Hazards of the Red Planet
Mars is your new home and will provide you with all the resources you need. However, it can also be your worst enemy, full of deadly hazards.
Mars is infamous for violent dusts storms and sandstorms. In addition to limiting visibility, getting caught in a sandstorm will impair your movement and drain your oxygen and suit power.
Orbital scans indicate large sections of the surface, particularly around certain first wave settlements, have an extremely high and unsafe radiation level. If you must explore or travel through these areas, you are advised to bring plenty of Rad Shield with you or find other creative solutions to the problem.
TIP: Rad Shield will reduce your radiation level and prevent radiation sickness. These can be found in Supply Chests, or crafted using the Pressure Kiln.
The atmosphere of Mars is much thinner than that of Earth and allows more space debris to reach the surface. Meteorites are extremely dangerous and can cause serious injury and death. Your HUD will overlay a warning icon estimating the impact point of incoming meteorites.