To Live Forever guide

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The subject of this article is from the ExoMech update.
The information from this article is is up-to-date as of 10 June, 2020.

To Live Forever is a Permadeath guide.

Summary[edit | edit source]

To Live Forever guide is a guide about the To Live Forever achievement that can be earned in Permadeath mode.

Guide[edit | edit source]

Permadeath mode is a very difficult mode that forces you to go through the hardships of Survival mode, with the threat that all of your progress is deleted upon death. This mode is meant for the most experienced players who want a true hardcore challenge. Are you ready for this challenge? If so, then keep on reading!

In Permadeath mode, the odds of spawning on a hazardous planet (see the different biomes) is much higher than in normal mode. The worst possible scenario is that you got put onto an extreme planet. Another bad possibility is that you get put onto a toxic planet or an irradiated planet, as these planets are more likely to spawn aggressive enemies. Another bad possibility is that you get put on a high security planet, in which Sentinel Drones will attack you on sight.

Scanner repair and usage[edit | edit source]

Because of all these possibilities, the first thing you want to do is mine some minerals to get Ferrite Dust. This is extremely vital, as you need 75 to repair your scanner so that you can scan for Oxygen, Sodium, and your starship. (Note: If you spawn next to a cave, or you stumble upon one, you can enter it to escape the harsh elements. Just remember to check for Hazardous Flora, nearby toxins, and aggressive fauna.)

Once you repaired your scanner, you need to scan immediately. If your scanner detects Sodium-rich plants or Oxygen-rich plants, head for those first to recharge your Life Support and Hazard Protection. If you don't detect any, start heading towards your starship and rescan whenever your scanner recharges. Head for any Sodium or Oxygen plants you find. You can also create an Analysis Visor just in case you lose your starship's location.

Starship[edit | edit source]

If you have gotten to your starship without dying, you have gotten over the worst part of your Permadeath run! Now, you just need to repair your starship and you're set!

Repairing your starship is very self-explanatory, except for getting the Hermetic Seal. You need to broadcast your location using the Distress Beacon, then you need to head over to the building to get the Hermetic Seal you need. Before setting off, make sure you have plenty of Oxygen and Sodium, at least 100 will do. (Note: If you build the Terrain Manipulator and a storm occurs while you are trying to get your Hermetic Seal, you can just dig a hole and wait out the storm.)

When you head over to the building, make sure that you only loot the Cargo Drops that are in your path. Don't stray off course, lest you take too long and succumb to the elements. If you stocked up on Oxygen and Sodium, you should be fine. When sprinting, make sure that you slow down to a walk right before your stamina runs out so that you aren't slowed down. Don't use your Jetpack too much, as it will drain your life support.

Once you get your Hermetic Seal and repair your starship, follow the main storyline until you can construct the Hyperdrive and get your blueprint for Antimatter. This is self-explanatory, and if you are careful, you should be able to do it just fine.

Farming[edit | edit source]

Now it is time to start farming some units, as you will need at least 3 million units to carry you to the Galaxy Centre.

The best strategies for unit farming in Permadeath are to either go to Plaques or Ancient Ruins (you can find these with Signal Booster - just input Navigation Data and scan for Artifacts), choose the option to Seek Knowledge of the Past, go to the historical location, dig up the Artifact Fragments for Ancient Keys and then open the Large Artifact Crate. You can also dig up Buried Technology Module for Salvaged Data which sell for 50,000 units each. (Note: Don't buy a new starship or any new technologies, as it isn't worth the time.)

Once you got your 3 million units, you are going to have to farm Nanite Clusters until you get at least 2,000. You can do this by doing Guild missions found in space stations. From then on, you are going to warp to different star systems so that you can purchase Hyperdrive Modules. Make sure that you only buy the S-Class modules - any other modules are a waste of space. Once you have four Hyperdrive Module installed, go ahead and start traveling towards the Galaxy Centre! Take the shortest route possible, and take as many Black Holes as you can.

From the last star system to the Galaxy Centre a fully fueled Hyperdrive is needed to make the final jump. After the cinematic ends, the To Live Forever achievement is awarded.