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Seasons

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The Aberration DLC strays from the standard day/night cycle by introducing a form of seasons to the game. Instead of daytime and nighttime having consistent lengths on each day, the lengths of daytime and nighttime vary over time.

Overview[edit | edit source]

There are three seasons in Aberration that combined make up one "year," or cycle through all of the seasons, that lasts 10 days. These "years" start on days that are a multiple of 10 (day 0, 10, 20, etc.).

The Seasons[edit | edit source]

Hold h in game and look at the top left of your screen to see the current day and season.

Aberration DLC Seasons
Season Start Day* Length Daytime Minute Length (WIP) Nighttime Minute Length (WIP)
50% Day / 50% Night 0 4 Days 2.5 Seconds 2.5 Seconds
90% Day / 10% Night 4 3 Days 4.5 Seconds 0.5 Seconds
10% Day / 90% Night 7 3 Days 0.5 Seconds 4.5 Seconds

*Days that end in this number. Example: Day 0 means day 10, 20, 30, etc. and Day 4 means day 4, 14, 24, etc.

How Time is Affected[edit | edit source]

It is important to note that these seasons do not change the in-game time of when night and day start. Day always starts at 05:30 and night always starts at 17:30. What changes is the length of the minutes between these times. This means that during the "10% Day / 90% Night" season the minutes between 05:30 and 17:30 will pass very quickly and the minutes between 17:30 and 5:30 will pass very slowly. Conversely, during the "90% Day / 10% Night" season the daytime minutes will pass slowly while the nighttime minutes pass faster. Finally during the "50% Day / 50% Night" season the minutes during the day and during the night will pass at relatively the same speed.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Because of the way the extreme temperatures work on the Surface Biomes in Aberration, it can be beneficial to schedule your surface exploration during the 90% Night seasons (days 7,8, and 9 of each "year"). On a 90% night you will get 54 (real life minutes) (60*12*4.5 seconds = 54 minutes) to explore the surface before sun comes comes up (17:30 - 5:30), at 10% night this is only 6 real life minutes. However, due to server lag and such make sure you leave the surface on time.
  • Because seasons change at midnight your night may end much faster or slower than it began. This potentially unexpected behavior can be dangerous when exploring the Surface.