Farming & Resouce Gathering
Upon spawning in you will notice small amounts of raw resources spread all over the planet. Collecting these is how you will get started in this game. You can refine iron with your 3D printer to start your base, build weapons, and ammo. Another way to gather refined materials is by looting settlements and abandoned shacks all around Mars.
Farming is pretty self explanatory. To farm you need a pulse excavator. You can also extract resources from disabled computer terminals and disables robot enemies in the “cities” on Mars using the pulse excavator. You have to unlock the pusle excavator using flops or find one via any of the lootable containers including dead players.