Deep Rock Galactic Guides Tagged Articles RSS Feed | Deep Rock Galactic Guides RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Deep Rock Galactic: How to Get Weapon Overclocks and Use Them Fri, 07 Jan 2022 10:50:44 -0500 Gavin Burtt

Weapon Overclocks aren't apparent to new Deep Rock Galactic players, but as you progress through and rank up with your favorite classes you'll find yourself wanting to get Overclocks to more easily deal with swarms and up the Hazard level.

In this guide, we'll go over how to unlock Weapon Overclocks in Deep Rock Galactic as well as what they do.

What Are Weapon Overclocks in Deep Rock Galactic?

Weapon Overclocks in Deep Rock Galactic are special modifications that can be unlocked and equipped to weapons, improving upon their capabilities. There are 124 available Overclocks in the game, all of which are class-specific and come with unique properties. There are three main types of Overclocks:

  • Clean: Clean Overclocks give small enhancements and come with no penalty.
  • Balanced: Balanced Overclocks pack a bigger enhancement than Clean Overclocks, but also come with a balancing penalty.
  • Unstable: Unstable Overclocks are the most extreme, bringing a massive upgrade to your weapon, with a burden of a massive penalty.

Each class; the Driller, Engineer, Gunner, and Scout has five weapons — three primaries and two secondaries — that come with between five and seven possible Overclocks to unlock. They all include at least one of each Overclock type.

The effects of each one are detailed in the item stats, with positive effects being indicated by green arrows, and penalties being indicated by red arrows. Only a single Overclock can be equipped to any one piece of equipment at a time. They can not be stacked.

How to Get Weapon Overclocks

Weapon Overclocks can be unlocked through the completion of Deep Dives, and can be unlocked as rewards for Weekly Core Hunts, Forge Mastery, and Machine Events.

The best way, for sure, is through the weekly Deep Dives, as you are guaranteed one Overclock per Deep Dive, and you can get a second one through completion of the Elite Deep Dive variant.

In order to unlock Deep Dives, you must first promote your first Dwarf. To unlock the Elite variant, you must simply complete your first standard Deep Dive. Regardless of the variant, you will be tasked with completing six primary objectives spanning three missions. Completing all three missions will earn you your reward.

Deep Dives can be found through the Deep Dive Terminal, which is located on the Space Rig. If you fail, you can retry as many times as you like until you succeed, though you can only claim the reward a single time. New Deep Dives appear at 6AM EST each Thursday.

How to Equip Your Overclock

Once you have an Overclock unlocked, you must first bring it to the Forge for crafting. It will cost you some credits, as well as some crafting resources that vary by the Overclock. You'll be paying 7000 to 9000 credits to craft, plus a few hundred worth of three of the following:

  • Enor Pearls
  • Magnite
  • Jadiz
  • Umamite
  • Croppa
  • Bismor

Once you've crafted it, you can equip it by finding the respective weapon in your inventory, and pressing the available Overclock on the right side.

That's all there is to know about Weapon Overclocks in Deep Rock Galactic. Get to Deep Diving and try to nab some Overclocks you like, and keep in mind that if you get one that you don't think you'll like, you don't have to pay to craft it.

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Deep Rock Galactic Error Cubes Explained: What Do They Do? Wed, 05 Jan 2022 12:08:00 -0500 Gavin Burtt

Deep Rock Galactic is littered with countless unique resources that take on a plethora of uses and values. The single most valuable resource in the game, however, is quite a mystery. They're called ERR://23¤Y%/, but is more commonly referred to as Error Cubes.

In this Deep Rock Galactic guide, we'll break down exactly what Error Cubes are, how to find them, and how much they are valued.

What are Error Cubes in Deep Rock Galactic?

Error Cubes are rare artifacts in Deep Rock Galactic that grant you a massive experience boost (4,000XP) at the level's end. That makes them the most valuable "mineral" in the game. For comparison, Bittergem, which has a 1/21 chance of appearing, awards between 1,000XP and 1,500XP.

Error Cubes appear as small black and white cubes, looking much like an all-black Rubik's Cube with white grooves. They are technically a mineral, in that you must mine them out of their ore deposits. These deposits appear as spiky gray rock formations with pink auras. Upon mining such an outcropping and snagging the Error Cube, the glowing rock will fade to a normal gray.

Error Cubes are very rare, having a mere 1/26 chance of appearing in any given level, and they can be found in any planetary region, as well as within any mission type. Of course, just because an Error Cube appears in a level doesn't mean that you will find it, so it may seem even rarer.

As of now, Error Cubes only serve two purposes: to grant rare experience boosts at the ends of levels and counting towards the "What Are These Things?" trophy/achievement, which requires you to find five of them. Its large experience payout means it is valuable for leveling up quickly, serving the indirect purpose of being good for weapon unlocks as well.

Ghost Ship Games has hinted that the Error Cubes may be lore-important in Deep Rock Galactic, though they haven't yet detailed why. It's believed to have the same origin as ERR://19%T#/, or the Error Helix, which is a rare structure that has only ever been found in the Radioactive Exclusion Zone, which seems likely, but has not been confirmed.

That's all there is to know about Deep Rock Galactic's Error Cubes right now, but hopefully, in the future, we'll see its backstory and uses further developed. Until then, it remains the game's greatest mystery. If you're interested in learning more about Deep Rock Galactic, check out our other articles in our guides hub!

Deep Rock Galactic: How to Promote Dwarf Classes Mon, 03 Jan 2022 15:40:15 -0500 Ashley Shankle

It's not entirely obvious why you'd want to promote dwarf classes in Deep Rock Galactic other than to flex, but promotion does have its benefits. It's not the same as changing classes, but the process is just as easy. However, you can't do it whenever you want to. There are a few things you'll need to do first.

In this Deep Rock Galactic guide, we'll go over why you want to promote dwarf classes as soon as you can as well as how to promote them.

How to Promote a Dwarf in Deep Rock Galactic

No matter which of the four classes you're trying to promote, the process is mostly the same. There are only two prerequisites when you want to promote dwarf classes:

  • The dwarf must be Level 25 in the class you want to promote.
  • You must complete the four Promotion Assignments for that class.

Once you have completed both of these, you can promote dwarf classes by heading to the Memorial Hall. You can find the elevator to the Memorial Hall near the Pickaxe Customization terminal. Head to the far end of the Memorial Hall, and interact with the Promotions terminal.

Why Promote Dwarf Classes in Deep Rock Galactic?

There's a lot more reason to promote dwarf classes other than for Honor Badges (those spiffy banners and stars around players' icons). When you promote a dwarf in Deep Rock Galactic, you get the following benefits:

  • An additional active perk slot for that class.
  • The ability to activate Machine Events.
  • An increase in player rank.
  • The ability to use the Forge.
  • New assignments and deep dives.

When you promote dwarf classes, it resets them back to Level 1, but the benefits are more than worth it, and leveling again isn't the worst. The sole benefit to promoting a class more than once is to increase your player rank and get more Honor Badges.

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Deep Rock Galactic: How to Unlock Weapons Mon, 03 Jan 2022 15:38:02 -0500 Ashley Shankle

If you're wondering how to unlock weapons for your dwarves in Deep Rock Galactic, the process isn't entirely obvious. But if you play enough, you'll want to go through the effort to get additional weapons for your favorite classes.

Let's go over how to unlock weapons in Deep Rock Galactic, as well as what the additional weapons are for each class and when you can unlock them.

How to Unlock Weapons in Deep Rock Galactic

Each dwarf unlocks new License Upgrade assignments at Levels 5, 10, 15, and 20. License Upgrade missions are how you unlock weapons in the shop, but be aware there are only three total unlockable weapons for each class, and that you will have to buy the weapons yourself once you've unlocked them.

Engineer Unlockable Weapons

  • Plasma Burster (Grenade slot) — Level 5
  • Proximity Mine (Grenade slot) — Level 10
  • "Stubby" Voltaic SMG (Primary slot) — Level 10
  • Breach Cutter (Secondary slot) — Level 15
  • LOK-1 Smart Rifle (Primary slot) — Level 20

Driller Unlockable Weapons

  • High Explosive Grenade (Grenade slot) — Level 5
  • Neurotoxin Grenade (Grenade slot) — Level 10
  • Cryo Cannon (Primary slot) — Level 10
  • Experimental Plasma Charger (Secondary slot) — Level 15
  • Corrosive Sludge Pump (Primary slot) — Level 20

Gunner Unlockable Weapons

  • Incendiary Grenade (Grenade slot) — Level 5
  • Cluster Grenade (Grenade slot) — Level 10
  • "Thunderhead" Heavy Autocannon (Primary slot) — Level 10
  • BRT7 Burst Fire Gun (Secondary slot) — Level 15
  • "Hurricane" Guided Rocket System (Primary slot) — Level 20

Scout Unlockable Weapons

  • Cryo Grenade (Grenade slot) — Level 5
  • Pheromone Canister (Grenade slot) — Level 10
  • M1000 Classic (Primary) — Level 10
  • Zhukov NUK17 (Secondary slot) — Level 15
  • DRAK-25 Plasma Carbine (Primary slot) — Level 20

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That's essentially all you need to know about how to unlock weapons in Deep Rock Galactic. Each of these weapons requires a fair amount of resources to unlock, though they don't require a terrible amount of Credits. Check out our other Deep Rock Galactic guides here on GameSkinny.

Deep Rock Galactic: How to Change Class Mon, 03 Jan 2022 15:37:49 -0500 Ashley Shankle

New players may find themselves lost on how to change class in Deep Rock Galactic. There are four classes to switch between, each one with its own unique abilities to make use of on assignments. Like any other games with classes, though, you'll want to try them all out to find the best role for you.

Changing classes in Deep Rock Galactic is easier than you might think, and we'll go over it as well as why you may not be able to change class in this guide.

How to Change Class in Deep Rock Galactic

If you've just started Deep Rock Galactic and are doing the tutorial assignment, you will not be able to change class until you either leave the tutorial or finish it. The tutorial must be done with the Gunner.

There are four total classes in Deep Rock Galactic:

  • Driller
  • Engineer
  • Gunner
  • Scout

You cannot change class while in an assignment; you can only change class in the lobby.

Go to your (or any other player's) quarters and look for the Character Selection terminal, which will be to the right if you've just spawned or to the left if you're coming in from the main area of the lobby. Use the Character Selection terminal then make your selection, and you'll be able to switch to any other dwarf you'd like!.

It's worth noting that you can't change class to one that overlaps another, so if you can't select a dwarf it's because someone else in your game is currently playing that class.

There is actually a way to get around DRG not allowing duplicate classes: When loading into another player's game, you can press the "Q" or "E" keys on PC or the triggers on console to swap classes. This can overwrite the game not normally allowing duplicate classes, but only if you do not choose a class while in a solo lobby beforehand.

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Deep Rock Galactic Beginner's Guide Mon, 05 Mar 2018 13:14:38 -0500 Stephanie Tang

The four tenets of dwarven ethos ring true Deep Rock Galactic from Denmark-based Ghost Ship Games. There's nothing like getting further down through the deep places than anybody else, especially if there's treasure down there for the taking.

While it's not exactly brimming with storied campaign, there's some solid, super fun gameplay in here that about makes up for the lack of spit and polish. On the surface, the first-person mining elements might superficially resemble the pickaxe action of Minecraft, but that's largely where the similarities end.

First-person mining in Deep Rock Galactic

Blending mining for different kinds of sparkly treasure with high-energy bug shooting, Deep Rock Galactic puts all of its efforts into making co-op priority number one. Sure, you could run off into the darkness to hunt for stuff (and there will be plenty of games where you're going to find yourself doing just that), but you're also just as likely to get overrun and downed that way too.

If you want to make sure every game is a Mission Complete, here's what you need to know!

Deep Rock Galactic Classes

There are four classes that you can choose from (all are available right away through the Select Character terminal):


  • Armed with a platform gun that shoots climbable platforms on any surface.
  • Can lay down sentry turrets for support fire.
  • Carries combat shotgun and grenade launcher.


  • Armed with a minigun and heavy-duty revolver for front-line spider duty.
  • Carries zipline launcher that allows the entire team to zipline across large chasms/obstacles.


  • Equipped with titanium power drills that allow you to drill through blocked tunnels and obstacles to get to your objective (whether it's getting in or out); you also mine faster.
  • Carries a flamethrower.


  • Carries a flare gun for greater area of light.
  • Equipped with a grappling hook which allows for faster mobility and greater maneuverability.
  • Carries assault rifle and sawed-off shotgun.

It stands to reason that normally it's a pretty good idea to bring one of each -- and when you're just getting started, it's definitely an excellent idea to bring a balanced team while you're learning all the game modes. 

(Be sure to check out our guide on how to find gems in Deep Rock Galactic.)

Deep Rock Galactic Assignment Types

This may sound a little odd, but it's not exactly something that's discussed too deeply when you're in the middle of jumping into a game. Here is an overview of some of the types of assignments you'll run into over your earlier hours with the game.

Mining Expedition Assignments

Classic digging experience: mine x amount of Morkite plus an optional number of collectibles (caps out at about 250 Morkite).

  • What you mine sits in your own personal inventory, and what actually brings the counter down is calling over the M.U.L.E. and depositing your hard-earned minerals.

  • This game mode is procedurally generated to be full of different (generally tight) chambers and areas accessible by digging through walls of common dirt.

Search & Extract Assignments

There isn't really a huge amount of difference between the Mining Expedition and the Search & Extract mission. You will be required to bring back 325 Morkite plus an optional number of collectibles

  • This game mode has a higher objective count and will require more hunting, gathering, and digging. 

  • The cave is generated randomly but always in a relatively large single chamber. You'll find that a lot of the minerals you're trying to get to are located up in walls higher than you are, which will often require some ziplining or platforming to get to.

Point Extraction Assignments

While still a mine and dump kind of mining mission, the biggest difference is that you are hunting for 10 Aquarq plus an optional number of collectibles but without the benefit of the M.U.L.E., so your miners will have to return to the static rocket site to make your deposits.

  • The Aquarq is not out in the open like the Morkite in other mission types; you will need to look for small, blue crystals embedded in the walls and start digging through them to find the large chunk of Aquarq to be deposited. These can't be added to inventory, you're going to have to carry it to the rocket in both hands in order to deposit it.

  • If you're alone, feel free to drop it and take care of the spiders that are likely to swarm. It'll stay on the ground and roll around some, so keep an eye on where you've left it while you're busy kiting and killing!

  • The cave is procedurally generated to be a large, single cavern with the items deep in walls or high up in pillars.

Collection Assignments

Similar to the above mission type, the difference lies in the layout of the caves again. Plus this time the M.U.L.E. is back in play. To succeed, you need to bring back 10 Eggs and an optional number of collectibles.

  • As with Aquarq, the Eggs are rarely out in the open. You will need to dig into panels of dirt with squishy-looking red bubbles on the wall to dig out the large eggs buried within. 

  • This mode makes it a little easier because you are able to call the  M.U.L.E. to you for the deposit. 

  • The caves are randomly generated to be small, multiple chambers accessible to each other by walls of common dirt. 

Elimination Assignments

Slightly different from the others (but let's be honest, there will still be plenty of digging to do), Elimination missions require you to take on some big bosses so heavy firepower is encouraged. You need to kill 3 targets, plus bring back an optional number of collectibles.

  • Hunt down the large, pulsing Glyphid Cocoons, which will pop under enough firepower and release a large boss-level alien spider to kill. 

  • The caves are randomly generated to be in tighter, multiple chambers, with some open (just not enormously open) areas for the Cocoons.

Know your exits

Or, at the very least, how to make your own. After you've completed your objectives, there's still the task of reaching the drop pod to get out of there.

The drop pod can land anywhere, and it's likely you're going to have to dig to get there. If you've got a Driller in your group, this can be a lot easier. Otherwise it's probably time to whip out those pickaxes and make your own way.

Other things to keep in mind

  • Don't hog the M.U.L.E., especially if you split off to go explore different areas. Other people probably have objective items to drop into it, and it's really no fun lugging around giant alien eggs that take up a third of your screen forever.

  • There is fall damage. You will fall, and it will hurt.

  • There is friendly fire damage. When engaging in big spider wave battles, be mindful of where you're firing so you don't kill your teammates by accident.

  • Just because you aren't a particular class doesn't mean you can't pull your weight. Everyone has a pickaxe, everyone has flares, everyone can dig and explore and shoot things. 

  • Keep your eye out for Cave Leeches, particularly in the large cavernous areas. These are long, snake-like creatures that don't really damage you much but will snatch you up in the air and drop you down to kill you with fall damage. One skinny, little cave worm can down your entire party if they're not paying attention while trying to revive you. 

  • Don't be afraid to put your cash to good use. Make sure you upgrade your gear between missions at the Upgrade console! If you've found rare gems during your adventures, these can be put towards purchasing cosmetic items for your dwarves.

  • Put your Nitra to good use. Use it to call down ammo supply drops when you're running low on supplies.

Those are all the tips we've got for you beginner Deep Rock Galactic players. Check out our other Deep Rock Galactic guides here on GameSkinny.

How to Find Gems in Deep Rock Galactic Sat, 03 Mar 2018 03:58:09 -0500 Serhii Patskan

Developed by Ghost Ship Games, Deep Rock Galactic is quickly becoming one of the most popular cooperative exploration shooters on Steam. In DRG, you play as a dwarf sent on a mission to gather valuable resources from the caves of alien planets -- all in order to supply your mining company with precious coin.

Among the more usual resources you can find are rare crystal formations, such as gems. If you want to know how to identify these obscure resources and mine them effectively, then follow our quick guide below.

How to Locate and Discern Gems in Deep Rock Galactic

A player holding a shotgun looks at a gem on a red rock wall in Deep Rock Galactic

This may sound a bit extreme, but the best way to find gems in Deep Rock Galactic is to dwell the caves in darkness. It is very easy to miss these types of crystals on the walls with a light on.

Gems glow in the darkness, which makes them easy to identify and also discern from other types of crystals. For example, the glowing green one is Jadiz, but there are also other colors you will find.

When you see glowing gems in the darkness, walk up to them and simply start mining by using your pickaxe. Soon enough, the gem will fall off and you will be able to pick it up.

In order to move safely in the darkness, always use your scanner to identify the right direction. Try to look at every corner and crevice -- you never know where you might find a gem.

Also, don't ignore your Mule, which can help you mine gems in hard-to-get spots. Sometimes the crystals appear on the ceiling, too, which you cannot reach using your pickaxe alone.

Lastly, you can pick them up, deposit them in your Mule, and finish your mission. That is how you claim your gems!


That is all you need to know about locating and discerning gems in caves in DRG, and for more Deep Rock Galactic articles at GameSkinny, just follow the links below:

Deep Rock Galactic Guide: How to Call Ammo Resupply Drops Fri, 02 Mar 2018 15:30:13 -0500 Ty Arthur

Cooperative space dwarf mining simulator Deep Rock Galactic has crashed into early access, offering a whole new kind of multiplayer experience that combines a little bit of Minecraft, a little bit of Left 4 Dead, a little bit of Fortnite, and a little bit of Warhammer.

While mining for precious ores and fossilized alien eggs, eventually your four- dwarf team is going to end up shooting down creepy crawly creatures, and ammo will run out quickly.

The number one question asked by every new player seems to be: How do I get more ammo in Deep Rock Galactic? Don't worry, you aren't alone -- it took us forever to figure it out as well. There's a way to resupply the whole team at once, though, so long as you keep an eye out for the right kind of ore.

Calling In Deep Rock Galactic Ammo Resupply Drops 

When you run low on ammo and come across a certain type of ore in a cave, a voiceover segment will tell you to mine Nitra to resupply ammo. The problem is that just mining it doesn't do anything like the game implies.

If you haven't seen it before, Nitra is the red ore on the walls. It looks similar to the red candy health crystals but is found on wall veins instead of in stalagmite formations.

You can confirm the type of ore by bringing out your laser pointer by hitting CTRL, and then easily mine it with your pickaxe by using right click. If you can't reach a Nitra vein, have the engineer create a platform, or dig your own tunnel upwards.

You need to slot 80 Nitra in the MULE before calling an ammo drop, which means most of your team will need to be mining, as one character can't carry that much all at once.

If the MULE isn't around, just point towards the ground and hit C to call it in. It can cross any terrain, so it only takes a few seconds to show up.

The MULE into which you'll place your mined ore so that you can call in a supply drop Slotting mined ore into the MULE

After 80 Nitra has been deposited, any member of the team can call in a supply drop by pointing at the ground and hitting the 5 key.

Unlike with the MULE, the ammo resupply drop can't land anywhere and needs an open, flat surface. If your pointer says "too steep," usually the supply drop can't land there.

Now that you know the secret, longer missions should be much less frustrating as more waves of alien insects threaten to overrun your mining team! Have any other tips for working together as a team in Deep Rock Galactic? Let us know your best strategy below, and stay tuned for more guides to arrive soon!