- I’ve just installed the game, what do I now?
- I have a great idea for a robot but I don’t have any or enough of the right parts
- How do I get more robot parts?
- How do I improve my robot?
- How do I get more Salvage Crates?
- How does the random crate system work?
- I’ve opened a salvage crate and some of the items are locked to me, why?
- What does premium membership offer?
- What are the rewards for playing games?
- How do I fight against other players?
- How is a game score worked out in matches?
- How can I play battle games with my friends?
- How do I create a Party?
- What is CPU?
- How do I get more CPU?
- How do I get more experience points?
- What is the highest Player Level and highest CPU?
- What is the quickest way to kill an enemy Robot?
- How often is Robocraft updated with new content, game modes, etc.?
- What is BRAWL mode?
- Can I publish YouTube videos of Robocraft, and can I monetize from them?
- How do I get into the Red Team?
- How does the match-making work?
- Ahhhh I can’t upload my robot to the Community Robot Factory!
- My robot has flipped in the arena, help!!
- How can I save time when building robots?
- How do I move my robot around the garage floor?
- Can I create a duplicate of one of my existing robots?
- How do I sell things?
- What are Robits?
- How do I recycle parts for Robits?
- What do the Helium Cubes do?
- I can not log into the game and I have verified my account, what do I do?
- When will Robocraft be out of Early Access?
- Robocraft is in BETA, will my account be reset when it goes to full release?
- Is Robocraft Pay to Win? Can I pay to win my games?
- How can I get more Robits?
I’ve just installed the game, what do I now?
- When you play Robocraft, you have the choice of building a robot, modifying an existing robot in your garage (you get three for starters), battle against other robots or view fan-made robots in the Community Robot Factory (CRF).
I have a great idea for a robot but I don’t have any or enough of the right parts
- If you’re looking for a particular robot part, you can create it in the ‘Cube Forge’ (press F on your keyboard in any of the game areas except when in a battle).
- If you already own the part but it is used on another robot in your garage, you will need to remove it from the other robot to free it up.
How do I get more robot parts?
- You can get more parts by finding them in Salvage Crates or by making them in the Cube Forge.
How do I improve my robot?
- In Robocraft whenever you take part in matches or log-in you earn Salvage Crates which grant the players various cubes, cosmetic items and weapons to go in your inventory and apply to your robot.
- Salvage Crates are split into six different categories (Rusted, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Diamond, Protonium) with the number of items contained in each crate dependent on game mode and activity. Items that appear in Salvage Crates are chosen at random.
- 50% of each Salvage Crates’ item slots aren’t available to all players unless they have a premium subscription.
How do I get more Salvage Crates?
- Salvage Crates are chock-full of fantastic robots parts that allow you to build amazing robots. You can obtain them by logging into the game daily, by leveling up and by taking part in matches (either against other players or AI robots). You can also purchase them using your local currency in-game or out of game through Steam.
How does the random crate system work?
- All items found in crates are ‘dropped’ randomly for both free and premium players. Each item in the game has a ‘rarity’ and there’s a percentage chance of that rarity type appearing in a crate. The drop rates for item types are detailed below. As you will see, common blocks will never be found in Protonium or Diamond crates.
- All items in crates are random and no items are excluded from free players. Each slot in a crate is individually rolled to determine the item. So, in a 4+4 crate, it is rolled 8 times.
- After all the item rarities have been rolled, there is another random roll to determine the actual item. Most of the items have the same chance to be picked with the exception of Carbon 6 items which are 2 times less likely to appear and cosmetic items such as flags which are 20 times less likely to appear.
- Sometimes when we run promotions such as presents during Christmas 2016, we will increase their drop rate to ensure there is a higher chance of them appearing in a player’s Reward Crates. When we do this, the chances of other items appearing is offset accordingly.
- After the slot rarities and items are rolled, they are then sorted in order of rarity; with legendary items being randomly placed first. Then, one of the two rows (front row is free, rear row is premium) is chosen at random to be the start for the item drop and all the items are dropped in alternating rows starting with the chosen row. So, for example, if two legendary items were rolled, they are guaranteed to be in different rows.
I’ve opened a salvage crate and some of the items are locked to me, why?
- 50% of all non-purchased crates contain robot parts that are locked and require premium membership to unlock.
- If you purchase premium membership directly from the crate opening page, all items will then be added to your inventory.
What does premium membership offer?
- Being a premium member bestows the following benefits:
- Double experience points (XP) which allows players to level up twice as fast in-game.
- Receive all items from a salvage crate, non-Premium players have access to 50%
- Gain access to the full palette of 16 colours instead of the standard 4; this will allow you to customise your robots even more.
- Triple recycle rates while premium is active
- Upload your own personal profile picture
- Cosmetic upgrade to robot select and edit screens
- Premium subscription can be purchased in 1 day, 3 day, 7 day, 30 day, 90 day and Lifetime increments.
What are the rewards for playing games?
- In Play Vs AI mode, you will receive the following Salvage Crate reward based on your final game score position:
- In multiplayer team-based games, you will receive the following Salvage Crate reward based on your final game score position:
*Both Elimination and Pit game modes can be found in BRAWL – where they are played in rotation. Check the Robocraft website for the latest news on what the current BRAWL game mode is.
How do I fight against other players?
- To play against other players you need to play one of the multiplayer game modes: Team Deathmatch, BRAWL, Battle Arena or League Arena.
How is a game score worked out in matches?
- Player kills, assists and objective captures all influence a player’s score in matches, and these are reflected on the in-game leaderboard.
- We have plans to make Robocraft’s scoring system more transparent in future updates as part of a drive to make the game more welcoming to new players while at the same time not sacrificing any tactical complexity..
How can I play battle games with my friends?
- If you’ve a bunch of like-minded battle-hungry friends, you can create a party of up to five members and engage in some multi-player Robot fisticuffs in many of the online battle modes.
How do I create a Party?
- There are a couple of different ways to add players to a party:
- Click on the individual + icons in the top left of the main game screen and enter a friend’s username
- Click on your friends list and then right-click on the friend you want to add to your party and select ‘add to party’ (please note, they must be online to add them to a party).
What is CPU?
- All robots in Robocraft rely on CPU (Computational Processing Unit) and every cube which is added to a robot has a cost. Once this CPU limit is reached, players can no longer add new cubes to their robot.
How do I get more CPU?
- Everyone has the maximum amount of CPU (2,000) regardless of player level
How do I get more experience points?
- Players earn more experience in-game by taking part in both single and multiplayer matches. Having premium will also give you an XP b
What is the highest Player Level?
- The highest Player Level you can reach is 10,000.
What is the quickest way to kill an enemy Robot?
- Equip lots of weapons on your Robot and make it as agile as you can so that you’re a hard target to hit.
How often is Robocraft updated with new content, game modes, etc.?
- Robocraft tends to relieve major updates at a frequency of once a month, but this cadence can go up and down.
What is BRAWL mode?
- BRAWL mode is our exciting game mode where we like to mix things up a bit with new mechanics, new maps, and crazy ways to play Robocraft that will require you to build custom Robots to win. A BRAWL could feature one of the following game modes: Battle Arena, Team Deathmatch, Elimination or The Pit.
Can I publish YouTube videos of Robocraft, and can I monetize from them?
- Yes, it’s great if you publish videos of Robocraft on YouTube, and it’s fine to monetize from them.
How do I get into the Red Team?
- You are always in the blue team, the enemies are colored red on your PC and on their PC you are red.
How does the match-making work?
- The Match Making system takes into consideration a player’s recent win:loss record as well as the number of players in their party. It uses these parameters to try and balance the two teams as fairly as possible.
Ahhhh I can’t upload my robot to the Community Robot Factory!
- You need to ensure that the robot has both a title and a description.
My robot has flipped in the arena, help!!
- Stuck? Press F on the keyboard while in a battle to get yourself the right way up.
How can I save time when building robots?
- A great time saver when building a symmetrical robot is using the mirror mode. Simply press M on the keyboard when in ‘Edit’ mode
How do I move my robot around the garage floor?
- Use the arrow keys on your keyboard. Pressing the < and > keys will move your robot up and down vertically.
Can I create a duplicate of one of my existing robots?
- Sorry, this feature isn’t currently supported.
How do I sell things?
- You cannot sell robot parts, you can recycle them for Robits. Robits can then be used to ‘forge’ new parts.
- If you have built a cool robot, you can upload it to the ‘Community Robot Factory’ where other players can ‘buy it’ using Robits. If a player buys your robot using Robits from their current balance, you’ll receive some Robits in return. Please note that you will not receive payment if the players buys your robot using parts in their inventory.
What are Robits?
- Robits, are ‘Bits of Robots’ (hence the name) that are obtained by recycling unwanted robot parts.
How do I recycle parts for Robits?
- Click on the recycle cube icon in the top navigation bar.
What do the Helium Cubes do?
- Each Helium Cube applies a constant force upwards.
- This force is reduced with vertical velocity, so it rises slowly (like a balloon).
- Helium Tank’s also have high ‘drag’, so adding them to your Robot will stabilize it in flight, but will also slow it down
I can not log into the game and I have verified my account, what do I do?
- Please visit the troubleshooting page for specific issues like the above: https://freejam.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/
When will Robocraft be out of Early Access?
- Currently Robocraft is in an BETA state. When the game is in stable state and the featureset is at a point where we as a development team are happy, we’ll exit Early Access. There currently isn’t a timeframe on this transition.
Robocraft is in BETA, will my account be reset when it goes to full release?
- No, we plan to never reset user accounts.
Is Robocraft Pay to Win? Can I pay to win my games?
- No, Robocraft is not ‘Pay 2 Win’. All robot parts can be obtained for free in Robocraft; however buying crates will give you access to parts faster. Owning more parts will not give you a ‘win’ over other players. To win in Robocraft, you need skills in both robot building and battling.
- A premium membership will give you double XP which allows you to progress through the levels faster. But this will not give you an advantage over other players. Again, winning games requires skill in both robot building and battling.
How can I get more Robits?
- You can obtain more Robits in a number of different ways:
- By recycling unwanted Robots parts
- By selling Robots on the CRF
- By being part of a Clan and participating in battles – XP is converted into Robits and paid at the beginning of each month (for the previous month’s XP earned)