Tips and tricks for this Quest:
Posted by TrueAchievement on 23 Jun 2020
How did you complete the Surviving Mars Quest? Any tips or tricks? Let us know below.
Posted by xWSx Logan on 23 Jun 2020
Hey everyone,
Here is a guide for this week’s Xbox Game Pass Rewards Quest in Surviving Mars for “Playing 9 sols.”

Estimated Time Required: 10-15 Minutes
Achievements Unlocked?: None (Checked on an alt account and didn't unlock any)
Game Size: 10.4 GB
XCloud Game?: No
Can Begin on Ready to Start?: Yes (you should be able to work on tutorials at this point, and could theoretically complete the quest this way)
Unlocks on PC?: No
Known Issue(s):

For those with a Paradox account that have already completed the game using the mod method, the method below should be the fastest way to unlock this. For those who haven't played before, scroll down to the Alternative Method.

1) Start the game
2) Create a Paradox Account in the main menu on the bottom of the screen (will require an email address/sign up)
3) Once you’ve created a Paradox Account, you can access mods. On the bottom of the main menu, select “Paradox Mod Manager.”
4) Once you’re in the Mod Manager, hit the View/Back button to search. Search for “Speed,” and select the mod created by ded-mazay titled “Change Game Speed Multipliers.”
5) Hit X to install the mod
6) Back out to the main menu. Accept any warning pop-ups that might come up. The game will go through another loading screen while applying the mod.
7) Once you’re in the main menu, select New Game. Hit B to Skip the Tutorials.
8) Once the game settings come up, press X to go to the next menu, X again to go to the menu after that, and then Y to select a random starting point. Press X to begin the game.
9) Once you load in, accept the initial message with A and then press right on the d-pad twice to select the second fast forward button. You should notice the bar under Sol 1 moving much faster now.
10) Wait around 5 minutes or so, clicking A to acknowledge any pop-ups that come up while you’re playing.
11) Once you complete Sol 9, you should unlock the quest!

Video guide, if you need it: https://youtu.be/QnhKFY7vtWs

Alternative Method (for those new to the game, or those that don't want to create a Paradox account). This method can be done when the game becomes Ready to Start on install:

1) Start the game
2) Select Tutorial, then The Basics tutorial
3) Load the game and once you're in, select A to dismiss the pop-up message, and then hit right on the d-pad twice to fast forward time as much as possible.
4) Wait around for 5-10 minutes while time passes until you complete Sol 9.
5) That's it!

Hope this helps!
Posted by stebeer85 on 23 Jun 2020
^It good of you to post a solution but there is a lot of uncertainty ( Unsure needs confirmation) Might be a good idea to try your own solution on a dummy account first before you post?
Posted by IEvil IMonkey on 23 Jun 2020
^^
This is a great guide to getting the quest & takes roughly 5min as mentioned 😀
Posted by BriMill on 23 Jun 2020
I played the 1st 2 tutorials and it unlocked. Did not require unlocking of any achievements. Took about 10 mins.
Posted by Corrupt XBA on 23 Jun 2020
Whether or not achievements unlock for this game is a pretty moot point now lol
Posted by BriMill on 23 Jun 2020
You prob can just complete on the 1st tutorial if you let the time run and build up to 9 sols
Posted by K4rn4ge on 23 Jun 2020
Thanks for the info about the quest, and yeah, no need to worry about unlocking achievements by accident because luckily this game is a very quick and easy 1k if you follow the walkthrough on the site which uses the in-game mods.
Posted by Bobo daMunkee on 23 Jun 2020
You can also do it in Creative Mode. Achievements are disabled, only takes about 10 minutes and you don't have to sign up for anything or install mods. I started it then got a sammich and had the points about when I was finished eating.
Posted by Smoky Brenneth on 23 Jun 2020
Awesome, thank you :)

Sol is year I guess

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