Challenge Mode

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Challenges are a game mode where the player must accomplish a specific objective within a time limit. Mission parameters, game rules and colony coordinates are predetermined and unique for each challenge.

Each Challenge is set on specific map coordinates, with a particular sponsor and game rules. If you are attempting a Challenge, you are playing under the same basic conditions as any other player.

Each Challenge has a time limit to be "completed" - you will fail if the objective is not completed during this time. If you manage to finish a challenge exceptionally fast, in another, much tighter time frame, it will be considered "perfected". While completing some challenges can be a significant feat on its own, perfecting them is balanced to be a challenge.

There are three different Challenges for all sponsors, except for "Paradox Interactive" and "International Mars Mission". The "Brazil" and "Japan" sponsors are only available with the Space Race DLC installed.

No Mysteries are active during the challenges.

The player is free to continue playing the map as a normal sandbox game after the Challenge has ended, even if it was failed.

Challenges[edit]

Challenge Mission Sponsor Commander Profile Objective and Game Rules Challenge
Deadline (Sol)
Perfect
Time (Sol)
A New Nation Logo - USA.png USA Rocket Scientist Have 5 domes, each with a population of 200Colonists.png Colonists or more
Endless Supply, No Events
200 100
Arco-Logistics Logo - Brazil.png Brazil (DLC) Oligarch Have 8 fully occupied Arcologies
No Events
200 100
Ark 2.0 Logo - Church.png Church of the New Ark Doctor Have 200Colonists.png colonists
No Events, The Last Ark (call passenger rocket only once)
240 120
Baby Steps Logo - Church.png Church of the New Ark Rocket Scientist Have 5 MartianbornColonists.png colonists
No Events
26 13
Campus Life Logo - Europe.png Europe Ecologist Have 200 scientists
No Events
240 120
City Building Logo - India.png India Psychologist Have a dome with a population of 100Colonists.png and no homeless citizens
No Events
70 35
Civil Disorder Logo - India.png India Oligarch Reach a population of 2,000Colonists.png
Rebel Yell, No Events
300 200
Cold Fusion Logo - India.png India Ecologist Have 4 fusion reactors fully staffed and on 3 shifts
Winter is Coming, No Events
140 70
Drill Baby, Drill Logo - BSC.png Blue Sun Corporation Inventor Have a fully upgraded Mohole Mine
No Events
250 150
Earthbound Logo - Japan.png Japan (DLC) Hydro Engineer Refuel and launch a rocket
No Disasters, No Events
6 3
Elbrus++ Logo - Russia.png Russia Futurist Produce 250Electronics.png Electronics
No Events
200 100
Fiscal Profits Logo - BSC.png Blue Sun Corporation Politician Accumulate $35,000 M
Inflation, No Events
140 80
Founding Fathers Logo - USA.pngUSA Rocket Scientist Complete the Founder Stage
No Disasters, No Events
12 6
Hello, Neighbors Logo - Brazil.png Brazil (DLC) Hydro Engineer Have a complex of 3 connected Domes and population of 50 colonists
No Events
50 25
Housing Bubble Logo - China.png China Futurist Have 4 fully occupied Living Complexes
No Events
30 13
New Eden Logo - Church.png Church of the New Ark Doctor Have a colony with at least 50Colonists.png Colonists with average comfort 80
No Events
80 40
Operation: Katana Logo - Japan.png Japan (DLC) Inventor Deplete 10 Metal underground deposits
No Events
140 80
Russian Concrete Logo - Russia.png Russia Oligarch Produce 1,000Concrete.png concrete
Long Ride, No Events
34 17
Serve the People Logo - China.png China Oligarch Have a population of 200Colonists.png colonists
Long Ride, No Events
80 40
Seven Logo - China.png China Astrogeologist Have 7 Wonders
No Events
250 150
Specialized Training Logo - Brazil.png Brazil (DLC) Psychologist Have 50 Specialists
Amateurs, No Events
140 70
Tech Boost Logo - Europe.png Europe Futurist Research 25 technologies (repeatable technologies are counted once)
No Events
40 20
The Boundaries of Knowledge Logo - SpaceY.png SpaceY Politician Research 100 technologies (repeatable technologies are counted once)
Chaos Theory, No Events
250 150
The Gold Must Flow Logo - BSC.png Blue Sun Corporation Astrogeologist Export 30RareMetals.png Rare Metals
No Disasters, No Events
30 10
The Means of Production Logo - SpaceY.png SpaceY Psychologist Produce 5Polymers.png Polymers, 5MachineParts.png Machine Parts and 5Electronics.png Electronics on Mars
No Events
30 15
Tourist Trap Logo - SpaceY.png SpaceY Rocket Scientist Earn $2,000 M from Tourists
No Events
80 40
Unconventional Desires Logo - Japan.png Japan (DLC) Inventor Research 12 Breakthroughs
Dust In The Wind, No Events
200 100
Under the Microscope Logo - Europe.png Europe Astrogeologist Analyze all anomalies
Winter is Coming, No Events
80 40
Vocation Destination Logo - Russia.png Russia Doctor Have a VR Workshop, Art Workshop and Biorobotics workshop
No Events
150 75
Wonderful Life Logo - USA.png USA Politician Construct a Wonder
No Events
120 60


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