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Lightyear Frontier Tools Guide

Lightyear Frontier

In Lightyear Frontier, the mech and character are equipped with a variety of tools, most of which the player receives early in the game. In this guide you will learn how to use them. Tools can be switched using the “V” hotkey or using the radial menu (Q). You can also quickly select the tool you need using the 1-2-3-4-5 keys.

Spike Saw (Mech Tool)

Use the left mouse button to mine rocks and the right mouse button to chop down trees.

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Vacuum Harvester (Mech Tool)

The tool is used to collect plants and other objects that can be picked up with its help.

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With the help of Vacuum Harvester you can also draw water into the tank from any body of water.

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Irrigation Hose (Mech Tool)

Press the left mouse button to shoot a stream of water or fertilizer (ammo is toggled with the “R” key).

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The water supply is limited by the capacity of the tank. When the water in the tank runs out, you will have to refill it using the Vacuum Harvester in a nearby body of water.

Seed Shooter (Mech Tool)

As the name suggests, the tool shoots seeds. It is used to plant seeds in a Plot, which must first be built.

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You will find various seeds in the open world, and you can switch between them with the “R” key.

Sprout Cannon (Mech Tool)

Similar to Seed Shooter, this tool is used to plant plants in the open world. For example, you can use it to plant a tree. Seeds are switched using the “R” key.

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Pickaxe (Character Tool)

Using the left mouse button you can mine rocks (for example, stone). Using the right mouse button you can drag objects from one place to another. For example, you can transfer resources lying on the ground in this way.

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How to upgrade tools

To upgrade tools you must build an Upgrade Depot. This will give you access to Mech Upgrades, which include tool upgrades.

Mech Depot

For the first upgrades you will need Aluminum Parts, which can be created using the Assembler from the Aluminum Rod. Aluminum Rod can be obtained in the first two regions you explore – The Meadows and Pine Heights.

Aluminum Parts

In the screenshot below you can see what the deposits look like.

Aluminum Rod

As you progress through the game you will have to constantly improve your tools. This will require resources from new regions.

 

The guide will be updated as we explore the game…

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