Metal Gear Survive Hanging Pot - How to Unlock the Hanging Pot and Purify Water in Metal Gear Survive

Metal Gear Survive Hanging Pot - How to Unlock the Hanging Pot and Purify Water in Metal Gear Survive

Here's how to purify water in Metal Gear Survive, through unlocking the Hanging Pot upgrade.

While you might not think it at first, the hanging pot actually plays a pretty huge role in Metal Gear Survive. Clean water is hard to come by, and the hanging pot is your best method of creating some clean water. In this Metal Gear Survive hanging pot guide, we'll be walking you through how to purify water in Metal Gear Survive as easily as possible.

Metal Gear Survive Hanging Pot

When you first start out Metal Gear Survive, you have only the basic essentials in your Base Camp, and you’ll have to grind out multiple crafting materials in order to successfully upgrade basic equipment like the Campfire up to the Hanging Pot. However unlike the Advanced Weapons Workbench, which can be upgraded through having the correct crafting materials, you’re able to upgrade your Campfire to a Hanging Pot once you’ve completed Chapter 7 of the single player campaign of Metal Gear Survive.

You’ll know when you’re onto Chapter 7 of Metal Gear Survive when you’re tasked with securing a Generator out in the desert area of Dite. After you’ve successfully secured the Generator from the horde of zombie-like Wanderers, you’ll have to use the Construction Terminal in your Base Camp to upgrade your Campfire to the new Hanging Pot, which will cost you a fair amount of Kuban Energy to do so. Once you’ve purchased the upgrade, you’re well on your way to crafting Clean Water and sustaining your character for the long haul in Metal Gear Survive.

How to Purify Water in Metal Gear Survive

But what are the benefits of purified water in Metal Gear Survive? In the early hours of the game, you’re prompted by AI Pod Virgil to head west from your base camp and slay a few sheep to farm items for crafting food. In the same area you’ll find a pool of dirty water, which you can use to fill up some of your empty bottles. The catch to this supply of water is that it’s all contaminated, and so you risk intestinal poisoning every time you drink dirty water, although it does help quench your thirst meter.

The Hanging Pot allows you to get around this, bringing back all the dirty water to your Base Camp and purifying it in the Hanging Pot, thus removing the risk of intestinal poisoning and giving you a safe option for quenching your thirst. Make sure to revisit the pool of dirty water to the west of Base Camp as often as possible to restock your dirty water supplies that you can then purify, as the pool of water won’t dry up.

We might be all done with our guide on the Hanging Pot and purifying water for Metal Gear Survive, but make sure to head over to our medical crafting guide for all you need to know about healing, or our complete microtransactions guide.

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