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The Ashlands are officially un-survivable, all previous expeditions there have resulted in the total loss of the teams. It's recommended that excursions keep to the surrounding areas, which should have some good finds.

Iyo, Tech Hunter's Notes: The Ashlands

The Ashlands is an ashen landscape which was the domain of the Second Empire. Groups of Skeletons and Iron Spiders of the Skeleton Legion patrol this area, alongside the occasional Cleanser Unit. There are also large clouds of Poison Gas which periodically appear in this area, unless Cleanser Unit is present. As such, players are advised to bring a Fog Mask if their characters are vulnerable to this danger.

This Zone is a very good source of Research Artifacts as well as multiple Meitou grade weapons.


There are no Major Towns in the Ashlands. This zone does not spawn Nests or Camps.

 Minor Outposts[]

These locations are typically small towns, villages, or faction bases.

Ancient Locations[]

These are places which do not have competent inhabitants. Ancient Locations are usually lost outposts or ruins. Beware: sometimes these locations contain territorial protectors such as Security Spiders.

Aesthetic Ruins[]

These locations show up on the map, although the player cannot interact with anything at this location.

Homeless Spawns[]

These are squads which spawn without being tied to a location, camp, or nest. This list is in order of likelihood.


These are the modifiers which are linked to this zone on FCS.
Water 0% Fertility 0%

Environment Resources
Arid 0% Stone 0
Green 0% Iron 300%
Swamp 0% Copper 300%

Before building an outpost, players should find information about specific areas through Prospecting.


This zone has the 'Ashland Basic' season. Seasons may cause harmful Weather Effects or be purely aesthetic.

  • Ash Flakes
  • Poison Gas

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  • Bring a Fog Mask.
  • If you have a good sneaky character, this location is also fairly safe, making this zone an excellent source of income if you are not concerned with using artefacts for research (one can easily come back with 100,000 to 200,000 worth of cats from a single run).
  • The best way to get to the Ashlands is through Stobe's Gamble and then to Sniper Valley, then go around the Skinhouse in the north east. Going through Cheaters Run and then Sonorous Dark's coast has robots if you are curious about entering their shacks. Swimming in the pits has acid water and a sniper tower.