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JCB Pioneer: Mars - Initial Missions Walkthrough

Sep 8, 2017     Guides
JCB Pioneer: Mars - Initial Missions Walkthrough

Walkthrough for the first five missions unlocked after you complete the tutorial.

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Get Some Air



  • Go to the CPV and place plans for an O2 generator 
  • In the CPV you an use Q and E to rotate your building. 
  • I’d place the O2 generator next to a solar panel. Put it in close as you will start to run out of space sooner than you think. 
  • You need to collect 5 Raw Copper, 5 Raw Iron and 5 Raw Zinc. 
  • Good news is that they are all in a single resource vein close to the Hab. 
  • Follow the waypoint marker and head to the right of the canyon. 
  • Park the JCB X18 with it’s back wheels in the resource vein. 
  • Click V to enter digging mode. 
  • You can drop resources but I would drive to the O2 generator and offload the resource you have and drive back for a second dig. 
  • Click V to exit dig. 
  • Drive back to the 3D printer and use ‘I’ to open the inventory. You can use the green arrow to transfer over all the resources that you have and are required to build the O2 Generator. 
  • Once you have added all the required resources you will be able to build a Small O2 Canister at the crafting bench. 
  • Go back to the Hab. 
  • IMPORTANT! – Make sure you collect the 10,000 credit rewards 
  • Connect the O2 Generator to the power grid 

Optional but important

  • You will now have enough Research Points and Credits to upgrade your digger with Corrosive Gas protection. This is an extremely useful upgrade to have for future mission because there is a heap of corrosive gas out there and avoiding it will take a lot of power / health. 
  • Park the JCB in the garage and first research then upgrade your JMC to Level 3 
  • +10 Cargo < USEFUL 
  • +10 Speed 
  • +750 Engine 
  • +500 Mass 
  • +4000 Battery 
  • +3 Corrosive Shield - Very useful! 

Emergency Rations



  • Go to the CPV and place plans for a Hydroponics Unit 
  • You need to collect 10 Raw Carbon, 5 Raw Aluminium and 10 Raw Iron. 
  • Drop all the resources into the 3D Printer 
  • Go back to the Hab. 
  • IMPORTANT! – Make sure you collect the 15,000 credit rewards 
  • Connect the Hydroponics Unit to the power grid 

Optional but important

  • You will now have enough Research Points and Credits to upgrade your digger 
  • Park the JCB in the garage and first research then upgrade your JMC to Level 4 Surveyor 
  • +11,000 Battery 
  • +100 Hit Points 
  • +3 Corrosive Shield

Better than the Alternative



  • Go to the CPV and place plans for a Water Collector 
  • You need to collect 10 Raw Silica, 5 Raw Nickel and 10 Raw Aluminium. 
  • If you head towards where you found the circuit board and drive around the large wreckage you can go through a small gap and head towards the waypoint. 
  • Once you have added all the required resources you will be able to build an Emergency Hydration Pouch at the crafting bench. 
  • Go back to the Hab. 
  • IMPORTANT! – Make sure you collect the 15,000 credit rewards 
  • Connect the Water Collector to the power grid

Compounds and Refining



  • Go to the CPV and place plans for a Refinary 
  • You need to collect 10 Raw Magnesium, 15 Raw Iron and 10 Raw Copper. 
  • Once you have added all the required resources you will be able to refine the following (Refined Iron, Refined Copper, Refined Aluminum, Refined Silica, Refined Copper, Aluminum Alloy). 
  • Go back to the Hab. 
  • IMPORTANT! – Make sure you collect the 15,000 credit rewards 
  • Connect the Refinary to the power grid

Stow it Away



  • Go to the CPV and place plans for a Warehouse 
  • You need to collect 10 Raw Iron, 5 Raw Aluminium and 1 Raw Titanium. 
  • Once you have added all the required resources you will be able to store 100 additional inventory units 
  • Go back to the Hab. 
  • IMPORTANT! – Make sure you collect the 15,000 credit rewards 
  • Connect the Warehouse to the power grid

Important

  • You will now have access to the next tier of missions. 
  • You will now have a serious power drain on your colony. You will have to go into the CPV to turn off buildings so that the Refinery can be powered up. 
  • I’d suggest you build a new Solar Panel as a matter of top priority.
Written by Old Oldboy.