Events

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Events are one of the Game Mechanics in Frostpunk.

Description[edit | edit source]

In game icons for various events

Events are in game occurrences that contain story elements and often a decision. When an event triggers, it will appear as an icon over your city with a timer. The icon is somewhat informative as to what type of event triggers. You can view the event by clicking on this icon. When the timer expires, some events will display automatically, while others will disappear. Often when an event disappears you'll raise discontent as "Request Ignored." Events are usually triggered by one of three things: Scenario timelines, the passage of laws, or game mechanics that increase discontent such as lack of food, housing, or medical facilities. There are, however, certain events (like The Automaton Project) that do not fall in any of these categories.

Most events will allow you to make a decision among a number of options, but some are simply informative. Decisions usually affect discontent and hope, and sometimes have unique modifiers to the game.

Many events will trigger quests. Most events are part of a larger Arc of events.

Events are also referred to as "Dilemmas."

Events Triggered by Scenarios[edit | edit source]

The scenarios have their own scripted events. You can find more information on each scenario at its Scenario page.

Events Triggered by Laws[edit | edit source]

Most laws trigger their own events. You'll find an alphabetized table of laws and their events below, with more information either in an Arc page or on the Law's page.

Adaptation Faith Order
Law Events Law Events Law Events
Care House (Law) Evening Prayers (Law) Agitator (Law)
Cemetery (Law) Faith Keepers (Law) Forceful Persuasion (Law)
Child Labour - Safe Jobs (Law)

Child Labour - All Jobs (Law)

Field Kitchens (Law) Foreman (Law)
Child Shelters (Law) House of Healing (Law) Guard Stations (Law)
Corpse Disposal (Law) House Of Prayer (Law) Neighbourhood Watch (Law)
Duelling Law (Law) New Faith (Law) New Order (Law)
Emergency Shift (Law) Protector of the Truth (Law) Patrol (Law)
Extended Shift (Law) Public Penance (Law) Pledge of Loyalty (Law)
House of Pleasure (Law) Righteous Denunciation (Law) Prison (Law)
Moonshine (Law) Shrines (Law) Propaganda Centre (Law)
Radical Treatment (Law) The Temple (Law)

Events Triggered by Discontent[edit | edit source]

If your city has problems that increase discontent, they will eventually trigger events with related quests that will raise hope if fulfilled, or raise discontent and lower hope if failed. Most discontent related events start as problems, but if you ignore them for long enough they will escalate to protests (if you have high discontent) and riots (if you have low hope), with more difficult objectives and stronger repercussions.

Food Problem - People are hungry[edit | edit source]

Food Problem - People are hungry.png
Captain, some of our people are here to talk about the lack of food. They've been hungry for days now and they fear that soon they'll begin to starve. They want you to do something.

This event is triggered when you have too many hungry people. It presents the following options:

  • Let's feed them: You'll have 3 days to feed everyone.
  • Let's feed them and stockpile some food: You'll have 3 days to feed everyone and stockpile Food Rations.
  • I won't address this right now: Discontent will rise slightly.

Food Riot - Starving and angry[edit | edit source]

Food Riot - Starving and Angry.png
Captain, our people are protesting! They're hungry and scared. Their friends and loved ones are starving and some of them have died. They demand food - now!

This event is triggered when you still have food shortages after a Food Problem. It presents the following options:

  • Let's feed them and increase the food supply: You'll have 2 days to feed everyone and provide a new source of Raw Food.
  • Let's feed them and stockpile some food: You'll have 2 days to feed everyone and stockpile Food Rations.
  • Disperse the crowd: Only available with active Guard Stations or Faith Keepers.
  • I won't address this right now: Discontent will rise.

Healthcare Problem - More sickbeds needed[edit | edit source]

Healthcare Problem - More Sickbeds Needed.png
Captain, some of our people are concerned about the rising number of untreated sick. They're asking you to address the problem.

This event triggers when you continually have untreated sick. You'll have the following options:

  • I will open a new infirmary: You'll have 4 days to build it.
  • I promise the sick will be treated: You'll have 3 days to admit one third of the sick to treatment.
  • I won't address this right now: Discontent will rise slightly.

Healthcare Protest - Urgent need for treatment[edit | edit source]

Healthcare Protest - Urgent need for treatment.png
Captain, our people have gathered to protest. The number of the untreated sick keeps rising, but you seem to ignore the problem. They demand you take action.

A Healthcare Protest will occur if the healthcare shortage isn't fixed after a Healthcare Problem and you have high discontent. You'll receive the following options:

  • I will open a new infirmary right away: You'll have 2 days to build it.
  • I promise the sick will be treated: You'll have 3 days to admit one third of the sick to treatment.
  • Disperse the crowd: Only available with active Guard Stations or Faith Keepers.
  • I won't address this right now: Discontent will rise.

Healthcare Riot - People die in the street![edit | edit source]

Captain, an angry crowd has gathered to protest against the deplorable state of our healthcare. Many of our people have been ill for a long time, with no help in sight. They demand a new place of treatment.

A Healthcare Riot will occur if the healthcare shortage isn't fixed after a Healthcare Problem and you have low hope. You have the following options:

  • I won't address this right now: Discontent will rise greatly
  • Disperse the crowd: Requires an active Guard Station or Faith Keepers
  • I'll open an infirmary right away: You'll have 2 days to build it.

Heating Problem - Cold homes[edit | edit source]

Heating Problem - Cold homes.png
Captain, some of our people are concerned about the low temperature in their homes. They quite sensibly point out that it's easy to fall ill when it's cold, and ask you to address the problem

This Heating Problem will occur when housing has a "chilly" rating or below for an extended period of time. You have the following options:

  • Let's heat some homes: You'll have to start heating some of the cold homes within 2 days, then keep them heated for 2 days.
  • Let's heat all homes: You'll have to start heating all the cold homes within 2 days, then keep them heated for 2 days.
  • I won't address this right now: Discontent will rise slightly.

Heating Problem - Cold workplaces[edit | edit source]

Heating Problem - Cold workplaces.png
Captain, some of our people are here to talk to you. They're used to working in the cold, but recently the temperature in their workplaces has fallen so low that it's become unbearable.

This Heating Problem will occur when workplaces have a "chilly" rating or below for an extended period of time. You have the following options:

  • Let's heat some workplaces: You'll have to start heating some of the cold workplaces within 2 days, then keep them heated for 2 days.
  • Let's heat all workplaces: You'll have to start heating all the cold workplaces within 2 days, then keep them heated for 2 days.
  • I won't address this right now: Discontent will rise.

Heating Protest - Freezing homes[edit | edit source]

Heating Protest - Freezing homes.png
Captain, people have gathered to protest against the cold in their homes. They're angry that despite the health risks posed by the cold, you seem to be neglecting the problem. They want you to act.

A heating protest occurs after homes have been freezing for too long and you have high discontent . You have the following options:

  • Let's heat some homes: You'll have to start heating some of the cold homes within 2 days, then keep them heated for 2 days.
  • Let's heat all homes: You'll have to start heating all the cold homes within 24 hours, then keep them heated for 3 days.
  • Disperse the crowd: Only available with active Guard Stations or Faith Keepers.
  • I won't address this right now: Discontent will rise.

Heating Protest - Working in the cold[edit | edit source]

Heating Protest - Working in the cold.png
Captain, a group of our people is protesting, frustrated with the temperature in their workplaces. They've tried to endure, but it's too much. They're getting sick more often because of the constant cold.

A heating protest occurs after workplaces have been freezing for too long and you have high discontent. You have the following options:

  • Let's heat some workplaces: You'll have to start heating some of the cold workplaces within 3 days, then keep them heated for 1 days.
  • Let's heat some workplaces for longer: You'll have to start heating some of the cold workplaces within 24 hours, then keep them heated for 2 days.
  • Disperse the crowd: Only available with active Guard Stations or Faith Keepers.
  • I won't address this right now: Discontent will rise.

Heating Riot - Angry about the cold[edit | edit source]

Heating Riot - Angry about the cold.png
Captain, our people are protesting! They've gathered in an angry crowd, because you've forced them to live in cold homes for too long. They've watched helplessly as their children have fallen ill and they've had enough. They demand that you do something immediately.

A heating riot occurs after a Heating Problem if the problem hasn't been rectified and you have low hope. You have the following options:

  • Let's heat all homes: You'll have to start heating all of the cold homes within 24 hours, then keep them heated for 2 days.
  • Let's heat some homes for longer: You'll have to start heating all the cold homes within 2 days, then keep them heated for 3 days.
  • Disperse the crowd: Only available with active Guard Stations or Faith Keepers.
  • I won't address this right now: Discontent will rise greatly.

Heating Riot - Freezing workers[edit | edit source]

A heating riot occurs after a Heating Problem if the problem hasn't been rectified and you have low hope. You have the following options:

Captain, a crowd has gathered to protest against your neglect of the heating problems. The Londoners are there, inciting the crowd against you. People are angry and frustrated, because you've forced them to work in the freezing cold for too long. They demand that you act now!

You have the following options:

  • I won't address this right now: Discontent will rise greatly
  • Disperse the crowd: Requires an active Guard Station or Faith Keepers.
  • Let's heat all workplaces: You'll have to start heating cold workplaces within 24 hours, then keep them heated for 2 days.
  • Let's heat some workplaces: You'll have to start heating cold workplaces within 2 days, then keep them heated for 2 days.

Heating Riot - People are freezing at work[edit | edit source]

A heating riot occurs after a Heating Problem if the problem hasn't been rectified and you have low hope. You have the following options:

Captain, a crowd has gathered to protest against the continued lack of heating. People are angry and frustrated, because you've forced them to work in the freezing cold for too long. They keep falling ill as a result, and they've had enough they demand that you act now!

You have the following options:

  • I won't address this right now: Discontent will rise greatly
  • Disperse the crowd: Requires an active Guard Station or Faith Keepers
  • Let's heat some workplaces for longer: You'll have to start heating cold workplaces within 2 days, then keep them heated for 2 days.
  • Let's heat all workplaces: You'll have to start heating cold workplaces within 24 hours, then keep them heated for 1 day.

Housing Problem - No roof over our heads[edit | edit source]

Housing Problem - No roof over our heads.png

A housing problem occurs when you don't have enough housing for your citizens.

Captain, a few people are concerned about the lack of shelter. Sleeping on the ground raises the risk of falling ill.

You'll have the following options:

  • I'll provide some shelter: You'll have 2 days to provide shelter for half your people.
  • I'll provide shelter for everyone: You'll have 2 days to provide shelter for all your people.
  • I won't address this right now: Discontent will rise slightly.

Housing Protest - Sleeping outside[edit | edit source]

Housing Protest - Sleeping outside.png

A housing protest occurs when you continue to have housing issues after a Housing Problem, and you have high discontent.

Captain, some of our people are protesting against the lack of housing. Last night was not the first they had to spend outside. They want you to see to their needs immediately.

You have the following options:

  • I won't address this right now: Discontent will rise
  • Disperse the crowd: Requires an active Guard Station or Faith Keepers
  • I'll provide them with proper housing: You'll have 1 day to provide housing better than a tent for {count} people.
  • I'll provide them with shelter right away: You'll have 1 day to provide shelter for {count} people.
Housing Riot - The lack of homes stirs anger.png

Housing Riot - The lack of homes stirs anger[edit | edit source]

A housing protest occurs when you continue to have housing issues after a Housing Problem, and you have low hope.

Captain, an angry crowd is protesting, pushed over the edge by prolonged homelessness. People demand that you address their problem immediately.

You have the following options:

  • I won't address this right now: Discontent will rise greatly
  • Disperse the crowd: Requires an active Guard Station or Faith Keepers
  • I'll provide better housing: You'll have 2 days to provide housing better than a tent for {countfull} people.
  • I'll provide shelter for everyone: You'll have 1 day to provide shelter for {countfull} people.

Alternative Food Source[edit | edit source]


Starving citizens can trigger a series of events that will allow the passage of Alternative food source (Law).

Other Events[edit | edit source]

There are a few Arcs that aren't triggered by the above categories:

Trivia[edit | edit source]