Location Details in Rover Rescue

As the VR Rover travels through its alien environment, it will move through different zones and come into contact with a variety of obstacles and enemies. Understanding the layout of Rover Rescue can help you plan your strategy and survive longer.


Rover Rescue Environment

The goal of Rover Rescue is to survive as long as possible in the environment. This requires the VR Rover to travel throughout the environment to find minerals and protect itself by neutralizing enemies. The VR Rover will travel throughout the bounded area shown on the map.


The area within the dotted border on the map is where the VR Rover can travel in Rover Rescue.
Each grid square measures 500 mm, as indicated by the map key in the top right corner.

The research Base is labeled in the bottom left corner, and the central point is identified with the (0,0) coordinates.

See below for more information on the (X,Y) coordinates of the map.


The alien environment of Rover Rescue is broken up into zones, and each zone has a different dynamic with regard to the amount of minerals available and the types of irradiated enemy that the VR Rover will encounter. 

Zone A

  • Enemies: Alien Spiders
  • Minerals do not respawn

Zone B

  • Enemies: Alien Spiders
  • Minerals do not respawn

Zone C

  • Enemies: Alien Spiders and orange Alien Serpents
  • Minerals respawn

Zone D

  • Enemies: Alien Spiders and blue Alien Serpents
  • Minerals respawn more frequently

Zone E

  • Enemies: Alien Spiders and purple Alien Serpents
  • Minerals respawn with the highest frequency

See this article to learn about the different enemies in Rover Rescue.

Identifying the (X,Y) Coordinates on the Map

The VR Rover’s built-in location sensor reports its location on the map as (X,Y) coordinates, and can be used to code the robot move to specific locations in Rover Rescue using those coordinates.


The area in which the VR Rover can move ranges from approximately -6000mm to 6000mm for the X positions, and -3000mm to 3000mm for the Y positions.

The center location, or the origin (0,0), is near the river in Zone A, and the Base is located at (-6000, -3000).

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