Astroneer's latest update adds Galastropods

By Heidi Nicholas,
The latest update for Astroneer adds Galastropods, which you can take with you as permanent companions, along with new missions to "launch players on a journey of snail discovery across the solar system!"


This Xenobiology update arrives alongside Astroneer's launch on Nintendo Switch, which is why you can glimpse the "space snails" at the end of the trailer above. The devs tell us that the update "introduces a new adventure where players embark on a narrative-focused mission all across the solar system to discover the secrets behind the curious Galastropods." If you feed the Galastropods their favourite food, they'll pay it back by awarding you a "unique benefit." The update tasks you with finding Galastropods to "investigate the mystery behind their appearance," while the early game features new missions to "launch players on a journey of snail discovery across the solar system!"

Astroneer will celebrate its third anniversary in February, at which point Astroneer players will be gifted with a free cosmetic. The devs haven't said what it is yet or when exactly you'll be able to get it, but we'll keep an eye out.

The Xenobiology update is available now.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!