Astroneer's Exploration update is now live

What you need to know

  • Astroneer is a sandbox game where players can explore different planets.
  • It's Exploration update, out now, adds jet packs and glowsticks.
  • Astroneer is in Xbox Game Pass for subscribers.

Astroneer's Exploration update is now live on Xbox One and PC, bringing with it some new items that players can try out, and several quality of life and bug fixes. Because no one likes a buggy game.

Explore and reshape distant worlds! Astroneer is set during the 25th century Intergalactic Age of Discovery, where Astroneers explore the frontiers of outer space, risking their lives in harsh environments to unearth rare discoveries and unlock the mysteries of the universe.

As you can see from its patch notes, it adds a few welcome items to the game including a jet pack, jump jet, small camera, glowsticks, and a field shelter. They each cost resources and bytes to create. On top of that, players can now manually toggle the orientation of the medium storage.

Jennifer Locke

Jennifer Locke has been playing video games nearly her entire life, and is very happy Xbox is growing a stronger first-party portfolio. You can find her obsessing over Star Wars and other geeky things on Twitter @JenLocke95.