Steam Core

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Steam Core
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Steam Core is one of the Resources in Frostpunk. Certain buildings require a steam core to operate, usually required in buildings that utilize heavy machinery such as Coal Mine, Wall Drill or a building that must maintain temperature such as a Hothouse. It is also the core component in the construction of Automatons.

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

Steam Core is the only item in the game that the player cannot create(nor destroy, luckily), but must be found from scouting. Typically they are found by exploring nodes, but if you set up an Outpost in Tesla City in A New Home, you can receive 1 Steam Core per day.

Destroyed Steam Core Transport[edit | edit source]

In The Refugees, your starting crater has two Destroyed Steam Core Transports that can each be harvested for 2 Steam Cores.

Use[edit | edit source]

Steam Cores are primarily used for two important purposes: the creation of Automatons and the building of advanced structures, such as Coal Mines and Hothouses. Certain events will also give you the choice of sacrificing a Steam Core in exchange for a powerful positive outcome.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Steam Cores are not used up in building structures or Automatons, just used. Dismantling an automaton or a structure that uses Cores will give you all of them back; using one in construction is never a permanent decision!
  • In some scenarios it may be advantageous to conserve cores by using several Hunters Huts or Hangars in place of Hothouses.
  • Dismantling Hothouses and its upgraded counterparts for their steam cores may be useful during storm in A New Home.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

A moving Steam Core may be visible from outside of some buildings.