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Gameplay[edit | edit source]
By default, it can be called by using "C" on a Keyboard and "Y" on a Xbox One controller, to the player's current position; it places a marker on the ground for where it will stop. It will take the most direct path towards the set position, walking on any solid surface, including walls and roofs.
Extraction[edit | edit source]
As soon as the primary mission goal has been reached, the Drop Pod can be called using a red button that appears on the back of the M.U.L.E. Once pressed, the Drop Pod will land at a distant location and the M.U.L.E will begin walking towards it, ignoring any calls from that point onward.
The M.U.L.E will leave behind a glowing trail of green markers that look similar to the ones the Dwarves place when calling it to their position. The markers will pulse with light in sequence starting with the first marker placed to the most recently placed marker, as it travels towards the Drop Pod during the extraction phase.
It is also worth noting that the Drop Pod's doors will only open when the M.U.L.E has been secured within it, or if for some reason the M.U.L.E cannot reach the pod, it will open 15 seconds prior to the escape timer reaching zero. Mission Control will notify the players after the M.U.L.E has been docked within the Drop Pod.
Mini M.U.L.Es make an appearance in the Space Rig and are also part of an objective during Salvage Operation. When repaired during a Salvage mission, they will follow the M.U.L.E; although, the players will be unable to deposit minerals into them.
Nicknames[edit | edit source]
PSA: The M.U.L.E. units are neither sentient, nor pets. Calling them "Molly" will not impact the MULE unit's programming.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The M.U.L.E. was the first robot implemented into the game, added in Closed Alpha Update 2.
- Deep Rock Galactic disapproves of the dwarves assigning nicknames to the M.U.L.E, as it is known to cause depression in the event of malfunctioning equipment.
- The M.U.L.E. is likely named after the Multiple Use Labour Element robots from the classic Atari game M.U.L.E., a competitive multiplayer economic simulation.
Bugs[edit | edit source]
- There's a small chance the M.U.L.E. will get stuck in its path finding upon summoning the Drop Pod and will keep moving back and forth.
- In case this occurs, the player should attempt to reach the Drop Pod themselves since the M.U.L.E. will be forcefully teleported to the Drop Pod in the last 10 seconds.
See Also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Deep Rock Galactic - Vlog#1, published on October 6th, 2017