The Artifacts system is used by the game to spawn various high value items in ruins and many other locations. Each location has a min/max monetary value for both artifact types, which appears to use the item's Sell Value. The game will randomly select a number of artifacts to spawn in that location, whose total value will fall into that specified range.
Item Artifacts consist of Research Artifacts that can be spawned by this system. While it can only spawn these Research Artifacts, it is not always the only way they spawn. Though it is by far the most common source for them. While it can spawn any other Research Artifact, it will never spawn the normal Book item. It also only spawns a limited number of these items across the entire world, 160 Ancient Science Books, 30 Engineering Research, and 37 AI Cores.
Gear Artifacts consist of Weapons, Armour, Crossbows, and Robotic Limbs spawned by this system. Any armour, crossbows, or robot limbs spawned will be of Specialist or Masterwork quality, while any weapons will be of either Catun Scrapmaster, Skeleton Smiths, or Edgewalkers (Edge Type 1 only) quality. As with items, these spawns are limited across the world. There will only be 1 of each weapon type for each quality level, 1 of each robotic limb (minus the Economy ones) for each quality level, 2 of each crossbow (minus Junkbow) of each quality level, and 1 of each armour set to spawn via the system.
Artifact Locations Edit
|Name||Gear Max||Gear Min||Item Max||Item Min|
|Ancient Tech Labs||0||0||31,000||0|
|Ashland Dome I||0||0||35,000||8000|
|Ashland Dome II||300,000||0||0||0|
|Ashland Dome III||250,000||0||45,000||10,000|
|Ashland Dome IV||250,000||0||45,000||10,000|
|Black Dog HQ||60,000||0||0||0|
|Dust King Tower||10,000||0||0||0|
|Lost Armour Store||60,000||0||0||0|
|Old Control Tower||0||0||6,000||0|
|Old Empire Supply Outpost||40,000||0||0||0|
|The Old Prison||150,000||0||0||0|
|Tower of Abuse||35,000||0||28,000||0|
|Tower of Fog||20,000||0||5,000||0|
|Tower Of Goats||15,000||0||5,000||0|
|Tower Of Ninjas||15,000||0||5,000||0|