A note about "High Risk Areas": Certain areas of space are so dangerous that any Engineers operating within them assume certain special risks given the high likelihood of catastrophe. Within these "High Risk Areas" no support can be provided for loss, though troubleshooting and general support of some issues may be available. Take care when traveling in a "High Risk Area!"

The area within 8km of any Capture Point is considered a High Risk Area!

Something truly unique you won't find anywhere else in Space Engineers, our Planetary Capture mechanic is something we're very proud of that offers a whole new way to play.

Many planets in our systems have a "capture point." When a faction occupies this capture point they will tick up a score timer toward 100%. After the score timer reaches 100%, the occupying faction will receive a point, and the score timer will reset to 0%.

Note: Only engineers in suits or in control seats are counted for occupancy. Excess grids or engineers sitting in non-control seats (toilets, passenger seats, couches, etc) in the area won't increase your occupancy.

When an occupying faction has scored a point the Golden Lootbox will have 1 DataCore added to it and have its ownership set to Nobody (resetting any ownership that had previously been set.) The Golden Lootbox will hold that loot and continue to add to it each time a faction scores.

When a capture point becomes contested by another faction, the score timer will stop ticking towards 100% until all enemies have been removed from the area. If a contesting faction gains majority presence within the area, the score timer will reset to 0% under their control and will count toward 100% once their enemies are cleared from the area.

Additional friendly players will increase the capture speed as seen in this chart below

Important notes about King of the Hill:

  • Strange phenomena near each planetary capture point completely stops the function of all types of thrust ~6Km from the point. You will need to enter this No-Fly Zone on foot or on wheels.
  • Similarly, interference around the Tau "space KoTH" prevents the operation of Large Grids within ~6.5km from the point. You will need to enter this No-Large-Grid Zone with small grids or in your suit.
  • While a capture point is unoccupied, it will not count up the score timer for any faction.
  • A faction that has majority ownership (a majority of available Commendations for the week, normally 4 to win) will gain a seat on the Planetary Council in addition to the direct loot.
    • Commendations are awarded to the faction that scored the most points each day, with scores resetting each night at 0000 PT
  • A faction may grant its Commendations to any other faction for determining Seat Possession, with the following restrictions:
    • The donating faction can give no more than 2 Commendations if the receiving faction held a KotH Seat in the previous cycle.
    • Any faction that donates Commendations from any KoTH control zone may not be the claimaint of any KotH Seat.
  • Planetary DataCores (the loot granted by the Golden Lootbox) are very valuable, but must ultimately be transported to the ACME Research Center for sale.
KOTH Scores
KOTH Tag Faction Score

The scoreboard updates every hour on the hour.

Below you will find the full listing of Planetary Capture GPS Locations. The KotH Locations are set directly on top of the KotH point.

Sigma Draconis:

Planet Center: GPS:Europa center:-1436907:1585335:-103571:#FF75C9F1:

KoTH Point: GPS:Sigma Koth:-1450114.71:1590481.9:-107349.33:#FF0FB811:

Tau Draconis:

Planet Center: GPS:Nekros center:203015:609334:2015240:#FF75C9F1:

KoTH Point: GPS:Tau KotH:191605.3:623801.93:2049685.67:#FF0FB811:

Delta Draconis:
Planet Center: GPS:LV 223 Center:1346686:-278344:-1526204:#FF75C9F1:

KoTH Point: GPS:Delta KotH:1388981.62112298:-274401.616674133:-1567761.64945797:#FF0FB811:

Epsilon Draconis:

Planet Center: GPS:Nova Prime center:1801916:500948:482795:#FF75C9F1:

KoTH Point: GPS:Epsilon KotH:1854306.47110642:523030.815312963:499492.109483817:#FF0FB811:

Theta Draconis:

Planet Center: GPS:Triton center:-69739:403633:1985501:#FF75C9F1:

KoTH Point: GPS:Theta KotH:-55576.9560346961:455044.367780727:1965362.55594955:#FF0FB811:

Lambda Draconis:

Planet Center: GPS:Yahvic Center:1175581:1189297:1148201:#FF75C9F1:

KoTH Point: GPS:Lambda KotH:1156127.61451311:1134345.89652558:1146579.64668458:#FF0FB811:

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