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Glowsticks Glowsticks
Tier Small
Group Module
Type Deployable
Crafted at Backpack
Recipe Organic
Unlock Cost 350 Bytes

Glowsticks are an illumination item in Astroneer that can be crafted via the Backpack. They offer dim illumination and last for 15 minutes but are very cheap to make with only a single Organic. Each stack provides 25 individual glowsticks which can be placed. When a glowstick is placed, one will visually disappear from the stack item, making it easy to tell how many glowsticks are left in that stack, in much the same way as Tethers.

Once the 15 minutes have passed for a glowstick, it will begin to strobe, signaling the end of its life. The glowstick then breaks a few seconds following this behavior, becoming a mess of bioluminescent chlorophyll and vanishing.


Output Input Module
Glowsticks Organic Backpack


Glowsticks are primarily intended for temporary paths to help prevent the player from getting lost and dying in areas such as caves. They may also be used for quick and easy light sources early on in the game.

They may be placed either from the widget slot in the Backpack via pressing the context slot keys, (for PC: C or V, Xbox: Xbox One - LB or Xbox One - RB, PS4: PS4 - L1 or PS4 - R1, Switch: Switch - L or Switch - R) or by placing the bundle on the ground and holding (PC: F, Xbox: Xbox One - Y, PS4: PS4 - Triangle, Switch: Switch - X) to drop one and then move and drag.