A temporal gear is acquired as loot for killing drifters, as a rare drop from panning, or traded for rusty gears with treasure hunter traders. They are used to reset spawn points and to repair translocators. They are a unique item in that they are the only way to reset a player's spawn point.
When a player starts a game or joins a server, they appear at the spawn point of the world. Any time a player is killed they will be sent back to respawn at their original location until they acquire a temporal gear. Using this item allows a player to choose any location as their spawn point. Each player in a game must acquire their own temporal gear, and resetting the spawn for one player does not affect any other player's spawn point. A player may override their set spawn location at any time by using an additional temporal gear.
- Place the temporal gear in an empty slot in your hotbar.
- With the temporal gear in your active hand, aim at the block on the ground you choose as your new spawn point.
- Hold right mouse button to use the item. As this happens, your screen will shake quite dramatically.
- When the gear is consumed, the shaking will stop, and your spawn point is reset.
Temporal gear tutorial video
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