Metal Gear Survive Complete Guide: Crafting Recipes, Kuban Energy Farming, Expanding Base, And More
Metal Gear Survive may not be a game that rightly belongs to the series it borrows its name from. The game’s core gameplay mechanics and story are nothing like what we’ve seen in the games that preceded it, but the game still has some of its own tricks up its sleeve. There’s a lot to learn in this game, including about the many crafting recipes, the different structures you can build to your advantage, and much more. For all these aspects of the game and more, this guide is sure to be helpful to anyone who wants to try this game out.
If you’re ready, then let’s get started!
General Tips And Tricks:
Check out the tutorials
While this game builds on some of the ground work laid by Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, there are some new systems in place which may be difficult to get a grasp of. For one, you’ll always have to keep an eye on your hunger and thirst levels. You’ll also have to collect resources and bring them back to base so that you can use them later on. Be sure to check out the tutorial in the game to get a grasp of some of the new mechanics that are present in this game.
Make use of containers
Containers are your best bet if you’re being crowded by a horde of zombies. Just climb up the container and use a long-range weapon such as a spear to stab away at the multiple enemies around you.
Prepare in advance before you head out
It’s a harsh world out there and you may quickly find yourself in a tough situation if you’re under-prepared. Make sure you carry enough water and food on you before you head out as this will ensure you keep your stats up and keep safe from death.
Fix the wormhole teleporters
This should always be a top priority for you as you’re exploring the wasteland around you. Wormhole teleporters allow you to quickly get around and with your resources always being depleted at a steady rate, it certainly helps a lot when you can get around the area quicker.
Try to avoid buying oxygen
Every time you buy some oxygen, the cost to buy some more goes up. This can really make things frustrating when you’re in sore need of some oxygen, so try and avoid buying them unless it’s an emergency. Just plan your missions well and try to finish them with just a single tank of oxygen.
Do as many side missions as you can
You can find these side-missions marked on your iDroid. These missions usually require you to hunt some specific animal or collects some other resource. Since you’ll need these resources anyway to help you along, the side missions are a great way to get these items.
Make use of the dumb AI
This issue may be fixed with future patches, but as of now, the AI in the game is quite stupid. This means that you can use it to your best advantage. If you sometimes see a bunch of enemy zombies, you can just quickly run past them to avoid using up resources. Additionally, this means that when you’re fortifying your base, you don’t have to block all entrances. Just block the route the AI is using with a single fence, and the enemies will just crowd up behind that single fence instead of going around. This will then make your work much easier for you.
How To Manage Thirst And Hunger And Where To Find Food And Water:
Managing your hunger and thirst can be a big challenge all on its own, and it can be really frustrating when you find that these different meters are hampering your enjoyment of the game. One of the important things to learn is that you will need to craft food items or transform dirty water into clean water to get the best effects. You’ll also need to slowly build a stockpile of these items so that you can carry them along with you on missions.
For food, your best bet at the beginning is to find animals on the map and then hunt them down. You’ll then have to cook them over a campfire to get the best out of them. Eating these raw can lead to health issues for your character. Just note down where animals spawn, and they will keep re-spawning in that same location periodically. This will make it easy for you to know where to go whenever you need some food items. Try and farm as much food items as you can by bringing back corpses of animals you kill to the base. This will help ensure that you always have some food at your disposal when you need it.Once you reach the late-game sections however, you can start to depend on farming as a source of food, so you won’t have to worry about going out and hunting down animals.
As for water, in the beginning, you’ll just have to do with drinking dirty water for the most part. You can find water bottles around here and there but these are hard to find. Drinking dirty water can have some adverse effects but you’ll have to make do with this initially. Later on, once you finish chapter seven in the main campaign, you’ll be able to purify dirty water by obtaining the hanging pot.
HOW TO BUILD AND EXPAND YOUR BASE?
Your base in this game is where you’ll always come back to whether to craft better weapons and items or even just to upgrade existing facilities in the base. As you progress in the game, you’ll want to upgrade your equipment along with some of the facilities in the game.
First of all, just make sure you harvest any useful items you can find from the heaps of junk you find around the base. You can do this by heading to the Construction Terminal and using it to harvest these heaps of junk for the items.There are various workstations scattered throughout the base, so make sure you learn how each one works and what they can be used for. You can also upgrade these facilities if you have enough resources.
It’s necessary to upgrade these workbenches if you want to build some of the more advanced equipment and items, so make sure you do so whenever you get the chance.
Over time, you may find that the base is getting crowded with multiple facilities and you may find yourself wishing for some more space . Don’t worry, because you’ll be able to expand your base once you reach chapter 14 in the single-player campaign. At this point in the campaign, you’ll be given an option to expand your base so use that to get a larger area so that you can build more facilities.
HOW TO UNLOCK FAST TRAVEL POINTS IN THE GAME?
The open world in Metal Gear Survive quite large and it can take quite a long time to explore. Given the fact that you have to also take care of hunger and thirst when going away from base, it can be quite challenging simply getting from one place to another.
The first mission after completing the tutorial will require you to repair a wormhole generator. You’ll have to head there and then fight some zombies off. Once you do, the wormhole generator gets activated and can now be used as a fast travel point. Keep a look out for other wormhole generators on your map and try to get to as many as possible as this will make getting around the open world much easier.
How Long Is Metal Gear Survive And How Many Chapters Are There?
While the game’s main emphasis is on co-op gameplay, there is also a single-player campaign available to play. This campaign includes 22 chapters in total and through the campaign you’ll do a number of things including fighting different zombies, collecting resources, and even engaging in huge boss battles.
If you play through the entire game including a significant number of the side missions, then you can easily clock in more than 30 hours in the game. However, if your sole focus is the main story, then you can finish the game in about 25-35 hours. Of course, if you take into account the co-op mode, then there are many more hours of fun that you can get out this game.
How To Find All Recipes, Blueprints And Their Locations (weapons, gear, gadgets, items):
This is a game in which crafting is of utmost importance, so naturally, there are a lot of crafting recipes to find throughout the game. You can find below the different crafting recipes along with what are the items required to craft the particular item. Moreover, you can find out where to get the Weapons Recipes in the game.
- Poultice: Requires 1 Slav Horhound, 1 Rag and 10 Kuban Energy. Can be used to cure a bruise.
- Taping kit: Requires 1 Rag, 1 Adhesive and 10 Kuban Energy.
- Beret: Requires 3 Chemicals, 1 Rubber, 1 Animal Leather, 1 Plastics and 300 Kuban Energy.
- Balaclava: Requires 1 Rubber, 1 Plastics, 8 Nylon Fiber and 100 Kuban Energy.
- Cowboy hat: Requires 1 Rubber, 6 Nylon Fiber, 1 Plastics, 1 Wire and 200 Kuban Energy.
- Chest Rig: Requires 3 Adhesive, 6 Plastics, 10 Nylon Fiber and 100 Kuban Energy.
- Mother Base Fatigues (Upper): Requires 6 Cotton Fabrics and 100 Kuban Energy.
- Plate Vest: Requires 8 Ceramics, 6 Nylon Fiber, 3 Adhesive and 200 Kuban Energy.
- Tactical Scarf: Requires 2 Cotton Fabrics, 6 Nylon Fiber, 1 Animal Leather, 1 Chemicals and 100 Kuban Energy.
- Mother Base Fatigues (Lower): Requires 4 Rubber, 6 Cotton Fabric and 400 Kuban Energy.
- Urban Combat Pants: Requires 4 Nylon Fiber, 5 Chemicals, 3 Animal Leather, 2 Rubber and 100 Kuban Energy.
- Heat-Resistant Tactical (Lower): Requires 1 Steel, 3 Chemicals, 1 Animal Leather, 2 Rubber and 400 Kuban Energy.
- Battle Axe: Requires 5 Iron, 5 Adhesive, 3 Steel and 200 Kuban Energy.
- AM D114: Requires 5 Steel, 10 Gears, 10 Screws, 10 Springs, 8 Iron and 200 Kuban Energy.
- Survival Machete: Requires 3 Rag, 3 Screws, 4 Steel and 200 Kuban Energy.
- Survival Sphere: Requires 5 Screws, 2 Steel, 10 Iron and 200 Kuban Energy.
- Flame Trap: Requires 5 Steel, 1 Sensor Unit, 6 Napalm and 100 Kuban Energy. Can set enemies on fire causing burning damage over time.
- Heavy Machine Gun Type M: Requires 6 crews, 6 iron, 8 Gunpowder, 4 Steel, 6 Gears, 6 Springs and 500 Kuban Energy.
- Normal Fence: Requires 6 Iron and 50 Kuban Energy. Allows you to attack through the gaps in the fences.
- Spiked Barricade: Requires 4 Rope, 9 Wood and 50 Kuban Energy.
- Wooden Fence: Requires 6 Wood, 3 Nails and 10 Kuban Energy.
- Frost Trap: Requires 5 Steel, 1 Sensor Unit, 3 Liquid Nitrogen and 100 Kuban Energy.
- Wooden Barricade: Requires 4 Wood, 2 Nails and 10 Kuban Energy.
- Spinning Blades: Requires 4 Gears, 1 Sensor Unit, 12 Tungsten Alloy, 10 Steel and 200 Kuban Energy.
- Normal Barricade: Requires 4 Cement, 6 Iron, 8 Nails and 50 Kuban Energy.
- Shock Trap: Requires 5 Steel, 1 High Voltage Battery, 1 Sensor Unit and 100 Kuban Energy. Can stun enemies and deals shock damage.
- M21 D-Mine: Requires 3 TNT, 5 Iron, 2 Wire and 100 Kuban Energy. Causes explosion when enemies get too close.
- Oil Trap: Requires 5 Steel, 1 Sensor Unit, 3 Liquid Nitrogen and 100 Kuban Energy. Movements of enemies will slow down.
- Molotov Cocktail: Requires 1 Oil, 1 Rag, 1 Empty Bottle and 50 Kuban Energy. Can set enemies on fire and cause burning damage over time.
- Lure: Requires 1 Empty Bottle and 10 Kuban Energy. Can be used to lure enemies.
- Grilled Gray Wolf: Requires 1 Gray Wolf Meat and 10 Kuban Energy. Adds +500 points in hunger meter.
- Grilled Nubian: Requires 1 Nubian Meat and 10 Kuban Energy. Adds +700 points in hunger meter.
- Gray Wolf Soup: Requires 1 Gray Wolf Meat, 2 Bottles of Clean Water and 10 Kuban Energy. Adds +900 points in hunger meter.
- Grilled Side-striped Jackal: Requires 1 Side-striped Jackal Meat and 10 Kuban Energy. Adds +500 points in hunger meter.
- Roasted Gerbil: Requires 1 Gerbil and 10 Kuban Energy. Adds +300 points in hunger meter.
- Bottle of Clean Water: Requires 3 bottles of dirty water and 10 Kuban Energy. Adds +900 points in thirst meter.
- Canteen of Clean Water: Requires 5 bottles of dirty water, 1 canteen and 10 Kuban Energy. Adds +1800 points in thirst meter.
- Karakul Sheep Soup: Requires 1 Karakul Mutton, 2 Bottles of Clean Water and 10 Kuban Energy. Adds +900 points in hunger meter.
- Grilled Karakul Sheep: Requires 1 Karakul Mutton and 10 Kuban Energy. Adds +700 points in hunger meter.
- Gerbil Milk Stew: Requires 1 Gerbil, 10 Milk, 8 Onions and 10 Kuban Energy. Adds +500 points in hunger meter.
- Side-striped Jackal Soup: Requires 1 Side-striped Jackal Meat, 2 Bottles of Clean Water and 10 Kuban Energy. Adds +900 points in hunger meter.
- Nubian Soup: Requires 1 Nubian Meat, 2 Bottles of Clean Water and 10 Kuban Energy. Adds +900 points in Hunger meter.
- .45 Caliber Standard Rounds: Requires 2 Copper, 1 Lead, 2 Gunpowder and 10 Kuban Energy.
- Normal Arrow: Requires 3 Iron, 6 Wood and 10 Kuban Energy.
You can find below some the locations of recipes that are scattered throughout the game’s world.
- Survival Bow: This can be found in Chapter 4 at Transporter 02. Location is the container close to the first wormhole.
- Heavy Arrow: This can be found in Chapter 5 at Transporter 02. Location is in the compound to the south of Transporter 02.
- RASP TB-SG Shotgun: This can be found in Chapter 5 at the Transporter 02. Location is in the compound to the south of Transporter 02.
- 12ga Standard Rounds: This can be found in Chapter 5 at the Transporter 02. Location is in the compound to the south of Transporter 02.
- Bat: This can be found in Chapter 5 at the Transporter 03. Location is a shack close to a helicopter crash site.
- Light Soviet Chest Rig: This can be found in Chapter 6 at Ruins 01. Once you have the memory board, climb up the ladder at the back entrance to gain access to the container in which you can find this.
- Urban Combat Pants: This can be found in Chapter 11 at the Transporter 09. Location is near the exit of the transporter on the destroyed catwalk.
- 45 Caliber Standard Rounds: This can be found in Chapter 11 at Ruins 02. Location is the first underground hallway close to the ruins itself.
- AM D114 Pistol: This can be found in Chapter 11 at Ruins 02. Location is the first underground hallway close to the ruins itself.
- Soviet Field Gloves: This can be found in Chapter 11 at Transporter 03. Location is a crane to the north of the transporter.
- Strengthened Molotov Cocktail: This can be found in Chapter 11 at Ruins 02. Location is the first underground hallway close to the ruins itself.
- Goat Cage: This can be found in Chapter 10 to the West of Transporter 07. Location is the west side of the hill.
- Diamond Dog Gauntlets: This can be found in Chapter 11 outside Transporter 09. Just clear up the debris near the ramp to find the container.
- Ramp: This can be found in Chapter 11 at Transporter 08. Location is inside transporter’s base.
- Survival Machete: This can be found in Chapter 11 at Transporter 09. Location is inside transporter’s base.
- Primary Weapon Holder: This can be found in Chapter 11 at Transporter 09. Location is inside transporter’s base.
- Small Quiver: This can be found in Chapter 9 at Transporter 06. Location is inside the buildings.
- Battle Axe: This can be found in Chapter 11 between Transporter 06 and 08. Location is in the ruins near the place where you do the quest ‘Minable Moving Singularity Detected’.
- Improvised Binoculars: This can be found in Chapter 7 at the Clear Zone. Location is a container to the south.
- Survival Spear: This can be found in Chapter 7 at the Clear Zone. Location is a container to the south.
- Small Heavy Arrow Special Quiver: This can be found in Chapter 9 at Transporter 06. Location is inside the building.
- Small Left Gadget Sling: This can be found in Chapter 7 at Transporter 05. Location is inside one of the small orange buildings.
- Flame Arrow: This can be found in Chapter 7 at Transporter 05. Location is inside one of the small orange buildings.
- Wooden Watchtower: This can be found in Chapter 9 at the Northeast of Transporter 05. Location is at the rocks to the west of Transporter 06 and East of Transporter 05.
- Baseball Cap: This can be found in Chapter 9 to the South of Clear Zone. Location is a structure at the catwalk near the Clear Zone.
- Portable Shovel: This can be found in Chapter 7 at the Transporter 05. Location is inside one of the small orange buildings.
- M21 D-Mine: This can be found in Chapter 5 at Transporter 03. Location is a shack close to a helicopter crash site.
- Canteen: This can be found in Chapter 5 at Transporter 04. Location is a container behind the orange buildings.
- Skullcap: This can be found in Chapter 5 at Transporter 03. Location is a container close to the gun turrets.
- T-shirt: This can be found in Chapter 5 at Transporter 02. Location is on a few rocky hills near orange catwalk to the south of the transporter.
- Chemical Light: This can be found in Chapter 5 at Transporter 03. Location is a container close to the gun turrets.
- Tactical BDU Lower: This can be found in Chapter 5 at Transporter 02. Location is on a few rocky hills near orange catwalk to the south of the transporter.
- Flashlight: This can be found in Chapter 5 at Transporter 03. Location is a container close to the gun turrets.
- Survival Arrow: This can be found in Chapter 4 at Transporter 02. Location is the container close to the first wormhole.
- Soviet Beret: This can be found in Chapter 3 at Dust Outpost. When looking for third memory board, you’ll find a shack with two doors and the recipe can be found inside.
- Burkov Pistol: This can be found in Chapter 3 at Dust Outpost. When looking for third memory board, look for a container.
- BDU (Upper): This can be found in Chapter 3 at Dust Outpost. When looking for third memory board, you’ll find a shack with two doors and the recipe can be found inside.
HOW TO GET RESOURCES QUICKLY FOR CRAFTING
There are a lot of things to manage in this game, including keeping an eye on your hunger and thirst levels. You’ll also have to ensure tat you have enough resources to craft your weapons and items with. These resources are also essential in crafting structures which can help you as fend against hordes of enemy zombies.
To farm resources quickly, just go to the Assignments Circle and select a solo salvage mission. Make sure you do this aline. Once you start the mission, just ignore the zombies going towards your base and just run around and collect as many resources as possible. Don’t worry about your base being attacked and about failing the mission as you’ll still be able to keep all the resources that you were able to farm. Just repeat the process to get more resources.
How To Earn Kuban Energy / How To Farm Kuban Energy:
There are a number of ways to farm Kuban Energy fast. This is a resource that you will need to perform any function in the game such as crafting items, building facilities at your base, cooking food, and more.
For the first method, just run a salvage mission. First of all, unequip your gear so that you can run fast and head straight to the extractor. Once you reach the extractor, just clear the waves of enemies and place the extractor. Don’t wait for the countdown and just start the waves instantly. Once this starts happening and the extractor starts collecting Iris Energy and tnen withdraw. This will end the mission and will net you some rewards at the end.
The other method is to simply run salvage missions in single-player mode. This will allow you to farm materials fast without the items being split among party members. This is the recommended method to farm.
HOW TO GET MORE AMMO FOR YOUR WEAPONS
Every ranged weapon in the game requires their own specific kind of ammo, so make sure you check a particular weapon’s requirement before you decide to get some ammo for it. While ammo can be found all around the open world, this really won’t be enough to meet your needs if you want to use ranged weapons on a regular basis. The best way to get ammo in the game is just to craft them, so once you’ve seen what ammo you require, just go ahead to the workbench and craft the ammo for yourself.
HOW TO GET THE HANGING POT FOR WATER
The hanging pot can be used to boil water. Until you get the hanging pot, your character will have to drink water to fill up the thirst meter. The hanging pot allows you to boil water and thereby make it clean.
To get the hanging pot, just reach Chapter 7 of the single-player campaign. In this chapter, you will be required to repair a wormhole generator in the desert. Once you finish the task, you can go back to your base and craft the hanging pot so that you have a constant source of clean water.
HOW TO INCREASE STAMINA AND HEALTH FOR YOUR CHARACTER
Both stamina and health are very important attributes in the game. Stamina is used for a number of activities in the game such as sprinting and crouching. You’ll have to keep a close eye on stamina when you’re out sprinting from place to place. Also keep in mind that your maximum stamina will decrease if your character’s thirst meter drops very low, so make sure this doesn’t happen. Stamina is determined by the Endurance attribute while Health is determined by the Vitality attribute.
To increase your maximum stamina or health, you must go to the Skill Trainer at base camp. Just spend Kuban Energy to level up Endurance and Vitality to increase your maximum stamina and health.
HOW TO GET YOUR FIRST GUN (BURKOV GUN)
You’ll be able to get your very first gun quite early on in the game. Guns are useful when you want to take down multiple enemies quickly.
In the tutorial mission you’ll be asked to retrieve three memory boards. Once you get the first two, you can craft and air tank and head out into the Dust. Once you reach the location where you can find the final memory board, you’ll find a locked container nearby. Open the container either by picking the lock or forcing it open. Inside, you’ll be able to find the blueprint for the Burkov gun. Congratulations! You’ve now got your first gun in the game!
Boss Fights Guide: (How To Defeat All Bosses, Secret Bosses):
There are a number of boss fights in the game, including 2 secret bosses whom you can find, and the following video guides will show you how to defeat them.
This is one of the two bosses in the main story of the game. Mobility is key if you want to survive in this fight so be quick on your toes and try and get any headshots you can.
Lord of Dust First Encounter
This is the first encounter with this boss who is the main enemy in the game. He puts up a tough fight but if you follow the given instructions, the fight shouldn’t be too difficult.
Lord of Dust Final Boss Fight
The final boss fight in the game. It’s the Lord of Dust again this time!
Big Mouth- Secret Boss
This boss is a secret boss and is of a fairly high level so make sure you’re well prepared before you plan to take him on. This is a post end-game boss.
Frostbite- Secret Boss
The second of the high level secret bosses. Can prove challenging but the following guide will show you how to easily defeat it. This is a post end-game boss.
ACHIEVEMENTS and TROPHIES GUIDE
In Metal Gear Survive, you can earn a total of 51 different achievements which award you 1000 points altogether. Of course Metal Gear wouldn’t be what it is without some secret achievements you can dig around to unlock- you can read about all this in the list below:
Production :You crafted your first item.
Construction :You constructed your first building.
Education :You learned your first skill.
Ability :Other classes were added.
Cooperation :You played a Salvage Mission.
Results :You achieved a performance evaluation for a Salvage Mission.
Suppression :You defeated all boss creatures.
Hunt :You did your first hunt.
Cook :You cooked your first meal.
Harvest : You did your first harvest.
Mission :You completed your first order.
Exploration :Your crew completed their first Dispatch Mission.
Revival :You used the Analeptic (Revival Pill) for the first time.
Proficient :You raised all skills to their highest level.
Common Struggle :You completed every wave in every Salvage Mission.
Slicer :You killed 300 creatures using one-handed weapons.
Ripper :You killed 300 creatures using two-handed weapons.
Impaler :You killed 300 creatures using thrusting weapons.
Crusher :You killed 300 creatures using heavy weapons.
Marksman :You killed 300 creatures using bows.
Responder :You killed 300 creatures using Interceptor Units.
Protector : You killed 300 creatures using Defense Units.
Iron Wall : You successfully defended Base Camp with no losses incurred.
Rod and Snake : During Salvage Missions, you revived 30 allies who were near death.
Locksmith : You opened a HARD difficulty container flawlessly.
Comrades in Arms : You completed 50 Salvage Missions.
Surveyor : You explored the entirety of both camps.
Survivalist : You survived 140 days, 15 hours without dying.
Glory :You earned 30 first place score rankings when completing the final wave in a Salvage Mission
Foodie : You ate all food.
Collector : You obtained all weapons and ranks.
Prosperity :Thirty crew members are among your ranks.
Split :You skewered 50 creatures using the Foot Press skill
Best Buddy :You defeated 300 creatures using the Auto Turret.
The following are the Secret Achievements.
Dite : You saw the METAL GEAR SURVIVE title logo.
The Soldier: A soldier joined your ranks.
Defender :You successfully defended your outpost for the first time.
Digger: You dug Iris Energy for the first time.
The Boy: A boy joined your ranks.
The Nurse: A nurse joined your ranks.
Progress :You finished digging Iris Energy.
Expansion :Base Camp’s expandable area reached Level 2.
Refuge :You arrived at the FOB.
The Cop :A police officer joined your ranks.
The Giant :You discovered ‘The Giant’.
The Engineer :An engineer joined your ranks.
The EM Gun :You recovered ‘the Giant’.
Rescue :You rescued the boy.
Sacrifice :You defeated the Lord of Dust.
Home :You made it home.
Bad Meal: You fed a metal drum to a boss creature.
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