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Void Bastards: How to Get and Save Ammo

Inspired by BioShock and System Shock 2, Void Bastards is a revolutionary new strategy-shooter that will test your wits as well as exercise your aim. Can you lead the misfit prisoners of the Void Ark through the derelict spaceships and myriad dangers of the Sargasso Nebula?

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How to get ammo

Void Bastards can be very resource dependent. Ammo is scarce and in most ships, you’ll encounter an endless amount of enemies. If you stay around for too long, you can spend all your ammo in one ship. There are a few ways to maximise the amount of ammunition you get.

Skills
Some skills in Void Bastards will allow you to find ammo in containers that don’t usually contain ammo. Usually, these skills will be located to the right of the weapon in the Workbench screen. You’ll have to find the components and craft them first.

How to save ammo

The main way of saving ammunition is by avoiding fights, but how can you avoid fights? Well, if you pay close attention to the enemies patterns, you’ll realise that most of the times, you don’t have to fight. Let’s take a look at some of the enemies and their patterns to find out how to avoid fighting them.

Tourist: These little guys will explode as soon as you get close to them. Meaning all you have to do is run past them to save ammo.

Scribe: These guys will run away after you shoot them and hide somewhere. If it’s a room with several paths and they go the other way, there’s no reason to fight them anymore.

Spook: Spooks will go invisible and always attack you from behind. Simply close a door and turn your back on them, then keep going towards your objective. They’re very slow when they’re invisible, allowing you to lock them behind the doors.

Patient: Patients will attack at melee range and cannot open doors. Your character is way faster than patients and most of the times you can simply run past them and close a door to lose them entirely.

Juves: Juves are fast, but they fire a few times and start running around. It’s mostly safe to kill these and advisable, but if you’re really low on ammo, you can probably wait for them to fire once and run away and hide.

The rest of the enemies won’t be as easy to avoid, but here are a few tips on how to take them out.

Janitor: They’re slow and you can use your spikes to poison them and run away. By the time they catch up to you, they’ll be dead.

Screw: Screws are tough as nails, but they’re also slow. One of the best ways to take them out and save is to make them chase you and drop a Bushwhacker, then you detonate it once it’s close. You might have to do this twice, but explosives are definitely the way to go with Screws.

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