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Back arrow (CivBE).png Civilization: Beyond Earth

Image seen when player completes an expedition

In Civilization: Beyond Earth, Explorer units are able to setup what is called an Expedition, which allows it to access something on a tile. After ten turns, the expedition is completed and used up.

In Rising Tide, explorers can conduct expeditions on the sites can be found in the ocean. Expeditions also have a chance to discover an Artifact in addition to its rewards.

Sites and rewards[]

Site Reward
Alien Skeleton Alien Skeleton 66% chance of giving you an alien unit, 33% chance of giving affinity progress
Crashed Satellite Crashed Satellite 66% chance to give Production Production bonus, 33% chance to give Science Science bonus
Derelict Settlement Derelict Settlement 50% chance to give Culture Culture, 50% chance to give a free population
Kraken Nest Kraken Nest RT only.png Chance of getting an aquatic alien unit, Chance of giving affinity progress
Progenitor Device Progenitor Device RT only.png 50% chance of giving affinity progress, 50% chance to give free affinity level
Progenitor Ruin Progenitor Ruin 50% chance to give free affinity level, 50% chance to give Science Science towards a far away tech, sometimes have a fragment of The Signal, necessary for a Contact Victory.
Sunken Spacecraft Sunken Spacecraft RT only.png 33% chance to give Production Production bonus, 66% chance to give Science Science towards a far away tech
Sunken Vehicle Sunken Vehicle RT only.png 66% chance to give Production Production bonus, 33% chance to give Culture Culture
Wrecked Colony Lander Wrecked Colony Lander RT only.png 66% chance to give a free population, 33% chance to give Culture Culture

Bonuses affecting Expeditions[]

  • At Level 1 Supremacy Supremacy, Explorer Units can build one extra Expedition.
  • At Level 1 Purity Purity Explorer Units are twice as strong when attacked by Aliens.
  • Building a Laboratory and making the appropriate Quest decision can provide you with an additional expedition for Explorers.
  • The tier 2 Virtue Prosperity bonus on (CivBE).png Prosperity Virtue Pathfinder allows explorer units to build three additional expeditions.
  • The tier 1 Virtue Knowledge bonus on (CivBE).png Knowledge Virtue Field Research allows you to earn 50 Science Science from completed expeditions.
  • The Drone Sphere speeds up Expedition time by 50%.
  • The artifact reward Ground-Penetrating LIDAR speeds up Expedition time by 100%.RT only.png

User interface[]

It is easier to spot Expedition Sites if you activate the icons for them. To do that, click on the little eye-symbol at the top left corner of the minimap, then select "Expedition Sites":

Highlighting Expedition Sites

Images[]

RT only.png Introduced in the Rising Tide expansion pack.
Civilization: Beyond Earth [Edit]
Games: Base Beyond EarthRising TideStarships

Lists
Aliens • Artifacts (Alien, Old Earth, Progenitor)RT only.pngBiomesBuildingsCargoColonistsOrbital UnitsPersonality TraitsRT only.pngPlanetsQuestsResourcesSponsorsSpacecraftTechnologiesTerrainTile ImprovementsTrade AgreementsRT only.pngUnitsVirtuesWondersYields

Affinities

Harmony HarmonyPurity PuritySupremacy Supremacy

Concepts
Alien gameplayAquatic gameplayRT only.pngArtifacts SystemRT only.pngBuildingsCitiesCovert OperationsDiplomacyExpeditionsMarvel SystemRT only.pngMiasmaOrbital LayerStationsTech WebTradeUnitsVictory

Yields
Culture CultureDiplomatic Capital Diplomatic CapitalRT only.pngEnergy EnergyFood FoodHealth HealthProduction ProductionScience Science

Misc.
Starting a new gameStarter GuideStrategy GuidesSteam AchievementsModsUpdatesSoundtrackStarships UnlockablesExoplanets Map Pack

RT only.png Introduced in the Rising Tide expansion pack.† Spin off game based in the same fictional universe
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