Cosmic Car Key

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Cosmic Car Key
  • Cosmic Car Key item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
TypeMount summon
Use time20 Very Fast
TooltipSummons a rideable UFO mount
RarityRarity level: 8
Sell50000*5 Gold Coin.png
Grants Buff
BuffUFO MountUFO MountDesktop VersionConsole Version
Buff tooltipIt's a good thing you had a MAC
Summons Mount
UFO Mount
UFO Mount

The Cosmic Car Key is a Mount-summoning item. When used, it summons a rideable UFO that allows the player to fly and hover indefinitely. It is dropped by the Martian Saucer mini-boss during the Martian Madness event.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The UFO mount does not work in liquids. When attempting to fly through them, the player will automatically be dismounted.
  • The mount has a top speed of 41 mph when flying up/down or east/west. When flying diagonally, however, it can reach 58 mph max.
    • Because of this, one can fly at the same speed as, and if not, faster than, the Dungeon Guardian (41 mph consistently).
  • While hovering without moving, the mount does not actually remain completely stationary, but will in fact automatically ascend extremely slowly, roughly a single pixel upwards every twenty seconds. The Cute Fishron also exhibits this behavior.
  • When ascending the UFO, it can travel upwards through a one block gap while also moving east or west.
  • The UFO cannot fly downwards through "bottom" platforms (that is, hammered to the lower half of the block), and will instead bounce off them. Other platforms can be passed downward with only a slight delay.
  • It is possible to fall from a height at max speed and then mount the UFO and fly diagonally. This reaches a speed of 66 mph.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • When using this mount, it may be useful to replace accessories such as any Wings or Boots.
  • While they lack infinite flight time, using wings with hovering abilities in tandem with Lightning/Frostspark Boots can provide more speed and mobility.
  • Using wings with a fast ascent speed such as Fishron Wings, it is possible to fly upwards with the wings, deploy the mount and maintain the speed of the wings beyond the duration of the wings.
  • Using the Rod of Discord can be a great way to travel while using this mount, as you can teleport through tight areas rather than dismounting the UFO.
  • It's possible to give this mount to another player while mounted and still keep using the UFO.
  • The mobility of this mount and the ability to use items while riding it make it a good mount for construction.
  • If one needs to have an infinite flight mount underwater, the Cute Fishron Mount is a good replacement for the UFO.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The buff tooltip is a reference to the film Independence Day, in which a Macintosh computer is used against an alien spaceship.
  • The name of the item might be a reference to a line in a rant about the insanity of everyday life by Eric T. Duckman from season 3, episode 6 "A Room with a Bellevue" from the American adult animated sitcom Duckman. The line goes, "...knowing when it's time to flash the cosmic car key at those Pearly Gates, I won't be in the coffin anyway...".

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