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Robotic Drone
Crafted from the Robotic Parts and scrap, the Robotic Drone is the ultimate companion in the apocalypse. It can heal you, help fight and carry some items.

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Category Robotics
Type Assistant%Unknown NPC Type
Zombie Type
Loot Container


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Description[ | ]

The Robotic Drone is an optional Robotic Assistant that with the appropriate Mods will provide health to your character when HP has lowered below a certain point. Other Mods allow Stamina Regeneration for your character, Lighting, Durability to protect your Drone from damage, and extra Storage. Robotic Drone has Tiers of Quality which depend on your ability to craft at high levels or can be bypassed by paying Traders for a high Quality Robotic Drone. The Robotic Drone was introduced in Alpha 20 Experimental.

To deploy the Robotic Drone: place it in your Toolbelt, then select it. Point your crosshair somewhere then Place. A placement silhouette for the drone will appear, red for invalid placement and green for valid placement. Place again to put it into the world.

Quick Menu[ | ]

There are two menu options available. Looking at the Robotic Drone you can either press E to access the quick menu which will allow you see these quick options:

  • May I see your Inventory
  • Stay Here
  • Nevermind

Holding E will allow you to see the radial menu shown below.

Radial Menu[ | ]


Robotic Drone Menu

The full menu can be access by looking at the Robotic Drone and pressing and holding E key to access the Radial Menu. While holding the E key rotate to navigate to the desired category Icon. The selected option will appear as text in the center and the selected Icon will enlarge bigger than the other options. When you have hovered over the selected the appropriate option you want, release the E key and another menu for that option will appear. The Icon categories can be found below:

Talk[ | ]

Using this option will bring up the Quick Menu

Lock[ | ]

This option is only useful when in Multiplayer when other player you either know or do not know want to take items from your Robotic Drones storage.

Enter Code[ | ]

This option is to allow trusted player to have access to your Robotic Drones storage.

Take[ | ]

This option will place the Robotic Drone into your player Inventory.

Stay Here[ | ]

This option will force the Robotic Drone to stay in place until it is told to follow your character once again.

Storage[ | ]

This option will show the default storage which is limited to 16 slots but can be expanded with the Robotic Drone Cargo Mod.

Quiet Mode[ | ]

This option will make the Robotic Drone silent (not speaking) giving the player some peace and quiet. The Robotic Drone will act as usual with assisting the player with aid but will not give any verbal warnings until it is turned on again.

Friendly Fire[ | ]

Camera Debug Mode[ | ]

Flashlight[ | ]

(Requires Mod)
This option only appears when the Robotic Headlamp Mod is installed. Using this option allows for extra lighting from the Drone.

Crafting[ | ]

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Robotic Drone Recipe
Item Name Count
Item Name Count
Quality 1 Quality 2 Quality 3 Quality 4 Quality 5

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RoboticsParts Robotics Parts 1 2 3 4 5
IngotSteel Forged Steel 10 20 30 40 50
DuctTape Duct Tape 15 30 45 60 75
ScrapPlastics Scrap Polymers 15 30 45 60 75
MotionSensor Motion Sensor 2 4 6 8 10
Unlock Options
BookTechPlanet Tech Planet */100 68 76 84 92 100
And having read
Schematic  Schematic
Crafted in
NewWorkbench Workbench

The recipe above contains the Resources/Magazines needed for each Quality level of the Robotic Drone.
A higher Quality item may provide better stats at the cost of increased material and unlock requirements.

Mods[ | ]

The Robotic Drone with mods can provide Healing, Stamina Regeneration, Lighting, Durability, and Storage.

Image Mod Name Caption
ModRoboticDroneMoraleBoosterMod Robotic Drone Morale Booster Mod Stamina regeneration is increased by 10% when near the drone with this mod installed.
ModRoboticDroneMedicMod Robotic Drone Medic Mod Modify your drone into a robotic field medic that will automatically heal you as long as medical bandages or first aid kits in its inventory
ModRoboticDroneCargoMod Robotic Drone Cargo Mod Increase your drone's storage capacity with this modification. Add more for additional storage
ModRoboticDroneArmorPlatingMod Robotic Drone Armor Plating Mod Upgrade your robotic drone's defensive ability with this modification. Reduces damage by 50%
ModRoboticDroneHeadlampMod Robotic Headlamp Mod This robotic drone modification adds a headlamp to your drone to improve visibility in dark places

Installation[ | ]

To install Mods into the Robotic Drone must be in your inventory or Tool Belt. Click on the Drone in your inventory and click on Modify and drag and drop the Mod into the Modifiers slots available. If the Drone is already deployed in the air, press and hold the E key and select TAKE and proceed as stated above.

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