Outernauts FAQ - Gameplay
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- 1.01: Can I restart my game?
- 1.02: Why can’t I battle?
- 1.03: How do I get more Fuel?
- 1.04: How do I evolve my beasts?
- 1.05: How do I heal my beasts after battle?
- 1.06: What are the element types and why do they matter?
- 1.07: What are beast rarities?
- 1.08: What are Beast Points?
- 1.09: What are Shields and what do they do?
- 1.10: How do Shields work when you lose while offline?
- 1.11: Why can’t I put my beast in a habitat?
- 1.12: How do I get runes?
- 1.14: Why can’t I put a beast in my party?
- 1.15: What does the “POW” number mean on my beasts’ portraits?
- 1.16: How do I join or create an Alliance.
- 1.17: What are Battle Medals?
- 1.18: How do I do PvP battles?
- 1.19: What is Auto-Battle?
- 1.20: How do I add friends?
- 1.21: How do I send Gifts?
- 1.22: How do I get higher rarity beasts?
- 1.23: Can I turn off the sound effects and music?
- 1.24: How can I see my Missions?
- 1.25: How do I gain Player Experience (XP)?
- 1.26: What does my Player Level do?
- 1.27: How do I train my beasts?
- 1.28: How do I edit my battle team?
- 1.29: What level do beasts evolve?
- 1.30: What is the max level for beasts?
- 1.31: What are Star Gems?
- 1.32: What are Decorations?
- 1.33: How do I move a building?
- 1.34: Can I change my Beast Skill after evolving?
- 1.35: Can I undo a sold beast?
- 1.36: How many times can I Fuse a beast?
- 1.37: How many Crystals can you apply to a beast?
- 1.38: Can I undo a store purchase?
- 1.39: What is the Beast Journal?
- 1.40: What does the Element Wheel mean?
- 1.41: How many Beasts are there?
- 1.42: What do a beast’s stats mean?
- 1.43: Can I opt out of PvP?
- 1.44: What is the Battle Log?
- 1.45: What are Status Effects?
- 1.46: What is Crystallization?
- 1.47: What is Breeding?
- 1.48: What are Habitats?
- 1.49: What is the Laboratory?
- 1.50: What is Fusion?
- 1.51: What is Battling?
- 1.52: What are Alliances?
- 1.53: What is the Incubator?
- 1.54: What does “View Cargo” mean?
- 1.55: What is Lunar Frenzy?
- 1.56: I’m stuck on a battle. How can I beat it?
- 1.57: Are there rules for chatting within Global Chat?
- 1.58: What happens when I get banned?
- 1.59: How does Refer-A-Friend work in Outernauts?
Currently, the only way to reset your game is to create a new Game Center account and log on to the game from there. If you never connected your game to a Game Center account – simply uninstall and reinstall the game.
Most likely, it is because you do not have enough Fuel. You can see how much fuel you need to start a battle in the Attack screen. Don’t worry, though! Fuel replenishes quickly over time, so you’ll be able to battle again in no time.
Fuel replenishes automatically at a rate of one fuel per minute. Your Fuel meter is also automatically refilled whenever you increase your Player Level. You can also get fuel in campaign battles by earning three stars from any non-boss battle. Finally, it is possible to purchase Fuel with Star Gems via the Loot section of the Shop.
In order to evolve your beasts, you must first level them up to the appropriate level. The evolution levels vary beast to beast. Eventually, you will be prompted to evolve your beasts, however, to do so you must have the appropriate Runes. Once you have the correct type and amount of Runes – you may evolve your beast.
Beasts are automatically healed after battle. No extra work necessary!
Element types are important in Outernauts because they denote the strengths and weaknesses of the beasts, as well as what their Skills will focus on. The element wheel (the colorful circle you see during battle) shows you which elements are strong and weak against other elements. A breakdown of all the element types is as follows:
Aquatic: Strong against Flame. Weak Against Lightning. Focuses on healing.
Flame: Strong against Snow. Weak against Aquatic. Focuses on Attack.
Snow: Strong against Flora. Weak against Flame. Focuses on slowing down enemies.
Flora: Strong against Terra. Weak against Snow. Focuses on regen and poisoning enemies.
Terra: Strong against Lightning. Weak against Flora. Focuses on Defense.
Lightning: Strong against Aquatic. Weak against Terra. Focuses on Speed
All beasts in Outernauts are classified into different rarity groups. Higher rarity beasts are harder to get, but also have better stats and better skills. Higher rarity beasts also earn more Lunar and can potentially breed better offspring than lower rarity beasts.
The rarity groups, from weakest to strongest, are:
Beast Points represent how much space a beast takes in your spaceship. The higher a beast’s rarity, the higher its Beast Points will be. It’s an important number because it affects the strategy of which beasts you can put in your Spaceship.
The top of the screen in the “Edit Team” section of the Spaceship shows the maximum number of Beast Points your ship can hold. For instance, if the Beast Point maximum for your party is 140, the cumulative Beast Points of your entire battle team cannot exceed 140. When you upgrade your Spaceship it will raise the maximum number of Beast Points.
Shields protect you from being attacked by other players for a certain amount of time. Keep in mind that if you initiate a PvP (player versus player) battle while your Shield is active, it will be removed.
If you have a Shield active, you will see a symbol in the upper middle of your screen. It will have a timer on it, marking how long it will last.
How do Shields work when you lose a battle while offline?
Whenever another player steals Lunar from you in battle you will receive a Shield. This Shield protects you from additional attacks for a certain amount of time. The length of the Shield you receive is based on how much Lunar your opponent stole from you. Shield lengths can be 2, 4 or 8 hours. The more Lunar the opponent stole, the longer your shield will be.
Your habitat is either not upgraded to the proper beast rarity or you already have the max number of beasts in that habitat (3).
There are a few ways to get Runes. You can get them through the Campaign and PvP (player versus player) battles. Also, by selling a beast – you can get a Rune the type and rarity of the beast you sell. And finally, you can get them through Gifts your friends send you.
If you can’t put a beast in your party it is most likely because its added Beast Value would exceed your current party limit. To increase that limit – upgrade your Spaceship.
That is the overall Power Level of your beast. The more you level, fuse, and Crystal Enhance a beast, the higher that number will be. Power is an overall indicator of how strong a beast is in battle. It is calculated based on the Attack, Defense, Speed, and Health of the beast.
First, you must rebuild your Communications Tower, which is the broken satellite dish just near your Spaceship. From there you can search for existing Alliances to join or you can create your own.
Battle Medals are a number that decides your PvP ranking. Put simply, the higher your Battle Medals – the higher your PvP ranking. You get Battle Medals by initiating a PvP battle. Before each round starts – you will see how many Medals you will win or lose depending on the outcome. In general, you will be matched against people who are also around your general Battle Medal number.
To initiate a PvP (player versus player) battle – tap the “Attack” button in the bottom left of the screen. From there the left side of your screen will have a “PVP Attack” button. Press it and you will enter the PvP Screen where you can press “Search” to find and pre-evaluate opponents before initiating a battle.
Auto-Battle is a useful tool that assists you in battle and also allows you to speed battles up. In this mode, your beasts will automatically attack an enemy as soon as their attack meter is ready even if you haven’t specified a target. You can still direct your beasts to target enemies just as you would in normal battle, but it’s not required. Remember, Auto-Battle isn’t as smart as you are. It won’t always make the best possible choices. However, advanced players will often keep Auto-Battle on while still specifying their own target choices. This is because Auto-Battle prevents beasts from ever sitting idle in case you haven’t given them a target to attack. This prevents you from losing any time during battle since attacking any target is often better than attacking no target at all.
In Auto-Battle you can double the speed of battle by tapping the “x2” button during battle. You can go back to normal speed by tapping the button again.
To enable Auto-Battle, tap the “Auto-Battle” button in the lower right-hand corner of the Pre-Battle Screen. You should see a green check mark appear on it. Auto-Battle will stay active for any battles you do from that point on unless you toggle the Auto-Battle button back off again.
Try experimenting with a combination of Auto-Battle along with your own targeting choices to find out what strategy works best for you.
You can add friends in the “Social” menu, which is accessible via the button in the lower right-hand corner of the game. It’s the small yellow button just above the green “Shop” button. From there, tap the “Friends” tab. There will be an “Add Friends” button where you can add friends from your connected Game Center and Facebook accounts.
You can send gifts through the “Social” Tab. You can also send gifts to alliance members by tapping on their name and then selecting “Gift”. You can send a total of five gifts per day.
You can breed higher level beasts using the Breeding Facility. The rarity of the offspring depends on the rarity and level of the parent beasts. Higher level parents have a much higher chance of producing high rarity offspring. Your player level also affects the chance of breeding higher rarity beasts. The higher your player level the better your chances of breeding rare beasts.
Tap the gear icon on the left-hand side of the screen. From there you can turn Sound Effects and Music off or on.
To see your current missions, tap the image of Admiral Electra in the top-left of the screen. From there you can see your missions from Outernauts HQ. This mission list defaults to showing your primary missions. These are the ones that are most useful for advancing through the game. But there are also lots of other missions that will give you large rewards. To see the full mission list, tap the “Show All” button at the bottom of the screen.
Almost anything you do in Outernauts gives you XP. When your XP bar (at the top left of the screen) fills up, you gain a new Player Level. Battling, leveling up beasts, buying buildings, upgrading buildings and completing missions all give you XP.
Raising your Player Level has several important benefits: it unlocks new items in the store, it increases your chances of breeding high rarity beasts and it increases the total amount of Lunar you can steal in PvP battles.
To train your beasts simply select the habitat they are housed in and tap their portrait button. From there, tap the “Train” button at the bottom of the screen. The number on the button is the amount of Lunar it costs to train the beast. A beast must be trained four times to increase one level. The cost of training increases a little bit each time a beast goes up a level.
To edit your team, tap on your Spaceship and then tap the “Edit Team” button. There is also an “Edit Team” button on the Attack Screen.
From the Edit Team screen you can drag beasts from the list on the right side of the screen into one of the six available slots on the left side. You can also adjust the position of beasts on your team by dragging them from one slot to another. Some beast skills can affect other beasts in your own party depending on their relative position, so you may want to adjust where beasts sit in your team to get the best possible use out of your skills.
It varies from beast to beast, but most won’t evolve until at least level 10.
Star Gems are a very valuable form of currency in Outernauts. You can use them to buy additional incubators and breeding facilities, get extra Lunar and Fuel, and speed-up your buildings and upgrades. You can also buy Runes and Eggs with Star Gems. Star Gems can be earned in many ways, including: completing missions, receiving gifts and getting three stars on boss battles. They can also be purchased from the Loot section of the “Shop” menu.
Decorations are visual ways to spruce up the look of your Homeworld. Most of them can be purchased with Lunar, but there are a few special ones that must be purchased with Star Gems.
To move a building, tap it. Then tap the arrow button and move the building where you please. Once you are satisfied, simply deselect it by tapping elsewhere on the homeworld.
No, you cannot. So, make sure to choose wisely!
Nope. Be careful!
You can fuse a beast a total of three times.
You can apply 4 crystals to a base beast, three crystals to a Fused I beast, two crystals to a Fused II beast, and one crystal to a Fused III beast. So, ten Crystals total for a fully enhanced beast.
No, you cannot undo a Star Gem purchase. However, if you buy a Building or Decoration you have until you officially place the item before it charges you. If you hit the “X” it will nullify the purchase.
The Beast Journal is a collection of all the beasts you have seen in Outernauts. As you play the game and hatch new beasts your collection will grow. To see the description and base stats of a beast that you have hatched, tap on its picture in the Beast Journal. The greyed out beasts are ones you have seen, but not hatched. The blacked out ones are still a mystery to you!
You can see the Element Wheel in the upper part of the screen during battles. This tells you which elements will be strong against other elements. For instance, Flame is pointing towards Snow. Therefore Flame type beasts will do double damage against Snow type beasts. Likewise Snow beasts will do half damage against Flame beasts. Every element type does double damage against one type and half damage against another.
A lot! Like, a lot lot. Plus, more are being added over time! Go get them all!
Attack – How hard your beast can hit other beasts.
Defense – How resistant your beast is against attacks.
Health – The amount of damage your beast can take before dying.
Speed – The rate your beast attacks.
You don’t have to do PvP attacks yourself, but there is no way to permanently prevent players from attacking you. You can, however, purchase multi-day shields to prevent attacks for long periods of time. If you simply aren’t interested in the competitive aspect of the game and only want to enjoy breeding, collecting beasts and decorating your home planet then you can still do all of that without ever battling other players.
The Battle Log is a detailed list of all your recent PvP battles. To view it, tap the “Attack” Button and then tap the “Battle Log” button at the bottom of the screen. By default, you will be on the “Defense” tab and you will see a list of the recent times an opponent has battled your party.
Each panel of the Battle Log represents one battle. On the left hand side of the panel is the Name, Alliance Name, and Battle Medals of the attacker. The amount of Lunar the attacker stole (if any) and the number of victory stars (if any) are also displayed. Remember that an attacker can sometimes steal lunar even when they lose the overall battle.
On the right of the panel, you can see whether the battle resulted in victory or defeat. For attacks against you, the word “Victory!” indicates that you won the battle. The number of medals that you won or lost is also shown.
The “Revenge” button allows you to battle any opponent who has attacked you, but choosing Revenge will still cost you Fuel. You can only get revenge against a player once, regardless of the outcome of the battle.
The “Replay” button allows you to watch the battle and see how it played out. This can help you tune your strategy or learn the strategies of your opponents.
The “Offense” button switches the Battle Log to show the battle where you were the attacker rather than the defender.
Status Effects are conditions that can affect a beast during battle. Status Effects are caused by certain kinds of Beast Skills. A beast can gain a new Beast Skill each time it evolves.
The negative Status Effects are:
Frozen: Makes an enemy unable to attack for a certain amount of time.
Frostbite: Reduces an enemy’s Speed for a certain amount of time.
Poison: Causes an enemy to take damage every second for a certain amount of time.
Attack Down: Lowers an enemy’s Attack.
Defense Down: Lowers an enemy’s Defense.
The positive Status Effects are:
Regen: Causes the beast to gain health every second for a set amount of time.
Attack Up: Raises the beast’s Attack.
Defense Up: Raises the beast’s Defense.
Speed Up: Raises the beast’s rate of attack or starts the battle with a full Attack Meter.
Crystallization is a process in which you can transform a beast into a crystal, thereby infusing some of that beast’s power into the crystal. The crystal can then be used to enhance another any beast of the same element type. When a beast is enhanced with a crystal, all stats from the crystal are added to the beast’s own stats.
All crystallization is done through the Crystallizer building, which can purchased with Lunar from the Store. By leveling up the building you unlock the ability to crystallize and enhance beasts of higher rarities. For instance, a level 1 Crystallizer can only crystallize Common beasts, a level 2 can do Commons and Uncommons, etc.
To crystallize a beast, tap the Crystallizer building and then scroll down to the beast you wish to crystallize. The stats of the crystal you will create and the time it takes to finish re displayed. Tap the “Crystallize” button in the middle of the screen to start the process. The stats of the resulting crystal are determined by the stats, level and rarity of the crystallized beast. A level 25 beast will produce a much more valuable crystal than a level 1 beast. Similarly, a level 25 Rare beast will produce a much better crystal than a level 25 Common beast.
Remember, crystallization is permanent. Once you crystallize a beast, that beast is gone. It will be removed from your Habitats or Cryo Storage.
To Enhance a beast with a crystal, line up the desired beast on the left with the desired crystal on the right, then tap the “Enhance” button. The beast and the crystal must share the same element type for the enhancement to work. When a beast is enhanced, the stat bonuses of the crystal are added to the stats of the beast.
A beast can only be enhanced with a fixed number of crystals before it is fully enhanced. You can see the percentage enhancement of a beast when you view it. An unfused beast can be enhanced with a total of four crystals. When you fuse a beast it will reset the enhancement percentage for that beast. Therefore, to provide the maximum enhancement to a beast, you need to fully enhance it, then fuse it, then fully enhance it again. Each time you fuse a beast the number of crystals that can be applied to it decreases by one. For instance, after fusing a beast one time you can apply three crystals to it. After fusing it again you can apply two crystals. If you fuse a beast that is not 100% enhanced, that enhancement potential is lost. For instance, if you fuse a beast for the first time before enhancing it with any crystals, you will only be able to use three crystals on it before fusing again.
The numbers at the bottom of the crystallizer screen represent how many crystals are stored in the Crystallizer as well as the maximum you can have. Each time you upgrade the Crystallizer it increases the total number of crystals it can store.
Breeding is the process by which you use two beasts to create a new Egg.
Breeding is done through the Breeding Facility building, which can be purchased with Lunar from the Store. Tap the Breeding Facility to start the process. You will see a list of your breedable beasts on both sides of the screen. Please note that only beasts placed in Habitats are breedable. The beasts in your Cryo Storage are not.
Once you have selected two beasts, tap the “Breed” button and you are on the way to a brand new Egg! Any element type of beasts can be bred together. If the “Breed” button is greyed out it’s most likely because you have accidentally selected the same beast on both sides. Legendary beasts are the only beasts that are unable to breed..
Before you breed two beasts you can also see the possible element type and rarity outcome for the new egg. In the top middle of the screen, you will see a few element symbols. These represent the possible element types your egg will be. If you see a question mark symbol that means you have not discovered a certain element type that can result from that combination of beasts yet.
Underneath the element types, you will see bars representing the possible Rarity of the egg you produce. The more the bar is filled, the higher chance you have of getting that rarity. Egg rarity is based on three factors: the rarity of the parent beasts, the level of the parent beasts, and your Player Level. The higher each of those those factors are, the higher your chances are of breeding better rarity beasts..
You can also see the time it will take to Breed the two beasts under the “Breed” button. Breeding higher rarity beasts will take longer. However, you can speed up the process by using Star Gems. Also, please know that beasts in breeding cannot go into battle.
Finally, it’s possible to purchase more than one Breeding Facility. They cost a few Star Gems, but allow you to Breed a lot more. Also, in the the “Technology” section of the Shop you can buy Upgrades, which decrease the Breeding time by a certain percentage and increase your chances to breed incredibly rare special beast variations. You can own a total of five Breeding Facilities.
Habitats are the homes your beasts live in. You can purchase them with Lunar from the Buildings section of the Shop.
Habitats store the Lunar that is earned by the beasts inside them. When you upgrade a habitat you allow it to house higher rarity beasts and store larger amounts of Lunar.
Each habitat can hold a maximum of three beasts and each island can hold a maximum of three habitats. When you run out of room for habitats you can purchase more islands from the Islands section of the Shop. Both habitats and islands unlock in the Shop based on your Player Level.
The rate a habitat generates Lunar is determined by the beasts in it. Higher level and higher rarity beasts will generate Lunar faster. When you train a beast to Level 25, it gains an extra earning bonus equal to 25% of its earn rate. For instance, if your level 25 beast is earning 1000 lunar per hour, then it will earn an extra 250 Lunar per hour in addition to its normal earn rate. You can see the total amount of Lunar a Habitat collects per hour if you tap it and then tap the “Info” button. To collect your Lunar, tap on the Habitat when a Lunar icon appears above it.
The Laboratory is a building that crafts items that help you in battle. The Laboratory can be purchased from the Buildings section of the Shop.
The Laboratory can be upgraded to unlock additional crafted items and additional inventory slots. The inventory slots control how many items you can take into battle at once.
To create a Potion, tap on the Laboratory and then tap the “Craft Items” button. When the Laboratory screen opens, tap the item you want to craft. You will then see a confirmation screen that displays the crafting time and the cost.
You can queue up one item for each open inventory slot in your Laboratory. If all your inventory slots are full or have items that are being crafted then you will be unable to craft additional items. Your inventory is visible at the bottom of the Laboratory screen. You can increase your total inventory slots by upgrading the Laboratory.
Each Laboratory item can be upgraded to increase its effectiveness in battle. To upgrade an item, tap the bar above the image of the item in the Laboratory screen. This will bring up a screen showing the Lunar costs and battle benefits of the upgrade. Upgraded items will cost more to craft, but will still take the same amount of crafting time.
There are four type of Laboratory items:
Healing Potion: Heals a single beast in battle.
Energy Drink: Increases the Attack, Speed, and Defense of a single beast in battle.
Regen Tonic: Regenerates health for the entire party for a set amount of time.
Revive Potion: Revives a single beast in battle.
Fusion is the process by which two beasts of the same type are combined into one, more powerful beast. For instance, if you have two Pumaflars – you can fuse them together to create one Pumaflar with higher stats than the two individual ones.
Fusing beasts requires the Fusion Reactor, which can be purchased in the Buildings section of the Shop. Upgrading the Fusion Reactor allows you to fuse beasts of higher rarity types..
To start Fusing beasts, tap the Fusion Reactor and then tap the “Fuse” button. You should see a list of beasts on the left side of the screen. Beasts only show up if you have multiple beasts of that type since they are the only ones that are possible to be fused. Scroll down to your desired beast from the options of the left side of the screen. Then, on the right side of the screen, select the beast you would like to Fuse it with. If you only have two beasts of that type then there will only be one option available on the right side. Tap the “Fuse” button at the lower part of the screen and you are good to go.
If you don’t see the beast you want to fuse among the options it is probably because the Fusion Reactor has not been upgraded to a high enough level to fuse that rarity type.
When fusing, beasts of the same evolution chain can be fused together regardless of their evolution stage. For instance, a Pumasear can be fused with a Pumaflar.
The middle of the screen details important information about the results of your Fusion. The bigger beast portrait at the top of the screen represents the primary beast. The smaller beast portrait below it is the secondary beast. The primary beast is the beast that will still exist post-Fusion. The secondary beast will not. For instance, if a P-Rex is your primary beast and you Fuse him with a secondary Patchoo – you will only have a P-Rex post-Fusion.
The white numbers below the primary beast represent its current stats. The yellow numbers next to that represent the how much will be added to that certain stat through the Fusion. The numbers added to stats through Fusion are based on the secondary beast’s stats. The higher they are the more will be added to the primary beast through Fusion. When fusing, the primary beast receives 7% of the secondary beast’s attack and defense stats. If the secondary beast is level 25 then the primary beast will receive 10% of its stats. Fusion also increases the health of the primary beast. This is the only way to increase the health of a beast. The number of health points gained is based solely on the rarity type of the beasts. However, if the secondary beast is level 25 then the amount of health increase is boosted by 50%.
You can fuse a beast a total of three times. Its Fusion level will be marked by roman numerals in the upper right-hand side of its beast portrait (For Level III it will say “Max” instead.) Once it’s at level three it cannot be Fused anymore.
Fusing a beast takes time. The higher the rarity of the beast the longer the fusion time. The time required is displayed on the Fusion Reactor screen above the Fuse button. Only one beast can be fused at a time. Beasts in the Fusion Reactor cannot enter battle.
Battling is one of the primary ways to have fun and reap rewards in Outernauts. The battle screen is split into four areas. Your beasts are located on the left side of the screen. The enemy beasts are located on the right side of the screen. The Element Wheel, which reminds you of which element is weak/strong against another, is located at the top of the screen. And, finally, your available Laboratory Items you have crafted are located at the bottom of the screen.
To attack an enemy beast, simply tap one of your beasts and drag your finger to an enemy beast. An attack symbol should appear over the beast you are targeting, as well as a thin arrow pointing towards it. You may also see a green up or a red down arrow beside the beast you are attacking. This means that the attack will be strong against (green arrow) or weak against (red arrow) that specific beast. For a rundown of what element type is strong or weak against what – refer to the Element Wheel at the top of the screen.
It is possible to direct all of your beasts towards a specific target by double tapping that target. You should see all your beast’s target arrow shift towards it. When ready – they will all attack that target. However, after you all-target a beast – you can adjust certain beasts in your party by dragging to attack a new target.
Also, let’s say at the start of a battle you drag two (or any other number) of your beasts to attack two different enemies. If you want your remaining beasts to attack a different enemy, simply single-tap on that enemy. The four (or however many of your beasts are targetless) remaining beasts will direct their attacks there.
Your beast will attack your specified target when his Attack Meter is charged. The Attack Meter is the circle the beast is standing on. It will fill up green to the outer ridge – then be ready to attack. The rate of attack is determined on your beast’s Speed stat.
If you have not assigned your beast to attack an enemy, they will idle at a Ready state until you tell them what to attack. However, if you are on “Auto-Battle” mode – an un-assigned beast will attack a random target as soon as it’s Ready.
The battle is over when either side’s beasts have all been defeated. As you defeat rows of enemy beasts – a treasure chest will appear. The more you attack them – the more Lunar you will receive at the end of the battle. Each treasure chest can be hit three times. However, they are only in the battle for a limited amount of time. Be sure to attack them quickly.
An Alliance is a group of players who have banded together with a common goal of being the greatest group of Outernauts the galaxy has seen this side of a star cluster. Alliances have Battle Medals based on the cumulative Battle Medals of its individual members. Also, Alliance members are given their own Chat Room to discuss strategy or other nonsense.
If you want to join or create and Alliance, first you must rebuild your Communications Tower, which is the broken satellite dish just near your Spaceship. From there – you can search for existing Alliances to join – or you can create your own. If you would like to leave an Alliance, simply tap the Communications Tower Alliance button and press the “Leave” button in the upper right-hand corner.
Alliance Challenges are special competitions that happen every other week. They pit your Alliance against a randomly chosen Alliance that is within range of your Battle Medals. When the challenge begins, you will see a list of ten to 100 planets (depending on your Alliance size) that can be captured. If you face a neutral planet, you will need to defeat a pre-set group of beasts. However, if you face an enemy owned planet, you will need to defeat the enemy who conquered that planet’s Defense team. After you win a battle for a planet, the team you chose to battle with will defend the planet.
Each planet you capture will net your Alliance points. You will also get points each hour you hold on to a planet and for holding a planet at the end of the challenge. The Alliance with the most points at the end of the event is the winner. The winning Alliance members will receive a large Star Gem reward – increasing for each individual based on the number of points earned. All participating members of the losing team will receive a small Lunar consolation prize for participating.
There are also Reward Tiers to help add to the fun! You can earn this extra loot with every Challenge based on the Battle Medals of the strongest alliance in a match. The higher the medal range of the Alliance, the more Star Gems and Lunar will be available to win!
The Incubator is used to hatch eggs. After you receive an Egg, you will have the option to place it in any of your available Incubators. It will then incubate for a certain amount of time depending on its rarity level. After it is done, tap on the Incubator and you will hatch your new beast!
If you get a new egg from battle or from the Shop and you don’t have an Incubator free it will be stored in your Ship’s cargo. Your ship cannot leave the planet while its cargo is full, so you will have to begin incubating the egg or sell it before you can enter battle.
Please note that you can only incubate one Egg at a time per Incubator. However, you can purchase more Incubators from the “Buildings” section of the Shop. You can also upgrade your overall incubation speed by going to the “Technology” tab of the Shop.
Whenever you get an egg and don’t have room in your Incubators, it is sent to your ship cargo. In order to protect your egg, the ship cannot enter battle until the egg is put safely into an Incubator. You can tap “View Cargo” to see the egg and you can then choose to either sell it or put it into an Incubator.
Lunar Frenzy activates in battle after you have defeated all the enemy beasts. During Lunar Frenzy your beasts will automatically target the available treasure chests. Your beasts are very clever and have excellent time management skills so they will be sure to always target the treasure chests that are closest to disappearing. Lunar Frenzy continues until all the treasure chests either disappear or have been completely looted.
Below are a few tips that can help you in battle:
Check the power of the opponent beasts before battle. You can see it displayed on the beast portrait in the pre-battle screen. If all the opponent beasts have higher power than your own beasts then you will have a very hard time winning the battle. In that case you need to train your beasts to level them up. If you have already leveled them up you will need to enhance them with crystals or fuse them in the Fusion Reactor to make them stronger. There are many strategies to victory, but increasing your power will always help no matter what.
If you are using Auto-Battle, make sure to also choose a few of your own targets as well. Auto-Battle isn’t as smart as you and it often won’t pick the best targets. Even if you only specify a few good targets at the very start of battle it often makes the difference between winning and losing.
Remember that you can specify targets during the 3-2-1 countdown. That countdown is your opportunity to quickly line up a few of your beast attacks before the battle starts. Try setting the targets for your fastest beasts first and then you’ll have time to set the targets for the slower beasts after battle starts.
If you are trying to beat a Campaign battle, look at the element types of the enemy beasts and see if you can switch one or two beasts on your team that are strong against whichever element type the opponent has the most of. Many times bringing in a lower power beast that has an elemental advantage will be the key to victory.
Try using combinations of beasts that complement each other. Many beasts have skills that pair up well with other element types. Combinations that are often compatible are Flame and Terra, Ice and Lightning, and Aquatic and Flora. If you want to use one of these strategies you should choose your skills so that they complement the other beasts in your party.
When enhancing a beast with crystals, remember that there is a fixed number of crystals you can use on each beast. To get the best increase to your beast’s power you want to use crystals with the highest stats that you can make. You can make better crystals by crystallizing beasts that are higher level or higher rarity or both.
If your beasts are at maximum level and are fully enhanced with crystals then the only way to make them stronger is to fuse them. Hatch a beast of the same type, regardless of evolution, and you can fuse the beast. Fusing it will give the beast increased health, increased stats and also allow you to enhance it with a limited number of additional crystals. To get the maximum power increase from fusion you need to fuse with a level 25 beast. Fusion gains a significant stat increase when the beast being fused is at max level.
You can also use Laboratory items to tip the tide of battle.
Laboratory items will allow you to heal or revive your beasts during battle, or boost their speed and stats. You will want to experiment with different strategies of when and how to use items to get the most benefit from them. You can also upgrade your laboratory so that you have access to more powerful items and can use more items in a single battle.
Remember that the first couple of moves in a battle can have a major impact on the overall result. Sometimes you might want to double up two or three of your attackers on a single enemy target in order to eliminate it before it can do too much damage. Eliminating one or two targets in the first volley of attacks can often mean the difference between victory and defeat. If you can defeat a slow beast with two of your faster beasts then you might prevent it from attacking at all and that could tip the tide of battle in your favor. You also might want to double up targets in the event that your opponent has beasts that regenerate or heal.
Yes! There are indeed rules for chatting in the in-game Global Chat in Outernauts.
We strive to make Global Chat a fun and interesting place for players to meet, find alliances, make friends, and chat within the game. Our Global Chat room is currently open to all, but this also means there have to be rules in place as we have players of all ages in chat and we want to keep things fun and safe.
Do not use profanity – Keep your chatter PG-13, please.
Do not post personal insults about another player or Alliance – We know it’s a game and there is some trash talk, but making threats to someone or verbally attacking them or a team is not something we condone.
Do not post personal information, yours or anyone else’s you know – No posting addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, etc. in chat.
Do not advertise or solicit – We don’t mind conversations that are about other games, movies, music, etc. but no soliciting, please.
Do not post libelous or defamatory comments – Just be respectful.
Do not post anything relating to any ongoing or pending trial – It’s legal stuff; Just don’t do it.
Do not continually spam the same message and/or keep submitting blank messages in order to bother others in chat.
Do not post content which you have copied from someone else (i.e. you do not own the copyright)
Do not impersonate another player – Pretending to be someone else isn’t cool; Be yourself and don’t try and get others in trouble. We can tell players a part on the backend of the game and ban you from chat accordingly.
Do not post sexually explicit content or have lewd conversations – if you wouldn’t say it to your grandma, don’t start talking about it in chat.
If you choose to not follow the above rules, then we will have no choice but to ban you from chat. This means you could be banned anywhere from 20 minutes, say for spamming chat with repeated phrases or longer bans based on use of inappropriate language or if the infraction is severe enough and you are causing problems in chat, we can remove you from chat for days if need be. If you are banned repeatedly for inappropriate behavior, we can also ban you from chat entirely so that you can no longer participate in the Global Chat community period.
We give everyone a chance to help self-govern and tell others to please, watch their language and remain respectful in chat. If a player does not do this, we encourage players to please use the report button (located via the white icon within someone’s chat post) Clicking on that will have a pop-up appear to view someone’s profile or report them. We will not just ban based off of report count. We will review the chat logs and decide the appropriate length of a ban based on the reports filed.
Getting a ban means you just won’t be able to chat in Global Chat. You can still access the game, battle in PvP, etc., but you won’t be able to participate in chat until your ban has expired.
We’re always looking for new players to join our ranks, which is why we’re offering Refer-a-Friend in Outernauts!
Each time you have a friend begin their journey in the far reaches of the Outernauts galaxy, you (and your friend) can earn special bonuses and rewards – such as being able to get up to 1 million lunar, epic crystals or an exclusive epic beast!
First, get your Referral Code from within the game. Your Referral Code is located in the Options menu. Give that code to a friend and tell them to download Outernauts. When your friend starts a new game of Outernauts and completes the main tutorial, they will be prompted to input their code into a special screen in the tutorial. (It will ask them to input the code so there’s no way they can miss it!)
Once they’ve successfully input the code, you and your friend will start earning bonuses! The more friends you refer, the bigger and better prizes you’ll earn, and those prizes will go straight to your gift inbox! If you still need help on exactly where to find your referral code, check out the screenshots here on this Refer-A-Friend blog post: http://bit.ly/OMORefer