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Life Support
Life Support
Provides basic life support from environmental hazards.
Category Exosuit - Core Systems
Type Suit Survival Power Pack
Recharged with Isotope
Updated Frontiers
Disambig.png This article is about the current version of Life Support. For the Atlas Rises version, see Archive:Life Support (Atlas).

Life Support is a core component of the exosuit.


Provides general life support as part of the general exosuit functionality. The level of current support is displayed on one of the various HUD bars, marked with the same "heartbeat" symbol as is displayed on the suit icon.

Unlike Hazard Protection, Life Support only drains due to movement outside of an Exocraft, space station or other habitable structure.

  • walking (low drain)
  • sprinting (medium drain)
  • using the Jetpack (high drain)
  • using Personal Forcefield (high drain)
  • being in interplanetary space (extremely high drain)

These drains are increased while on a Dead planet.

Game description[]

The core of the Exosuit, the Life Support System continually filters and pumps breathable Oxygen.

In addition to its role in the continued existence of the Exosuit user, the Life Support Unit uses surplus oxygen to generate power for secondary systems, such as the Jetpack, Speed Augmentation and Torch.

Charge equipment with Oxygen, Life Support Gel or Dioxite.


Life Support can be repaired using the following ingredients:

Life Support cannot be dismantled.



The Life Support is rechargeable using the following items:

Additional information[]

  • Upgrade bonuses trigger if Life Support is adjacent to Oxygen Recycler or Life Support Upgrades, though this only indirectly augments Life Support by improving the effects of its upgrades.
  • Despite being impossible to Craft, a placeholder Blueprint exists within the Space Anomaly, with a suggested build cost of 100 Ferrite Dust.
  • For some odd reason, in the event of Life Support being damaged (ex. Galactic Travel), the power gauge never drains and always stays at the same percentage until it is repaired (ongoing bug).