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This page lists community-provided tutorials for beginners to Factorio. Please feel free to add your own, or ones you feel would be useful to readers. Also feel free to remove outdated tutorials. Also note that due to the community-driven nature of this page, the videos cannot be reliably checked for quality.

Lists of Tutorials

Version Date Comment
CaptainKonzept's Factorio Video Tutorials v0.13 2016-09-03 Circuit Logic, Smart Steam Power, Smart Oil Cracking, Smart Trains and more
Bentham's Factorio Videos v0.10 2014-08-14 Oil, Trains, Burner inserters
Negative Root's Factorio Tutorials on Youtube v0.10.6 2014-08-12
A series of tutorials to help new players v0.8 2014-05-24
Tutorials series in Portuguese (BR) v0.11.22 2015-07-06

Joseki (Starting moves)

For example the coal joseki: Two burner miners fill themselves on a coal field.

Version Date Comment
The early game v0.10.6 2014-08-1
Tips for a quick start v0.9 2014-06-18

Starting strategies

Your starting items, Iron Plates, a Burner Mining Drill and a Stone Furnace

As the player is spawned, they start with a small array of items; including 8 Iron Plates, a Burner Mining Drill and a Stone Furnace, using these tools the player will be able to cultivate nearby resources of Coal, a type of fuel that can be used to power your Stone Furnace and Burner Mining Drills.

You can use the Burner Mining Drill to mine nearby Iron ore, Copper ore and Coal


Exploring the map

Whilst the map the player is dropped into is randomly generated at world creation, eventually exploring the map will prove vitally important to securing further resources, e.g. Iron ore, Copper ore.

As of Version 0.11.1, there are only two methods to exploring the world. This is either through the use of a Radar, or simply by searching the area using your character, though Enemies may be a hazard for any explorers.

Basic Automation

  1. Basic Factory Layouts

Red Science Automation

Green Science Automation

The Oil Network

Logistics Robots

Smarter Factories

Automated Construction

Automating Green Circuits

Automating Red Circuits

Automating Blue Science

Alien Science Packs

Electric Power

Emergency Steam Generator

Smart Steam Power - How to use Solar-Charged Accumulators Instead of Coal / Emergency Steam Power (Video)




Earlyish Game Offensive Tactics

Middle Game Offensive Tactics

Late Game Offensive Tactics

Defensive Tactics




General resource strategies


Spotting Problems and Optimizing your Factory

Belts and Managing Compression

Central Bus Design Concept