In LIFE LINE, you’ll be preparing medical facilities in the Riverlands for the ACS faction. In this guide, we’ll go over all the required elements, and then give some specific advice on completing the mission.
Kitchen Stove (Note that this is actually referring to the Biofuel Stove)
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
Your objective for LIFE LINE is to set up a few sheltered Tier 2 and Tier 3 deployables and couple of Beds at a specified location. This mission is easy, includes drop insurance, and shouldn’t take more than a few hours.
Note that while the mission objectives indicate you need to build 2 Beds, Bedrolls seem to suffice for now.
You’ll spend most of your time in this mission at the cave in C-3, which is where you should set up your base. The Riverlands can be tricky to navigate, so the map includes a suggested route that avoids the majority of drops and cliffs.
Preparing for LIFE LINE
You’ll need to unlock the following blueprints to complete the mission:
As always, bringing Orbital gear will speed things up significantly. A knife, pickaxe, and the MXC Furnace are probably the most useful items to take with you on your drop. In particular, bringing at least a Dong or Kuang pickaxe will speed up your mining significantly.
It can be a struggle getting up and around the many cliffs in this area — unless you use ramps. By carrying 3-5 Roof/Ramp pieces, you can easily scale even the steepest cliffs. It takes a bit of practice to figure out how to put them within the cliff (so that they’re supported by the rock and not free-floating), but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be climbing cliffs like a pro.
Once you’ve climbed up a few pieces, turn around and use [Y] to pick up the ones you no longer need. This allows you to climb a tall cliff with only a handful of ramps.
You can also use Floor pieces — they’re particularly useful for bridging gaps across rivers. Since these are harder to recover, it’s best to use thatch pieces unless you’ve got a surplus of wood.
Of course, if you follow the route indicated in the map above, you shouldn’t need to worry much about any of this.
Step 1: Teching to Tier 3 & Crafting Deployables
You’ll land in a Forest biome, the Riverlands. This area has high-level bears and wolves, so move cautiously as you craft any essential supplies you didn’t bring from orbit: bow and arrows, knife, campfire, and armor. Start making your way towards the bottom right corner of C-3, sticking close to the river whenever possible. Hunt every animal you see, and don’t stop killing creatures until you’ve collected at least 40 Fur and 40 Leather — you’ll need all the fur for the 2 Bedrolls you’ll make later. Note that this includes the 20 Leather you need for the Crafting Bench.
Also collect any Silica you find, since you’ll want it for Concrete Mix later in the mission. While you’re heading southwest, resist the urge to jump off the waterfalls — sometimes, you’ll be able to land safely at the bottom, but other times…
It’s best to find a safe way down; you can usually go slowly down even very steep cliffs if you move carefully and horizontally relative to the cliff. We’re heading to C-3 because there’s a massive cave there at the top of the hill, complete with fish pond! In this cave, you should be able to craft everything you need:
If you get incredibly unlucky with the ore spawns, it’s possible you’ll need to head to another cave. There are a few in B-3, which is the direction your objective is in — Icarus Intel is a great resource for finding caves if you need more ore.
If you didn’t collect all the fur you needed before reaching the cave, take breaks from mining to do more hunting; this is a good way to remove the cave debuff while you’re at it. This is also a good time to collect Silica and Sulfur, Sticks, and anything else you can’t get in the cave. Between your hunting and mining, you should quickly collect the resources required for everything you need to place in the Medical Outpost. Once you craft the following deployables, you’re ready for step 2:
Once you’ve crafted all 6 deployables, pick them up, and also grab all your equipment (you’ll need an Axe and your weapons at a minimum). You should be able to just barely carry everything, even if you don’t have any equip load talents. You’ll need to reach the blue circle in B-2/B-3, which is just around the mountain to the west — you can get there via C-4. There are some narrow areas with Bear spawns, so go slowly and pay attention to your surroundings.
Make your way to the blue circle on the map and then start setting up. You’ll need to cut down some trees and craft building pieces. Place a 2×2 floor, then place the deployables on the floor (don’t forget you need to place the Kitchen Bench before you can place the Biofuel Stove). Then place most of the wall, put a roof on, and finish the wall (you don’t need a door since you aren’t going to go inside). Finally, place the Crop Plot anywhere inside the blue circle, and your mission is complete! You can now head back to your dropship.
If you don’t want to hike all the way back, there’s a trick you can use to teleport back to the dropship. First, deconstruct the base you just built to get the wood back (it doesn’t need to stay up once you finish the mission objectives, we promise). Then destroy the building pieces, and then a few ramps with the resources you get back. Build ramps up the side of the mountain to the east, picking up the ones below you as you climb (so you can reuse them).
Once you’re about 10-15 pieces high, stand right next to the mountain and open the [Esc] menu and use the “Unstuck” option. If you’re high enough up, you’ll get a “No Unstuck Location found” message — select “Yes”, and you’ll be teleported directly into the drop pod! If you get sent back to the ground, just climb up again, and this time go a bit higher.
We hope this guide for LIFE LINE was helpful! Feel free to leave questions or suggestions in the comments below.
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