In New World, you are bound to face dangerous monsters and enemies throughout your journey in Aeternum. Therefore, you’ll need to keep your musket loaded with cartridges and an inventory full of bullets to shoot down anyone who stands in your way.
But, to keep your bullet reserves high, you’ll need a steady supply of gunpowder, a necessary material required to make cartridges. Therefore, in this guide, find out everything you need to craft gunpowder and learn to farm these materials to never run out of bullets again.
1. The Art of Forming Gunpowder in New World
To craft gunpowder in New World, you’ll need five charcoal, two flints, and one saltpeter. After collecting these materials, go to the nearby smelter and search for the gunpowder recipe.
However, New World doesn’t mention the location of these materials anywhere in the game, meaning you have to search these resources yourself. To simplify the job, keep reading this guide to learn how to get these resources quickly.
2. How to make charcoal in New World?
To make charcoal in New World, you need to have at least three pieces of wood and burn them using a tier two smelter in the settlement.
Once you get an axe, you can collect wood by cutting any trees in the game. Simply run up and hit the interaction button near the tree to gather the resource.
Although you require three pieces of wood to make one charcoal, make sure to craft a bunch of them together, as they are commonly used to create resources like gunpowder.
3. How to get flint in New World?
Players can find flint by interacting with stones near beaches or different water bodies.
A standard farming spot for beginners is the sand near the watchtower in the starting area. Here, you need to walk near the water and search for round stones around the floor. However, be careful as some enemies spawn in the region, and they might attack while you’re looking for flints.
Otherwise, finding a flint farm spot is pretty easy in Aeternum. You need to look for interactable stones while traveling around, especially on the beaches.
4. How to get saltpeter in New World?
Saltpeter is typically found in caves scattered around the world of Aeternum. While exploring these areas, keep an eye on the ground for larger rocks with white streaks on the top. You’ll need a flint pickaxe or better to mine these stones and collect saltpeter from them.
The hardest part of farming saltpeter is finding a location that can consistently provide resources for you to mine. To make the job easier, I’ve found a set of areas where you can farm saltpeter in New World.
5. New World Saltpeter Farming Locations
Players have struggled to find saltpeter in areas like the Everfall region, so here’s a series of saltpeter locations where you can start mining.
I. Saltpeter Farming Locations at Monarch Bluffs
- Hurtfang Hole: Found near the south-eastern region of Monarch Bluffs Town
- Offal Grotto: Located in the Northern part of Antares
- Bayhowl Burrow: Situated at the south of Monarch Bluffs Town
II. Saltpeter Farming Locations at Windsward
- Inkwell Cave: Found near Windsward Town
- Dankfur Hollow: Situated at the southern area of Windsward Town
- Scratchrock Burrow: Located near Buccaneer Falls
6. How to get a flint pickaxe in New World?
You can obtain a flint pickaxe from the following:
- Making it from crafting station in a settlement
- Crafting by using a camp
- Rewards from completing chests
- Purchasing from the Trading Posts
However, to mine resources like saltpeter faster, you’ll need to upgrade your pickaxe to an Iron or Steel Pickaxe. Also, you can achieve bonuses by adding charms while crafting a mining pick.
After collecting all the required ingredients to farm gunpowder, you can go to the settlement to start crafting with the help of the smelter. However, in rare situations, you might find that the smelter hasn’t been upgraded to Tier 2.
7. How to upgrade smelter in New World?
You can increase the tier of a smelter in your settlement by taking on town projects. However, these tasks are team-based and usually cannot be tackled by an individual, making teamwork crucial to craft better goods through the Smelting skill.
You can find a variety of town projects in each settlement, and in addition to increasing the Smelter tier, you can improve the quality of other facilities within the region.
Regardless, the town project you need to focus on is named “Upgrade Settlement.” After completing this project, you can level up the facilities of your settlement, including the smelter, which you can now use to create gunpowder.
8. About New World
New World is an upcoming massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) by Amazon Games set to be released on August 31, 2021. The game was previously scheduled to release in May 2020 but was delayed to its current date.
Set in the mid-1600s, players colonize a fictional land known as Aeternum Island, modeled after North and South Americas in the Atlantic Ocean. The game will be using a buy-to-play business model, meaning there will be no monthly subscription fee.