How do you actually delete blocks? [console]

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Playing the game on the One X. However I keep hitting the block limit because I have so many blocks stashed in my inventory through picking them up with a magnet then they automatically transfer into it when I go near the black hole at a terminal.


I have hundreds of blocks I don't need and there is seemingly no way to just delete blocks to free up the space. Can anyone help please?
 
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keep hitting the block limit because I have so many blocks stashed in my inventory
I think you've misunderstood the block limit (I don't know if it's explained at all well anywhere - I don't have a console).

The limit only applies to the blocks of you techs that are out in the world (and the resource chunks that are held by them). So putting blocks (and techs) into inventory is the best thing you can do to ease the limit.

On a side note, if you do actually want to 'delete' blocks, you can use a scrapper attached to a delivery canon, to sell it's components and constituent resources. (Or you can lay them on the ground and shoot them to destruction.)
 
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The thing is though I only have two techs and there's not even 100 blocks between them. And when I do take the blocks outta my inventory and shoot them, the amount of blocks I have left still doesn't go down .
 

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when I do take the blocks outta my inventory and shoot them, the amount of blocks I have left still doesn't go down
That's correct. Don't do that. Blocks in inventory do not count against the block allowance.

Do you have anchored techs around, like auto-miners? Each separately anchored block (or tech) counts as an extra 200 against the allowance.

The 200 BA cost is per _tech_, so per unique anchored entity. Adding an extra anchor on an already deployed tech only costs as much as the anchor block itself (usually 1), as you can see below.
Keep an eye out for the tech marker and make sure the block you're adding actually attached to the same tech. Sometimes it's possible to put a block next to a tech that _looks_ connected, but isn't actually the same tech. You can see if this is the case if you've got multiple tech markers (and multiple entries in the block limiter).

What happens if you drive 1km away, does that change the usage? If not, could you upload a (decent quality) photo of what's going on on your screen?
 
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Is the block allowance for a certain game mode? Would PC have it in campaign mode?

I totally missed the boat on this news.
 

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Nice. Maybe they can add this bit on PC for loose rubber resources bouncing around in the middle of nowhere. :D

edit: Also, thank you for the link.

No, as loose resources are inevitably open to being cleared from the world.
 
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