Paradox Interactive's newest DLC for Surviving Mars, called Below & Beyond, has hit the live version last week. Now, they announce a hotfix to work out the kinks in the DLC, found by players.
In the Below & Beyond DLC, players expand their colonies into caves and lava tubes under the surface. Players can use existing structures, or underground-specific buildings to build a base for exploration. Expand with caution, potential cave-ins can destroy everything.
Players can now go below the surface and beyond the red planet for resource mining. Construct special rocket-propelled buildings to mine resources, including exotic minerals and Data Samples, on passing asteroids. Don’t stick around too long or else the Asteroid will drift away with your stuff!
The Recon and Expansion research trees unlock additional buildings, vehicles, upgrades, and locales. They will also unlock asteroid mining and tunnel colonization.
However, after players got their hands on the DLC and free content update, they have flagged some features and interactions as being problematic in their playthroughs, and Paradox are working on getting those fixed as soon as possible.
You can expect the first hotfix to come out on Monday, September 13th, simultaneously on all platforms. It’s going to address the problem with disappearing pipes and cables, and change the Asteroid Lander increment from 5 to 1, among other fixes and tweaks.
Developers are also trying to help out players who are struggling with continuing their game on the pre-patch save files. While the hotfix should fix some of the more persistent issues on the old save files, for the best experience they recommend starting a new save file.
This update and hotfix will not be the last time we hear from the developers, as they promise to continue to monitor any and all submissions regarding the DLC, and problems it may have.