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Quest basics[]

CryoFall has several dozens of different quests that act as a tutorial and explain not just how to get started but also introduce almost all aspects of the game, later quests also function as interesting goals to strive for early in the game.

New quests are unlocked automatically when finishing previous quests. Usually you have between one and three quests at any time.

All the quest in the game are separated into three distinct tiers of difficulty:

  • Stage 1 - focuses on basics of the game such as gathering resources, crafting, building and so on. These quests give 10 LP as a reward.
  • Stage 2 - focuses on establishing a permanent base with all industrial, agricultural and other foundations which will be necessary in the game. These quests give 25 LP as a reward.
  • State 3 - focuses on all remaining basic parts of the game, exploration, combat and so on. Everything that will be necessary to transition into late game afterwards. These quests give 100 LP as a reward.

Stage 1 Quests[]

Gather Resources[]

Prerequisites: None

You need to gather some resources to craft basic tools.

Reward: 10 LP

Hints:

  • You can pick up items from the ground, such as stones, twigs and grass.
  • Simply right click on an item on the ground and it will be added to your inventory.

Craft An Axe[]

Prerequisites: Gather Resources

Now that you have some resources, you can start crafting. First, craft a rope. Then, when it's done—craft an axe.

Reward: 10 LP

Hints:

  • If you haven't changed the default keyboard bindings, you can quickly open the crafting menu with "C" and inventory with "E".

Chop Down A Tree[]

Prerequisites: Craft An Axe

It is time to get some wood! Find a tree and use your axe to chop it down.

  • Chop down 3 Tree

Reward: 10 LP

Hints:

  • You need to place the axe into your hotbar. Open the inventory and drag the axe you crafted into any hotbar slot below, then close your inventory.
  • Now you can select it by pressing the corresponding number button or clicking it with your mouse (when your inventory is closed).
  • By default left mouse button always uses the item you are holding, while right mouse button interacts with an object in the world.

Craft A Pickaxe[]

Prerequisites: Chop Down A Tree

Mining different materials offers access to the most valuable resources in CryoFall. You need to craft a pickaxe to be able to mine those minerals.

Reward: 10 LP

Hints:

  • Use your handcrafting menu ("C" by default) and craft a pickaxe.
  • You may need to craft some rope if you don't have any.

Perform Basic Actions[]

Prerequisites: Chop Down A Tree

There are a few more things you need to know to fully enjoy CryoFall, like how to sort any inventory, and how to make your character sprint!

  • Sort inventory items
  • Sprint for 10 meters

Reward: 10 LP

Hints:

  • To sort your inventory, simply open it and press middle mouse button or Z key (if you haven't changed the controls) while hovering over your inventory grid. You can sort ANY inventory grid like that (e.g. chests).
  • To sprint (run) you can simply hold Shift key while moving. Run for a few meters to give it a try. Sprinting can help you get away from dangerous predators.

Mine A Mineral[]

Prerequisites: Craft A Pickaxe

Let's put this pickaxe to use. Mine some Minerals and see what you get. You will also need to mine some stone from large rocks.

  • Mine any 5 Minerals
  • Mine 3 Stones

Reward: 10 LP

Hints:

  • As with any other usable tool, you need to place the pickaxe into your hotbar.
  • The best place to find mineral nodes is in the mountains. You can use your map ("M" by default) to locate a good spot.
  • Different minerals take different times to mine and give different types of resources.
  • The best way to obtain vast quantities of stone is to mine it from large rocks.
  • Certain minerals may also give rare drops such as gems or gold nuggets if your mining skill is high enough.

Craft A Toolbox[]

Prerequisites: Perform Basic Actions

To start building structures (such as your house), you need a toolbox. Toolboxes serve as the main building tool in CryoFall.

Reward: 10 LP

Hints:

  • Use your handcrafting menu and craft a toolbox.
  • You may need to craft some rope first if you don't have any.

Build A Campfire[]

Prerequisites: Craft A Toolbox

Now that you have a toolbox, you can start building the different structures you have unlocked in the technology menu. Let's start with a campfire, which can be used to cook food.

Reward: 10 LP

Hints:

  • You can press "Tab" to quickly access the build menu if you haven't changed the controls.
  • The build menu may have several pages with different building types as you unlock more structures.
  • You can use toolboxes not only to build structures, but also to repair them.

Learn Basic Building Technology[]

Prerequisites: Mine A Mineral and Build A Campfire

To get access to more structures, you need to unlock "basic buildings" in the technology menu.

Reward: 10 LP

Hints:

Cook Any Food[]

Prerequisites: Build A Campfire

Now that you've built a campfire, you can use it to cook some basic food. If you have mushrooms or meat, you can cook them to make them more nutritious and safe to eat.

Reward: 10 LP

Hints:

  • You can see all possible recipes in a campfire if you press "Browse recipes".
  • In order to cook something, you need to select an appropriate recipe.
  • Campfires require fuel to work. Place some wood or charcoal in the fuel slot.
  • You can learn new recipes in the technology menu later.
  • You can use any item (including food) either directly from inventory or by placing it in the hotbar and using in-game.

Build A Bedroll[]

Prerequisites: Learn Basic Building Technology

You can designate your respawn point by placing a bedroll. Next time your character respawns, they will appear there.

  • Build: Bedroll

Reward: 10 LP

Hints:

  • Bedroll is located under the "Other" category in the construction menu.
  • The best strategy is to place the bedroll in your house or base so you can respawn "at home".
  • Try to find a quiet spot for your first bedroll, far away from other players, a place you can later use for your base. But if you need to move it later—don't worry.

Craft And Use A Torch[]

Prerequisites: Cook Any Food and Learn Basic Building Technology

Too many people make the mistake of feeling their way around at night in complete darkness. It just makes no sense when you can conveniently use a torch or a lantern.

Reward: 10 LP

Hints:

  • To use a torch, simply place it in your hotbar and activate it as you would any other item.
  • There are many other types of light sources you can unlock later, both handheld and stationary.

Secure Basic Water Source[]

Prerequisites: Cook Any Food

It is time to learn how to secure a basic water source. When this planet was terraformed, one of the very first plants to be cultivated was waterbulb berry bushes. They provide a good source of clean and easy-to-access water.

Reward: 10 LP

Hints:

  • Waterbulb plants grow in almost all biomes, but they can be most commonly found growing on meadows in temperate biomes.
  • As with any plants and food in general they will spoil quickly, so they should be picked and consumed when you need water, rather than stored for later.

Unlock And Build A Workbench[]

Prerequisites: Secure Basic Water Source, Build A Bedroll and Craft And Use A Torch

The workbench serves as your main crafting station for the majority of the recipes in CryoFall. Building one should be a priority when establishing a new base.

Reward: 10 LP

Hints:

  • In the technology menu, you can see where each recipe is crafted. This information is displayed under the recipe's name.

Stage 2 Quests[]

Craft And Equip Cloth Armor[]

Prerequisites: Unlock And Build A Workbench

Running around without any protection would certainly lead to a quick death. Having even a basic armor is always a good idea. Research, craft and equip basic cloth armor.

Reward: 25 LP

Hints:

  • Cloth armor may not provide significant protection, but it's cheap to craft and certainly better than nothing.
  • There are different damage types, and different armor offers different protection values for each. You can see this information in your inventory screen.

Craft A Knife And Kill Any Creature[]

Prerequisites: Unlock And Build A Workbench

Knives are a good early weapon to use against less dangerous beasts. It is always good to have one before you can craft something more substantial.

Reward: 25 LP

Hints:

  • Each weapon in CryoFall has some special properties. For example, knives have a higher chance to cause bleeding, while blunt weapons may break bones or daze the enemy.

Find And Use Green Herb[]

Prerequisites: Craft A Knife And Kill Any Creature

There are much better medical items available out there, but in a pinch you can just use some green herbs to restore a little bit of health.

Reward: 25 LP

Hints:

  • Green herb is the most basic of all types of medicine, and it's relatively easy to obtain.
  • You can typically find herbs and other small plants growing in vast numbers in meadows in the forest.
  • If you have a lot of green herbs cluttering your chests you can use them as-is, but otherwise it is wise to use them to craft proper medical items.

Gather Herbs And Make Medicine[]

Prerequisites: Find And Use Green Herb

Tough battles will result in you loosing your health. You can remedy this by making different medicines that will help you regain your health and cure any afflictions. Just using green herbs won't be enough for much longer.

Reward: 25 LP

Hints:

  • There are many different Medicine types in CryoFall. Some restore health, while others can remedy a specific affliction or offer other benefits.
  • Crafting advanced medicine types requires learning specific recipes and technologies.
  • Herbal remedy can be found in the cooking category.
  • Tree bark can be collected when felling certain types of trees.

Build A Permanent Base[]

Prerequisites: Craft And Equip Cloth Armor and Gather Herbs And Make Medicine

Understanding how to protect your base is very important! If you don't do it right, you can be easily raided by more cunning survivors.

The most important point is correctly using the land claim to ensure your base is well protected. To better plan the construction of your base, you should place the land claim structure first, before you place any walls, doors or other structures.

Once your land claim is placed in a good position, you can start constructing walls around it. It is critical to put walls inside of the land claim protection area; otherwise any other survivor would be able to deconstruct them in seconds.

The land claim area can also be expanded to protect more ground, and you can thicken your wall with additional layers to make sure you are well protected. Generally two layers are enough to dissuade most attackers to leave your base alone, unless you have something particularly valuable there.

It is advised to have at least two doors into your base, but having more is even better.

Reward: 25 LP

Hints:

  • Open your land claim menu by interacting with the land claim structure. You an see detailed information about it or upgrade it to higher tiers.
  • Structures outside of the land claim area will decay quickly over the course of a day or two. Make sure to build only inside of your land claim area.
  • You can deconstruct any structures quickly and conveniently by using a crowbar (from Tier 1 Construction) as long as it's inside your land claim area.
  • You don't have to place all crafting stations and other structures inside your base. Since there is nothing to steal, other players will generally leave them be, so you can save a lot of space inside your base for more important structures, such as chests and smelters.

Build A Furnace And Smelt Copper[]

Prerequisites: Build A Permanent Base

You will need to unlock and build a furnace to be able to smelt copper an other metals. Metals serve as the primary resource and foundation for all industrial process in CryoFall.

Reward: 25 LP

Hints:

  • In the technology menu, you can see where each recipe is crafted. This information is displayed under the recipe's name.
  • You will need to mine some copper ore node to get the necessary ore for smelting.

Learn Some Skills[]

Prerequisites: Build A Permanent Base

Each new skill in CryoFall is unlocked as you spend time performing particular activities in a given field. Unlocking more and more skills is a good long-term strategy, as they improve your proficiency in their respective fields.

Reward: 25 LP

Hints:

  • High skill levels not only improve your general proficiency in the field, but also offer special perks not accessible otherwise.

Build A Farm[]

Prerequisites: Build A Permanent Base

Farming is a good and sustainable way to obtain vast quantities of food. Time to get your hands dirty!

Reward: 25 LP

Hints:

  • It is a good idea to build your farm inside the protection of your walls, as other survivors may decide to pick your crops for you :)
  • Different plants vary in how long they take to reach maturity, their number of harvests, and other properties.
  • Later you can research better fertilizers and other things to improve the efficiency of your farm.

Secure Better Water Source[]

Prerequisites: Learn Some Skills and Build A Furnace And Smelt Copper

To survive and thrive you need easy access to large quantities of water. Not just for drinking, but also for industrial purposes.

Reward: 25 LP

Hints:

  • You can easily find a virtually unlimited amount of sand on any beach or shore.
  • You can find ash after burning wood and especially twigs.
  • Water is used in many different crafting recipes, so you should always store a good amount for when you need it.
  • Rather than using a water collector, you can also boil lake water to purify it and make it ready for drinking or for use in crafting.
  • Wells are much more effective than simple water collectors.
  • You can boil salty ocean water to extract salt.

Craft Better Tools[]

Prerequisites: Build A Furnace And Smelt Copper

Now that you have access to metallurgy, it is only natural to upgrade your tools. Iron tools are not only more durable, but also much more effective than primitive stone tools.

Hints:

  • Try to always upgrade to better tools as they become available, since it gives you a significant productivity boost.

Explore Biomes - Part One[]

Prerequisites: Secure Better Water Source

Each different biome has unique flora and fauna associated with it, in addition to other properties. It is a good idea to familiarize yourself with each of the basic biomes to extract maximum use out of them.

  • Visit: Forest (Temperate)
  • Visit: Forest (Tropical)
  • Visit: Beach (Temperate)
  • Visit: Lake shore
  • Visit: Meadows

Reward: 25 LP

Hints:

  • Meadows have large numbers of bushes, herbs and other useful plants to forage.
  • You can find many aquatic animals near a shore.

Farming Efficiency[]

Prerequisites: Build A Farm and Secure Better Water Source

You can improve the growth speed of your plants if you regularly water them and use fertilizer.

Reward: 25 LP

Hints:

  • Regularly watering your plants is the best way to speed up their growth. If also costs no resources other than water.
  • You can refill your watering can in a water collector or a well. Just left click on it with a watering can selected in your hotbar.
  • To create mulch, simply drop any organic items (plants, rotten food, etc.) in and wait for them to decompose.
  • Mulch is easy to obtain and is all-natural fertilizer. You can use it to speed up growth of any of your plants.

Craft Ranged Weapon[]

Prerequisites: Craft Better Tools

Smashing skulls in with a mace is fine, but sometimes you want something with range. Especially if you go against more serious adversaries.

Reward: 25 LP

Hints:

  • You can unlock relevant technologies in the "Offense & Defense" technology group.
  • To craft paper cartridges, you will also have to craft gunpowder and paper first.
  • There are different damage types, and different armor offers different protection values for each. You can see this information in your inventory screen.

Craft And Equip Better Armor[]

Prerequisites: Explore Biomes - Part One

It is time to get some better protection.

Reward: 25 LP

Hints:

  • You can unlock all relevant technologies in the "Offense & Defense" technology group.
  • Wooden armor may not be the best option out there, but it's still cheap to craft and certainly much better than cloth armor.

Master Hunter - Part One[]

Prerequisites: Craft Ranged Weapon

Time to go hunting! For starters it may be better to avoid more dangerous animals, but there are plenty of other options out there.

Reward: 25 LP

Hints:

  • Each animal has different loot you can expect to find. Your hunting skill also plays a significant role in this.
  • Hunting is a great way to gain more experience and learning points.
  • Please don't do this in real life :(

Use Crowbar For Deconstruction[]

Prerequisites: Craft And Equip Better Armor and Craft Ranged Weapon

Being able to build anything is nice, but you might also want to know how to deconstruct your buildings. To do that, you can use a crowbar! As long as the building you are trying to deconstruct is inside of your land claim area, that is.

Hints:

  • For the purposes of this quest you can deconstruct a section of the wall or something equally cheap, so you don't lose valuable resources.
  • You can only deconstruct buildings inside your land claim area.
  • Deconstruction is the best way to remove any unnecessary or obsolete building or structure.

Build A Simple Fridge[]

Prerequisites: Secure Better Water Source and Farming Efficiency

What's the good in collecting all that food if you cannot store it for later? Thankfully there is a solution for that, too.

Reward: 25 LP

Hints:

  • Fridges extend the time until food spoils. The better the fridge—the greater this effect.
  • The time it takes for food to spoil also depends on the particular type of food. Meat spoils very quickly, while canned food stores for ages.

Master Hunter - Part Two[]

Prerequisites: Master Hunter - Part One

Time for some more hunting! There are still more animals and monsters to find.

Reward: 25 LP

Hints:

  • Each animal and monster has their own area where they can normally be found. Try to explore the world and see all the different creatures that inhabit it.
  • Depending on how dangerous a particular animal or monster is, you will get different amounts of hunting experience.

Explore Biomes - Part Two[]

Prerequisites: Use Crowbar For Deconstruction

Different biomes have different resources that can be found there and animals that inhabit the area. It is a good idea to explore as much around your base as possible to see what's available.

  • Visit: Forest (Boreal)
  • Visit: Rocky
  • Visit: Clay pit

Reward: 25 LP

Hints:

  • Rocky mountains biome is a great way to find many mineral deposits.
  • Clay pits are the primary source of vast quantities of clay for construction.
  • Boreal forest can be found in the north of the continent.

Light Sources[]

Prerequisites: Build A Simple Fridge

Torches are fine when you are just starting out, but you certainly want to upgrade to something that gives a higher light radius and is more convenient to use. Time to build a lantern and a floor lamp!

Reward: 25 LP

Hints:

  • Lanterns offer a much higher light radius and more stable light compared to torches.
  • Both lanterns and floor lamps use camp fuel to produce light and can be refilled many times, unlike torches, which just burn out.
  • There are two ways to produce camp fuel (also known as lamp oil)—either from animal fat or from petroleum products.

Mastering Technologies - Part One[]

Prerequisites: Explore Biomes - Part Two, Master Hunter - Part Two and Light Sources

Higher level technologies require mastery of early tech to progress further.

Reward: 10 LP

Hints:

Stage 3 Quests[]

Build A Chemical Lab[]

Prerequisites: Mastering Technologies - Part One

Advances in industry and construction require basis in hard science, especially chemistry.

Reward: 100 LP

Hints:

  • Chemistry is one of the most important areas of science, and it is recommended for most survivors.

Explore Old Ruins[]

Prerequisites: Mastering Technologies - Part One

Old ruins are the best place to find rare components and certain resources. It is always a good idea to explore them occasionally, especially if you have the necessary gear.

Reward: 100 LP

Hints:

  • There are different types of ruins: residential (T1), industrial (T2), military (T2) and scientific (T3).
  • Difficulty of the ruins ranges from T1, which can be explored by anyone, to T3, which requires the best equipment and meds in CryoFall.
  • Exploring ruins is the only way to obtain certain rare items. Chance to find them depends on difficulty of the ruins, and the most valuable items can be found only in T3 ruins.

Build A Medical Lab[]

Prerequisites: Mastering Technologies - Part One

Medical science gives access to a variety of useful effects and possibilities, not just the ability to heal injuries and diseases.

Reward: 50 LP

Hints:

Establish Power Grid[]

Prerequisites: Build A Chemical Lab

Establishing a power grid for your base is an important step toward increased efficiency. There are many advanced structures that require Electricity to operate.

Reward: 100 LP

Hints:

  • Electrical devices only work when they are within the land claim zone. Building any electrical devices outside of the land claim zone is pointless.

Master Hunter - Part Three[]

Prerequisites: Explore Old Ruins and Establish Power Grid

Time for even more hunting! This time with more dangerous animals.

Reward: 100 LP

Hints:

Explore Biomes - Part Three[]

Prerequisites: Establish Power Grid and Build A Medical Lab

There are also some harder to reach biomes that could present additional challenges, but offer some unique resources.

  • Visit: Salt flats
  • Visit: Barren

Reward: 100 LP

Hints:

  • Barren biome is the home of many desert animals.
  • Salt flats can be a great source of large quantities of salt.

Master Hunter - Part Four[]

Prerequisites: Master Hunter - Part Three

Time for some extreme hunting! This time not even just animals!

Reward: 100 LP

Hints:

  • Be careful—these beasts are extremely aggressive and dangerous. You will need powerful ranged weapons and decent armor to stand a chance.

Advanced Resources Acquisition[]

Prerequisites: Explore Biomes - Part Three

Certain resources such as petroleum oil and lithium are necessary for advanced technology. It is critically important to learn how to acquire them.

Reward: 100 LP

Hints:

  • You can get lithium salts when mining regular salt minerals.
  • You can find oilpod fruits in the boreal forest growing everywhere. Using them allows you to extract small quantities of petroleum oil.
  • You can find salt minerals in the salt flats in the desert.
  • Learning Xenogeology offers industrial-scale methods of acquiring these resources.

Explore Biomes - Part Four[]

Prerequisites: Advanced Resources Acquisition

There are also some harder to reach biomes that could present additional challenges, but offer some unique resources.

  • Visit: Swamp biome
  • Visit: Volcanic biome

Reward: 100 LP

Hints:

  • Volcanic biome is extremely dangerous and requires protection from extreme heat at the top of the volcano (A25).

Master Hunter - Part Five[]

Prerequisites: Master Hunter - Part Four and Advanced Resources Acquisition

Time for some extreme hunting! This time not even just animals!

Reward: 100 LP

Hints:

  • Be careful—these beasts are extremely aggressive and dangerous. You will need powerful ranged weapons and decent armor to stand a chance.

Mastering Technologies - Part Two[]

Prerequisites: Master Hunter - Part Five and Explore Biomes - Part Four

At this point it might be a good idea to complete all of the Tier 2 technologies, to have solid foundation for further specialization in a particular area.

Reward: 250 LP

Hints:

  • Early technologies (Tier 1 and 2) are relatively cheap to unlock, so it is always a good idea to learn all of them.
  • For advanced technologies (Tier 3 and up), it is a good idea to specialize in just a few. Consider which of them are most important to you, rather then trying to learn all of them.


Acquire pragmium![]

Prerequisites: Mastering Technologies - Part Two

Pragmium is a rare alien mineral needed for the most advanced technologies. Try to find and scquire some.

Reward:

Hints:

  • Beware! Mining pragmium is very dangerous.
  • Large pragmium spires can be commonly found in the desert, while small nodes can often be found near volcanoes.

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