on the undisupted rulers of the snow.
  • Wolves – An excellent source of meat and resources when alone, dangerous in packs, the Wolves in the Arctic tend to run in large packs.
  • Cold – Prospectors who enter the Arctic without the proper preparation will quickly find themselves freezing.

While not as barren as the Arctic, the Desert lacks many key resources — but still boasts plenty of predators.

Construction Materials

  • Wood (some)
  • Stone (abundant)
  • Fiber (some)
  • Sticks (rare)

Ores

  • Oxite (some)
  • Oxite (abundant)
  • Sulfur (some)
  • Silica (some)
  • Coal (some)
  • Iron (abundant)
  • Copper (rare)
  • Gold (some)
  • Platinum (some)
  • Aluminum (some)

Animal Byproducts

Animals yield:

  • Meat (abundant)
  • Bones (abundant)
  • Leather (abundant)
  • Fur (abundant)

Fish yield:

  • Fish Meat (some)

Misc

  • Water (rare)
  • Ice (none)
  • Lily (none)
  • Wheat (none)
  • Berries (none)
  • Yeast (none)
  • Reed Flower (some)
  • Hyenas – While they don’t call their friends for help the way wolves do, Hyenas are so abundant you’ll still have to be careful not to end up fighting a whole pack of them.
  • Lionesses – Lionesses are stealthy hunters, and can frequently sneak up on unaware Prospectors.
  • Heat/Dust Storms – Prospectors who enter the Desert without the proper preparation will quickly find themselves out of water or blinded by a dust storm.
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