Abandoned Ruins are one of the three types of ruins in My Time at Sandrock. These locations are rich with ores and Old World technological relics that can be mined. The Civil Corps are responsible for investigating and clearing the area of any danger, allowing people to safely enter the ruins.
In the early game, there is one accessible Abandoned Ruins in Sandrock. Located behind the Eufaula Salvage, the Eufaula Salvage Abandoned Ruins can be accessed after Picking Up the Slack. Another Abandoned Ruin, Gecko Station Ruins, becomes available after In Trusses we Trust. Each Abandoned Ruins charges a weekly fee of 200 Gols to enter. In addition to the access to the ruins, the fee covers a jet pack and Relic Detector, only usable while inside. The player will continue to return to earlier ruins as they progress, as each ruin contains different ores, materials, and relics. If all the resources in the current ruins are exhausted, the player can pay a fee of 20 gols to refresh the ores and relics inside.
Inside the ruin, the player can use their Pickhammer to mine the caves to gather resources, such as various types of Scrap, Copper Ore, Tin Ore or Stone. Sometimes they will stumble upon a relic that they can take, such as Engines, Power Stones, Data Discs, or broken parts from Old World objects. All items found in the ruins are retained, though leaving the ruins will immediately return the jet pack and relic scanner to the Civil Corps.
Each abandoned ruin consists of 11 floors, with each floor having different treasures and relics. The player starts their ruin dive at Level 1 and has to locate the exit to the next floor to unlock it. To navigate to the exit, they need to follow the green arrow signs and might need to clear stone and rocks or avoid hazards like explosive traps or electrified floors or fences to reach it. Once the player unlocks a floor by entering it, they can visit it anytime from the ruin entrance.
When inside the ruins, the player can use their Treasure Detector and jet pack freely to navigate. While the scanner is active, it displays the objects of interests as different glowing symbols.
- Treasures like relic materials or relics are shown as a golden glowing diamond.
- The way to the exit to the next floor is indicated by glowing green arrows.
- Traps and other objects are shown as a light blue gear symbol. (Requires the Focusing Lens update.)
The player can focus on any icon with the Detector's reticle to scan it and get more information about it, such as the distance to it and, with proper Treasure Detector upgrades, the outline, name, and description of the object.
The player can mine by using any Pickhammer on the rocky parts of the ruin. In addition to the ground, the player can also destroy the crystal ore deposits and Power Stone containers to get their contents.
Relics and treasures
Relics and treasures are shown as golden glowing symbols while the Treasure Detector is active. To get an item, the player needs to clear the ground around it first using their Pickhammer and then approach the item to pick it up.
When entering an abandoned ruins, the player is equipped with a jetpack and a treasure detector which can be activated by typing "F". Its scan range and scan duration are relatively short.
Four properties can be upgraded on the Treasure Detector by interacting with the interface at the ruin entrance. Buying an upgrade in one ruin also unlocks it in the other one.
|2||Large Scanner CPU - Scan an area faster||200|
Old Parts (10)
|3||Full Scanner CPU - Scan a larger area||500|
|2||Advanced Analysis Chip - Analyze objects quicker||200|
Old Parts (10)
|3||Hyper Analysis Chip - Analyze objects quicker||500|
|2||Advanced Focusing Lens - Shows an outline for a scanned object||200|
|3||Hyper Focussing Lens - Traps, switches, treasure boxes and other devices will also be highlighted by the scanner||500|
Tempered Glass (6)
|2||Super Endurance Battery - Scan for longer||200|
Power Stones (10)
|3||Ultimate Battery - Scan for much longer||500|
Condensed Power Stone (5)
- "My Time at Sandrock Livestream." Bilibili, February 4, 2021.