icarus mission walkthrough fire walk delivery crashed satellite 1
Game: ICARUS
Content Type: Gaming Guides


The FIRE WALK Delivery mission is similar to a Recovery mission, but with a twist. The secretive Group 15 of the UDA has misplaced a deadly terraforming satellite, and they want you to recover their tech. Your payload decays over time outside the crashed satellite and will disappear unless you can get it back to your Dropship quickly.

Check out the rest of this walkthrough for the lowdown on how to prepare, and for tips on how to make your return trip fast and successful!


  • Difficulty: Moderate (icon skullicon skullicon skull darkicon skull dark)
  • Recommended Level: 15
  • Location: Forest Biome (Riverlands), Arctic Biome (Glacier)
  • Weather: Moderate-to-severe
  • Mission timer: 30 days
  • Approximate time to complete: 1-3 hours
  • Objectives:
    • Retrieve terraforming flechette from crash site
    • Return flechette to your dropship (25-minute timer)
    • If timer expires, repeat all objectives
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  • Creature melee damage: -50%
  • Creature health: -50%
  • Creature movement speed: -10%
  • Bear spawn rate: -50%
  • Lion spawn rate: -10%
  • Polar bear spawn rate: -50%
  • Wolf spawn rate: -10%
  • Aggressive creatures perception: -50%
  • Neutral creatures perception: -50%
  • Passive creatures perception: -50%
  • Experience gain: -25%
  • Creature melee damage: +20%
  • Creature health: +30%
  • Creature movement speed: +10%
  • Aggressive creatures perception: +30%
  • Neutral creatures perception: +30%
  • Passive creatures perception: +30%
  • Scorpion spawn rate: +30%
  • Lion spawn rate: +30%
  • Wolf spawn rate: +30%
  • Experience gain: +25%
  • Player respawn count: 3
icarus mission walkthrough fire walk delivery map with objective
You may encounter dense predators in confined spaces, and a variety of intense storms running back from the crash site in G11

For this prospect, you will have to brave high-level Riverland (Forest Biome) predators and a hike through the Arctic Biome not once, but twice — with the return leg being timed. The mission clock, however, is pretty forgiving: you will have plenty of time to recover your body and make another attempt if you lose the payload the first time.

The better you prepare ahead of time, the more likely it is that you won’t have any issues getting the flechettes back to the Dropship in time. A portable shelter might become useful for protection both from the fauna and inopportune weather events. The climate and dangers call for Fur Armor or better.

If you drop in with a full set of workshop armor, tools, and weapons, then you can take off for the crash site as soon as your feet touch the ground. If not, then it is time to find a cave and grind up some equipment and supplies. The Dropsite is located near a medium-size Forest cave where you will find everything you need. You will be doing a lot of running, so include stamina boosts in your food choices.

icarus mission walkthrough fire walk delivery cave near dropsite map annotated

Jump into this nearby cave and get your equipment in order

Once you are ready, take out your favorite traveling weapon and head Southeast into the canyon. The best time to leave is in the morning just after a storm, so that you might not have another for the rest of the trip.

There is a decent chance you will encounter a bear on the way. The bear will ignore you while you taunt and take out any smaller predators nearby from a distance. While the bear gobbles one of them up, either sneak by or line up a few quick shots. Check out our Bear Survival guide for more tips.

icarus mission walkthrough fire walk delivery bear sighting
A Bone Spear has one job: do a lot of critical damage at once. Don’t miss!

Once you are out in the Arctic region, everything will open up and the threats will lessen. Make your way a couple kilometers south to the crash site. It is your choice whether you want to cull some of the wolves and leopards or avoid them to move faster. Your target is a small lump of metal on one of the ledges in G11.

icarus mission walkthrough fire walk delivery cave and satellite annotated
As you approach the hint of wreckage from the north, note the caves you can use for cover on the return trip

Open the satellite and you should see the flechette. When you put it in your inventory, it will begin to degrade immediately. (Don’t remove it just yet — see the note in the next section.) It has 100 charges, and every 15 seconds a charge disappears, so it will take 25 minutes before all of them expire.

You have to put the flechette in your icon map dropshipDropship’s inventory before the last charge vanishes to complete the mission.

Note: If you brought a portable shelter and it is getting close to nightfall, or a storm is incoming, consider deploying it and resting first before you remove the flechette. You will not be able to put it back once you take it out.

icarus mission walkthrough fire walk delivery rest before grabbing flechettes
You are likely to get hypothermia traveling in the Arctic night, and your sight radius is much shorter than that of the predators. How about a cozy shelter instead of a canine surprise?

Now you are ready for the race back. It is best to attract as little attention as possible: avoid any conflict you can’t finish in one hit. The transition zone to the Riverlands is particularly dangerous, and a cluster of wolves, boars, and a bear is likely.

At a leisurely pace, you can get back to the Dropsite in 10 minutes, so there is time available to deal with predators patiently. If the flechette degrades completely, it will disappear, but you can return to the satellite for another sample.

icarus mission walkthrough fire walk delivery flechette in dropod
The flechette is supposed to disappear shortly after you place it in the Dropship cargo. No more decay timer!

Once you get back to the icon map dropshipDropship, put the flechette in the Dropship Cargo inventory immediately. It will disappear, the mission objective will complete, and Sol will congratulate you. Make sure you pick up any workshop gear you left behind in your base. Then, hop back in your Dropship and take off, and look forward to getting more risky endeavors from your new friends in Group 15.


Hope you found this walkthrough for Fire Walk useful and have good plans for the reward! Leave us your comments or tips for a faster run in the comments below. Then, check the mission board for any more wet work Group 15 has in store for you. Enjoy!

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