The workbench is used for several things:
- Repairing the gas mask
- Installing new gadgets on the helmet, body armor, charger and bracer
- Crafting ammo
- Cleaning weapons
- Installing weapon modifications
Components and chemicals that can be found in game locations are used to craft ammo. Components can be obtained from various tool boxes, chests,and when disassembling enemy weapons. You can get chemicals from canisters, cannibals in Yamantau, or green mushrooms.
Only chemicals are required for cleaning weapons. Dirty weapons will constantly jam, and you will have to reload them often. A broken gas mask does not let radiation in (if you seal it) but decreases vision quality.
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