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New World: How to make Gunpowder

How to make Gunpowder in New World is something everyone who plans on playing a musket build will want to learn as soon as possible. Luckily, it is not complicated and here's how you can do it.
Despite being fictional and fantasy-themed, New World is closely inspired by the age of discovery, a historical era in the 16th century when Europeans first started exploring and settling on the American continent.

And one of the iconic weapons of this era is a musket, a famous muzzle-loaded long gun that allowed the Conquistadors to almost effortlessly seize vast territories of the new world.

And of course, muskets are present in New World as well. Muskets are the strongest long-ranged weapons in-game, which primarily scale with dexterity but are also influenced by a player's intelligence stat.

If you want to play a musket build, one of the first things you will need to have is Gunpowder and here's how you can make it.

How to craft Gunpowder in New World

How to craft Gunpowder in New World
You will need gunpowder in order to craft Iron Cartridges. (Picture: Amazon)

In New World, you will need Gunpowder in order to make Iron Cartridges, a tier II recipe that is essentially ammunition for all firearms ( muskets).

You can't use your musket if you don't have ammo, and you can't have ammo if you don't make it (or buy it), and in order to make it, you will first need to craft gunpowder (the other two ingredients you will need are linen and iron).

You will find a gunpowder recipe in Workshop under "Crafting components" and then in the "Engineering components" category.

There, you will see that in order to make some Gunpowder you will need these ingredients:

  • 5x Charcoal
  • 2x Flint
  • 1x Saltpeter

All of these ingredients are rather plentiful and easy to find, so you should not have a lot of problems collecting them. You can find saltpetre from a saltpetre ore in caves, which is easily recognizable by white spots representing Saltpeter.

How to craft Gunpowder in New World
All ingredients necessary for Gunpowder are relatively easy to obtain. (Picture: Amazon Games)

You can produce Charcoal by using any smelter in your settlement, but this requires wood, which you can get by chopping down any tree in the game or collecting bushes.

Finally, flint is a white basic stone that you can find anywhere on the ground and collect.

And there you have it, now you have all the necessary ingredients, and all that has left now is to go to the workshop and create as much Gunpowder as you need, provided you don't run out of the ingredients, in which case you will need to go collect them again.

If you need a refresher on New World, make sure to check out our guides for the game on our dedicated section. 

Featured image courtesy of Amazon Games.