Welcome to Worlds Adrift from Bossa Studios, the huge and expansive world set in a persistent, shared multiplayer environment. This will be your Guide to help you get started on the rigors of the world and to survive and thrive.
Please note that this guide is currently outdated and will be updated further at a later date. Most images no longer reflect those within the actual game.
Basic Controls[edit | edit source]
|Move Forward / Ship Movement||W||While Using a ship, increases throttle.|
|Move Backwards / Ship Movement||S||While using a ship, decreases throttle.|
|Strafe Left / Ship Movement||A||Turns a ship left|
|Strafe Right / Ship Movement||D||Turns a ship right|
|Use Grappling Hook||Fires the Grappling hook at the center of the screen.|
|Use Item||Use current Item in Hand|
|Reel in Rope / Grab Ledge||Shift||Once you've fired and attached to something you can start pulling yourself towards that object.|
|Jump / Ship Movement / Toggle Glider||SPACE||Multiple options for the Space Key, including jumping, movement of the ship and start gliding.|
|Interact||E||Usually the object will light up when you hover it, and you can hit F to interact.|
|Access Inventory||TAB||Brings up the basic Multi-Tool Crafting page.|
|Select Hotbar Item||1 - 6|| Access the things you've created, or your tools. |
FYI: Hitting the Item hotkey again on some Items swaps to different tools.
|Rotate Crafted Item||z||If you're trying to place something on your ship and it's not the right spot hit z to rotate.|
|Sit / Stand||x|
|Local Chat||ENTER||Send a message which can be received by all players in your local vicinity|
|Push to Talk||?||Hold to speak to other players using your microphone.|
Getting Started[edit | edit source]
You first off need to spend a few moments getting acquainted with your Grappling Hook, since you'll be stuck in the Revival Chamber until you figure it out. The Grappling Hook is easy to get used to. Simply hold down right click to aim, and release to fire. Use Shift to reel in the line, and CTRL to extend it. If you jump and hit the spacebar while attached to something with the Grappling Hook, you will activate a rocket that will push you towards the end of the hook. Once you find your way out your first bet is to find some Wood to harvest, which is currently the main building block to for most of the items in the Multi-Tool Crafting as well as the Crafting Table. After a bit you're going to need to salvage some Iron, typically found under most of the islands in between the crevices of the Ore.
Skip to the Mining section below for more mining specific information.
Usually getting to the Ore is a bit tricky, so you're going to have to get a hang of and become proficient with the Grappling Hook, since you'll dying if you don't know how to use it properly since you'll be hanging off the island trying to mine valuables. Practice a bit with trees and overhanging cliffs, and if you're going to be jumping around where you can fall off, leave your items where if you die you can get them again. (Since if you fall off to your death you'll lose all your inventory, not counting your Tools, Utility Items & Cosmetics).
Mining[edit | edit source]
From the Gallery below you can see the various Resources you can gather Metal, Wood, & Fuel are some of the basics you can start off. Wood is pretty easy to find, since it's usually right in the open on most of the Islands. Grab your Gauntlet (Salvage Mode, probably 1 unless you've changed your key controls), and mining the trees by holding down left click. You'll see a prompt that shows that it is accumulating in your Inventory.
You'll need to find some Iron and Copper, depending on the Island, usually underneath. Use your trusty grappling hook to swing under and find one of the boulders, and use your Gauntlet to chip away at the cracked outside. When the outside is removed, a black inside is revealed. Within this black boulder, there are some gray pieces of metal that look like Screws or Scrap Metal. Using the Left Click, target these to get the metal. Once you have the metal, you can hit the boulder with the Salvage tool until it explodes, allowing it to respawn in the future.. Get as close as you can with your Grappling Hook, to make the job easier with less swinging.
In regards to Fuel you'll find it as white balls, which will let you harvest them once before they drop from their hooks. If you're at a spot where they drop on land (or over a ship), you can continue to harvest them until they disappear, which can get you a total of 25 fuel per ball.
Crafting[edit | edit source]
Once you've gathered enough Resources, your best bet is to begin Ship building, or Crafting Tools that you think you might need. Using Tab will open the "Multi-Tool Crafting" Menu. From this menu, you can create some basic tools, such as a Pistol, Bullets, a Torch, and the Assembly Station and Shipyard I, two crafting stations required to build functioning Ships.
Ship Building[edit | edit source]
This full section is currently Inaccurate, and will be updated at a later date.
You're going to want to create a Shipyard I, and place it down. You then should claim it by pressing E when prompted. You should then choose a type of ship. A good one to start with would be The Dinghy, or the Skyship. Other options are the Tower, Spear, and Behemoth V2. Once you've selected your ship, put in the necessary items to craft it. The Ship will automatically dock itself, projecting a gravity bubble around the area. You should build an Assembly Station within the area of this bubble.
Firstly you'll need to add some Scavenger Sky Cores, which will create a continued anti gravity for the ship to be able to float outside of the bubble of the Shipyard. Depending on the weight of the Ship, you will need to add a few of them. You'll probably want to hide them under deck of the Basic Ship Frame, or in the center of The Behemoth, since without them your ship will fall apart, and will be destroyed. The Atlas Core is the prime target for any engagements from enemies, so you'll want to keep it in mind and out of sight while building.
Tip: Use the to highlight the crafted Ship Part to and then placed the crafted Schematics on the ship with .
You'll need a few Small Basic Engines to make some movement forward, since the Atlas Sky Core I is basically just keeping the ship in the air. Next you'll want to place a Skyship Helm preferably on the top deck to be able to control the ship in flight (Press while in flight to be able to steer a bit better). Build and place a Crew Respawner and connect to it, in case you happen to die or fall off the ship, to be able to respawn to it (however without your inventory). Beyond that it's basically up to you, or to the advanced design of the ship. If you need protection from the core, you'll want to build and place some Panels, or put some Basic Cannons to fire if you feel like you're going to be fighting.
Once you're ready take to the skies and begin your journey to the rest of the Islands and to find your adventure of discovery.