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" absolutely 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 entire torch instance containing each KoTH 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.

Two moons in our system 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 are counted for occupancy.

When an occupying faction has scored a point the Golden Lootbox will have 1 Quantum Datacore added to it. 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 ~90 meters from the point. You will need to enter this No-Fly Zone on foot or on wheels.
  • While a capture point is unoccupied, it will not count up the score timer for any faction.
  • Quantum Datacores (the loot granted by the Golden Lootbox) are very valuable, but must ultimately be transported to a Waystation for sale.
KOTH Scores
KOTH Tag Faction Score

The scoreboard updates every hour on the hour.

The "Strange Matter Observatories" that function as our king of the hill gameplay areas can be found on the moons of Vrachos and Thanian, at the GPS locations below:

GPS:Vrachos Observatory:5290769.51:5707182.76:2729074.94:#FF75C9F1:

GPS:Thanian Observatory:2401109.2:-953028.77:-4250208.5:#FF75C9F1:

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