What to do when you run out of steel RimWorld? How do you get steel in RimWorld? This guide will show you the use of steel in RimWorld and how to get them!
What is the use of Steel?
Steel is a raw resource, crucial throughout the game for different purposes, such as construction of various structures, and production of weapons and armor. Steel can be mined out of compacted steel on the map, purchased from bulk goods traders, extracted from Steel slag chunks using an electric smelter, or salvaged by disassembling mechanoids. Research and construction of deep drills in mid-late game allows extraction of large deposits underground. Although steel is common on most maps, it is still a limited resource, and should not be used carelessly. Let's see the ways to get steels in details.
How to get Steel?
Send out caravans to the Quest Rewards (Incapacitated Refugees, Vanometric Power Cells, Raid the Pirate Outposts quests, etc.); each one of these will have a new map, and there's almost always a good deal of minable resources there. If you do the quest reward scenarios, you'll have 3 days to mine before you have to vacate the map and re-form your caravan, which is enough time to set up a temporary camp, mine all the surface resources on the map, and head home again. In Incapacitated Refugee scenarios, you have 10 days before you have to clear off the map...which is more than enough time.
Another method is to deconstruct things made out of the resource, such as conduits, mechanoids, or walls. While some are able to be deconstructed early on, others will require a bit of research, so keep that in mind. You won’t get the full amount that was needed to construct them in the first place, but any little bit helps when you have a specific project in mind.
Early game: mine it in the rocks / hills / mountains as mentioned above.
Mid-game: trade for it when needed.
Mid to late game: get the deep drilling + ground penetrating scanner tech and mine it from the ground.
Well, steel is quite hard to get if you are not playing in an area with mountains. If you are, though, it's just a matter of tunnelig around and be lucky enough to find some of it. And for more RimWorld News Guide, please stay turn to Z2U.com.