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How To Increase Armor In Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor

If you want to withstand the alien bug assault, you'll need to increase your Armor in Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor.
How To Increase Armor In Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor
Funday Games, Alexandra Hobbs

Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor can be a challenging auto-shooter, and you'll need to improve your stats as best you can to survive a run. In order to make permanent upgrades to your characters and classes, such as increasing your Armor, you'll need to mine for precious minerals. 

To ensure that the swarms of alien bugs aren't taking you down too quickly, it's important to improve your Armor stat where you can. Below, we'll go over how to increase your Armor stat permanently.

How To Permanently Upgrade Your Armor In Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor

If you've completed a few runs/dives in Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor, you'll know there are temporary perks you can unlock that will increase your Armor by a number of points, depending on the rarity of the perk. The problem is that your Armor stat will reset back to its standard value one the run ends. 

Fortunately, you can make permanent upgrades by heading to the Main Menu and selecting the "Upgrades" menu. Here, you'll be able to purchase pemanent upgrades, inclusing ones for Armor.

To upgrade your Armor, look on the top row for the shield icon, third from the left. You'll need cash, which you'll earn by working through runs, and a particular mineral — Enor Pearls.

How To Find Enor Pearls In Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor

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Enor Pearls are a crucial mineral for upgrading your Armor stat. (Picture: Funday Games, screenshot: Alexandra Hobbs)

Enor Pearls are a relatively rare mineral that you can find occasionally protruding from generic rock. They are gray in color and shaped like stones or ovals. There's a chance to find some on your runs across all of the biomes, but you'll need to mine them to harvest the mineral. 

You can also purchase Enor Pearls from the Upgrades page. Each Enor Pearl will cost 400 Cash. Be careful not to spend too much on the minerals or you won't have enough Cash to make the upgrade. The amount of Enor Pearls and Cash you need increases with each level of upgrade. 

Be sure to also check out our guide on how to unlock every weapon in the game, and how to best kill the deadly Dreadnought.