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Icarus - Ultimate Weather Explanatory Guide

Written by Finally <333   /   Updated: September 9, 2021    


Here is your guide to weather on Icarus.

Definitive Guide to Weather



Icarus Weather Overview



*This contains Spoilers*

Icarus was a failed project of terraforming and due to this failure, there are some extreme weather conditions. The effects and types of weather are determined based on the Prospect, Difficulty, and Biome.

Most weather events come in multiple phases. A weather event can be a mixture of these and the extent or length changes based on the specific event!

  • Start Phase - initial start of the weather, typically safer to be outside or get back to base.
  • Damage Phase - Increase danger to the player and structures.
  • Chaos Phase - Extreme danger to the player, structures, and environment.
  • End Phase - Calmer phase after the storm passes.

Forest Weather



Sunny Weather

Standard non-event weather



Cosmetic Rain

Minor showers approaching. (No effects)



  • Slows Character movement
  • Refills Water Collectors
  • Lowered Temperature
  • Extinguish Fires

Light Rain

Incoming Storm! Find shelter to protect yourself.



  • Slows Character movement
  • Refills Water Collectors
  • Lowered Temperature
  • Extinguish Fires

Medium Rain

Incoming Storm! Find shelter to protect yourself.



  • Slows Character movement
  • Refills Water Collectors
  • Lowered Temperature
  • Extinguish Fires
  • Lightning
  • Damage Structures
  • Trees Topple

Heavy Rain

Incoming Storm! Find shelter to protect yourself.



  • Slows Character movement
  • Refills Water Collectors
  • Lowered Temperature
  • Extinguish Fires
  • Lightning
  • Damage Structures
  • Trees Topple (starts earlier)
  • Damage Over Time (DOT) to structures

Extreme Rain

Incoming Storm! Find shelter to protect yourself.



  • Extent of Damage is Unknown

Arctic Weather



Cosmetic Snow

Minor Snow flurries approaching.



Light Snow

Incoming Storm! Find shelter to protect yourself.



  • Lowered Temperature
  • Extinguish Fires
  • Snow Buildup

Medium Snow

Incoming Storm! Find shelter to protect yourself.



  • Lowered Temperature
  • Extinguish Fires
  • Snow Buildup
  • Damage Buildings
  • Lightening
  • Trees Topple

Heavy Snow

Incoming Storm! Find shelter to protect yourself.



  • Lowered Temperature
  • Extinguish Fires
  • Snow Buildup
  • Damage Buildings
  • Lightening
  • Trees Topple

Extreme Snow

Incoming Storm! Find shelter to protect yourself.



  • Extent of Damage is Unknown

Desert Weather



Cosmetic SandStorm

Minor Sand Storm Approaching.



Light SandStorm

Incoming Storm! Find shelter to protect yourself.



  • Increased Temperature
  • Extinguish Fires
  • Damage Players (this is an outlyer)
  • Damage Buildings

Medium SandStorm

Incoming Storm! Find shelter to protect yourself.



  • Increased Temperature
  • Extinguish Fires
  • Damage Buildings
  • Trees Topple

Heavy SandStorm

Incoming Storm! Find shelter to protect yourself.



  • Increased Temperature
  • Extinguish Fires
  • Damage Buildings
  • Trees Topple

Extreme SandStorm

Incoming Storm! Find shelter to protect yourself.



  • Extent of Damage is Unknown

Written by Finally <333.


Game:   Icarus