Getting Coal in Frostpunk
Coal is the very first resource you’ll need to get your hands on in Frostpunk. It’s essential for turning on the generator, which provides heating to your entire city and keeps them alive. If the generator is shut down, it’s only a matter of time before your city is wiped out. Because of this, you’ll want to make sure that you have a good stockpile of coal.
Thankfully, when you’re first starting out in Frostpunk, it’s pretty easy to obtain. Before doing anything else, look around the area for stone piles. Click on them, and if they’re identified as coal piles, you can assign workers to the pile to start mining them. You can assign up to 15 workers to work on a pile, and this will allow you to be more efficient. We recommend doing this, as the working hours are from 0800 to 1800, so you want to make the most of these hours in the day.
Once you have coal, you’ll be able to power up the generator. The deposits will eventually run out, but you can find other mining areas around you, and set up mining stations to farm for them in the future. Construct a workshop to access the technology tree, and you’ll be able to research coal thumpers and mining stations. The thumpers produce coal piles for you to dig up, while the stations need to be built on top of coal deposits.
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