Crafting is easy, fun, and extremely powerful – here’s how to make the most of it.
Outriders unlock the craft as soon as you contact Dr. Saved Abraham Zahedi in history. So you can increase attributes for your equipment, increase its level, improve rarity and so on. It can be a bit overwhelming at first, but the crafting is actually pretty easy once you get the hang of it. Let’s take a look at everything you need to know.
There are four main resources in Outriders – Scrap, Leather, Iron, Titanium, and Anomaly Shards. Scrap is your default currency. Iron and titanium can be obtained from the mining of weapons. However, the former is found by mining veins of ore found randomly on maps, and the latter by mining epic and legendary weapons (or even as drops from tough enemies). Anomaly Shards are obtained directly from the mining of weapons and fall into different categories. Leather is obtained by killing beasts and dismantling armor.
The first step is upgrading rarity, which essentially brings an uncommon item up to rare or a rare item up to epic. Epic items can Not to be updated to Legendary. Although Iron and Leather can make an Uncommon Item Rare, upgrading a Rare Item to Epic requires Titan. Since titanium is not that common, be absolutely sure before elevating a rare item to Epic. Increasing rarity is a great way to get an instant boost of power in the early game as it increases an item’s stats and adds a mod slot when switching from Uncommon to Rare. By increasing a rare item to the “Epic” level, another mod slot with altogether increased attributes is unlocked.
How to modify items
Mods become some of your best friends in Outriders – they offer powerful perks and effects, and they improve your skills. Mods are categorized into three tiers based on their effectiveness – Tier 1 mods are fairly common and include benefits such as reduced ability cooldowns or an extra charge for an ability. Tier 2 mods slowly roll in as you move through the early game, offering bonuses like extra armor (which can be stacked up to three times) for killing burning enemies. Tier 3 mods are obtained from Legendary Gear and appear as you near the endgame.
Mods are obtained by dismantling equipment and weapons. Once you’ve disassembled an item and received its mod, that mod can be added to others at any time. You can see which mods you’ve unlocked by looking for a small cube-shaped icon next to a piece of weapon or armor in your inventory. If the icon is present, this mod has been unlocked and can be used for crafting.
Modding objects is otherwise easy. Select an item to craft, go to Mod Gear, choose a mod and just add it to your gear. If you have two mod slots, you can add them to slot 1 or 2. After modifying one slot, the other slot is locked so that it cannot be changed. Keep this in mind when modding.
Let objects rise
If you like a particular weapon and want to use it until a better gear drops, use the “Level Up” option. Iron and leather are needed to level up unusual and rare items, while titanium is needed to upgrade epic gear. If you set up unusual and rare items at level 11, they will receive additional statistics. If you do this at level 21, a third stat will be unlocked. Each item has a maximum level, which is usually within range of your current level, so it can only be increased up to that point.
How to increase attributes
Disassembling weapons will give you various anomaly shards corresponding to attributes like critical damage, healing reception, and so on. If you look at the “Increase Attributes” option in the “Craft” menu, you will find that, depending on an item’s attributes, its statistics can be increased. So if you have a weapon with Weapon Leech status and the appropriate shards, this attribute can be increased.
To check which shards you have, hover over the text “Shards” in the crafting menu and you will see how many shards are available for each type. Don’t worry if you don’t have the right shards to level up an attribute. Just disassemble any weapons you don’t need and they should inevitably show up.
How to swap weapon variants
Depending on the weapon type, you can change the firing mode. For example, an assault rifle can fire in single shot, burst or fully automatic mode, with each variant having different levels of accuracy, numbers of ammunition and effects. It only costs iron to switch weapons. Depending on your needs – whether you fight up close or close at hand – it’s easy to swap weapons out.