Quick Tips to Improve Your Satisfactory Play Experience

Quick Tips to Improve Your Satisfactory Play Experience

Apr 02 Masonzero  

Satisfactory is in early access, and has only received a couple updates so far. That means there are a lot of aspects of the game that are not optimized or just not quite perfect. Here are a few quick tips that will make your Satisfactory experience a bit better.

How to Turn Off Fog in Satisfactory

satisfactory fog effects off

The fog effects in Satisfactory are a little intense. You can be staring at a perfectly open field and then suddenly have your vision reduced to nothing. This is hopefully something that gets fixed in the future, but in the meantime you can manually turn off the fog.

Turn on console commands by pressing Ctrl + Shift + L, then the ~ (tilde) key. Now type “r.fog false” (without the quotes) and press enter. No more fog! This was not the way you were intended to play the game, but it might make for a better experience. Except at night, when it just makes things darker. And if your computer is struggling to play the game, it may perform a bit better in normally foggy areas. If you want to turn fog back on, do the same process but replace “false” with “1”.

Make Satisfactory Multiplayer a Little Smoother

satisfactory multiplayer issues fix

Multiplayer, even with just two players can be a bit buggy. The host usually doesn’t have many issues, but the other players can encounter all kinds of problems. While it won’t fix everything, there is currently one option hidden within the game’s settings that should help.

Got to Options -> Gameplay -> Network Quality, then select Ultra from the menu. This won’t solve all the problems, especially when your factory gets huge. But it will extend the life of your game a little more.

Getting Around “Floor is Too Steep!” Error with Buildings

satisfactory floor is too steep error

Have you ever tried to place a building on a totally flat platform only to get the “Floor is Too Steep!” error? Unfortunately, there is no clean fix to this. But here are some things to try.

Start off by deconstructing all of the foundations and rebuilding them in the same spot. Often this will fix the issue, as the platforms can end up getting bugged. If that doesn’t work you could also try rotating the platforms before placing them again.

If you are placing a building next to another building, also try deconstructing and rebuilding that one before placing the new one down.

And finally if nothing works, you may have to accept that the area is bugged, and try to find a new area to build in.

How to Get Unstuck

satisfactory stuck in tree

Whether it’s the branches of a tree, or between a literal rock and a hard place, it’s easy to get stuck in tight places. If you have a chainsaw in your inventory, you may be able to cut yourself out of trees, but if not then there are other options.

The first thing you should try is going into ragdoll mode. You can activate this by pressing Ctrl + Shift + R. This will effectively turn your character into bouncy jelly, and you may need to use it multiple times to get unstuck.

If ragdoll mode doesn’t help, then you can always press Escape, then hit the big red Respawn button. If you do so, there’s not really any permanent downside. Your deathbox with all of your inventory items will be marked on your compass. It’s still inconvenient to go back for all of your stuff though, so this should probably be a last resort.

Can’t Place Conveyors on Platform Junctions

satisfactory conveyor floor is too steep

Sometimes trying to place a conveyor belt on a seam between two platforms can result in a “Floor is Too Steep!” issue. We suggested above that for buildings you should rebuild the platforms, but there is actually a better explanation for this bug.

The issue comes about when dragging a conveyor so that it adds on a support pole. Normally this will work fine, but doing so on a seam between platforms will cause the error. There is an easy way around this! Just place to support beam on its own first, then attach the conveyor.

While it’s unknown what causes this problem, it’s possible that a tiny gap between platforms causes the conveyor to see a floor as much lower than it actually is. This especially seems to be the case because the pole shows and error but the conveyor is valid (despite claiming it is too steep).

We hope these quick tips for Satisfactory make it a bit easier to play. Hopefully you’ll run into less issues, and can find your way around them! Let us know any other issues or solutions you’ve come across!


About Masonzero

Mason has years of experience writing for blogs on a variety of topics. Now he is excited to highlight the awesome things you can do in Satisfactory. He hails from Portland, Oregon and loves gaming with his wife and petting their cat, Henry. He can be reached at [email protected]


  • Marc
    Apr 2, 2019 @ 18:03 pm

    is there a way to turn snapping off when building on platforms? when I scroll with any building on a platform I only get 90 degree turns. sometimes I want my conveyor supports at 45 degrees. You get the point. How can I circumvent turn snapping?

    • Masonzero
      Apr 3, 2019 @ 18:43 pm

      Unfortunately, once you’re on a platform you can only snap to a grid. This does force you to kind of build everything on a grid and do a lot more planning when placing buildings.

  • James
    Apr 8, 2019 @ 22:34 pm

    During the alpha weekend I was the master of getting stuck in conveyor belts I built… Ctrl + Shift + R would’ve been awesome to know about!

  • Mark
    Apr 11, 2019 @ 0:11 am

    Not sure if the console access was patched this week or what but Tilde ~ is not bringing up a console line. Any new methods to turn off fog?

    • Masonzero
      Apr 11, 2019 @ 18:37 pm

      Whoops! I thought I put it in the article but I guess it slipped my mind. To enable console commands you must first press Ctrl + Shift + L, then the tilde key should work.


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