Here are some helpful tips for getting started in Hexadrift!
Getting Started Tips
You begin the game with 1,000 Credits and a full tank of Fuel (288 units) for the scanner. You will quickly learn that this is not enough to sustain yourself for very long. Your immediate task when beginning Hexadrift should be to visit the first (and only accessible) Sector to begin your resource collection efforts.
There is very little accessible from the early game. You must collect enough Credits and Resources to unlock new Sectors and any Upgrades you want to apply. In order to do this, focus early collection efforts on Credits.
The Parts are expensive to repair and require a lot of Resources and Credits to do so. You will not be able to do this in any kind of efficient manner without some key Upgrades. Focus your early efforts on these Upgrades and leave the Parts for later, once you have some increased collection abilities.
Dealing with Fuel
Keeping the Scanner full of fuel is not an easy task in the beginning of the game. You will need to spend the majority of the Credits you collect on refueling just to visit another Sector. It may feel like you are not getting anywhere at this point, but if you focus your attention on the green Credit Hexes for the first few Sector runs, you can get ahead of it and have enough Credits to begin unlocking Upgrades.
There are 3 different Fuel-related Upgrades that will significantly improve the Fuel situation. Some are very expensive, but are completely worth it! However, there is one that you should target in the early game (see below).
There are some Upgrades that are more beneficial at the beginning of the game and some that you can wait on until you have a large collection of Resources already. In order to maximize efficiency, target any Upgrade that increases Credits collection and Fuel bonuses early in the game and wait on the “Part Discount” Upgrades until you’re ready to start repairing parts later in the game.
Find the Upgrades you want to unlock first and note how many Credits and which Resource is required to unlock it. If you need to unlock another Sector first in order to gather a specific Resource, do it!
Recommended Upgrade Order
“Merchant +” – Gather 2x amount of Credits when scanning Credit Hexes
— This Upgrade will award 2x amount of Credits every time you scan a green Credit Hex. It requires Mechanical Resources to unlock, which are abundantly available in the first Sector.
“Fuel Seeker” – Gather 2x amount of Fuel when scanning Fuel Hexes
— This Upgrade will award 2x amount of Fuel every time you scan a Fuel Hex. It requires Biohazard Resources, so you will need to unlock another Sector to gain access to this Resource first.
“Merchant ++” – Gather 4x amount of Credits when scanning Credit Hexes
— This Upgrade will award 4x amount of Credits (8x if you have “Merchant +”) every time you scan a green Credit Hex. It requires Mechanical Resources to unlock, which are abundantly available in the first Sector.
You’re on your way!
Once you have some of the key Upgrades, you’ll start seeing significant improvements in how many Resources and Credits you’re collecting. So get out there and scan away!