In Asteroids: Outpost there are four different Tools in the game, each with different usages.
List of the Tools[edit | edit source]
- Assault Rifle / Sniper Rifle - This is your weapon. It can transform between a standard auto Assault Rifle (spray and pray) and a Sniper Rifle with scope. It uses craftable bullets rather than Energy.
- Nanopick - This is the Small Mining Tool. It is the tool you start with and allows you to mine ore from fallen Asteroids by aiming at them and holding down the LEFT-MOUSE button. It will mine more slowly and less efficiently than the Heavy Mining Tool. To mine ore, just point it at a fallen Asteroid and hold LEFT-MOUSE until the Asteroid disappears.
- Quantum Tunneller - This is the larger of the mining tools. In the final game, you will have to craft this tool. It will allow you to mine faster and more efficiently than the Small Mining Tool and will likely allow you to mine larger rocks than would be possible with the Small Mining Tool. To mine ore, just point it at a fallen Asteroid and hold LEFT-MOUSE until the Asteroid disappears.
- Repair Tool - This is the tool you use to fix your broken Base pieces. Simply point it at any part of a broken Base piece and hold LEFT-MOUSE until the Base piece is fixed.