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The pioneer is the player character in Satisfactory. The pioneer works for and is property of FICSIT Inc.[1]

Multiple pioneers can play together in multiplayer. Pioneers can both hurt (PVP) and revive E each other without the dead pioneer teleporting back to the HUB.

Points of view[]

The game is played from first-person unless driving a vehicle or traveling with the Hyper Tube, where the camera transitions to a third-person point of view.[2]

Color versions of engineer

Concept art of pioneer dressed in different colored jumpsuits.[3]

Body size[]

The standing pioneer has a hitbox size of about 0.8 m x 0.8 m x 1.8 m. While crouching, it is about 0.8 m x 0.8 m x 1.3 m. When sliding, the height is reduced to 0.8 m.


The pioneer can perform emote by holding the emote T key, then pick one of those actions:

  • Clap Emote Clap - Clap the hands two times (contains Easter egg)
  • Twirl It Emote Twirl - Twirl the Build Gun in hand
  • Facepalm Emote Facepalm
  • Rock Emote Rock
  • Paper Emote Paper
  • Scissors Emote Scissors
  • Point Emote Point
  • Wave Emote Wave
  • Heart Emote Heart
  • Finger Guns Emote Finger Guns - FICSMAS 2021, Day 24 Reward



  • Pioneer automatically sits down when player disconnects. (Either in multiplayer mode, or single player, but was previously disconnected improperly).
  • All the player controlled FICSIT pioneers are women.[4]
  • The pioneer's e-mail address and presumably the employee number can be seen in the Codex: "". In a multiplayer game, the email doesn't change.
  • The pioneer will never become hungry as there is no hunger system in the game, food is instead used to regain health.
  • There is currently no character customization, however, while not confirmed or entirely ruled out there will likely be some form of basic customization in the future, such as jumpsuit color selection.[5][3][6]
  • It is possible that the pioneer's name is either Becky or Monica.[7]
  • It is equally likely the pioneer's name or nickname is Bry based on the coffee cups that can be found in the HUB and Space Elevator.[8][9] (although this has not been confirmed).[10]
  • In order to work at FICSIT Inc you must prove your dedication to the job. So all Pioneers have to legally change their name to "Pioneer".[11]
  • When running ⇧ Shift, the normal running animation will sometimes be replaced with Naruto Run, which is only visible to other players.
  • The warning shown after receiving damage reads "DAMAGE TO FICSIT PROPERTY DETECTED" when above 3 health segments, or "IMMINENT DESTRUCTION OF FICSIT PROPERTY DETECTED" when below.
  • The Pioneer's age is not yet known.[12]
  • On April 1, 2021, the April Fools Special Event was introduced. This event was repeated on April 1, 2022 and April 1, 2023. During all three events, the Pioneer's Head / Helmet appeared larger.
  • The 'Clap' emote can be used to toggle the nearby Lights on and off.


  • Patch Added additional equipment slots: Head, Back, and Legs in addition to Body for a total of four
  • Patch Introduced that every April Fools, the pioneer's head appears larger