If you want to kill enemies faster in Remnant II, you will have to upgrade your weapons quite often. It’s not a perfectly linear process, though, as there’s a number of things going on behind the scenes regarding drop material that you need to know about. Don’t worry, though–we’ll cover that and more below.
How to upgrade weapons in Remnant II
You can upgrade your weapons by visiting Rigs in Ward 13. Each weapon upgrade costs a certain amount of Scrap, as well as a certain amount of Iron. To max out weapons at +20, you’ll need to use Simulacrum–a rare item that can only be found once per biome and is also used to upgrade your Relic.
- Iron – Improved to +5
- iron forging – Improved to +10
- galvanized iron – Improved to +15
- hard iron – Improved up to +19
- Simulacrum – Improved to +20
If it all sounds pretty simple, note that the process is actually more than what you see. In the early stages of the game you will only find a lot of standard Iron as none of your weapons are much upgraded. But as you upgrade each individual item, you’re actually also upgrading your total Weapon Level, which is the average of your three equipped weapons–two guns and a melee option.
New Iron tiers will drop more often as your overall Weapon Level gets higher on average, meaning you’ll need to keep the levels of all three of your weapons steady to get the next many levels of Iron. If you let any of your weapons fall behind, you’ll continue to get more low-level Iron drops until you upgrade them. In fact, until you hit a specific Weapon Level threshold, you won’t see any higher Iron levels.
You can see your Average Weapon Level by opening “Advanced Stats” on your Character tab, so be sure to keep an eye on it and keep pushing your overall Weapon Level to be within the upgrade tier of whatever Iron you need. In other words, if you need Galvanized Iron, make sure you’ve upgraded both your guns and melee weapons to +10 (or as close as you can) so the game starts to drop less Wrought Iron and more Galvanized Iron.
For more tips, check out our best class for solo players and all of our Ruins II guides.