How to play guide for Memories of Mars

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Memories of Mars is a PvE-with-PvP survival game.

This is only a basic guide for beginners. If you don't find answers in this MoM Official wiki, ask your questions on the MoM Official Discord.



Gameplay[edit | edit source]


In Memories of Mars you will have a lot of things to do:

  • Gather resources
  • Build one or more bases
  • Craft tools, weapons, ammos, armors, medics, food, explosives...
  • Fight against the robot AIs and Boss
  • Fight against players (in PvP areas)
  • Do missions
  • Build your Skilltree
  • Create an Alliance with your friends
  • Treasure hunt with supply trackers
  • Collect Lore for the Memory Capsule
  • Explore


Controls[edit | edit source]


While playing in First-Person mode (there is no 3rd-Person mode), default controls are :

PC
Command Keybinding
Movement
Move forward W
Move Backward S
Strafe Right D
Strafe left A
Look up/down mouse
Turn right/left mouse
Sprint Shift
Sprint (toggle) unbound
Walk Left Ctrl
Jump Space
Crouch C
Sit / Rest Y
Actions
Interact F
Interaction Menu Hold F
Fire Left Click
Alt Fire / Aim Right Click
Reload R
Select Ammo Type Hold R
Weapon Melee E
Weapon Gadget Hold E
Helmet Ability V
Action Bar Slot 1 1
Action Bar Slot 2 2
Action Bar Slot 3 3
Action Bar Slot 4 4
Action Bar Slot 5 5
Action Bar Slot 6 6
Action Bar Slot 7 7
Action Bar Slot 8 8
Previous Action Bar Slot Mouse wheel
Next Action Bar Slot Mouse wheel
Action Bar Radial Menu unbound
Switch Action Bars ~
Ping Location Q
Emotes Radial Menu Hold Q
Interface
Inventory I
Building B
Skilltree U
Map M
Protocols P
Alliance J
Open Chat Enter
Rotate Building Left Mouse wheel
Rotate Building Right Mouse wheel
Flip Building Up/Down E
Set Map Marker (Current Loc.) Ins
Show Admin Tools F8
Open Last Menu unbound
Item Actions
Move Item W
Equip Item E
Modify Item Q
Consume Item Q
Split Item Stack Shift Click
Drop Item X
Customize Item C
Unload Ammunition unbound
Loot All Items G
General
Hide Interface F12
(VOIP) Push to Talk Left Alt
(VOIP) Mute All Players unbound
PS4 *
Command Binding
Movement
Move forward L3
Move Backward L3
Strafe Right L3
Strafe left L3
Look up/down R3
Turn right/left R3
Sprint
Sprint (toggle) L3
Walk
Jump X
Crouch O
Sit / Rest
Actions
Interact Square
Interaction Menu Hold Square
Fire R2
Alt Fire / Aim L2
Reload R1
Select Ammo Type R1 hold
Weapon Melee R3
Weapon Gadget R3 hold
Helmet Ability D pad up
Action Bar Slot 1
Action Bar Slot 2
Action Bar Slot 3
Action Bar Slot 4
Action Bar Slot 5
Action Bar Slot 6
Action Bar Slot 7
Action Bar Slot 8
Previous Action Bar Slot D pad left
Next Action Bar Slot D pad right
Action Bar Radial Menu Triangle
Switch Action Bars D pad down
Ping Location L1
Emotes Radial Menu L1 hold
Interface
Inventory Select/menu button
Building
Skilltree
Map
Protocols
Alliance
Open Chat
Rotate Building Left R1
Rotate Building Right L1
Flip Building Up/Down
Set Map Marker (Current Loc.)
Show Admin Tools
Open Last Menu
Item Actions
Move Item
Equip Item
Modify Item
Consume Item
Split Item Stack
Drop Item
Customize Item
Unload Ammunition
Loot All Items
General
Hide Interface
(VOIP) Push to Talk
(VOIP) Mute All Players
XBOX *
Command Binding
Movement
Move forward Left stick
Move Backward Left stick
Strafe Right Left stick
Strafe left Left stick
Look up/down Right stick
Turn right/left Right stick
Sprint
Sprint (toggle) Left stick click
Walk
Jump A
Crouch B
Sit / Rest
Actions
Interact X
Interaction Menu Hold X
Fire Right trigger
Alt Fire / Aim Left trigger
Reload Right Bumper
Select Ammo Type Right bumper hold
Weapon Melee Right stick click
Weapon Gadget Right stick click hold
Helmet Ability D pad up
Action Bar Slot 1
Action Bar Slot 2
Action Bar Slot 3
Action Bar Slot 4
Action Bar Slot 5
Action Bar Slot 6
Action Bar Slot 7
Action Bar Slot 8
Previous Action Bar Slot D pad left
Next Action Bar Slot D pad right
Action Bar Radial Menu Y
Switch Action Bars D pad down
Ping Location Left bumper
Emotes Radial Menu Left bumper hold
Interface
Inventory Select/menu button
Building
Skilltree
Map
Protocols
Alliance
Open Chat
Rotate Building Left Right bumper
Rotate Building Right left bumper
Flip Building Up/Down
Set Map Marker (Current Loc.)
Show Admin Tools
Open Last Menu
Item Actions
Move Item
Equip Item
Modify Item
Consume Item
Split Item Stack
Drop Item
Customize Item
Unload Ammunition
Loot All Items
General
Hide Interface
(VOIP) Push to Talk
(VOIP) Mute All Players


Interface[edit | edit source]


HUD[edit | edit source]

HUD Interface


There is 5 bars to look out for on your screen :

  • Health : Your life capacity. If zero, you will fall unconscious and will have some time before being revived by a friend. If not, you die and you are sent to the respawn map. Healed by using medic items (like First Aid Sprays, Adrenaline Shots or MedPacks) or by Food (rations or lemonades).
  • Oxygen : replenished by interacting with an Oxygen Outlet or consume Oxygen cans. If zero, you will suffocate until death.
  • Nutrition : consume rations, dried food or drinks to increase your nutrition level. If zero, you will starve until death.
  • Capacity : the weight you can carry in your Inventory. When it turns red (after the weight marker), you will walk slower than normal. If the bar is 100% red, you will be stucked, imposible to move at all.
  • Thrust : only available when Vanguard's Jetpack is equipped. Shows the flying time before jetpack is depleted.


Status Icons[edit | edit source]


The status icons appear on the bottom right of the screen.

Healing Regeneration Healing regeneration after using medic or healing consumable.
Nutrition Regeneration Nutrition regeneration after using consumable.
Oxygen Regeneration Oxygen regeneration after using Oxygen outlet or can.
Starving Warning when nutrition reaches near zero.
Suffocating Warning when oxygen reaches near zero.
Bleeding Bleeding status (loosing hit points over time).
Contact Mode PvP combat mode when firing on another player (friend or enemy).
PvP Mode PvP Mode activated when entering a PvP zone (Memoriae Labyrinthus or FLOP Event)


Starting[edit | edit source]


When you start, you will do a quick tutorial to learn the basic gameplay. Then you will have to choose between 3 spawn locations (West, Center and East). West is very easy, East is less easy.


What you should do first[edit | edit source]


  • First things first, follow the Protocols. These are missions that will learn you the game and give you rewards.
  • Gather resources on ground by hand such as Iron Ore and Nitrate.
  • Use your 3D Mobile Printer in your inventory and deploy it on the ground to refine the Iron Ore into Iron.
  • Other materials like Copper, Aluminium, Magnesium can be found in containers and devices through out Mars. Sometimes additional weapons, armors, foods, schematics and FLOPs can also be found inside them.
  • When you have enough Iron, craft a pistol and ammos. This is for killing the AI robots to gather FLOPs off their corpses.
  • Spend FLOPs on basic tools such as the Pulse Excavator Mk.1 for mining and Welding Torch Mk.1 for constructing structures.
  • Invest FLOPs into platforms, walls, doors, ceilings, storage containers. A Cloning Chamber acts as a respawn point upon death.
  • To secure your structure from other players, an Administration Terminal should be built to prevent them from getting access.
  • Ideally a 1x2 or 2x2 structure should be easy to construct and start out.
  • To gather advanced material like Carbon Fiber, Acid, Silicon, get a Cutting Torch Mk.1 for better results.
  • Often check your Administration Terminal for the protected duration and refresh the base to reset the timer.
  • By spending FLOPs in your Skilltree, you gain Survivalist points which gives great bonuses to increase your survival. 10 FLOPs spent give 1 Survivalist point.


Combat Tips[edit | edit source]


  • Listen to the sound of the mobs that are walking around. This help to determine the type of opponent you may face within vicinity.
  • Often have more ammunition than you think you could handle, you never know how 600+ pistol ammo might get you out of a tight situation.
  • Be careful with your gear durability during combat (blue to red). A spare weapon will be helpful to have just in case.
  • Attachments can improve your use of weapon in terms of ammo capacity or accuracy improvements. Some rifles & shotgun are able to attach Bayonet. You can break windows with the Melee attack.
  • Various enemies has specific strategies to deal with. Scuttlers (spider-looking robots) tends to hop around but they like to latch onto rocks/walls to be still for a moment. Mantis (4-legged robots) are often cloaked and will appear itself if exposed by shooting at its shimmer or attacking you. Serpentes (worm-like robots) will only expose itself out of the ground once aggravated and will pop out of the ground for a brief moment.


See also[edit | edit source]



  • (*) Acknowledgments: @DewRadley#9978.