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How to earn 250+ Credits Per Hour
By Klawful
Simple guide to earn anywhere from 250-350+ Credits per hour, plus tips to increase that.
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Step 1: Start the Strange Harvest: Bio-Research Mission
As shown below.

Step 2: Follow the run path shown
Follow the run path shown. No weapons/Armor/Food is needed, just start running. Listen carefully for any bears/wolves, and give them a wide berth.



Objective 1:


Objective 2:


Objective 3:
Step 3: Run to Dropship, Finish.
You should be able to finish it solo in around ~9-11 minutes, gaining you 50 credits.

Quicker with a team of 2, I've managed just under 7 minutes on a good run where the dropship has landed closer to Objective 3.
Tips and Tricks:
Tips and tricks for faster runs:
  • Don't get to close to the plant when you harvest it. If you go to close, it will poison you.
  • Do it with a friend and have the host go to the first Objective. Have 2nd person run to First and Third objective. You can get this down to under 7-8 minutes.
  • Get the Swift Survivor skill (Exploration Tree) for additional speed. 10% extra speed
  • Get the Bow Agility skill (Bow Tree), and soon as you drop, make and equip a bow (No ammo needed) 10% extra speed
  • Unlock any Workshop bow, so that you start with one instead of having to make one for the above tip.
  • x2 Mass Dampener Modules in the Workshop (You will need atleast a Xigo "Duo" S5 Envirosuit that has 2 suit module slots). When you are dropping each time, use that time to equip the Mass Dampener Modules. 10% extra speed (5% per Dampener)

  • Optionally if solo, get the Fleet Footed skill from the Solo tree. 10% extra speed.
  • If you are having trouble hearing the Bears, consider upgrading your headset and adjusting your ingame audio. I highly recommend the HyperX Cloud II's or Logitech G432's.
Overall extra move speed: 30% (40% if solo)
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13 Comments
Maddog088 Nov 6 @ 6:51pm 
How do you deal with the infected bears and the million boars and big birdy thing that want to kill you on sight that are right there on the target location
FluffyTail Jun 1 @ 7:09pm 
@Winter it's always been 50 credits. read the guide. it takes 9-11 minutes to beat and gives 50 credits. meaning you get around 250 an hour.
Winter Mar 1 @ 6:36am 
No longer works, they have nerfed the the reward amount.
zereties Jan 30 @ 7:52am 
my game crashes when i try playing that mission
Kobura Jan 11 @ 3:39pm 
Alternatively, enjoy the game fairly naturally... There isn't enough content to be this joylessly intense about speedrunning.
Bussy Jan 7 @ 3:43pm 
Unlock Dust up: Food, Flint arrows, Longbows -> run to sandworm, kill then glitch in cave to the north back to drop pod. 1:30 solo less with more people
Lochar Dec 24, 2021 @ 9:59am 
i just do the exotic mission for 150 in 10min
SMac Dec 21, 2021 @ 6:44pm 
great for solo or pairs but if you have 3+ can do sandworm in less than an hour
MistPony Dec 18, 2021 @ 8:08pm 
Oh, Thank.:lunar2019piginablanket:
Picardo Dec 18, 2021 @ 9:55am 
I noticed this very early. This mission used to give a lot more than 50 credits per run. I don't know exactly how many times I ran this one, but it was a lot and I've got most of the unlocks I needed from it.