Time to mine for some gold nuggets. Check out this section if you are looking for game information, tips and tricks, and hidden secrets!

Hydroneer - Starter Guide


From this point in the guide, you should already have a basic understanding of how the game works. You're going to need make some cash before the operation can work. This guide will provide you on how to get some quik bucks to get you started.

If you don't know where to start, we suggest to do the following steps first before going nuts on high tech systems and conveyer belts.

First Expansion

Time to spend those few earned cash into good profitable pure gold.

Get a water intake, straight pipes, angles and T junctions and a valve.

You should have 5 or 6 pans lined up on foundations, with pipes running over the pans to dump water in each of them.
Use the T junctions over the pans and an angle pipe for the last pan. I recommend laying the pipes three blocks high, if you lay the pipes just one block over the pans, they tend to make it awkward picking up and dropping things under the pipes.

Somewhere close to the workspace should be a valve, so that you can turn it on and off easily. The water intake is placed in the river next to you and connected to the workspace.
Fill the pans with dirt, and hit the valve on and off to dump water into all of them at once. You can brush the pans and collect. All of these foundations and pipes can be refitted underground once you secure more money to expand. Repeat the steps until you have enough money to get yourself more high tech related systems or to buy your first expansion. However, a new mining field is not recommended if you dont have at least 25K worth of cash.

Important to know!