|“||You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I’m telling you why. Ficsmas is coming to town||„|
FICS⁕MAS was a seasonal holiday-themed in-game event, which lasted from Dec 1st, 2020 to Jan 18th, 2021. Exclusive items and buildings were available during this event, which remained once the event ended.
Participating [ edit | edit source ]
The event was set to be enabled by default the first time the game was updated to Patch 0.3.7, both in the early access and experimental branches. It could be disabled entirely in the main menu (not the in-game pause menu) by ticking the Disable Seasonal Events option in gameplay settings.
After the event ended (18th January 2021  ), FICSMAS items and buildings remained in the world, but Gift Trees stopped producing gifts. Production buildings kept their recipes, but you can no longer select the recipes elsewhere. The build menu category, HUB Calendar, and M.A.M. research chain disappeared (this means no more FICSMAS buildings can be built).
FICSMAS Calendar [ edit | edit source ]
While the event was active, a Satisfactory themed advent calendar could be found to the right of the HUB Terminal. This calendar would give access to a new gift each day of the event up until December 25. Interacting E with the Calendar would bring up a poster featuring a mini puzzle game. The engineer would have to look for a hidden number corresponding to either the current date in December or a previous date. There were 25 total gifts to be earned. By clicking the number equalling to the current day of December, items would pop up as a daily reward. Those items could then be collected into the inventory.
If the player couldn’t find a specific number, they could use a hint system that highlighted the desired number.
Gifts [ edit | edit source ]
The rewards for all of the days were randomized, except for the 1st, 4th, 5th, 11th, and the 25th of December.
For all other days, the sequence was shuffled, although it was guaranteed to get all the items below:
Rewards from missed previous days could be collected, while those from upcoming days couldn’t. When a reward was collected, its number changes from pale white to gold color.
The calendar included a tip function at the bottom right which highlighted the number that was entered into its search bar.
Giant FICSMAS Gifts [ edit | edit source ]
While the event was active, Giant FICSMAS Gifts would be dispensed from the sky at random intervals, but only within 300 meters of the player. They fell slowly with parachutes and would land on the first solid object in contact, shaking the screen and with a pop effect. They could be interacted with to collect FICSMAS Gifts. If they are hard to access such as on top of a tree or a cliff, using Ladders was one of the easiest methods.
Each of them was sized between 4 × 4 × 3 m to 12 × 12 × 7 m. The size of the box corresponded to the amount of FICSMAS gifts inside. They had a collision box that did not affect vehicles but could affect factory construction to a certain degree, so it was advised to pick them up. Each of them yielded between five to 40 FICSMAS Gifts when picked up.
They had a number limit, and picking them up would enable more gift boxes to be dispensed. When picking up a gift, there was a small chance that ADA would say one of the following lines:
M.A.M. Research [ edit | edit source ]
A new research tree called ‘FICSMAS Holiday Event’ was available exclusively during the event, which could be unlocked in M.A.M.:
The entire research tree required only Tier 3 tech — only Constructors, Assemblers, Smelters and Foundries were required to automate all the FICSMAS parts (they cannot be crafted at Craft Bench). The number of contents available was locked behind certain key items, which could only be obtainable by scheduled daily rewards. For example, the first key item, a Red FICSMAS Ornament, was required for further researches down the tree.