Orbital Cargo Drone (OCD)

The Orbital Cargo Drone is an HWS exclusive feature and it is arguably the most useful tool available to players. With the Orbital Cargo Drone (OCD), a player can store their assets (some restrictions apply) in a virtual Cargo Box accessible via the HWS Connect interface or in-game commands. Items stored here are safe and they persist through wipes! (*see note at bottom of this section)

Note: You have to log in for HWS Connect to actually update. Otherwise, things like Structure Commander might show the wrong info.

There are 10 upgrade levels determining the cost of each level, the slot count, and the number of items that can be stored in each slot.
See details below.

Note: This video is some years old and slightly outdated. Not everything said in the video still applies.


Example: If there are 999 Fusion Cells your hand-slot 1 and 500 Fusion Cells in your hand-slot 2 you can type ocd:put:1, wait 10 seconds, and then type ocd:put:2. Within a minute or so, you can check online on HWS Connect to confirm that you now have 1499 Fusion Cells in OCD Slot 1 - if it was empty when you entered the command. The items are then available for withdrawal when the player chooses to GET them.

Hint: You may also type ocd:put in faction chat to pull up a deposit interface or use HWS Connect for easy access

OCD Commands

Visit https://cmd.hws.global or check your PDA > Guide > HWS Commands or type ocd:? for all available commands

Patrons have more OCD features and commands!

Orbital Cargo Drone Categories for HWS+ EU/NA

Common Uncommon Rare Very Rare Epic Ultra Epic Legendary
Rest Gold Coins Auto Miner Cores Epic Weapons Epic Armors
Gold Ore Xeno Blocks Epic Booster Elemental Hand Guns
Gold Ingot Xeno Substrate Alien Core Element Essences
Booster Carbon Blocks CPU Extender Elemental Multitool
Weapon Kits Aluminium Ore-Powder-Coil Alien ION Gun
Ingots Platin Ore-Bar-Ounce All HWS Crews
Titanium Plates Alien ION Charge All Teleporter
Titanium Rods M 77 Torpedo Launcher All Element Ammo
Magnesium Powder L77 Torpedo Launcher TungstenOre
Pentaxid Element Antimatter Cannon TungstenIngot
Pentaxid Refined Coltan
Pentaxid Raw Tantal
Fusion Cell Elemental Spice
Carbon Substrate Elemental Water
Promethium Pellets Chromite
Erestrum Gel Chromium
Zascosium Alloy EGS Phone
Explosives Satellite Construction Kit
All Turrets All Elements (fluid,gas,solid)
All Weapons All Element Crystals
All Shield Generator Lift Blocks
Land Claim Device
Offline Protection
Large Generator (T1-T2)
CV Thruster M-L-XL
CV Warp Drive T2
Advanced Constructor
M77 Torpedo
L77 Torpedo
Antimatter Cannon Charge
Grenade Launcher + Ammo
Heavy Rocket Launcher (CV) + Ammo

HWS Reforged Eden (HWS RE) Note

On HWS RE OCD works a bit differently to be more aligned with the spirit of the Scenario.
OCD Categories are also different and to be set yet since the Block IDs are different from HWS+ EU/NA.

Orbital Cargo Drone Categories for HWS RE EU/NA

Common Uncommon Rare Very Rare Epic Ultra Epic Legendary
Rest Hydroponic Bays Auto Miner Cores Epic Weapons SV Antimatter Warp
Gold Coins Xeno Blocks Epic Booster CV Antimatter Warp
Gold Ore Xeno Substrate Alien Core Bastion Shield
Gold Ingot Plasma Coils Alien ION Gun / Plasma Blaster Radioisotope Generator
Booster Adv Powr Regulator Auxiliary Core Construction Kit Reinforced Armors
Weapon Kits Dark Matter Pod Quantum Extender Augmented Armors
Ingots Dark Matter Container CPU Extender Abyss Armors
Titanium Plates Voidium Augmented Booster All Implants
Titanium Rods Adv Focusing Lens Abyss Booster Personal Shield Generator
Magnesium Powder Magmacite (all types) Automining Device T1-T4 Voidium Extractor
Pentaxid Element Entropic Plasma Cell All Teleporter Advanced Voidium Extractor
Pentaxid Refined Eden_ProgenitorArtifact Heavy Turrets Regenerative Shield Generator
Pentaxid Raw Aluminium Ore-Powder-Coil Imperial Missile Turret Augmented Small Shield Generator
Fusion Cell Platin Ore-Bar-Ounce Imperial Plasma Turret Advanced Heavy Armor
Promethium Pellets Modulated Pulse Ammo Imperial Laser Turret Improved Light Armor
Erestrum Gel Optronic Matrixes Emergency Life Support HWS Armor
Zascosium Alloy Optronic Bridges Fusion Reactor Voidium Drilll
Explosives Legacite Powder Heavy Blaster Cannon
All Turrets Dronite Powder LX-2 Prototype Light Railgun
All Weapons Protonium Powder LX-2 Prototype Light Railgun Construction Frame
All Shield Generator Irtite Powder MX-4 Rapid Torpedo Launcher
Land Claim Device Neutronium Powder Remote Shield Booster
Offline Protection Compressed Ice Large Vulcan Turret
Large Generator (T1-T2) Legacite Ore Modulated Ice Harvester Drill
CV Thruster M-L-XL Dronite Ore Modulated Asteroid Harvester Drill
CV Warp Drive T2 Protonium Ore Automated Ice Harvester Drill Turret
Advanced Constructor Irtite Ore Automated Asteroid Harvester Drill Turret
Furnace Neutronium Ore Asteroid Excavator Turret
Grenade Launcher + Ammo Deuterium Modulated Laser Turret (Microwave)
Terrarite Ice Modulated Laser Turret (Gamma)
Nitronite Ice Heavy Beam Laser Turret
Hydronite Ice Swarm Launcher
Ferrite Ice Heavy Beam Laser Turret
Cerulian Dust Ice Inefficient Automated Ice Harvester Drill
Rich Ice Large Shield Capacitor
Dense Ice Large Shield Charger
Quantum Computer Small Shield Capacitor
Semiconductor Small Shield Charger
Industrial Fuel Intact Drone Swarm Core
Gauss Rail Shield Capacitor Bank
Silver Powder Shield Capacitor Array
Silver Ore Shield Charger Coupling
Tungsten Ingot Shield Charger Array
Tungsten Ore Thermal Lance
Reactive Xenomatter Platinum Card
Xenon Bottle
Deuterium Fuel Cell
Quantum Processor

Note: We might change / rearrange items / categories over time

Note: Trade commodities, regardless of rarity, and damaged weapons/armors cannot be put into the OCD at ANY level.

Note: Boosters inside Armors, which you put in the OCD, won’t be saved. Put the Boosters out of your Armor before you put your Armor in your OCD.

Orbital Cargo Drone Upgrades

OCD Level Upgrade Cost Origin XP Upgrade Cost Credits Slots Common Uncommon Rare Very Rare Epic Ultra Epic Legendary Usability Additional Information
Level 1 Free Free 7 20 000 10 000 5 000 1 000 100 1 1 * * For all levels you need either to be in an OCD Zone to get and put items for free or choose the Fighter Origin to get your items out of the OCD globally, but with a fee.
Level 2 50 250 000 15 40 000 20 000 10 000 2 000 200 2 1 * ** Additional Cargo Hauler Quests and Traders unlocked (coming soon)
Level 3 (Upgrade to Level 3 by supporting us) 100 500 000 30 60 000 30 000 15 000 3 000 300 3 1 *
Level 4 200 3 500 000 70 80 000 40 000 20 000 4 000 400 4 1 *
Level 5 (Upgrade to Level 5 by supporting us) 400 7 000 000 100 100 000 50 000 25 000 5 000 500 5 1 *
Level 6 700 70 000 000 130 120 000 60 000 30 000 6 000 600 6 1 *
Level 7** 1 250 700 000 000 170 140 000 70 000 35 000 7 000 700 7 1 *
Level 8** 2 500 800 000 000 200 160 000 80 000 40 000 8 000 800 8 1 *
Level 9** 5 000 900 000 000 250 180 000 90 000 45 000 9 000 900 9 1 *
Level 10** 10 000 1 000 000 000 300 200 000 100 000 50 000 10 000 1000 10 1 *

Fighter Origin OCD Ability - Global OCD:get

The Fighter Origin or HWS Master+ Patrons or as bought Master Origin you have the ability to use ocd:get globally! However, same as OAM it cost a fee, if you are using it outside an OCD Zone.
The fee for HWS RE is:


The fee for HWS+ is:

OCD Zone

Most of the times you need to be inside an OCD Zone to be able to retrieve and put your items into the OCD.
Such Zones are invisible for now and have different sizes from location to location.


The most popular OCD Zone location is at the EGS HQ and EGS HQ Outpost in the Homeworld PvE System > ECC Sector.

Your own OCD Zone

We also offer a convenience Support Package, where you can automatically create your own OCD Zone around your own Base Structure.

Once bought, you go to your desired Base that should have the OCD Zone around it and type:

do:oz:id (id = your Base ID, found in HWS Connect > Structure Commander or with console command: “di”)


  • if the base is removed, your OCD Zone is removed too
  • the zone area is about 50x50x50 around your Core
  • you can buy unlimited OCD Zones and stash them until usage
  • every player can use this OCD Zone, you can’t limit the usage to you or your faction
  • the OCD Zone can only be created in a PvE playfield
  • the zone can’t overlap with other zones such as a Recycle Zone for example

Grid/Backpack View

With the new HWS Connect update, you can manage your OCD much easier.
You can get items, sell items, and see how close your slots are to be full easily.

You can also enable Grid view for the Structure commander, or in the HWS Garage page.
Grid View

Backpack View

General Info

  • If you didn’t login for the last 7 days, your OCD will not be shown in HWS Connect due performance. Just login again, run around a bit and it starts to sync again.
  • Make sure to not put weapons with ammo in the OCD. The ammo will not be stored in the OCD.


Note: At the owner/admin’s discretion, some items may be removed or reduced between seasonal wipes in the interest of balancing gameplay or for other reasons.

Note: You can request a complete OCD wipe to start fresh again, without your old items, which might spoil your gameplay. Just contact @Jascha or @RexXxuS

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