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|Objective(s)||Collect 7-10 Aquarq|
Point Extraction is a mission type in Deep Rock Galactic. Mission Control have located a large motherlode of a glowing, blue crystal named Aquarq. The dwarves are sent in to extract as many as possible, and are also assisted by a giant, heavily armored mining platform named the Minehead. Point Extractions are the fourth unlockable mission type, the third being Salvage Operation.
About[edit | edit source]
Point Extraction missions always take place in a large cavern filled with Aquarq. The Drop Pod is landed into the cavern, along with the Mine Head which unfolds and acts as a central playing point throughout the mission. Unlike all other mission types, the M.U.L.E. is not present, and resources gathered by the team must be deposited into the Mine Head itself.
The Aquarq that must be collected for the primary objective are embedded in the walls of the cavern. Small, blue crystals dot the location they are buried, and they must be dug out using Driller's Titanium Powerdrills or a pickaxe. Aquarq are large resources, and must be carried back to the Mine Head by hand.
Enemies in Point Extraction are far more common than any other mission type; they will attack frequently in large swarms. However, the automatic Sentry Turrets on the Mine Head will assist the team in combat, and there is an abundance of Nitra that can be used to order Resupply Pods.
After the primary objective has been completed, a red button on the Mine Head will become activated, and can be interacted with. Pressing the button will launch a rocket ship located at the top of the Mine Head, and Mission Control will announce that they will send in the Drop Pod to extract the dwarves after the rocket has been secured at the Space Rig. After two minutes of defending against a final swarm, Mission Control will land the Drop Pod close by. The Drop Pod will wait for three more minutes before departing.
Tips[edit | edit source]
- It is recommend that at least one player on the team picks Gunner and deploys multiple ziplines around the cavern using his Zipline Gun, as dwarves holding Aquarq can ride on ziplines with no movement penalty.
- When a swarm is announced, regroup at the Mine Head to defend against the incoming enemies. The Sentry Turrets will automatically provide support fire, and never need to be reloaded.
Primary Objective[edit | edit source]
The number of Aquarq to collect is dependent on the length of the mission.
|Length||Complexity||Objective||Primary Payout||Secondary Payout|
|Collect 7 Aquarq||585||195/325|
|Collect 10 Aquarq||910||280/350|
Secondary Objective[edit | edit source]
Unlike all other mission types, Point Extraction missions have Dystrum as a possible secondary objective.
Possible Secondary Objectives:
Collect 10 Alien Fossil
Collect 15 Apoca Bloom
Collect 20 Boolo Cap
Collect 25 Hollomite
Collect 100 Dystrum
Trivia[edit | edit source]