By default, dying and respawning in Icarus will drop you at a random location (usually close to your dropship). If your corpse is further away, then it’s going to be a long trek. That’s where Bedrolls and Wooden Beds come in. Here’s our Icarus guide to help you create Spawn Points by using Beds and Bedrolls.
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Icarus guide: Making New Spawn Points by Crafting Wooden Beds and Bedrolls
Bedroll and Wooden Bed Requirements
Bedrolls and Wooden Beds in Icarus need to get unlocked in the tech tree. Here are the requirements:
- Tier 1 – Can be unlocked at the start after learning how to make a Campfire. You can then spend a point to learn this blueprint.
- Materials – 20x fiber, 10x stick, 20x fur, and 10x leather.
- Wooden Beds
- Tier 2 – Requires you to reach level 10 to unlock the Crafting Bench. Then, reach level 15 to unlock the Carpentry Bench. You can then spend a point to learn this blueprint.
- Materials – 20x refined wood, 30x fur, 10x leather, and 10x copper nail.
Because of the materials and the effort involved, it’s more than likely that you’ll stick to crafting Bedrolls from the early to late-game experience. Besides, when you’re out and about exploring, you don’t want to carry a ton of stuff that still needs to be refined.
New Spawn Points
Even if you have these objects, they’ll be useless if you just plop them down out in the open. Instead, you’ll have to build a shelter. A fairly common option is just crafting wooden fixtures (i.e., walls and roofs), enough to enclose the object. If you do it right, you can hold “E” to turn that Bedroll or Wooden Bed into a new spawn point in Icarus.
Note 1: If you need to move to a new location, you can mouse over a fixture and press “Y.” It will get dismantled and returned to your inventory.
Note 2: If you wish to rest for a bit, you need to craft a Campfire (8x fiber, 8x stick, and 24x stone). You can sleep in a Bedroll or Wooden Bed that has a Campfire nearby.
Hollow Rock Formations
An alternative if you don’t want to bring various materials around is to use a Stone Pickaxe (8x fiber, 8x stick, and 24x stone). When you see a large rock formation, you can hollow and tunnel through it with the tool. Make sure the ground is flat and there’s enough space inside. Then, place a Bedroll on that spot.
The game will think that you made a shelter and that the Bedroll is enclosed, allowing you to use it as a temporary Spawn Point in Icarus.